Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows unlimited classes and gyms.
The experienced movers and shakers at Master School of Bartending impart the art of mixology on budding professionals with bilingual, hands-on libation-blending classes. A comprehensive four-hour course ($68) furnishes all necessary supplies, including alcohol, and delves into cocktail concocting by exploring various creations such as cosmos, martinis, mojitos, fancy coffees, and a number of fruit-infused shooters that students may sample. Learn to twist lemon or lime rinds into lively garnish or how to capture the eyes and interests of circus scouts by juggling bar tools and performing other dazzling tricks that fall under flairtending. With the school's advantage in job placement at many spirited establishments, recent grads are known to feel confident searching for mixology gigs or competing in grade-school science fairs after completing the course.
Gym-Max presents fitness fanatics with a fully equipped facility open seven days a week. Scheduled throughout the week at all three locations, trainer-led group fitness classes provide students with a chance to appease the sweat gods by filling bright studios with calorie-crushing exercises. Hasten heart rates in athletic conditioning classes, or channel the Tour de France in spinning classes without having to learn the French word for “velocipede.” Minds and bodies get centred in a yoga class, and Zumba shows students how to shimmy into shape. A month of full access to Gym-Max's well-maintained, spacious gym facilities gives customers free rein to bulk up with free weights, practice fashion runway strutting on a treadmill, or train for their next elevator boycott on a stairmaster.
180 Fitness's owner, Adrian Delorey, specializes in calorie-torching boot-camp workouts?shapeshifting ones. Though each session focuses on full-body toning and fast-paced cardio, the exact exercises change each session, a trick that helps prevent fitness plateaus and boredom. The moves in Delorey and his team's rotation range from kettlebell work to battling ropes to calf-toning runs through quicksand. This eclectic mix is reflective, in part, of Delorey's status as a certified kinesiologist.
Despite his credentials and his efforts to inspire and encourage his charges, Delorey knows that weight loss can't be done by a trainer alone. To complement his clients' training, he encourages them to explore their personal reasons for wanting to lose weight, which he argues will help them make long-term lifestyle changes and keep the weight off.
Inside the massive Complexe Amigo, a winding racetrack hosts drivers of all ages who steer double-seated go-karts, mini karts, and super karts capable of reaching speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour. The smell of burnt rubber rises from the track and past other entertaining diversions including power paddler boats and a stock of radio-controlled cars. Elsewhere in the facility, guests can putt their way through a mini-golf course, scale the 30-foot climbing wall's 12 paths, or enjoy airborne ascents on the Jump High bungee trampoline. Visitors craving team competition, meanwhile, can join games on the three beach volleyball courts or suit up to duck and cover on nearby paintball fields.
More than 1,000 Snap Fitness centres stand out in Canadian cities and northern states, staying aglow throughout the night with the kinetic energy of evening patrons. The centres provide members with 24-hour access to all equipment, allowing them to train at whatever hour their espresso shots finally kick in. During appointments, personal trainers work with members on free weights and cardio machines in order to help them reach individual goals such as losing weight, toning muscles, training for sports competitions, or recovering from injuries. As an added accommodation, some Snap Fitness locations host tanning studios that bronze and define muscular contours and help chest hairs flourish through photosynthesis.