Open since 2005, West Coast Martial Arts promotes the spread of Mixed Martial Arts through the capable hands and feet of its expert instructors. From 23 locations, they train students of all ages and experience levels in the nuances of an international array of martial arts. Their fundamentals programs introduce tots, youths, and adults to some of the fastest-growing disciplines in North America, arming students with pragmatic self-defence skills that work as well in the heat of the moment as they do in the calm of the dojo. Instructors also lead an array of classes for more advance practitioners. Teaching the grappling and ground-fighting techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, they lead students in battling larger opponents with the holds and submissions of the Gracie street self-defence system. They round out their curriculum with the striking arts of kickboxing and muay thai, which is also called the "science of eight limbs." In this combat style, students unleash flurries of blows using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees, turning into a more fearsome opponent than Bruce Lee before he had his conjoined twin removed.
Over the course of life, the human body experiences natural wear and tear. However, Core Focus Training's mission has different plans in mind. Using an unconventional 10-week Core Focus course, the Canadian-based studio works participants towards their fitness goals by fostering long-term core strength, endurance, and agility. In addition to this class, a staff of certified Movement Specialists also lead personal-training sessions, fitness-rehabilitation programs, and boot camps.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chiropractic, Physio Therapy, and Massage Therapy
Brands Used: Custom Orthotics by The Orthotic Group
Viva Care Medical & Wellness's umbrella encompasses 10 clinics?conveniently situated inside Walmart locations?and dozens of medical and healthcare professionals. Acting as an alternative to an emergency room, the clinics welcome walk-in patients for immediate treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. To save their patients time spent in the waiting room, the staff posts current wait times online and gives each patient a pager upon signing in that will alert them to when the staff is ready to see them.
They also offer long-term rehabilitation services, combining their expertise with that of chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, and even personal trainers. And they even staff professionals who specialize is orthotics, helping patients correct hitches in their gait with custom-made inserts for shoes or stilts.
360 Cycle's instructors will tell you that there's a big difference between their spinning and cycling classes. Cycling focuses on specific skills that ready students for the road. It can simulate outdoor riding, with hill climbs or even timed "races." Spinning, meanwhile, contains a variety of drills that exercise the entire body, even that one toe that's usually just slacking off.
The trainers here host several classes within both these categories. For example, Let's Ride! sessions simulate peddling under intense road conditions, while Cycle & Sculpt follows thirty minutes of cycling with thirty minutes of weight exercises. Best of all, because students control how hard they pedal, workouts are completely customizable, making them accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels.
At each of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness' locations, trained fitness instructors guide students through a seven-day schedule packed with hot yoga and indoor boot campclasses. The modern studios come equipped with infrared heated yoga rooms where students strengthen muscles during yoga poses as the specialized light aims to improve their skin tone and erase their cellulite. During boot camp sessions, exercisers work through alternating fast and slow-paced sequences in an indoor setting. The classes are designed for all fitness levels and aim to build long, lean muscles and give guests a place to practice their sweating skills. The studio also schedules kids' yoga sessions designed to increase children?s confidence and provide full-body workouts.
Tola Yoga & Fitness's yogis stretch beneath the 14-foot-high exposed ceiling, flowing through poses and meditations designed to strengthen the body and mind. They lead a range of yoga classes, including classic Hatha yoga, Yin, restorative, and more. They also offer classes in infrared heat, which doesn’t affect the room temperature so much as the student’s own body temperature—the more energy the student exerts, the hotter he or she becomes. The heat allows practitioners a way to deepen their stretches, incite detoxification, and thaw that night’s steaks surreptitiously taped to their backs. After class, staffers provide complimentary towel service and cups of tea for a pleasant postworkout cooldown.