CrossFit Markham's fitness coaches work closely with their clients in standard fitness and fundamental movement classes that improve basic control, trim fat, and bolster muscle mass. Gym attendants unleash pent-up sweat droplets in daily classes comprised of varying exercises, such as body resistance, weight lifting, squats, push-ups, and arm wrestling Michelangelo's David. The randomized nature of each class ensures bodies stay out of exercise ruts and that each muscle gets its turn in the fortifying spotlight. Through the fundamentals sessions, students practice a slew of foundational techniques to reduce the chance of injury, increase performance, and easily discern a jump rope from a submarine sandwich. Coaches also bestow a constant stream of inspirational pep talks and offer nutrition advice to their physique-building pupils.
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.
To gauge how passionate CrossFit 4 Times’ co-owners Amir Uddin and Jessie Sanna are about CrossFit, simply look at their calendar. There’s a class tentatively scheduled every weekday on the hour from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. This frequency means exercisers can complete CrossFit’s daily workout in the morning, in the afternoon, or at night, when the sun’s face melts away to reveal its moon-skull. Because the continually changing mix of push-ups, pull-ups, sprints, squats, and sit-ups is so intense, the duo turns to their respective backgrounds in mixed martial arts and bodybuilding to motivate groups.
"No ellipticals, no exclusion," says the website of Solid Ground Athletic Academy. It's a neat summation of their gym, which combines CrossFit classes, personal training, and sports-performance workouts with an atmosphere of unlimited encouragement. The certified coaches here take the CrossFit credo to heart, adjusting their strength and conditioning programs to suit any fitness level. Though sessions may differ by intensity, they never stray from Sold Ground Athletic Academy's main goal: helping participants challenge themselves and live a better quality of life.
The fitness instructors at 2 B Fit Training Studio hail from diverse backgrounds. Some have spent most of their lives stretching into the core-strengthening poses of yoga and Pilates, while others have earned certifications in physical therapy and wellness counseling. These specialties translate into a long list of classes held seven days a week, as well as a Young Athlete program that helps teenagers conquer the boulder toss that traditionally marks the end of puberty. Between fitness classes, students can keep up their commitment to health thanks to the studio’s nutritional programs.
Real Tan’s owners originally opened their doors more than 20 years ago with a salon in Scarborough. The single location couldn't keep up with tanning demands, leading to a relocation to Mississauga and a recently opened second location in Thornhill. Along the way, Real Tan has expanded its specialties to include ultra-bronzing Ergoline beds, Playboy spray tanning, and teeth whitening, which brightens teeth up to eight shades and lasts longer than gargling white-out.