Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes foster certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” With locations in Canada, Aradia’s certified fitness instructors provide a studio environment that is safe for ladies of all shapes and sizes. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always lighthearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock. Ladies may gather their friends and book the studio for a girl's night out, birthday, or bachelorette party.
After making a name for herself in the world of theatrical costuming during stints on the production teams of The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, Dilys Tong co-created Sew Be It Studio in 2005 in order to inspire others to craft their own wearable art. Lindsey Wise, a graphic designer and former magazine art director, joined her in 2009, and together they helm workshops and classes alongside a cast of dedicated instructors. At their two studios, the staff lead students through hands-on tutorials or arm them with DIY patterns for items such as a lace tank top, a flower headpiece, or a leather mini wallet ideal for fitting into a regular-size wallet. Enhancing the space are studio mascots Betty and Madi, a pair of well-dressed pups who can often be found lounging around in a variety of miniature ensembles.
The London Tap House's full kitchen serves dinner on its pub level seven days a week, extending its exciting bar experience until 2 a.m. each night. A snack-and-meal riddled menu urges wallflower appetites to tango with buttermilk-chicken salad steeped in egg, avocado, and chicken strips ($9–$12). The blue-cheese banquet burger strides hunger laps of all lengths ($12), and goat cheese and shrimp stay snug inside handmade ravioli ($15).
Posses of up to seven body-buffers of all ages and experience levels gather in No Excuse Fitness and Training's bright, open studio for more than 20 bicep-chiseling group workouts each week. Spar with sneaky shadows or smack a smug bag during a strenuous 12-round boxing-intervals workout that can burn up to a thousand calories, the equivalent of one stick of deep-fried butter, in a single session. The gym's staff of professional and amateur pugilists, including owner and seasoned boxer Ryan Rannelli, teach aspiring fighters during a technical boxing session that covers punches, footwork, and evasive techniques for outsmarting turnstiles. A grab bag of constantly changing Challenge of the Day workouts diversifies the muscle-maxing activity mix. Clients can also drop in on their own for independent iron pumping in the fully outfitted gym or receive a dose of nutrition and lifestyle advice from a trainer as a part of the Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program (FLIP).
Shanti Yoga Studio's talented teachers transport students to a place of peace through yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes. Your Groupon is valid for classes in Kundalini, Hatha, and Kripalu yoga as well as Pilates and meditation. Try stretching out stuck up cellular stress in a strengthening Hatha yoga course or by exploring the Narnia of the mind through a chanting and meditation class, which utilizes sounds, chants, and silence to achieve Yoda-like wisdom and grammar skills. Pliable people and beginners alike can develop increased body awareness and muscle control in the Pilates class, and Kundalini yoga focuses on deliberate movement to direct energies towards the great meatball in the sky. Check out the schedule for class availability at both locations.
The certified yoga instructors at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton believe in the value of connecting to the self and to others, and in achieving spiritual wholeness. In their yoga studio they help their students work toward that state with more than 70 classes per week geared toward all skill levels. Learn the basic poses in a Fundamentals class, or flow though a series of challenging poses in a Level 2 session for a more intense workout. 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. There are also frequent workshops and teacher training sessions.