For Debbie Benko, owner of Fitness Bootcamp Canada, boot camps aren’t just for sculpting muscles and melting calories. They’re a tool for shedding hang-ups and unlocking pent-up potential. A certified personal trainer and enthusiastic life coach, Debbie draws upon more than 20 years of fitness expertise and recent training in neuro-linguistic programming to help women become more focused and resilient. She’s also driven by an important lesson learned while teaching English overseas: everyone wants to feel valued, no matter how they look, where they live, or what language they speak. To blaze a trail to the future, people often need to look at the past, at those times when they’ve felt undervalued or misunderstood. “That’s why I’m about making breakthroughs,” Debbie explains. “I help my clients take a close look at why they want to accomplish a particular goal and how their past has affected that goal so far.” Listening carefully is a key to achieving these breakthroughs, as is a strong support system. During one-on-one activities such as nutrition consultations, Debbie showers clients with personal attention while helping them make positive changes in their lives, from planning healthier meals to establishing clear boundaries with overly clingy shadows. She rallies exercisers of all levels for indoor boot-camp classes, where team-like camaraderie propels each participant toward goals while enhancing confidence and self-esteem. Most classes teem with calisthenics, plyometrics, and short sprints, which boost energy levels while toning muscles throughout the body. Exercises are often performed in intervals to maximize calorie burn and cultivate endurance at a manageable pace.
At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.
Founded by a group of doctors, Health Medica and its team of medical professionals embark on a mission to bolster inner and outer health using both natural healing methods and noninvasive modern technologies. The health experts regularly swap business cards and favourite lollipop flavours at international trade shows, keeping abreast of the latest pain-free medical care and computerized equipment for procedures such as spinal decompression. To complement medical treatments, the med-spa staff massages away stress and boosts clients' self-esteem with skincare treatments such as chemical peels.
Health Medica also helps their patients make long-term lifestyle changes. In addition to laser weight-loss procedures, the health gurus provide nutritional counselling and choreograph high-energy cheerleading cheers to recommend take-home products.
Dr. Weightloss Clinics assists patrons in shedding up to two pounds a week through exercise and meal plans customized around foods of their choice and individual weight-loss goals. During one-hour body assessments, clients discuss dietary history as specialists record body mass and blood pressure, all culminating in a carefully crafted program based on individual goals. The Intelligent Prescriptive Nutrition program, which Canadian bodybuilding champion John Cardillo dreamt up while bench-pressing a refrigerator in his sleep, grants clients 42 balanced meals a week. Each meal is crafted with client tastes and caloric requirements in mind. Specialists lead two one-hour shaping and toning sessions, and two one-hour cardio meetings string together exercises that burn serious calories. By program's end, partakers are well versed in fitness hieroglyphs, independently capable of slimming their physiques, decreasing cholesterol, and resisting the tempting calls of Spam loaf slathered in Nutella.
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.