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Paintlounge summons the painter in all, offering a comfortable space to unwind, splatter colour on canvases with a friend, and enjoy a fine tea or hot mocha. Whether new to painting or the next Rembrandt impersonator at the county fair, all patrons can pick up a paintbrush or experiment with a squeegee without fear of judgement. All painting sessions include use of painting utensils, aprons, the canvas, as well as an unlimited supply of non-toxic acrylic paint. Patrons explore the depths of their creativity during freestyle sessions, while workshops guide groups toward producing a specific piece.

3603 York Regional Road 7
Markham,
ON
CA

CANADA’S FIRST INDOOR ALL-SEASON MULTI-DISCIPLINE BIKE PARK! A 90,000sq/ft indoor bike park open year-round for bike riders of various disciplines, ages & skill levels. The park features a cross-country loop, beginner/sport/expert sections, rhythms, foam pit, resi jump, street park, grind room, pump tracks and a BMX zone.

150 Bullock Drive
Markham,
ON
CA

Sugartiers is a collaboration between sugar-paste artist Rosalind Chan?whom Teresa Kruze of Metro Canada calls "an international superstar in the cake decorating world"?and her former student, experienced chocolatier Evalin Chong. As Chan told Duhlicious food blogger Madalina Paul in 2010, she learned the art of baking from her mother, and left her native Malaysia to study French pastry at the renowned Ritz Escoffier school in Paris. She immigrated to Canada, where she decided to give up a successful corporate career and devote herself to the art of professional cake decorating. Chan then returned to Malaysia to found and teach at the International Centre of Cake Artistry, one of the largest baking institutes in that country.

Chong holds a diploma in food-and-beverage management and is a certified wedding planner. Both women have shared their expertise as Wilton Method instructors, and stay ahead of ever-changing wedding-cake trends. Chan told Sue Kanhai of YorkRegion.com, ?Years ago, no one knew what red velvet was?they thought it was a fabric! Now it?s such a hip thing." The popularity of red-velvet cupcakes was also the topic of a 2010 article in the Toronto Star, which mentioned Sugartiers' tasty version.

The duo offers baking and decorating courses in at their shop, where they teach students to cover cakes or scratch-prone leather furniture in layers of colourful fondant. They also operate a retail supply store, take-out bakery, and catering operation, handcrafting more than 36 flavours of macarons and cakes such as dark chocolate or moist carrot and pineapple.

735 Markland Street,
Markham,
ON
CA

In a society that looks for shortcuts to weight loss wherever it can, FitStudios is taking the long way. Through their Functionally Integrated Training program, or F.I.T., the studio's trainers borrow from numerous disciplines to customize their fitness programs to each student's goals, taking their time to ensure students work out right the first time in order to maintain their health in the long run. The result is a stronger body with more stable joints, better cardiovascular endurance, and enhanced flexibility. Through the studio's group training regimens, students learn how to buff up as they work together, forming towering human pyramids to eventually find out what clouds taste like.

These physical feats are accomplished in FitStudios' well-equipped fitness centre, in which TRX suspension bands dangle over an obstacle course of footwork ladders, elliptical machines surround gliding pads and hurdles, and free weights and kettlebells stand at the ready. Also providing holistic wellness, FitStudios' team of sports-therapy specialists treats sports- and stress-related injuries with chiropractic services, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

217 Idema Road
Markham,
ON
CA

From their location within the Hilton Suites Toronto, Club Makham's staff trolls the facility's more than 30,000 square feet, inspiring patrons to change their often sedentary lifestyles by developing a lasting fitness regimen. Strength and cardio equipment—including Precor treadmills equipped with personal TVs—await to help guests whip into shape, along with an aerobics studio stocked with exercise balls, step platforms, and free weights. Members can reserve one of four international-size squash courts to perfect their zucchini-whacking prowess or sign up for tournaments. Trainers tailor their personal-training regimens to each client's goals, whether honing sport-specific skills or rehabilitating an injury. The staff also leads group fitness classes, including cycling, yoga, and Zumba, as well as water-based classes held in Club Markham's indoor pool.

Nestled beside the outdoor pond's bubbling fountain, the zen patio and garden channels serenity with wicker furniture cushioned by sage green pillows. Trees and patio-table umbrellas shade visitors admiring the bright blooms or taking notes on birds' fitness routines, hoping to one day hone enough strength to fly. To foster indoor serenity, the staff maintains steam rooms, saunas, indoor heated pool, and a whirlpool filled with liquefied calm.

8500 Warden Ave
Markham,
ON
CA

The elite trainers at Advantage 4 Athletes work with aspiring athletes, players, coaches, parents, and even sports associations to improve athletic performance for all levels of fitness. More than 40 fitness and health professionals work collaboratively, designing accessible programs that ensure improvements in health, fitness, and minds. They team up with players to assess sports performance and devise programs where will see the greatest improvement, even suggesting alterations to personal lifestyle patterns, such as eating an entire cheesecake after each workout. The Advantage 4 Athletes staff works to boost the performance of entire teams, pairs, or individuals in personal-training sessions and of larger groups of athletes at boot camp. The facility allows for diverse training methods, hosting Life Fitness and Hammer Strength gym equipment, a 2,200-square-foot turf field, a sprint track, lounges, and locker rooms.

500 Denison St
Markham,
ON
CA