North York Vision Centre equips faces with designer eyeglasses, helping patrons to see clearly while maintaining their stylistic integrity. To this end, the centre crafts coated and polarized lenses custom-made for individual prescriptions and for special needs such as glare deflection and eye containment. Additionally, the Centre sells frames from designer brands.
Extreme Fitness sets Toronto's calories ablaze at the 13 renovated, multimillion-dollar locations peppered throughout the greater suburban area. Each facility hosts a menagerie of group fitness classes, which can be taken à la carte or bundled into a gym membership. Muscles loosen up in hot-yoga classes or bulge into sinewy symbols of might in outdoor boot camps, where students soak up vitamin D or distill Capri Sun from the sun's rays. To make sure members get the most of the gym's myriad amenities, personal trainers kick off fitness journeys with their Smart Start program, taking BMI measurements and analyzing heart health and oxygen uptake to give patrons a clearer picture of how much and what types of exercise they need to hit their goals.
After working up a calorie-blasting sweat, members can retire to the steam rooms or whirlpool tubs to soothe sore muscles. The internet business lounge lets people catch up on email while sipping a rejuvenating smoothie from the juice bar, and the basketball courts host pick-up games where adults can show underdog teams of fifth-graders that it takes a little more than pluck and an adorable animal sidekick to win games.
Toronto Cosmetic Clinic’s team of physicians, technicians, and specialists beautify clients with noninvasive and surgical procedures that range from injectables and laser cosmetics to rhinoplasty and tummy tucks. Services can be performed in tranquil treatment rooms amid vases of flowers or within a surgical centre with emergency power capabilities. And no matter what treatment a client chooses, Toronto Cosmetic Clinic rewards them with their choice of cosmetic procedure, skincare products, and makeup when they accumulate enough points. Clients can also choose to donate the credit value of their points to a good cause, such as the Nanny Angel Network.
Sustainable lifestyle choices, environmental consciousness, and building a sense of community: these are a few of the pillars upon which Moksha Yoga is built. The architect is Ted Grand, who drew from 12 years of training under yoga masters including Bikram Choudhury and Acharya Yoganand to develop his own special technique. Moksha's focus on clearing the mind of distractions, detoxifying the body through sweat, and building powerful core musculature can help practitioners overcome everyday obstacles from managing arthritis or stress to sliding out of tight crawlspaces.
Moksha Yoga’s 75 studios operate under the caring supervision of a professional teaching staff. Their diverse backgrounds not only include years of yoga study, but also apprenticeships under Nobel Peace Prize winners and careers with Amnesty International. Both instructors and students are encouraged to share their positive philosophy off the mat as well: the company supports several charitable endeavours, and its studios are powered by renewable energy sources.
The lifestyle therapists at Toronto Colonics work to encourage healthy living through both their namesake service and a range of safe, detoxifying treatments. The centre's own sculpturing technique gently breaks down scar tissue and rebalances muscles in the feet and face and works to release impurities lodged across the body.
During a live cell microscopy session, a drop of blood is plucked from a finger before a technician analyzes it beneath a microscope, checking to see if the client has vitamin deficiencies or is made of marshmallows. Alternatively, the clinic's signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments are performed in a private treatment room and designed to relieve symptoms such as headaches and constipation by detoxifying the body from the inside out.
A chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist—three different specialists with the same mission: to help alleviate patients' pain without drugs or surgery. For the past 10 years at Yonge Finch Chiropractic & Health Centre, these specialists have plied their healing trade on their own or worked in tandem with each other to tackle problems ranging from back pain and headaches to digestive issues. The team also fosters deeper relaxation with meditation and stress-relief programs.
The team at Biggest Loser Bootcamp taps into a variety of techniques to help their clients drop pounds and get healthy. Whether they're encouraging competitive spirits by offering prizes, fostering camaraderie during Fuzion Bootcamps, enlightening minds during nutrition classes, or keeping them accountable during one-on-one coaching, the purpose remains the same: to achieve fitness goals.
Franchise owner JT Trimper says that the programs attract everyone from "very, very fit" exercise lovers to people who need to get in shape—and they range from 18 to more than 70 years old. She says that the Fuzion Bootcamp program, for instance, can even help those who hate working out lose the pounds they need to. "We do have a large part of the population that doesn't want to exercise," she admits. Rather than surreptitiously super gluing dumbbells to their palms while they’re sleeping, she and her staff help these clients focus on their nutrition as a pathway to health, exemplifying the franchise’s client-focused philosophy.
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