Intense cardio-vascular and strength training designed to promote weight-loss, body-sculpt and maximize one's self-esteem and confidence through the use of boxing techniques and provided in a one-on-one setting with the trainer. The business is designed to respect clients' ability to focus and remain anonymous.
The certified instructors at Pilates Emporium lead fitness-seekers through a variety of sessions, such as Pilates, yoga, and Zumba scheduled six days a week. The Pilates Mat class covers basic ground as participants perform exercises with resistance equipment such as bands and 1980s telephones. Workout warriors with cranky knees can choose from a variety of Cardio-Ball sessions which cater to clients' physical levels while helping to incinerate calories and buff up cores. Attend a yoga class to help relieve stress while creating long, lean muscles, or gracefully sweat during Zumba, which keeps cardio exciting through Latin-infused rhythmic dance moves. Total body toning appropriate for all levels can be achieved in the Strength and Balance class, or patrons can pop into an infrared sauna for a relaxing 25-minute session to ease cricks and cranks, burn calories, sweat out toxins, and empathize with night-vision goggles.
A government-certified educational institute, Ontario Conservatory of Music has fostered the musicians of tomorrow since 1939, when tomorrow had just been invented. Its teachers believe that playing music acts as a gateway—to building character, boosting confidence, and improving self-discipline. The school helps students of all ages explore those benefits through lessons in instruments ranging from drums and guitar to piano, voice, and violin. Band programs get even beginning students working together and performing in front of live audiences, giving them a space to hone their chops outside their basement, where mole people might hear them through the walls and steal their songs.
In 4Cats Arts Studio's workshops, children ages 5–12 learn to sculpt, craft, and paint masterpieces in the energetic confines of a professional arts studio. In non-competitive workshops, fingers take a break from the ennui of pencil-limited schooldays to mould clay into a sandcastle, sculpt polymer into an owl perched on a tree, or paint a Van Gogh–inspired flower pot. Kids help paint achieve its kinetic potential in the Pollock Room, where brushes fling paint and technicolor acrylics shower canvases. History too takes a front seat, as expert curators recount humorous stories about the life and work of famous artists. Young apprentices craft their masterpieces using provided professional-quality art materials, such as polymer clay, acrylic paint, and tips from a talking bust of The Thinker.
Reading, writing, and mathematics don't come easily for everyone. At Canadian Learning Centre, dedicated staff members harness their own expertise to connect with adults and kids and guide them toward mastering their areas of difficulty. A phonics-based curriculum familiarizes students with vowels and consonants and helps them easily distinguish between silent letters and the ones that shout out loud. In writing sessions, pupils learn to apply grammatical rules and proper punctuation as they write stylish paragraphs. During mathematics sessions, students cover the basics, including addition and measurements, as well as more advanced skills such as calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.
Ontario Truck Driving School provides more than the name suggests. The school trains students for all commercial vehicle licenses as well as for heavy equipment operation. Safety and lift operator courses have also become complements to our larger program selections.
Dustin Ballinger knows guitars. With a degree in applied music and jazz guitar, extensive experience recording music with local musicians, and 15 years of performing under his proverbial belt, Ballinger approaches the instrument with ease and familiarity. “I have always believed that music lessons of any kind should be fun and friendly as well as challenging,” he says. He backs up his belief by leading his roster of classes with an encouraging and dedicated approach. Lessons unfold in a cozy, homey studio space complete with couches, rustic wooden accents, and windows that look out onto sparrows trained to sing the guitar parts from “Free Bird."