For more than 30 iron-pumping years, World Gym continues to help clients of all fitness levels find fine fettle with muscle-boosting equipment and exercise classes. Fitness students can work toward fitness goals or live out their own Pygmalion transformation after sweat sessions such as a 45-minute Spin class, or a 60-minute Pumping Iron class that promises to challenge all clients from beginners to seasoned weightlifters. The Boxfit session boosts cardiovascular health while teaching students how to defend against one’s own shadow; Hatha yoga yields peace of mind and the path to toned physiques. With a variety of classes offered seven days a week on the Cambridge and Kitchener schedules, students can mix and match classes to create the ultimate weekly buffing routine.
Fitz is the owner & president of Vanderpool Fitness & Boxing in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Ÿ Fitz facilitates fitness boxing programs in Waterloo Region schools in the Region of Waterloo, teaching the students fitness through boxing and inspiring them to be successful individuals.
Aradia Fitness welcomes women of every age and fitness level with a supportive environment for exploring their sexy side while simultaneously getting a total-body cardio workout. A single pole-dancing intro class teaches essential sensual pole work and doesn't require any previous knowledge or skills. Each small class combines elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (though you won't be shedding any leotards or turtlenecks in class) to strengthen cores, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and keep participants limber. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, dancers engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness, sudden Facebook friending of said muscles, and a confident new saunter. The only requirements for the class are gym or yoga attire and bare feet to make your first firm step toward becoming a music-video vixen or reverse-firefighter a reality.
Fitness enthusiast Amanda has accumulated a staggering list of certifications: she's a trained kinesiologist, certified personal trainer, and certified fitness instructor, and she also holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, and AED. Armed with this experience, she blasts bodies into shape in her role as the owner and sole instructor at Busy Babes Fitness, a Belmont Village studio that guides women through practical, 30-minute exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once. During each exercise, Amanda shows students how to engage almost every major muscle group, blending back-based workouts or sit-ups with biceps curls. She designs each exercise to help with the practical demands on the body, such as carrying groceries, picking up children, or rotating the house for even sunlight distribution. She does this all while keeping students' heart rates elevated and teaching healthy movement through biomechanics.
This multi-functional philosophy forms the foundation of three classes: in Burn, Amanda blends cardio and weight-training exercises; in Fab Abs, she focuses on core-strengthening workouts; and in Revitalize, she takes students through extended poses that stretch out multiple muscle groups at once. She also conducts one-on-one nutrition coaching and personal fitness training, giving individuals the tools to spur themselves toward greater health. Amanda leads these high-energy classes to the tune of current pop hits inside her large studio, where natural light streams in from windowed walls and illuminates workout props such as stability balls, kettle bells, and resistance bands.
Sandra Leelook and Shauna Judar have been creating their own exercise routines since they were 17. Sandra's inspiration grew from her struggle with her weight. Now 50 pounds lighter, she continues to conquer the scale by staying active and eating nutritious food. For more than a decade, Shauna has fought her own battles in the kickboxing ring while drawing on her muay thai training and sharing her knowledge with students.
After gaining personal-training certification through CanFitPro, Sandra and Shauna opened Xtreme Bootcamp, where they craft custom workouts that shock bodies into shape with strength training, cardio circuits, plyometrics, and kickboxing drills. Their refusal to do the same workout twice keeps students on their toes, and unique class packages offer commitments that range from eight weeks to one year. Each option includes a fitness assessment, nutritional support, and a schedule of classes held outdoors or inside a fully equipped gym. When they aren't molding groups of svelte soldiers for the impending donut uprising, they lead focused personal-training and small-group sessions.
Natalie Veras has been running for 10 years. She has participated in marathons and half marathons all over Canada, and by doing so has supported important causes such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her passion for fitness and healthy living soon led her to believe that she could help others to attain similar goals. To that end, she has mined her experience in running and weight training and become certified in both personal training and Tabata boot camps. In each session, she encourages individuals, couples, and groups to take health seriously, and supports them with her own boot camps that include nutritional guidance. For those who wish to complete their first 5K, she also oversees a running course that takes place two mornings per week and skips the frivolity of the ceremonial releasing of the carrots.