No frills. That aptly describes CrossFit Brantford's gym, a warehouse-like space where the blips and beeps of fancy contraptions are absent. In that environment, coaches use boxes, ropes, bars, weights, and resistance bands instead of complicated exercise machines to get clients fit. Employing such uncomplicated equipment, they teach functional exercises focusing on movements such as pushing, pulling, and lifting. They tailor those routines to each student's abilities, ensuring CrossFit is a system that works for those of all ages and fitness levels. With that system's mixed bag of exercises and regularly changing routines, students can get ready for marathons, typical work days, and everyday chores.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,000 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Infrared heating panels raise the temperature of Hot Yoga Wellness's yoga studios to 37 degrees Celsius?the body's natural temperature?heating up muscles for deeper stretches while helping to rid bodies of toxins. During each class, certified instructors guide students of all levels through breathing techniques and poses designed to reduce stress, increase circulation, and lower blood pressure. Although class types vary slightly between locations, they typically include Vinyasa flow, traditional hot Hatha, and therapeutic yoga, during which students release long-held tension and attempt to interpret their yoga mat's dreams. To shake up regular yoga routines, some locations feature aerial yoga, in which practitioners are suspended in poses above the ground, and yoga Pilates, which gracefully blends the two stretch-centred modalities. Many locations also offer wellness treatments, such as reflexology, massage, and nutritional guidance, to further students along in their journeys to overall health.
What started as a project between a couple of friends morphed into a philosophy of healthy living called Moksha Yoga that spans the globe. Based on seven pillars including promises to Live Green, Reach Out, and Be Peace. In this way, practitioners can work to not only better themselves, but their communities.
At Moksha Yoga Cambridge, there are various types of yoga classes. Moksha classes follow the typical Moksha sequence, but teachers are encouraged to bring their own personality. Classes can involve heated rooms, non-heated rooms, resistance bands in FLXyoga, or even prenatal sessions that help moms stay relaxed and manage aches and pains.
In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.