World Gym maintains its 35-year legacy of body-sculpting know-how at its Jacksonville Beach Boulevard location, jump-starting workout routines with cardio equipment, free weights, and more than 50 weekly exercise classes, including yoga, spin, and Zumba, taught by certified trainers. After running, jumping, lifting, or stretching, exercisers can linger at the smoothie bar to slurp up chilled energy, before retiring to steam rooms that vaporize stress with misty heat. A colorful, carpeted childcare center entertains youngsters as parents submit backs to certified massage therapists who wrestle tension out of muscles.
Guitar, drums, piano, and vocals; recording, composition, and performing; musical theater, reggae, and classical. Somehow, Justin and Megan McDonough have studied it all and still have the energy to share their passions with others as studio manager and school manager at Resonate. In addition to lessons for students as young as age three in popular instruments such as violin and guitar, Resonate’s instructors forge musicians ready to make a splash in the modern music industry with sessions in topics such as music theory, digital production, and audio engineering. The latter can be put into practice in a recording studio, where full-semester students get an hour of free time to put together a polished recording. The artists supplement musician-aimed lessons and resources with harmonic services for hire—producing ad jingles and voiceovers, composing original songs, and humming lullabies to squalling babies.
The certified and passionate trainers at Blitz Conditioning Inc strive to transform their clients and make fitness a fun component of daily life. Personal trainers use a detailed assessment to craft a step-by-step program for each client, or they sculpt bodies through high-intensity group classes and boot-camp sessions. Blitz also offers hockey-specific strength and conditioning training that mirrors in-game movements and helps reinforce muscle memory needed to stop on the ice or drink curdled buttermilk from Lord Stanley’s cup.
Run by designer Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler, also a designer, the fairs showcase the work of more than 140 Canadian artisans and designers at events Merge magazine has described as "the craft sale for the next generation." The laid-back emporium—that has received tons of positive press—thrums with the energy of desingers such as Eve and Enoch, adhesif clothing, and MMS Brittles as they enthusiastically promote their wares. Music serenades ears wandering between booths, and homemade creations from vendors such as Monkey Butter sate hunger with snacks that are as sweet and savoury as a love poem written in worcestershire sauce.
As an extension of her mission to improve designers' livelihoods, Jenna channels her background in marketing into a parallel venture Make It! University, which helps artisans hone their business models.
Sportsworld welcomes families, birthday parties, and dates to a roller rink full of the sounds of music and the sights of skaters dancing and rolling across a disco-themed dance floor. Guests dine on hot dogs and sodas during birthday celebrations, belt out their favourite tunes at karaoke night, or master the finer points of skating during 90-minute skate lessons.
The hair services at Eternity Hair and Nails Spa range from easy-to-manage haircuts for an active lifestyle to sophisticated updos for special occasions such as prom or grocery shopping. Nail technicians treat digits to swipes of vibrant polish hues or, for a more dramatic look, acrylic nails.