As they enter the training circle at Curves Regina, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity. All of this takes place within the spacious facilities of the four Regina studios, which have been approved and certified by the franchise as Shining Star Clubs for being model branches.
With fitness programs for women of all sizes, ages, and ability levels, Ladies California Fitness makes it hard to avoid the gym. The staff maintains a philosophy that fitness should be fun rather than grueling, which they translate in practice by greeting members with smiling faces and pairing them with certified personal trainers.
Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.
Bloom Learning Centre utilizes a structured curriculum administered by degreed teachers who emphasize interaction and fun to build student's fundamental skills. In the level-one Play and Exploration junior preschool program spanning September through December, introductory preschool classes develop tots' social, emotional, and intellectual faculties through experiential learning activities such as managing a miniature-aardvark farm. Small class sizes of 10–15 students ensure individualized attention and empower teachers to tailor the pace of the lesson for each child as tykes roam the bright, air-conditioned, open-floored 2,200-square-foot space designed to ignite imaginations. Bloom supplies everything kids need for the program, including learning materials and nutritious snacks. Bloom recommends parents sign their children up for the entire three-course program that continues into Jump Start Art and Cooking ABCs, a year of learning designed to progressively build toward myriad learning objectives.
With a dedication to clean, healthy, and pure-tasting water, the crew at Crystal Clear Water supplies homes and offices with refreshment by designing regular-delivery and cooler-rental packages. While facilitating conversation between office coworkers, each rental cooler sates thirsts with cold and hot taps for mixing icy glasses of instant juice or refilling papier mâché models of hot springs. The Crystal Clear Water crew sanitizes and delivers bottles, or lets customers refill their own at the U-Fill walk-in centre.
At Bodhi Tree Yoga, there's a yoga class for everyone. From classes that offer extra back support during poses, to nude classes for men, Bodhi Tree Yoga truly has a wide variety of class offerings. Those new to Hatha yoga can learn the fundamentals during introductory courses, which include core postures, breath work, relaxation techniques, and yoga philosophy.