Explorer Diving's seasoned instructors––many with NAUI, TDI, SDI, and PADI certifications––submerge aspiring divers in adventuresome waters and scuba know-how during their series of fun and intensive classes. Their introductory scuba and snorkelling courses get participants' gills wet in the fundamentals of underwater inhalation and appeasing sea-monkey royalty; a slew of advanced courses torpedoes more experienced divers toward open-water, dive-master, and night-diver mastery. Explorer Diving also rents out and sells various scuba equipment and refills empty air tanks.
Life Yoga's passionate instructors share their expertise in a 1,200-square-foot studio with spacious, spa-inspired shower rooms and a practice space embellished with handmade fabric wallpaper. Students burn calories and release mental stress in small classes with helpful one-on-one attention: gentle Restorative Yoga, energizing Vinyasa Flow, and Hatha Fundamentals are just a few options. In the studio's lobby area, local businesses such as Rhubarb Paper Co. display their wares.
Power Play Centre equips ball-hockey players with a full-size outdoor rink. With a one-hour rink rental, any number of teammates, friends, colleagues, neighbours, or barbershop quartets can run in the arena while honing their hockey skills. The open-air rink supports players of all age groups and experience levels, making the hour ideal for birthday parties and intense scrimmages alike. All hockey stars of the future must sign a waiver and furnish their own equipment and half-time puppet show.
At Tallack Martial Arts, seasoned sensei help students master Goju-Ryu, or hard-and-soft karate, as well as other martial arts, including kung fu, jiu-jitsu, kobudo, and laido. Led by eighth-degree black-belt master instructor Hanshi K.B. Tallack, the studio’s more than 20 male and female black-belt masters lead workouts imparting strength, coordination, lawn-mower-repair tips, and mobility with a focus on providing close, personal attention to each student. Cardiovascular warm-ups get blood pumping, and stretches limber ligaments before karate-movement practice and partner exercises teach discipline and ready students for dark-alley run-ins with combative cinder blocks. The studio, located in a spacious, sunny facility, provides participants with the proper uniforms, T-shirts, and belts. Check the class schedule to confirm dates and times.
At Green Door Vitamins, shoppers can peruse an array of nutritional vitamins, fitness supplements, and beauty products chosen for their health-enhancing properties. The shop's multitudinous multivitamins include Natural Factors' Super Multi, which packs a day's worth of nutrients and four suitcases into one pill ($18.99 for 90 tabs), as well as offerings from Greens Plus composed of nutrient-rich green things such as vegetables, herbs, and Loch Ness–monster extract ($19.99 for 60 tabs). Fish-oil soft gels from Carlson Labs come packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids ($18.99 for 1,000 mg bottle), and InterActive Nutrition's chocolate-flavoured whey protein powder can assist in body bulkification ($26.99 for 340 g). Green Door Vitamins' spectrum expands to nonswallowable products, such as Weleda Skin Food, an ultramoisturizing skin cream that hydrates parched pores and irrigates epidermal fields using natural and organic ingredients ($17.99 for 2.5 oz).