Danielle Klassen and Katie Beckett weren't always the healthy, slender, and strong fitness trainers that they are today. Both of them have struggled with weight gain and loss during their younger years and were only able change their lifestyle through exercise, proper diet, and perseverance. Today, the ladies run their own fitness program?Designer Fitness?where they draw from their unique life experience, years of training, and understanding of nutrition to guide clients towards their own fitness goals.
You can spot Katie and Danielle leading fitness classes in local parks, guiding and motivating students of all sizes through high-intensity boot camp, vigorous hikes, and revitalizing yoga workouts. They also journey to homes, offices, and backyard snow forts to conduct personal-training sessions and fitness consultations. And when Danielle isn't busy training and educating students on fitness, you can watch her on the TV show X-Weighted, where she appears as a personal trainer.
At The Hot Box Yoga, modern technology merges with ancient tradition. Students?beginners to experts? hone their yoga practice to the backdrop of contemporary music in the heat of the studio known as "the Happiness Machine" and is warmed by FAR-infrared radiant technology. The system is designed to detoxify, leaving participants feeling healthy, strong, and rejuvenated. Instructors lead groups through a variety of yoga styles such as Baptiste power (Vinyasa flow), hipster, flow, detox, and stress-relieving yin. The studio's heated classes are kept at a temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit?which is approximately 20% cooler than traditional heated studios.
Through outdoor boot camps in the park and personal training, the fitness gurus of Heart Pumpers Health and Fitness re-charge existing workouts and welcome beginning exercisers into the fold. They pride themselves on their program's versatility with regard to skill level; whether an accomplished athlete or a first-time sweatband wearer, exercisers will be challenged appropriately. The environment is a friendly one, and as the trainers say, the only competition is against oneself.
Aradia Fitness founders Christine Boyer and Tracy Gray used to cart a portable pole to different gyms in Tracy's Dodge Neon. Though acquaintances scoffed at their idea of teaching pole dance to inspire confidence and build muscle, the duo was determined to make the art available to everyday women. Thankfully, they had the business expertise and exercise know-how to back up their venture: Christina, a Pilates and yoga instructor, stood by pole fitness as a full-body conditioning method, and Tracy's experience as a figure skater and fitness instructor brought pizzazz to the routines. The pair's classes quickly sold out wherever that Dodge Neon went.
They've come a long way since then, having been featured in Canadian Business and Elle for their growing pole-fitness franchise. At Aradia Fitness studios throughout North America, guests of all backgrounds can practice the empowering pole spins, cardio dance steps, and stiletto heel swordplay of Christine and Tracy's curriculum. Every class and private party strives to connect pupils with their sensual side, bringing self-esteem and sinuous moves to spotlight.
Whether students want to tone their muscles, learn self-defense, or simply compete in martial arts, Pacific Top Team Kelowna is there for them. Brazilian jiujitsu classes help students in all three areas, whereas Future Champion kids' classes focus on building the values every athlete needs, including self-discipline, cooperation, and respect.
Women's only kickboxing and self-defense classes also build self-confidence, and they empower women by teaching them how to fend off an attacker. The classes rely on techniques from kickboxing, boxing, and jiujitsu, and often have a party-like atmosphere complete with pounding music and balloon animals.
During muay thai classes, instructor and world muay thai champion Adolfo Lozano teaches students the crucial eight points of contact?the two hands, elbows, knees, and shins. This class is designed to push bodies to their limits.
At Lake Country Cycle Ltd., bicycle lover Cameron Donald pours his energy into providing a host of bike services. Using skills acquired at the Winterborne Bicycle Institute in Guelph, where he obtained his professional bicycle mechanic certificate, the shop offers everything from standard tune-ups to full bicycle rebuilds. Lake Country Cycle Ltd. also lubes chains, adjusts bearings, and even custom-builds new wheels for cyclists who thought a roll through the brier patch sounded lovely. If customers require a new ride, the staffers help them choose road, mountain, and kids bicycles from manufacturers including Scott and Louis Garneau.