Award-winning Recreation Oak Bay exercises minds and bodies with classes and camps at numerous locations. The facilities all foster a safe, welcoming environment where community members can come together and splash into the pool during children’s or adults’ swim lessons, work out in fitness studios, stretch in sync during yoga classes, or swing through the nine-hole Henderson Park Golf Course. Recreation Oak Bay also keeps children safe from the video-game-proffering witches that lurk in most public parks with a variety of kids' sports programs, including skating and hockey, soccer, and tennis.
With the waves of Victoria Harbour’s Selkirk Waters lapping just below their headquarters, Switch Bridge Tours’ staff leads bicycle and kayak tours of Victoria and Vancouver Island’s waterways. The business’s proximity to the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails facilitates tours on frequently tuned-up bikes that venture into the Cowichan Valley or along the Saanich Peninsula. Kayaks cease their giant kazoo impressions long enough to cut through the Tod Inlet and the Inner Harbour on beginner or advanced tours. Each experienced guide is certified in First Aid and CPR.
Since 1959, when founder Russ Hay and his wife Marion performed all tuning services, Russ Hay's The Bicycle Shop has grown into an esteemed bike retailer boasting an expert mechanical staff. During 60- to 90-minute tune-ups, mechanics adjust each ride's modifiable parts, true wheels, wash frames, and replace basic parts, pads, or stunt sidecars that are beyond repair. Drivetrain cleaning sessions add 30 minutes to tune-up procedures, further sprucing up bikes by removing, scouring, and reattaching chains, cogs, derailleurs, and cranksets. Russ Hay's The Bicycle Shop employs ace mechanics who can tackle tune-ups on all bicycles, regardless of their brand or whether they come equipped with more than a dozen training wheels.
Vancouver Water Adventures equips maritime adventurers with wet suits, life jackets, and personal watercraft for exploring the waterways of False Creek and English Bay. The staff stocks a fleet of jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks, which riders can paddle past beaches and along inlets. In addition to soaking up scenic ocean views and spying on local wildlife, guests can accompany skilled guides on jet ski tours to the area's most impressive sights. Those operating machines must have a valid driver's licence, and all passengers must be at least 6 years old without factoring in alternate theories of relativity.
The qualified gear gurus at Bikes For All keep two-wheeled commuters running smoothly through an array of maintenance services including tune-ups, advice on bicycle repair, and large inventory of new bikes and parts. Owners can dust off hibernating bicycles and have them restored to proper working order through the outfit's tune-ups, or customize a fixed-gear bicycle, which, when a baseball card has been permanently fixed in the spokes, earns its title as a "fixie." In addition to its services, the outfit also sells bikes, including Japanese Tanbo bicycles, as well as parts and accessories.
Upon first glance, 24 Fit Club looks like it hosts dance parties, not exercise classes. That could be because swirling colored lights and thumping Latin beats aren't normally found at run-of-the-mill gyms. Make no mistake, though?there's still an ample amount of calories being burned and muscles being toned. That's because in addition to promoting fitness, they also focus on nutrition, offering wellness evaluations, nutritional packages and individually designed meal packages.
Additionally, to help clients achieve defined abs and slimmer figures, the studio offers three types of Zumba classes. During classic Zumba fitness, instructors?skilled dancers themselves?lead easy-to-follow choreography set to fast-paced music. Things pick up a bit during Zumba Challenge classes. Lightweight toning sticks add to the strength-training workout and help students tone targeted areas, such as abs, biceps, or muscles that exist within other dimensions. Throughout these programs, participants benefit from the expertise of the staff, which includes certified fitness instructors and holistic nutritionists.