At Atlas Yoga Studios, instructors want to help their students learn to integrate yoga into their daily lives, which the team facilitates by opening classes to all ages and fitness levels. The instructors even allow students to start mid-class if that better suits their schedules. The studio's classes use the Atlas method, which focuses on building mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Students work through classes that challenge the body while also focusing on focusing their minds to deepen relaxation and improve stress response both in and out of class. Along with yoga classes, the studio also offers courses that teach the traditional healing art of Thai yoga massage and yoga training.
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.
Jim Aru wasn't always a believer in chiropractic care, but it has had a profound impact on both his professional and personal life. After suffering a lower-back injury while playing football at Queen's University, he agreed to put his skepticism aside and follow a suggestion to see a chiropractor. Aru found a renewed athleticism and freedom from pain after treatment, and decided that he wanted to help other people experience that same healing. While earning his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, he met fellow student Heather Voisin. The two chiropractors are now married, and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle together: Doctor of Chiropractic Aru coaches rugby at a local high school and is on the Cambridge YMCA's board of directors, and Doctor of Chiropractic Voisin has run in multiple marathons. Of course, the duo also receives regular chiropractic care to maintain their overall wellness.
Dr. Aru assists patients with a variety of adjustment techniques at Aru Chiropractic, including the table-based Thompson technique and the traditional Diversified method. He also employs the Gonstead Technique, which uses a heat-sensing instrument to identify subluxation patterns and incoming acorn missiles launched by squirrels. Prior to treatments, patients kick back in a welcoming reception area replete with warm red-and-orange paintings, wood floors, and bright floral arrangements.
The bicycle buffs at Grand River Cycle are on a mission to equip every man, woman, and upright aardvark with a bicycle, and to share and educate on the joys of self-generated propulsion. Their store welcomes budding cyclists into an open and inviting atmosphere stocked with a complete line of cycling accessories from basic upgrade and repair parts to cycling-specific clothing and nutrition products. Track miles between peanut-brittle breaks with a Bontrager trip monitor ($39.99), or protect your brain bucket with a safe yet stylish helmet ($44.99). Stave off the cold with Louis Garneau ear cover ($19.99) or cloak your trunk in atmos 2 vest ($49.99).
Chiropractic and other doctors work to equip clients with a solid foundation of physical, mental, and emotional health. Supplements that promote detox keep body systems squeaky-clean, and weight assessments help clients set goals and get rid of any lead paperweights lost in their pockets. Chiropractic care helps to correct misalignments, and it can improve golfers' games by identifying weaknesses or limitations that may affect their swings.
Dawson Dental Centre's talented fang-fixers use the latest tooth-care techniques and equipment to enhance tainted tusks and mangled molars, whether it is family, cosmetic, or orthodontic dental care. After an initial assessment of the state of your smile, the dental team will make impressions of your upper and lower bite to create customized whitening trays. Used in conjunction with a brightening peroxide gel, the trays will allow customers to increase the reflectivity of their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. Results are usually seen after about one week's worth of daily treatment, revealing shiny mouthcessories free of coffee, tobacco, and Kool-Aid stains.
For more than 30 iron-pumping years, World Gym continues to help clients of all fitness levels find fine fettle with muscle-boosting equipment and exercise classes. Fitness students can work toward fitness goals or live out their own Pygmalion transformation after sweat sessions such as a 45-minute Spin class, or a 60-minute Pumping Iron class that promises to challenge all clients from beginners to seasoned weightlifters. The Boxfit session boosts cardiovascular health while teaching students how to defend against one’s own shadow; Hatha yoga yields peace of mind and the path to toned physiques. With a variety of classes offered seven days a week on the Cambridge and Kitchener schedules, students can mix and match classes to create the ultimate weekly buffing routine.