The team at just yoga lead classes for all levels, including back to basics classes that focus on building a firm yoga foundation. They also lead Hatha classes that focus on breathing and slow-moving postures, Kundalini classes that combine meditation with energetic poses to strengthen abs and immune systems, and Restorative yoga classes that help students overcome stress-related disorders through supported poses. In fact, the focus overall is on a more relaxed form of yoga than one might find at other studios. Part of the reason for that might be the team of instructors, who draw on backgrounds in a range of healing techniques.
That laid-back spirit might also emanate from the quirky studio itself, which has a gleaming floor made from ten different kinds of wood as well as two bathrooms finished in bright red and blue respectively. The space also provides views of the North Shore Mountains, and it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Interaction there is not focused solely on yoga, though, as the staff likes to get to know their patrons, going so far as to chat over tea after classes. That same sensibility pervades the on-site shop, which stocks not only eco-friendly yoga mats, but lamps, organic products, teas, and gifts.
Get Fit Canada Boot Camp builds muscle mass and confidence through a combination of strength training movements and cardio exercises. Camps are lead by certified personal trainer Jenn Milne-Duddy, who helps trainees build lean muscle and burn fat rapidly in a team-like atmosphere. To further increase the chances of reaching fitness goals, camps are held in outdoor settings that most students find to be less intimidating than typical workout destinations such as the gym or the frozen turkey aisle.
A city is like a walk-through history book with the stories scrawled along its streets and architecture. The sage-like guides of Hidden Dragon use their knowledge of that landscape to share the stories of Victoria. With that goal in mind, their menu of walking tours entices guests to join them through keystone locales that speak to the indigenous, British, and Chinese cultures that define the city, as well as the paranormal tales that comprise its folklore.
The Crown Victoria Native Island tour explores the indigenous people and British colonists that once inhabited the area. Guests walk past the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel situated beside the waters of Inner Harbour, totem poles, and the quaint historic shops of Old Town. The New World Old Chinatown tour inspired the Hidden Dragon name with journeys through the museums, courtyards, and concealed myths of Victoria’s Chinese community. For an alternative history of the region, guides divulge the stories of ghosts, witches, and demons found in the rooming houses and alleys of Dark Victoria.
Over the course of his NBA career, Steve Nash developed a fitness vision—one where a place could promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all. Within its 18 locations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club strives to fulfill that vision by maximizing each member's experience in a fun and friendly environment.
Featuring a variety of amenities for all those wanting to achieve their fitness goals, each facility boasts state-of-the-art training equipment for clients' cardio and weight-lifting needs. For those who work better in packs, a wide range of fun group fitness classes are offered, including Zumba, yoga, pound, and LaBlast. Experienced certified personal trainers impart their wealth of fitness knowledge and effective exercise programs, but also inform on the latest in health and fitness, in-club events, and several other exciting member services.
Though it started as a small berry stand in 1977, Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery has spent the last three decades expanding, accommodating, and providing its community with a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living. One constant during that time, however, has been the family's dedication to producing fresh edibles, from juicy berries picked during the summer, to the crisp vegetables and sweet corn that spread across tables in the fall. Today, those are also supplemented by fermented produce: fruit wines, made from the farm's own berries and sold by experts who always have a pairing suggestion on hand.
In addition to the year-round farm market, guests can indulge in meals from a resident chef. While visiting the farm, guests can utilize those wholesome treats as fuel to explore the property's collection of activities, including the Critter Corral, where pigs, bunnies, and ducks elicit wonder by munching scoops of food or re-enacting chapters from Charlotte's Web. Bee hives, a bird sanctuary, a patch of pumpkins ranging from 10 to 100 pounds, a panoramic view of the valley, and a trio of mazes—including Papa Joe's corn maze—round out the lineup of agricultural attractions, which group tours, birthday parties, and campers can take advantage of at various times throughout the year.
Stratis Fitness Solutions’ instructors adhere to a delightfully literal interpretation of boot camp with energizing Kangoo workouts in which students of all skill levels strap on springy Kangoo boots and hop, skip, and jump their way to better fitness. Upbeat music pulsates throughout the expansive studio as groups of students bounce around like caffeinated rabbits in 45-minute classes that burn calories with a complete strength and cardio workout. Joints breathe sighs of relief as the shock-resistant boots reduce impact and gravity’s natural resistance challenges muscle groups disillusioned with earth's limitations. A five-day schedule with four daily class times ensures that students can elevate alongside the morning sun or give their endorphins a boost into the dark, dark night. Classes alternate between a strict jump routine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and a balanced tone-and-sculpt program on Tuesday and Thursday.