Though Adrenaline Personal Training Studios looks like a garage, there’s not a single car or snow blower inside. There’s a tire or two and also a sled, but it looks nothing like a toboggan. This is a weighted sled, a tool that helps exercisers build speed and power. It’s part of an arsenal of functional training equipment, which includes agility ladders, strongman yokes, squat racks, and York weightlifting gear. Certified trainers and strength coaches teach clients how to use these tools during workouts that range from partner training to outdoor boot camps. One-on-one training is tailored to individual goals such as weight loss, sports performance, or injury rehab, and group sessions revolve around shared objectives and teamwork. In addition to leading strength and cardio workouts, staffers build custom nutrition plans to help clients slim down, build muscle, or win a staring contest with a many-eyed potato. After workouts, exercisers can head to the locker room to change or unwind with the help of a massage therapist’s relaxing strokes.
Seeing Josh Apperley tired is a rare sight. Since graduating from massage therapy school, he has completely revamped his current studio and plans to expand the one-man practice into a full clinic where he will helm a team of multi-skilled therapists. The Regina community has taken notice of Mr. Apperley's efforts; he recently won "Best Massage Therapist" in Prairie Dog Magazine's 2013 "Best of Regina" competition.
He brings this same positive energy and enthusiasm to each of his massages. Concerned with more than just muscles, Josh has learned enough about the body's mechanics to understand when the muscles, bones, and joints are out of balance. He then customizes strokes to help adjust, readjust, and balance the muscle/bone synergy that exists in all humans and the most realistic dolls.
Yoga Mala's impassioned instructors limber up bodies and enliven minds through nine different yoga disciplines. Smooth down frizzy brain waves with the soothing, passive Yin yoga, in which postures are held for up to five minutes, slowly relaxing sore muscles and opening up shy joints. Clients seeking high-energy body bends, meanwhile, can opt for Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on opening the hips and shoulders via intense postures, or the Ujjayi Pulse class, set to the beat of live drum music. Yoga Mala's class schedule invites yogis to align spines and stack chakras morning through evening within Yoga Mala's spacious, sunlit studio, making daily practice as simple as befriending a lonely sock puppet.
The technicians at Aegis Laser Therapeutics perform an array of laser-based treatments, including PearlBrite laser teeth whitening. In one 20-minute session, bicuspids brighten 2–10 shades as a patented mouthpiece and foam strips coat mouth-pearls in a special whitening gel of hydrogen peroxide and pulverized angel halos. An LED light then activates the gel, unleashing free oxygen radicals that penetrate the enamel and dentin layers of teeth before binding to carbon-based molecules and prying off stains. The PearlBrite system is reported to cause no adverse side affects on healthy teeth and gums, as well as little to no discomfort beyond a slight tingling sensation and brief blinding sensation when smiling into a mirror after the treatment. Results can last from six months to two years based on oral hygiene habits and aftercare, for which PearlBrite manufactures touch-up pens and shine sprays (not included with today’s Groupon).
Led by an instructor with experience in personal training, nutrition, wellness, and psychology, the diet and fitness packages offered at MissFitChick are applicable to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Individual plans are customized to meet each client’s specific objectives, including weight loss, toning, ability to bench-press a herd of mountain goats, and more. Today's deal begins with a 90-minute personal wellness consultation ($75) to analyze the client’s initial condition and create an outline of personal goals. Clients can then choose from options such as a 60-minute personal in-studio workout session ($45) or a group session at an off-site location, such as a haunted tavern or the Potemkin Stairs ($40 per person). Boot camp classes can be purchased individually ($10) or in bunches of 10 ($80). Otherwise, clients can stretch out progress with a two-week nutritional plan ($80) or a four-week shape-up program ($80).