After running a gourmet food importing business abroad, Nikki Dersnah returned to Canada and opened TableTalk, sharing her passion for food through cooking classes and retailing high-end kitchenware. Taught by two experienced chefs, cooking classes begin by covering the technical skills—from pressing garlic to unzipping potato jackets—that students will need to prepare a full meal during the second half of class. Just as students experience food's power to bring people together, the class curriculum emphasizes dishes and techniques that awakening epicureans can use to entertain at home.
Led by nationally certified fitness trainer Debbie Benko, Fitness Bootcamp shapes classes around the schedules of busy family women and men in need of targeted workouts with long-lasting results. Exercisers untangle muscles in one-hour boot-camp sessions held at various times on weekday evenings to accommodate carpool schedules and afternoon archeological digs. Each 28-day program pinpoints individual needs through cardio, resistance, and interval training in a noncompetitive environment. Produce noticeable results as you lose inches and pounds, increase overall energy, and develop a more positive self-image. Women and men of all fitness levels attend as many weekly sessions as they desire and enjoy the added benefits of a nutritional plan designed to boost metabolism and burn away calories that have misplaced their flame-retardant jumpsuits.
Wings & Slicks' professional instructors pass on heart-pumping tutelage during stunt-driving and formula-car-racing experiences in the United States and Canada. The pro drivers impart pupils with the skills needed to execute a variety of as-seen-on-TV stunts, including slalom-course runs and reverse 180-degree spins, or to navigate the track in a Formula 2000 car capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. Each once-in-a-lifetime adventure revs up adrenalin levels while prioritizing safety; every experience begins with a lesson and includes protective equipment. Wings & Slicks, which was recently featured in a The Globe and Mail story, also baits competitive edges with timed events that pit drivers head-to-head in a test of dexterity, skill, and not closing one’s eyes during the hard parts.
Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training and weight training, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.