The seasoned trainers at Fang Shen Do motivate men, women, and children in 60- to 90-minute private or group sessions, using techniques tailored to facilitate quick and effective learning. Senior sifus demonstrate a blend of traditional and gym-developed self-defense and kung fu strikes, traps, and grapples to teach personal protection in real-life dilemmas such as street attacks or attempts to collect taxes from a bear. MMA and sanshou courses focus on fitness and sport training to hone skills such as strike combinations, proper footwork, and specific uses of MMA and sanshou equipment.
Dr. Jordan's Office based in the heart of down town Ottawa is a specilized office with special interest in laser rejuvenation treatments, Chemical Peels, Vivier Facials, eyelid surgery, Bottox, as well as soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Artecol.
A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.
These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.
The founder of the Ashtanga form, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, proclaimed once that "yoga is 99% practice, and 1% theory." For Janice DeFilippi, a more appropriate ratio would be 99 per cent practice, and 1 per cent airfare, as she took several yoga retreats to Mysore, India, to study under the late Pattabhi Jois directly. When she's not furthering her knowledge of the Ashtanga philosophy or practicing overseas, she's working alongside her team of certified instructors to expand this powerful practice throughout Ottawa. They teach the arts of proper alignment and breath-linked movement during Ashtanga and Mysore classes, doling out personal attention and hands-on corrections.
David Lee began life on rather precarious footing. He was born to a single mother in a poor area of Seoul, South Korea and, as a small child, suffered from food allergies and poor digestion. Luckily for him, a mentor in Canada sponsored Lee and his mother and sister and taught them about nutrition and the healing power of whole foods. Soon afterward, a young Lee was outlining his own nutrition regimens, and he eventually even managed to overcome his chronic ailments without the help of a doctor or a genie.
Today, David applies this spirit of innovation in his professional life as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and holistic practitioner. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, he has pioneered Tai Body, a workout that incorporates Thai boxing movements with aerobic exercises, meditation, and stretching. He also developed a system of exercises and nutritional packages known as the Vital Health System, which gradually strengthen beginners’ cores so they can begin to tackle more advanced exercises, such as transforming into a treadmill. As participants work to obtain healthier lifestyles, the nutritional counseling helps increase energy levels by encouraging smarter food choices.
Dr. Katia Doumit and Dr. Roland Eid can just as expertly helm traditional checkups and lighten teeth with laser whitening, which can make teeth brighter without the hassle of smashing lightning bugs on them. The dentists' range allows them to see patients seeking general dentistry services or cosmetic procedures.
Husband-and-wife team Dr. Emilie Perras and acupuncturist Martin Perras helms Oaktree Chiropractic & Acupuncture, where they work together to help patients and their bodies heal themselves. Emilie, a chiropractor, first experienced the effectiveness of her chosen discipline when she was 3 years old after her mother began toting her entire family to the chiropractor that had treated her during her pregnancy. Martin, alternatively, chose to study Chinese medicine after corporate life left him uninspired.
Now, the duo work together to uncover and treat the underlying causes of health problems: Emilie gently manipulates spines during chiropractic adjustments, and Martin practices technique such as acupuncture, using sterilized needles to help redirect patient’s energy flow. Both of the Perras' treatments address a wide variety of physical symptoms, help relieve pain, and promote general wellness.