Leading classes in both self-defense and performance choreography, master Calvin Chung enlightens budding martial artists by teaching confidence, respect, and discipline infused with Chinese culture and tradition. Wing chun kung fu, a southern style of martial arts, emphasizes short, explosive movements, useful in close quarters and when establishing elbow boundaries in office cubicles. Hand-to-hand skirmish techniques are dished out in San shou and street survival, educating students on emergency self-preservation techniques should they be attacked or wander through an angry bee gang.
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.
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.
Gym O Gym offers developmental classes that foster the sort of creativity, confidence, and problem-solving skills that are so crucial for youngsters. The staff?which includes certified kinesiologists, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and early child educators?embrace positive reinforcement and create a supportive, non-competitive environment while helping infants, toddlers, and young children grow physically as well as emotionally.
During the first few sessions, the youngest students can learn to hone their visual and auditory senses before moving on to develop their motor skills, coordination, and body awareness as they clamber up ramps and other age-appropriate fitness equipment. Cognitive function is equally important though, and the instructors start introducing basic math and pattern-recognition exercises for the older kids. Additionally, these later sessions place an emphasis on the importance of communication and personal interaction, which can help youngsters develop the social skills they need to make friends at school or rationally debate the pros of receiving two desserts after dinner.
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.
Sustainable lifestyle choices, environmental consciousness, and building a sense of community: these are a few of the pillars upon which Moksha Yoga is built. The architect is Ted Grand, who drew from 12 years of training under yoga masters including Bikram Choudhury and Acharya Yoganand to develop his own special technique. Moksha's focus on clearing the mind of distractions, detoxifying the body through sweat, and building powerful core musculature can help practitioners overcome everyday obstacles from managing arthritis or stress to sliding out of tight crawlspaces.
Moksha Yoga?s 75 studios operate under the caring supervision of a professional teaching staff. Their diverse backgrounds not only include years of yoga study, but also apprenticeships under Nobel Peace Prize winners and careers with Amnesty International. Both instructors and students are encouraged to share their positive philosophy off the mat as well: the company supports several charitable endeavours, and its studios are powered by renewable energy sources.