Brass Vixens encourages students of all ages and experience levels to laugh in the face of gravity with empowering pole-dance classes and the torso-toning complete body workouts of aerial-fitness courses in two Toronto studios. Small class sizes allow instructors to steadily dispense personalized tips and ensure that guests never need to double up on poles and hammocks or pull impromptu barbershop heists. When they aren't showcasing their dizzying spins and inversions, staff members lead exercise routines in hula hooping and core work. With an unconditional acceptance for all skill sets, instructors can always scale the difficulty of the routine's moves up or down.
At Boyle House Wellness Centre, wellness practitioners heal bodies, minds, and spirits with holistic health care services that range from Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine to hypnotherapy and guided meditation. Clients can take advantage of more traditional services such as Swedish massage and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion or explore less conventional services such as past-life regression.
The trainers at Quick Fitness have seen it all when it comes to clients' goals: weight loss, weight gain, muscle gain, sports-specific training, or just increased levels of fitness and health. The staff rely on personal training, small-group training, and classes such as boot camp and Boxercise to get clients where they want to be. The staff also advise clients on which supplements can facilitate their goals and perform massage therapy to ease muscles after strenuous workouts or strenuous first slips back into old leather hot pants.
For more than seven years, Healthy Smile Dental Hygiene’s registered dental hygienist Isabel Da Silva has been living out her dream of working one-on-one with patients inside her private practice. Her exuberance for such specialties as teeth whitening, oral cancer screenings, and pit and fissure sealant applications has led her to share her expertise by teaching at dental hygiene schools and serving as a clinic coordinator at Medix School in Brampton. Efficient and organized, Isabel’s office keeps waiting to a minimum, preventing bored patients from organizing thumb twirling Battle Royales.
At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.
With a team that consists of chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and psychologists, West Drive Medical Center takes a decidedly multidisciplinary approach to patient health. The practitioners combine their diverse areas of expertise to offer holistic relief for a wide range of ailments, including sports injuries, headaches, and orthopaedic conditions.