At Grupo de Capoeira Dend? do Recife, instructor Chrys Courchene draws upon more than 15 years of experience in Brazilian martial arts, dance, fitness and competitive sports to introduce students to a creative fitness style that emphasizes acrobatic flexibility and the ability to bust a groove right through a wall.
The studio also specializes in capoeira, a unique mixture of combat, dance, and acrobatics. At special events, Mastre Fabinho gathers some of capoeira's top Brazilian practitioners to lecture on and demonstrate their art. Besides training the next generation of capoeira all-stars, the studio hosts demonstrations and shows spotlighting the current masters of capoeira and Brazilian folkloric dance.
Lisa Jorgensen joined forces with Bryce Barker, who boasts degrees in both psychology and kinesiology, and former Adventure Racer Tobin DeCou to bring regimented military-style workouts to average citizens with Mybootcamp. She brings her training indoors, outdoors, or to client-specified locations for entire groups of students, regularly rotating between various forms of exercise to prevent muscles from becoming bored and giving nerves wet willies. During sessions, she oscillates between resistance training, which utilizes kettlebells, hefty ropes, and the body's own weight, and endurance training that utilizes manmade and natural obstacle courses.
Sure Chefs works to teach clients about healthy eating through fun and educational cooking classes. Curricula follow their belief that eating should be an adventurous and thrilling experience rather than just a mere daily function or excuse to juggle hard-boiled eggs. Through the courses, students discover simple ways to cook meals from pumpkin coconut rice pudding to ginger sesame pad thai with grilled beef and chili.
A lifetime student of culinary art and nutrition, Sandra Bruton studied with The Canadian School of Nutrition and now offers in-home cooking classes, consultations, catering for small, and private chef services.
In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.
End Result Fitness, located within the Marriott Health Club on Laurier Avenue, is a boutique personal training studio that offers various programs for losing weight and getting in shape. With End Result Fitness’s Fat Flush program, start by exercising your jaw muscles with a pre-fitness assessment where you will discuss your goals and the proposed fitness plan. After that, a 14-day at-home training program and 14-day eating program will equip you with the necessary tools and strategies to take your fitness into your own hands, and into your own home. In addition, four in-studio personalized training sessions (on Saturdays and Sundays during the course of the 14-day program) target exercises tailored to your particular body. Finally, top off the experience with a post success assessment, where you will be praised for all your hard work thus far and discuss future goals, as well as how to achieve them. Whether striving to lose weight, build muscle, or redistribute weight into an exact replica of a brown bear to fend off predators, End Result Fitness can help.
Sabai Yoga's dedicated instructor, Laura Farberman, leads aspiring yogis of all ages and skill levels in stress-reducing, body-bending Hatha yoga classes. Torsos twist and bend on provided mats in the 80-minute sessions, as a sequence of fluid postures unties knotted muscles and deep, controlled breathing clears brain cases and prepares practitioners for razing stick-and-straw housing developments. Farberman caps class sizes at 20 students, cultivating an intimate environment that allows for personal instruction and heightened focus, increasing participants' strength, poise, and chances of winning Twister cage matches.