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.
We are a small and friendly women’s gym. There are no posers, no men, nobody judging you. You can drop in anytime and start your workout right away – no waiting. Women feel good about getting fitter, leaner and stronger. Unlike other gyms where you join and never actually go – this one is quick, fun and it works.
Complex Barbell's coaches describe their gym as a "functional fitness facility." They conduct CrossFit?style workouts designed to improve a person's ability in multiple domains of fitness. They combine cardio, olympic lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and calisthenics into new workouts each day. They particularly specialize in teaching safety and proper-form, so that people can build strength, speed, and endurance with minimal risk of injury.
It may seem a heroic feat for the coaches to put in this level of focus on a day-to-day basis, but as lifelong athletes, they are prepared. They actually refer to themselves as The League, adopting super-heroic nicknames such as Coach Phoenix or Coach Bane. They pursue fitness as tirelessly as their namesakes pursue enemies or a contract with the most fashion-forward cape designer.
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.