Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course—both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.
Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.
We are a small and friendly women’s gym. There are no posers, no men, nobody judging you. You can drop in anytime and start your workout right away – no waiting. Women feel good about getting fitter, leaner and stronger. Unlike other gyms where you join and never actually go – this one is quick, fun and it works.
At Atlas Yoga Studios, instructors want to help their students learn to integrate yoga into their daily lives, which the team facilitates by opening classes to all ages and fitness levels. The instructors even allow students to start mid-class if that better suits their schedules. The studio's classes use the Atlas method, which focuses on building mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Students work through classes that challenge the body while also focusing on focusing their minds to deepen relaxation and improve stress response both in and out of class. Along with yoga classes, the studio also offers courses that teach the traditional healing art of Thai yoga massage and yoga training.
Located in University Plaza, Hamilton Natural Health Center stimulates weary skeletons and the meat-suits enfolding them with treatments that range from acute injury therapy to preventive and maintenance care. Under the care of certified acupuncturist and active release technician Dr. Martine Croy, patients may receive an initial acupuncture or chiropractic examination and hands-on treatment for mobilizing joints in order to restore normal function. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Croy uses natural treatment techniques to assist patients in harnessing their own natural healing tigers, which guide the way towards optimum health and prey. Her research can be found in the Journal of Chiropractic Education, alongside several articles on why patients should not take their brother-in-law up on his offer of lawn-dart home acupuncture.
Alexandra Evans knows firsthand the myriad benefits of Bikram yoga. After discovering the exercise form while living in Japan, the director of Bikram Yoga Hamilton Dundas noticed a marked change in her skin, physique, and ability to reach cans of green beans on a high shelf. Following certification and teaching stints in cities throughout Canada and in Mumbai, India, Evans established her 3,000-square-foot studio in Dundas as a place to share her teachings with enthusiastic students, helping them build muscle tone, burn calories, and centre their minds.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,000 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.