Owner Jan Henrikson has travelled Europe, the U.S., and Canada to absorb the yoga teachings of renowned masters, earning her certification in the Hatha style of Jivamukti. Since then, she has established herself in Saskatoon as a yoga expert who accepts all skill levels. Subscribing to Woody Allen's belief that "80 per cent of success is just showing up," she encourages anyone, regardless of their experience, age, or build, to immerse themselves in the welcoming curriculum at Joos Yoga.
Jan's team of instructors lead classes in several styles, including Yin yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga, and Vinyasa flow. During every session, they foster a no-pressure atmosphere, often commingling beginners and advanced participants in many classes. Furthermore, they intentionally keep class sizes small to ensure students receive personalized attention and have enough room to expand their consciousness without bumping into someone else's pneuma.
Joos Yoga also spreads an appreciation for the limbering arts through corporate programs and teacher-training courses, whose standards exceed those put forth by the Yoga Alliance.
Positively Fit Personal Training derives its name from the upbeat attitude of owner Amanda Stalwick, who has orchestrated dozens of transformations during her 25 years as a certified personal trainer and triathlon coach. Stalwick tailors fitness programs to clients of all ages and skill levels, including teens, seniors, and adults who've never set foot in a gym or wrestled with a bear's overwhelming cuteness. Instead of focusing solely on the calorie burning, she balances strength and flexibility movements with exercises that bolster cardiovascular endurance.
Personal-training sessions can take place at home, at work, outdoors, or at the PACE Athletic Training Centre. Group training often takes the form of boot camps, which bolster agility and core strength with tools such as kettlebells, yoga poses, and group runs. And during high-performance training sessions, Stalwick draws upon her Ironman experience to push athletes toward personal bests.
At Bike Universe, a team of cycle specialists works to keep the community's bike traffic rolling smoothly by stocking new equipment and upgrading old rides. Their handiwork helped earn the shop a ranking among Saskatoon's best bicycle stores in Planet S's Best of 2010. As active outdoorspeople themselves, staff members personally test and carry high-performance outdoor sports equipment including kayaks, slacklines, longboards, and apparel, preventing athletes from having to borrow their elder siblings' old-timey swimming singlets.
Moksha Yoga Saskatoon utilizes spacious, heated rooms to elongate limbs and calm the mind through strengthening postures. Pupils of all fitness levels can peruse the class schedule, which boasts daily 60- to 90-minute sweat-inducing sessions held in a space that reaches 37 degrees, the temperature at which Celine Dion ballads are written. Experienced Moksha-trained instructors guide gaggles of participants through flowing motions focussed on detoxifying the body, deepening breathing, and improving cardiovascular health. The facility’s eco-friendly and sustainable cork studio flooring gently supports joints to alleviate lower-back pain and prevent injury during post-yoga victory dances. Guests may ready themselves for heavy stretching in capacious dressing rooms and rinse off in one of multiple available showers.
Chris Isaak has proven to be a rockabilly Renaissance man during his more than 25 years in show business, with hit songs such as "Wicked Game," appearances in movies such as That Thing You Do!, and his own TV show on Showtime. Like a lovechild of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley nurtured by supermodels, Chris’s smooth, dusty baritone and disarmingly tender falsetto seduces fans with a raucous swing and melodies heartbreaking enough to inspire happy couples to split up, just so they can sing along with more authenticity. Backed by Silvertone, his lifelong rhythm section of rustproof ringers, Chris and the gang turn a concert into a party packed with tunes culled from his catalogue of classics. Even though his live shows thrive on relentless showmanship and unpredictability, recent sets have been decorated in outlandish stage props, including a burning piano, a 35-pound mirrored suit, and a 20-foot tall pin-up girl inflated solely by bittersweet helium and the tears of panda couples torn asunder by zoo downsizing.
The laser technicians at Stonebridge Medical oust irksome body hair with Cutera CoolGlide and ProWave technology. Trained staff members propel the equipment's laser-removal wand along areas targeted for defuzzing, delivering pulses of light that penetrate epidermises to quickly evict freeloading strands and their cumbersome French provincial furniture. Clients can deforest areas including upper lips ($150), chins ($150), underarms ($225), and bikini lines ($300). Some clients feel a mild pinch or sting during treatment, while others report angry glares from departing bristles. Three treatments will send you well on your way to hairless harmony, but results can vary depending on skin and hair type. The friendly staff at Stonebridge Medical can consult with you on how many treatments it will take to achieve desired results.