Each member of Bikram Yoga Canada’s talented team of instructors possesses a sage yogic know-how borne of their participation in a 10-week certification course taught by Bikram Choudhury in California. Over the course of this rigorous program, the posing pedagogues learned the essentials of heated movement modality, spending hours stuffing their brains with wisdom ranging from yoga philosophy and anatomy to a detailed study of each pose. While the world-renowned course provides the team with an unshakable foundation, the instructors—firm believers that learning is a never-ending endeavour—undergo re-certification every three years to ensure that they remain abreast of current practices. With this impeccably trained and passionate staff at the helm of every sweat-inducing class, Bikram Yoga Canada offers students of all experience levels a chance to experience the physical detoxification afforded by stretching sessions within their balmy studio. During each class, the instructors put their hard-earned teaching skills into practice as they lead pupils through a series of 26 postures, known as asanas, designed to warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons while melting away tension and the frozen dinners stored in the hearts of pupils.
At Wynn Fitness Clubs, exercise isn’t about altering how the body looks. It’s about changing clients for the better from the inside out. Here, during group and one-on-one training, fitness experts pair encouraging words with adaptable exercises involving dumbbells, kettlebells, Selectorized weight machines, and functional movements such as pushing and balancing. In addition to bolstering the body, these programs strengthen the will to achieve, propelling exercisers toward goals faster than an espresso-fuelled hockey puck. Calming fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates unite the mind and body with deep stretches, focused core exercises, and measured-breathing techniques. Club members can torch calories with solo sessions on the clubs’ cardio machines or during boot camps, cycling routines, and Zumba dance parties that cultivate friendships while boosting energy and endurance. Post-workout, spa-like locker rooms and couch-lined cafés invite exercisers to relax and recharge.
A pirate ship sways back and forth, whisking youngsters away on virtual high-seas adventures. Elsewhere, inflatable jumping castles invite bouncers to defy gravity while contemplating future positions in parliament. In the free-for-all Fun Game Zone, carnival mirrors distort giggling guests’ reflections, and ping-pong and air hockey test competitors’ skills. These are just a few of the many activities that fill the days at Family Fun Fest, an annual family-friendly extravaganza that entertains and enchants its myriad visitors.
As youngsters and their parental units explore the various areas of the gargantuan indoor playground, they can make a pit stop for live entertainment. Helmed by the titular Trevor, The Trevor Show dazzles audiences with interactive song and dance numbers, followed by Doo Doo the clown, who had no choice but to become a clown, what with the name Doo Doo.
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.
Modelled after the natural salt caves and mines of Eastern Europe, the saline-inhalation chamber at Speleotherapy Clinic aims to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments. Within the chamber, a layer of salt coats the walls and floor, and an embedded halogenerator delivers a constant stream of saline aerosol into the air to treat various respiratory symptoms while still making time to call its mother on nonbirthdays. A microprocessor within the halogenerator coordinates a comfortable atmosphere, maintaining a humidity level of 40%–60%, a temperature of 18–24 degrees Celsius, and a steady distribution of fine-grained aerosol derived from natural rock salt. Saline-aerosol inhalation can clear mucus and catchy pop songs from airways, calming inflammation and removing foreign particles from lungs. Clients relax within the chamber, curling up in armchairs divided by privacy screens while being bathed in the soft lighting and the ivory hue of the walls and floor. The room’s salty coating also blocks sound pollution, muffling knocks from bland french fries dying to be let in.
Dawson Dental Centre's talented fang-fixers use the latest tooth-care techniques and equipment to enhance tainted tusks and mangled molars, whether it is family, cosmetic, or orthodontic dental care. After an initial assessment of the state of your smile, the dental team will make impressions of your upper and lower bite to create customized whitening trays. Used in conjunction with a brightening peroxide gel, the trays will allow customers to increase the reflectivity of their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. Results are usually seen after about one week's worth of daily treatment, revealing shiny mouthcessories free of coffee, tobacco, and Kool-Aid stains.