The lush, 160-acre course at Lombard Glen offers a fun and challenging round of golf for novice greenspersons and experienced golfers alike. Nine different holes feature treacherous water hazards for the speckled spheres to avoid while soaring through the air, and large bent-grass greens offer a fun challenge for X-treme putting throwdowns between friends or enemies. Bone up on your driving skills on more than 6,000 yards of playing area, or meticulously perfect a putting technique to impress future romantic prospects that may be wandering the course’s bordering forest.
Since launching as a small optometric practice on Ottawa’s Laurier Street more than 20 years ago, Laurier Optical has grown from that single office into a network of more than 45 locations across Ontario and Quebec. It’s created a new distribution operation to lower costs and increase the diversity of its stock. And it’s helped countless patients feel good about how they see the world.
Today each of Laurier Optical’s locations stocks a selection of frames from an array of recognized designers, along with a variety of contact lenses. Their collection of sunglasses is almost as diverse, helping patients to protect their pupils from ultraviolet rays or simply win a staring contest with their car’s headlights. Each location also maintains an eye-exam clinic to make sure prescriptions stay up to date and offers complimentary eyewear adjustments to help frames maintain an ideal fit throughout the year.
For more than 10 years, in more than 300 centres nationwide, the trained health coaches at Herbal Magic have helped their clients shed excess pounds through a combination of nutritional counselling, personal coaching, and supplements. With a focus on portion control and choosing the right foods, clients can oust 2 pounds per week on average and are protected by a guarantee of satisfaction.
When asked who was eligible to attend his CrossFit classes, Justin Roosenmaallen told the Brockville Recorder and Times, "There are no limits." He and his staff of certified CrossFit instructors stand by this credo in more ways than one at CrossFit Brockville. Their judgment-free attitude makes both newbies and competitors feel comfortable inside the gym, where they push their guests to redefine what "limit" means on a personal level. They lead traditional CrossFit workouts—including women-only and kids' variants—as well as kettlebell, yoga, and MMA classes, adjusting each exercise to suit different strength levels. Instead of stocking the space with cumbersome machinery, the trainers utilize the basics: barbells, pull-up racks, medicine balls, and cows that refuse to move from doorways.
The instructors at Canadian Black Belt Centres lead martial-arts classes designed to promote self-confidence and a healthy, active lifestyle. They divide classes by age, organizing students into groups of kids, teens, and adults in order to encourage a spirit of camaraderie during classes. They also offer women-specific kickboxing classes, which are designed to help women increase their self-defense skills while burning fat and toning muscle.