When people hear the phrase "water aerobics," they might envision a dull scene of swimmers lifting buoyant weights and doing the "YMCA" at sloth speed. At Progress Fitness & Aquatic Centre, however, the 25-metre pool acts as a stage for nine high-intensity classes, in which students battle water's relentless resistance. Students can slip into suspension belts to rehearse deep-water running, or groove to swing-dance tunes as they twirl against the H2O molecules. The gym embraces the entertainment afforded by variety outside of the pool as well—its group studio hosts workouts that range from cardio-kickboxing drills to Hatha yoga stretches. In the equipment area, cycles, treadmills, and rowers whir beneath mounted televisions and free weights challenge muscles at squat racks and benches.
The centre's personal trainers and veteran swim coaches take on clients of all ages and abilities. They teach Red Cross swimming lessons for children—who progress from AquaTots to AquaQuest and, finally, AquaLawSchool—and craft custom programs for adults. An on-site massage therapist and a travel agent endorse relaxation between exercise bouts.
In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.
Jazzercise Kingston's energetic instructors help their students get into shape with fun, engaging exercise routines. As its name implies, Jazzercise blends the cardio and resistance training of aerobics with the dance moves and wiggling hand movements of jazz. Students groove to top 40, funk, rock, and hip-hop hits as they perform 60-minute workouts that may draw on everything from Pilates to kickboxing. Aside from the flagship Jazzercise workout, specialty classes such as Core, Strength60, and Personal Touch target specific muscle groups and fitness goals.
At Full Circle Health Network we are committed to helping you restore your health to its optimal potential. To achieve this we will always work WITH you and YOUR body. Treatments can be used to help prevent ailments or musculoskeletal conditions, to help cure existing acute or chronic conditions.
At Nova Health, Dr. Kimberly Oxbro and Dr. Troy Neufeld bolster bodies with detoxifying infrared sauna treatments. Infrared lights heat up epidermises and frozen dinners, helping clear up skin conditions such as acne, eczema, scarring, and cellulite. During the 30-minute session, blood vessels expand and abate muscle and joint pain, and the body's raised temperature helps improve immunity. Meanwhile, sweat drips from bodies as chemicals evaporate and nefarious toxins escape in tiny hot-air balloons.