When Forrest Folen says he believes in a mind-and-body approach to fitness, he isn’t referring to pseudo-spiritual workouts. Rather, he is drawing from the simple advice given to him by his grandmother: “Take care of your body, and your body will take care of your mind. Take care of your mind, and your mind will take care of your life.” His partner Roy Schuhmacher, on the other hand, comes at fitness from a strictly physical angle. Fueled by a personal goal to become a bodybuilder when he was younger, he turned to scientific methods and empirical data to craft his regimens. This research eventually led him to the slow and steady approach to bulking up that he uses today. In 2008, both Folen and Schuhmacher joined forces, bringing their unique mix of perspectives and exercise approaches to the public at Fit for Life Solutions.
Through their studio, the two trainers slim bodies with large group boot-camp sessions, tame waistlines with Next Level personal training, and accelerate heart rates during intensive small group exercises that incorporate kettlebells and industrial-grade defibrillators.
Since its inception, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club has developed a fitness vision?one where a place could promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all. Within its 18 locations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the gym strives to fulfill that vision by maximizing each member's experience in a fun and friendly environment, while offering a well-rounded approach to health and fitness.
Featuring a variety of amenities for all those wanting to achieve their fitness goals, each facility boasts state-of-the-art training equipment for clients' cardio and weight-lifting needs. For those who work better in packs, a wide range of fun group fitness classes are offered, including Zumba, yoga, pound, and LaBlast. Experienced certified personal trainers impart their wealth of fitness knowledge and effective exercise programs, but also inform on the latest in health and fitness, in-club events, and several other exciting member services.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
As a professional fashion designer and owner of Camp Fashionista, Dori Duncan empowers children and adults to bring their clothing ideas alive through design. Her classes span sewing and drawing lessons and camps that teach participants how to work with their inspiration from inception to physical creation. Beginner sessions start with foundational skills, imparting essential skills that teach students to eventually execute their own design ideas. Dori also runs parties for kids and adults in which groups choose a specific project to work on, like pajama pants or aprons, and everyone goes home with their finished piece.
Tony Soprano's prepares each dish to order, using fresh ingredients and original recipes to fashion a massive array of casual Italian-American and grill fare. Start out with a tray of fries topped with garlic or cheddar-cheese sauce ($3.50) and mild, hot, or barbecue chicken wings ($7.95 for a dozen). Specialty pizzas include the chicken pesto veggie pizza ($18.95 for a 14" medium) and the mighty combination pizza, crowned with a panoply of savory meats as well as onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives ($19.95 for a 16" large). Small cheese pizzas can be delicately folded or crammed into gaping mouthholes ($10.95), while a large calzone with two toppings provides potently portable fare for freestyle walkers and acrobats ($12.95). Tony's also offers salads, pastas, and hamburgers, as well as barbecue on Thursdays and Fridays. Soak up beverages via your mouth hose with an Arizona ice tea ($0.99) or a can ($1) or two-liter ($3.50) of soda. Tony Soprano's is closed Sundays.