One exerciser lunges across the parking lot, toting a kettlebell in each hand. Inside, another lifts a huge weight over her head, while two more dangle from the gymnast's rings suspended from the ceiling. Muscles bulge, people grunt and sweat. It's just another day in a CrossFit box.
The particular gyms in question happen to be located in Mississauga and Bolton, but each features the same amenities: weight-lifting gear, gymnastics equipment, and a whole lot of open space for functional movement training. As their philosophy dictates, the trainers at each location provide a new workout every day, preventing their customers from becoming bored and their kettlebells from becoming too attached to any one person and following them home.
Light cascades through the windows, flooding the studio and illuminating the fierce particpants at Xcel Fitness Gold. Within this fitness haven?boasting a 20,000 sq. ft. gym at the Lakeshore Road East location?certified instructors lead a variety of class types. They cycle through rhythmic flows during hot yoga, tighten torsos in boot-camp classes, and inspire legs to dodge stray shoelaces in Latin-inspired Zumba sessions. Personal-training sessions pair exercisers with enthusiastic trainers, who customize workout plans to fit their clients? needs by demonstrating proper technique and the average number of dumbbells you need to eat for a balanced breakfast.
Credit Valley Wellness Centre’s team of health and medical professionals assists patients in developing lifelong habits to attain better physical, emotional, and nutritional health. Specializing in the effects spinal health has on the entire body, including the shadow, treatments focus on chiropractic care complemented by massage therapy and posture-refining foot orthotics. Acupuncture and reiki channel the energy principles of eastern medicine to relieve pain and combat various maladies, and nutritional specialists bolster healthy eating habits with weight-loss programs and holistic-nutrition education.
Lakeview Health Centre's skilled staff work to help their patients find drug-free solutions to pain. Drs. Choi, McDonald, and Bednarczyk cater to clients with their unique skill sets. Dr. Choi offers chiropractic care and acupuncture, Dr. McDonald performs hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, and Dr. Bednarczyk specializes in homeopathic medicine. In addition, the centre treats clients through shiatsu massage and other massage modalities, skincare and spa services, and orthotics, which can help adjust irregular walking patterns or improve one's professional hopscotch career.
In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.
First developed in the 1950’s, Bowen Therapy works to help the body heal itself by transmitting neurological impulses to the brain via muscle rolls. Lori Davey, a highly trained Bowen practitioner, works to curbs her patients’ pain inside Healthy Living Solutions using the Bowen Therapy method. She complements the therapy with a number of supporting treatments including foot detox cleansing and infrared-sauna sessions. She also doles out nutritional counseling with tidbits of wisdom such as healthy diet plans and which Skittles colour has the least calories.