The biggest change Carl Chambers sees in his students is a surge in their self-confidence—a feeling that prompts many of them to say, "I never thought I could do that." Carl knows the feeling. His father passed when he was 8, leaving him as the youngest son of four with a mother who didn't have time for much discipline. He finally found the discipline he craved by enlisting with the British Army. By training to be a sniper and honing escape and evasion techniques, Carl learned to feel at home in the outdoors during deployments that took him from Kenya to Norway and many destinations in between. When a motorcycle accident led to his discharge in 2006, Carl moved to Canada, whose rugged wilderness had kindled his imagination since his first visit 7 years previous. Today, Carl and his fellow instructors share this passion for the outdoors in wilderness courses that range from single-day workshops to immersive, multiday training camps. These courses acquaint both youth and adult students to basic outdoor and bushcraft skills—such as how to start a fire, build shelter, and whittle a log into a working telephone—as well as hone the expertise of experienced outdoorsmen. With this training, students have gone from having no outdoor experience to embarking on adventure trips in Greenland and the Yukon. As someone who also once suffered a disability due to a motorcycle accident, Carl also culls from his own experience to teach other individuals with disabilities how to enjoy the outdoors.
Rather than focusing solely on weight-loss pills and strict diets that ignore potential health risks, Yolo Advanced Weight Loss makes health and wellness its top priorities, with weight loss as an added bonus. The center’s comprehensive programs promote longer and healthier lives with nutritional coaching paired with body-contouring treatments. To speed up the weight-loss process, Yolo’s whole-body-vibration sessions stimulate rapid-fire muscle contractions to quickly strengthen bodies, while Yolo Curve laser treatments combine both visible and infrared laser light to stimulate inch loss, reduce joint pain, and service Troll dolls' belly diamonds. Yolo also guides clients to slimmer silhouettes with lifestyle counselling and body-composition analyses, which both ensure clients continue to build lean muscle mass and reduce fat throughout the duration of their weight-loss programs.
Since 1992, Meena Cleaners' staffers have been sprucing up beloved clothing articles with professional alterations, chemical-free wet cleaning, and regular dry-cleaning services. They banish dirt and greasy stains from suede underwear, leather purses, and satin wedding gowns while keeping whites bright and colours vibrant. They will also travel to your home to take down, clean, and re-hang curtains. Each of Meena's machines are pre-set to ensure that every wash load gets the proper amount of detergent and that dryers are cool enough to prevent cracked buttons or sheens cast upon delicate fabrics. Meena also hand-presses each laundered item, stuffs garments with tissue on request, and inserts collar supports so that corners remain sharp enough to puncture a balloon artist's ego.
Little shoes pound against 4,500 square feet of indoor playground and sports facilities at Kidsportsplex. Stay at the complex to watch over exuberant spawn, or leave them under the supervision of experienced staff as you spend three precious hours alone, finally popping that last sheet of bubble wrap. A toddlers' room ensures safe, supervised fun for those under age 5, and older kids run free in a gymnasium equipped for sports such as floor hockey, basketball, and volleyball. Interactive sports kiosks include free-throw challenges and mini batting cages, and swiftly return launched balls and pucks quicker than a caffeinated dog.
Certified groomer and foreign-trained veterinary technician Sam Gerges loves animals so much that, in addition to caring for their health, he'll also put them up for the night. As the owner of pet daycare and dog-boarding facility Winston and Friendz, he leads a team of well-trained staff who supervise as pets spend the night in a private room or frolic in a fenced-in play area. The daycare center also keep its four-legged visitors fueled for play with a selection of homemade treats and dog cakes.