Authentic Tae Kwon Do offers a safe and encouraging environment for budding martial artists of all ages and sexes to learn from an expert staff of martial arts masters. Your Groupon is good for 10 tae kwon do or kickboxing classes, where, in a co-ed group setting, you'll learn basic martial arts principles and practices, including courtesy, integrity, self-control, and spirit, along with the mighty moves. Taking up martial arts can offer a spirited cardio workout while increasing your confidence and agility. You can find the class schedule here; call ahead to reserve your spot.
Each class at Yoga Magic is taught with a different intention in mind: The rise-and-shine class, for example, is designed to help wake up and refresh the body with a series of flow movements at a steady pace and a series of soothing alarm clock beeps. The unwind classes are even more gentle; students will work toward self-empowerment and spiritual growth by focusing on maintaining a positive mindset. A variety of health services are also offered the yoga practice, with therapeutic and relaxing treatments such as hot-stone massage, reflexology, and chiropractic care.
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.
In 2004, Warren Lee was a high-school teacher by day and a muay thai kick-boxing private trainer on the side. But demand for his private lessons grew, and eventually the one-man business blossomed into a full-time combat fitness business. Today, Lee runs Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy at three locations, all of which provide friendly atmospheres for students to work up a sweat, shed stress, and learn self-defense. The staff credits its unintimidating and professional attitude with helping to draw an almost even split of male and female students—a rarity in martial-arts gyms.
All three locations feature pristine facilities and include men's and women's changing rooms and individual showers, as well as a boxing ring, grappling mats, thai pads, heavy bags, and an assortment of training equipment. The staff of committed instructors includes Ajahn Amnat Yodkwain, a former professional fighter and muay thai master who has trained in Thailand's combative arts since the age of 7. All of the academy's instructors possess CPR and first-aid certification and participate regularly in professional development. In order to join the team, they must also pass a series of rigorous tests designed to challenge their skills in muay thai, general fitness, and kicking cookie jars off the top shelf.
Lanna Mixed Martial Arts conditions beginners and hardened warriors alike using hard-hitting fighting techniques taught in a friendly, positive atmosphere. Adults of all fitness levels burn fat and build muscle while learning effective self-defense skills in Brazilian jiu jitsu courses, muay thai kickboxing sessions, and fast-striking MMA matches. Kids age 3–12, meanwhile, learn discipline, respect, and healthy lifestyle practices in children's martial arts courses, showing off their skills at community events and demonstrations.
At Lanna's sleek, spacious facility, guests don sport-specific training pads and spar in comfort and safety. Medicine balls, kick pads, and a forest of punching bags await punishment from hands and feet, while trainees face off in the professional-grade boxing ring.
A gold-medal winner while on the Canadian National track team, director Okiki Akinremi puts all of his 17 years of athletic training experience into running Xplosion Fitness. During his time with both the track and bobsled team, Akinremi observed the use in fusing multiple training methods to achieve the level of fitness needed to push a bobsled through the long jump pit. He has honed his ability to work with both seasoned athletes such as Bruny Surin and Robert Esmie along with those with little to no experience, infusing individual fitness goal plans with his own passion and commitment. By harmonizing core and resistance training with a combo of stretching, cardio, and nutrition consultation, his customizable programs and drop-in boot-camp classes result in shedding weight, complete body toning, and a more positive, less frowny way of life.