Bathed in the gentle glow of subdued, relaxing light, Impressions Day Spa’s talented staff deploys upwards of 20 years of industry experience as they lavish bodies in serenity-inducing services. The spa’s dedication to individualized care is evidenced in the lush private treatment rooms wherein aestheticians tailor treatments such as microdermabrasion and organic airbrush tanning to fit each patron’s skin type and accommodate comfort levels. Bolstering existing beauty remains a spa specialty, but Impressions' team of RMTs also perfects the art of stress erasing through treatments such as Swedish massage, which can help relieve trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from an ear by a street magician.
The trainers at Effective Kickboxing want to welcome everyone to their fitness classes, so clients don't already need to be so in shape that they get mistaken for minor-league athletes. Instead, instructors will work with clients to get them to a level of fitness they're comfortable with, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace in classes that include kickboxing, sparring, and boot camp.
Before wars were won with guns and tanks, warriors battled hand-to-hand with swords and knives, and knights followed chivalric codes. Silver Swords Armouries' renaissance aficionados hope to teach people what it was like to be a man-at-arms during those simpler times, so they lead lessons in old-school weaponry.
In a small-group setting, participants learn to properly wield swords, knives, and bows and arrows. Unsure beginners can take a three-hour introductory course to get acquainted with the school's vast array of weapons, and more experienced students can perfect their rapier-handling and axe-juggling skills.
Silver Swords Armouries, which was founded during the final year of the Ontario Renaissance Festival in 2003, also supplies historically accurate and functional arms and armour for collectors and the stage and film industry.
The ElectroDash's organizers score their 5K night runs with the most appropriate soundtrack: electronic dance music. The pulsing beats, which can be heard at runs throughout Canada and the United States, attract runners to tackle the neon-light illuminated course. On the track, a slew of light displays, lasers, fog tunnels, projected images and black lights highlight competitors' eye-dazzling accessories, including neon duds, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and water bottles filled with an excited anglerfish. Though the ElectorDash's main mission is fun, it also champions giving back to the community by donating a portions of the proceeds to support a local charity.
In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.
The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.
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