Located in University Plaza, Hamilton Natural Health Center stimulates weary skeletons and the meat-suits enfolding them with treatments that range from acute injury therapy to preventive and maintenance care. Under the care of certified acupuncturist and active release technician Dr. Martine Croy, patients may receive an initial acupuncture or chiropractic examination and hands-on treatment for mobilizing joints in order to restore normal function. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Croy uses natural treatment techniques to assist patients in harnessing their own natural healing tigers, which guide the way towards optimum health and prey. Her research can be found in the Journal of Chiropractic Education, alongside several articles on why patients should not take their brother-in-law up on his offer of lawn-dart home acupuncture.
Alexandra Evans knows firsthand the myriad benefits of Bikram yoga. After discovering the exercise form while living in Japan, the director of Bikram Yoga Hamilton Dundas noticed a marked change in her skin, physique, and ability to reach cans of green beans on a high shelf. Following certification and teaching stints in cities throughout Canada and in Mumbai, India, Evans established her 3,000-square-foot studio in Dundas as a place to share her teachings with enthusiastic students, helping them build muscle tone, burn calories, and centre their minds.
Westside Optical Boutique's style-savvy, efficient staff enhances roving eyes with prescription lenses outlined with chic, designer frames. Crafting a hypnotic discord with novelty mirrored contacts, a set of antireflective lenses ($149) pairs affordably with a selection from Westside's discontinued, discounted frames. Meanwhile, new frames arrive via stork on a regular basis and include a gleaming selection from such notable brands as Chanel, Ray-Ban, and Claire Goldsmith (ranging from $95–$990). Allow a style consultant to suggest a pair of BeauSoleil peepers or hide behind a tinted set of Oliver Peoples specs. Westside Optical Boutique also sets single-vision lenses ($199–$299) and progressive lenses ($479–$579), so oculars can see clearly while still qualifying for citizenship in a nudist colony.
The grappling gurus at Gravity Climbing Gym take a friendly approach to instruction during their Indoor Rock 101 class, stressing fun over heights achieved and safety over everything. Knowledgeable instructors outfit ascendant amateurs in a harness and shoes before showing them the ropes, knots, and belay skills required to scale with safety and success. Like medical school, a single lesson at Gravity equips students with enough information to strike out on their own. After completing the lesson, newly christened climbers are free to roam the gym and test their technique on Gravity's varied climbing walls.
Each of Activa Clinics' five locations have brought together a staff of area-experts that include trained chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and kinesiologists. When it comes to wellness, these teams take a distinctly multidisciplinary approach toward health-improvement. After a free consultation, the staff may prescribe any number of treatments that range from chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative physiotherapy to laser therapy and custom-crafted nutrition plans in order to create a treatment plan that is effective for any individual that walks through their door. Activa's crew is particularly adept at helping those who are suffering from pain as a result of accidents, chronic health conditions, or as a result of surgery.
The certified yoga instructors at Sol Yoga Burlington believe in the value of connecting to the self and to others, and in achieving spiritual wholeness. They help their students work toward that state with more than 20 classes per week in their newly built hot yoga studio. In addition to standard classes, hot classes are held in the detoxifying warmth of far infrared light, which helps people sweat, breathe easily, and heat leftover soup. Learn the basic poses in a Fundamentals class, or turn things up in a Level 2 session, where students flow though a series of challenging poses for a more intense workout. There are also frequent workshops and teacher training sessions, and you can drop off the kids at the onsite childcare center.