At Segal Vein and Laser, experienced staff members help patients vanquish blemishes with five weeks of safe and effective Blu-U acne treatments. Harnessing the restorative powers of a targeted blue light wavelength, skin specialists oust the tyrannical bacteria that cause acne and impulsive fish-faces. Treatments, which clients undergo twice per week, last about 17 minutes. Patients typically experience no amount of discomfort as the Blu-U technology gradually shoos away mild-to-moderate acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. After each treatment session, an SPF moisturizer replenishes light-washed pores. At the end of five weeks, patients possess a clearer visage with less redness, reduced acne inflammation, and fewer bulls-eye targets for flying pies.
It seems like Mark Salgado is constantly in motion—practicing yoga, training in jiu-jitsu, and heading workout sessions at his own studio, Core Focus Training. Armed with a degree in human kinetics and years of coaching experience, Mark captains a staff of certified trainers as they lead personal-training sessions, fitness-rehabilitation programs, and boot camps. Their unconventional 10-week Core Focus course strengthens participants’ cores through fast-paced workouts designed to foster long-term strength, endurance, and agility. The team packs their workout space with functional exercise equipment in lieu of the cardio machines and soft-serve ice-cream dispensers found in most gyms. Core Focus Training offers childminding services for parents on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The talented choreographers at Subwalk Dance Centre aim to instill a passion for dance in pupils 8 and older as they master various styles and develop a healthier lifestyle. In front of the studio's wall-to-wall mirrors, students with no previous experience or ability to categorize the species of their dance shoes can discover the joy of fusing movement to music in high-energy intro classes that cover hip hop and salsa. Instructors guide dancers through House's footwork and the dynamic arm movements of Waacking, helping their skills grow as they move through beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses. Subwalk Dance Centre also hosts intensive training workshops that can grant fledgling dancers the skills needed to take down a charging flash mob in just five weeks.
The experienced instructors at Premier Martial Arts imbue their student with more than just slimmer waists and harder punches. Perhaps most importantly, their fitness and martial-arts classes instill students of all ages and skill levels with the confidence to take on challenges both inside and outside the ring. Young students may especially benefit from learning how to defend themselves, as new challenges in the form of bullies and volatile imaginary friends barrage them daily.
Open since 2005, West Coast Martial Arts promotes the spread of jujitsu through the capable hands and feet of its expert instructors. From 23 locations, they train students of all ages and experience levels in the nuances of an international array of martial arts. Their fundamentals programs introduce tots, youths, and adults to some of the fastest-growing disciplines in North America, arming students with pragmatic self-defence skills that work as well in the heat of the moment as they do in the calm of the dojo. Instructors also lead an array of classes for more advance practitioners. Teaching the grappling and ground-fighting techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, they lead students in battling larger opponents with the holds and submissions of the Gracie street self-defence system. They round out their curriculum with the striking arts of kickboxing and muay thai, which is also called the "science of eight limbs." In this combat style, students unleash flurries of blows using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees, turning into a more fearsome opponent than Bruce Lee before he had his conjoined twin removed.
Inside a converted garage nestled behind Alegria Cafe, the yoga instructors of Perfect Hearts Yoga lead small groups through therapeutic poses. Students can practice the lengthy poses of Yin yoga to soothe the body's connective tissues, participate in energizing flow classes, or opt for a calming candlelit Hatha class. Instructors cater to all experience levels and will guide students through modifications to make poses easier if necessary.