We are the most beautiful and affordable yoga studio in the Burlington area with a community and family focus. We have both hot and regular temperature classes as well as meditation classes AND we have a full service vegan restaurant as well to hang out with your friends after class.
Burlington Fitness & Racquet Club earned the Burlington Post's 2011 Readers' Choice Award for Best Fitness Club by challenging exercisers with trainer-guided workouts or solo sweat sessions inside a 70,000-square-foot facility. Racquets propel balls year-round at indoor squash and tennis courts, where certified instructors improve fledgling players' backhands and prepare athletes for humanity's imminent war with pitching machines. Licensed personal trainers help fitness seekers navigate rows of cardio and weight equipment, and energetic instructors lead classes such as yoga and boot camp—a high-intensity combination of tae bo and power drills. Welcoming staff slings healthy snacks at an on-site café, where occasional events such as cooking classes and muscle-trading parties entertain club members.
Dr. Weightloss Clinics assists patrons in shedding up to 2 pounds a week through exercise and meal plans customized around foods of their choice and individual weight-loss goals. During one-hour body assessments, clients discuss dietary history as specialists record body mass and blood pressure, all culminating in a carefully crafted program based on individual goals. The Intelligent Prescriptive Nutrition program, which Canadian bodybuilding champion John Cardillo dreamt up while bench pressing a refrigerator in his sleep, grants clients 42 balanced meals a week. Each meal is crafted with client tastes and caloric requirements in mind. Specialists lead two one-hour shaping and toning sessions, and two one-hour cardio meetings string together exercises that burn serious calories. By program's end, partakers are well versed in fitness hieroglyphs, independently capable of slimming their physiques, decreasing cholesterol, and resisting the tempting calls of Spam loaf slathered in Nutella.
At Bay Area Athletic Club, trainers blend elements of a fitness center, boxing gym, and kick-boxing club to imbue their clients with both physical-fitness knowledge and fighting skills. They offer casual and competitive programs and cross various platforms, which include children’s and adults boxing and kick-boxing, strength-and-conditioning classes, and competitive tracks for those interested in competing at an amateur level. Head trainer Muzammal Nawaz, a five-time world champion kickboxer, leads the club’s team of certified instructors and draws on more than 25 years of training experience to design programs for his clients.
The Pilates Studio engages fitness seekers in alternative Eurowave muscle-stimulation treatments in addition to its regular Pilates sessions. A team of Eurowave-certified staff members works with patients to determine which areas—such as arms, legs, or abdomens with six-pack tattoos—should receive the nonsurgical sculpting treatments in 18-minute sessions. After clients recline on a padded table, technicians bombard the selected area with gentle electric currents, which stimulate muscle contractions to simulate concentrated workout regimens. Treatments may tone the target areas as they aim to tighten muscle fibres. After treatment, the studio's golden yellow walls, natural light, and giant sunflowers singing show tunes help to prolong the session's endorphin-inducing workout.
Some Like It Hot's seasoned yogis lead muscle-moulding classes in various styles of heated and nonheated yoga to accommodate a range of student needs. Students simmer through 40- to 75-minute hot classes in the Fire studio in temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius, which can be adjusted depending on the class and number of attending snowmen. Spend the first 25 minutes of Yang/Yin sessions immersed in dynamic strength-based poses before moving into deep holds and stretches to comfort connective tissue in hips and lower backs. Vinyasa-based Power Sweat classes challenge pupils of all experience levels to perform balloon-animal impersonations as they burn up to 600 calories per session.
A women-only gym, Team O’Brien Fitness is home to IFBB Fitness & Physique competitor Mindi O’Brien, whose resume is a testament to her physique. She’s been featured in and appeared on the cover of every major fitness magazine, and she's Canada’s first IFBB pro fitness champion. Together with partner Dennis Beitler, Mindi offers intensive training classes and body-tightening sessions to prepare for goals ranging from general wellness to professional competition to being able to do curls with a smart car. Team O’Brien Fitness also offers member packages with nutrition and supplement plans as well as one-on-one contest coaching.