One Yoga's experienced instructors open their elongated arms to all downward dog devotees and breathe life into searching minds with compliant and pliable classes. The weekly calendar boasts a blend of beginner and advanced sessions that delve into developing deep-breathing techniques, a clearer understanding of one's self, and the strength to defeat inner Facebook demons. The gracious floor space allows families and individuals to explore balancing techniques together while adaptable instructors coach and encourage all who partake. Yoga is recommended for anyone seeking physical activity, reliable relaxation techniques, or the skills required for breaking the third wall.
Since Judi Sheppard Missett first created Jazzercise in 1969, the dance-fitness fusion has become a household name, and she is still the driving force behind the company today. Though Judi can’t attend all 32,000 classes held weekly in 32 countries, every 10 weeks, instructors around the world receive video of a new routine choreographed by Judi herself. And the routines have certainly evolved since their inception. They currently integrate elements of yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and resistance training, and are set to a consistently updated soundtrack of top 40, hip-hop, rock, and country hits. Generally, the 60-minute classes begin with a light warm-up before launching into 30 minutes of cardio, a segment with weights and strength training, and then a cooldown with stretches. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome, but nervous beginners can cuddle up on the couch with their new sneakers and watch videos of signature moves at home before attending their first class.
Inside Ground Yoga, the hustle and bustle of the city seems a million miles away. Though cars whiz past every few seconds, stillness rules between the walls of this urban sanctuary. Here, seasoned instructors impart ancient poses and breathing techniques to help students calm the chaos that rages within. Earth-toned paint and shiny wooden floors infuse the space with hints of nature, making stress melt faster than a snowman at a chili cook-off. In the classroom, students explore classical traditions such as Hatha and Ashtanga through alignment-focused bends and balances. Beginners flock to Sivananda classes, which build strength and flexibility at a leisurely pace. Filled with inversions and arm balances, Power 2 sessions cater to seasoned yogis and novices seeking a steep physical challenge. To guide students through all stages of life, the studio also hosts classes for expecting mothers and children aged 6–12.
At Mawson Health and Fitness, certified personal trainers help gym members maximize their workout efficiency, and instructors lead classes through calorie-crushing sessions of Pilates, Zumba, and martial arts-cardio exercises. Ladies boost their health and well-being in a private, supportive female-only studio, and kids of all ages play under professional supervision in the clean, spacious kids? club. After sweating away on the treadmills, building muscle fibre with the free weights and machines, visitors can brown their epidermis with the fitness center's tanning apparatuses or undue knotted muscles or smouldering gym clothes with water-based hydro-massages.
Although JB Performance Training specializes in helping athletes take their game to the next level, the fitness coaches are equally capable of helping people that want to stay in shape. The 4,000-square-foot facility is open all year long, offering group classes and customized personal-training sessions alike. In both, improving strength and stamina is a priority. However, the trainers' main goal is to teach competitive athletes and casual exercisers how to improve the efficiency of their movements and minimize the risk of injuries. Free weights, medicine balls, and sleds are all available for use, as is the 30-yard stretch of indoor turf that allows visitors to work on their speed, agility, and ice cream truck-catching skills.
Yoga instills focus while strengthening the muscles and balance. Along the way, the three combine to form bliss. At Yoga Republic of Saskatoon, instructors guide students through introductory workshops and classes that encourage practicing yogis to move at their own pace. They impart yogic principles such as controlling breathing and demonstrate effective postures that boost immune systems, amp up circulation, and improve agility. To further wellness, they host nutrition workshops that cover everything from vegan meals and green smoothies to healthy soups and entrees.