Led by fourth-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt Jason Motardowner, the team at Tekken Martial Arts Academy specializes in martial arts for students of all ages. Whether students want to become martial arts masters, get fit, or improve their self-confidence, Tekken caters to them with a variety of programs including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grappling, mixed martial arts, and self-defense/Hapkido. They also hold fitness-themed classes such as cardio kickboxing and muay Thai, and TRX suspension circuit training.
A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.
These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.
When asked who was eligible to attend his CrossFit classes, Justin Roosenmaallen told the Brockville Recorder and Times, "There are no limits." He and his staff of certified CrossFit instructors stand by this credo in more ways than one at CrossFit Brockville. Their judgment-free attitude makes both newbies and competitors feel comfortable inside the gym, where they push their guests to redefine what "limit" means on a personal level. They lead traditional CrossFit workouts—including women-only and kids' variants—as well as kettlebell, yoga, and MMA classes, adjusting each exercise to suit different strength levels. Instead of stocking the space with cumbersome machinery, the trainers utilize the basics: barbells, pull-up racks, medicine balls, and cows that refuse to move from doorways.