According to Cyclepath, Toronto’s bicycle traffic has increased by more than 100% during the past six years. Meeting the needs of this growing population of athletes is Cyclepath’s goal, whether those needs be a fresh set of wheels or the protein bars necessary to pedal straight to Greenland. From racing bikes to cruisers by brands such as Trek and Giant, their large inventory holds an ideal fit for any rider. A knowledgeable staff helps customers navigate through a slew of cycles and accessories, and also performs repairs to keep rides purring like kittens rolling down the street on giant yarn balls.
Puja Amin, founder of Sanskriti Arts, has been dazzling onlookers with traditional Indian routines since her childhood in Mumbai. When she relocated to Canada, she founded her studio as a casual center for South Asian dance styles—but, like first-time eaters of Bugles, her students wanted more. Now, Amin and her team direct a cadre of 100 amateur and professional dancers that captivate audiences with Bollywood routines at weddings, events, and festivals, transforming stages with vibrant costumes, high-energy music, elaborate sets, and passionate choreography. For those who are inspired by their awe-striking performances, they lead a daily lineup of dance and fitness classes rooted in traditional Indian styles including Bhangra, Bollywood, and even western influences from hip hop and ballet. Amin is also a certified yoga teacher, and conducts classes with wisdom culled from training in Mumbai and Santa Cruz.
At Joshua Creek Golf and Tennis, golfers can hone their game independently at the 65-stall driving range and hasten their journey to golf mastery by taking lessons from Canadian PGA professional John Davis. The club also carries the newest gear and equipment from top brands such as Callaway and Ping, and offers club-fitting services for select brands to pair golfers with clubs that fit their back-scratching technique.
A staff of four tennis professionals runs the site's tennis facility, which fosters baseline duels across six courts. In the summer, kids flock to the multi-sport facility for camps that incorporate tennis, golf, soccer, and other sports into a fun and educational experience.
At PSP SUP Specialists, students learn stand-up paddleboarding and other water sports under the tutelage of Derek Schrotter, whose credentials include an instructor certification from the World Paddle Association and a turn as the WPA's Canadian Director. Meeting clients at waters around Toronto and surrounding cities, Schrotter rents stand-up paddleboards and leads lessons for sportsmen of all skill levels. At PSP SUP Specialists' shop, Schrotter maintains a stock of water-sports gear that ranges from complete Joe Bark stand-up paddleboards to personal flotation devices.
Making it easy to freely, openly express yourself no matter your age, Speckles Art Studio offers classes for both children and adults that help creativity flow. Patient instructors invite students to follow along as they demonstrate the skills to make three-dimensional mixed-media pieces, drawings, and even sewn works. For special occasions, the Speckles staff takes the reins with art-centric birthday party packages that may include pizza, cupcakes, and the chance for kids to make art out of the contents of their meal plates.
No Limits Martial Arts' blue floors have seen a lot of action. From the karate classes to the Darth Vader drop-in appearances at birthday parties, No Limits' activities hold true to the studio's name. The instructors also offer weapons classes and fitness sessions for all ages and skill levels.