At Lotus Soul Yoga, experienced practitioners and instructors lead a wide variety of yoga classes. The multidisciplinary gym offers styles such as hatha, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and warm flow. Additionally, the studio offers classes geared towards beginners, pre- or post-natal customers, and even family yoga, which is kid-friendly.
Bands of glowing lights smoulder with neon pink, red, orange, and blue hues, their luminous beams flickering against exposed-brick walls. On the floor below, radiant boulders emanate equally vibrant tones, but their purpose is more than aesthetic. The jagged chunks are large pieces of Himalayan salt, which waft tiny, activated particles through the air and deep into the lungs of patrons to help naturally vanquish a wide range of ailments, such as allergies, sinus congestion, stress, and respiratory issues. Known as halotherapy, the treatment utilizes salt's inherent properties to conquer bacteria and infections, and to flush them out via the body's own natural processes. During sessions in Salt Infusion Therapy's simulated salt-cave environment, groups of visitors convene around the glowing salt pieces, relaxing as the rocks work to alleviate troublesome symptoms and try to find a way to win against paper and scissors.
At Movimento, owner Juan Medrano and his team of trainers guide clients through training and nutrition programs designed to instill long-lasting healthy lifestyle habits. Instead of focusing on shedding an extra 10 pounds or looking toned, trainees are encouraged to commit to improving their health in ways that affect every aspect of their lives. Trainers work to make fitness routines exciting and fun, and strive to create a motivational and supportive environment for every client.
Lime-green and bright-blue walls flank the brightly lit facility, where clients choose from three types of training sessions: 1-on-1, semiprivate in a group of up to four, and larger group classes. Supplementing the calorie-incinerating routines are seasonally available nutrition programs.
William Aarvo Tucker has practiced Tai Chi for more than three decades. He trained under Liu Hsi-heng in Taiwan for 15 years before starting a school in England and eventually making his way to Canada to open Gravity & Grace. He teaches Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Yang style Tai Chi, each characterized by slow, intentional movements which create a kinetic meditation. The exercise is gentle but challenging, and aims to help develop flexibility, strength, and ability to convincingly move in slow motion.
Infrared heating panels raise the temperature of Hot Yoga Wellness Edmonton's hot room to 37 degrees Celsius, heating up muscles for deeper stretches while helping to rid bodies of toxins. During the facility's drop-in classes, instructors guide up to 30 students of all levels through poses designed to reduce stress, increase circulation, and lower blood pressure. Classes include Vinyasa flow, traditional hot Hatha, and Rocket Inspired yoga, where pupils hold Ashtanga poses while whispering the names of their favorite astronauts. For a less strenuous workout, the studio dials down the heat to a warm 32 degrees Celsius during the signature foundation series.
Zerona Laser Lipo by Zoex specializes in spot treating fat and contouring bodies using the noninvasive Zerona laser. After the initial consultation to discuss their medical history and favourite types of cheese, clients lie down as the technician places the lasers over the problem areas. Each side of the body is treated independently, as different areas of fat require different laser positions. During the treatment, clients can sleep, read, or just sit there and relax.
The certified and passionate trainers at Blitz Conditioning Inc strive to transform their clients and make fitness a fun component of daily life. Personal trainers use a detailed assessment to craft a step-by-step program for each client, or they sculpt bodies through high-intensity group classes and boot-camp sessions. Blitz also offers hockey-specific strength and conditioning training that mirrors in-game movements and helps reinforce muscle memory needed to stop on the ice or drink curdled buttermilk from Lord Stanley’s cup.