Instructor Linda Summers strives to instill within each of her students the important life lessons that yoga has taught her—to slow down, celebrate each day, and embrace the goodness in every living thing. Linda has been carving out a healthy lifestyle for two decades through her work as a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and spin instructor, but it's been her decade of yoga practice that has truly shaped her outlook on life. Over the years, Linda has studied under many notable yogis, including Twee Merrigan.
Now she shepherds aspiring yogis of all levels along the path of physical, mental, and spiritual discipline—which leads the traveller toward wisdom and away from the lies crooned by late-night infomercials—through small Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. During these classes, Linda teaches her students to marry controlled breath with a flow of athletic and remedial postures as she gently adjusts their forms. Her studio's earthy walls surround students in tranquility as she inspires them to feel the strength and vibrancy that yoga has taught her to realize within herself.
Muay Thai Niagara occupies an immense 5,000-square-foot facility, with more than 30 bags, and one of Ontario’s most experienced staff of instructors, which includes Canadian national team coach Kru Roger Lumyoung. Adult classes run seven days a week, with sessions available for men, women, children, and defenseless scarecrows. Children's classes teach self-defense methods within an organized setting that focuses on discipline and respect, and adult classes offer students a recreational workout using martial arts techniques.
Equipment: Keiser, Free Motion, Life Fitness, Cybex, TRX
Students should bring: Towel Service is provided. Bring water or it is for sale at reception
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come and try our Eliminator Obstacle Course. A challenge for everyone from beginner to top athletes
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The biggest reason most people don't succeed is not having all the tools to work with. Our Fitness Assessments with our highly qualified Personal Trainers will get a starting point for you by doing full measurements, [finding] body fat percentage, [and] calculating caloric needs and physical abilities. At this point we will be able to customize a personal plan for your success.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
After your workout relax by the pool or enjoy a sauna. Members are also welcome to bring families for a swim, as well.
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Energy Fitness Studio is also home of Niagara's only 10,000 square foot Obstacle Course Training Center, with two 10-fooft walls, sleds, tires, ropes, logs, and so much more.
Yoga Truly owner Claire entered her first yoga studio in 2002, hoping to find relief from chronic neck pain. Not only did she find pain relief, but she also found a deep passion for yoga. Now an instructor herself, Claire helps others suffering from stubborn aches with private yoga therapy sessions. Her group yoga classes help students of all ages and levels, including kids yoga classes that focus on movement and songs to build self-esteem and social skills.
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As a singer in Le Trio Parisien, Juliet Dunn uses the power of song to entertain. As a Zumba teacher at J.A.D.E. Zumba Fitness, she uses it to get hearts pumping and waistlines slimming during dance-based exercise parties. African drumbeats and South American melodies converge in her workout soundtrack, which brims with international tunes from Grammy-winning producers. As the sound system blares, Dunn imparts easy-to-follow dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cumbia, and reggaeton. Like a trip to the airport in a clown car, Zumba fitness classes are an hour long and accommodate 20–100 people.
Located inside the Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre, Reflexions Real Life Fitness Centre boasts an outdoor courtyard pool as well as an indoor salt-water pool, both of which host aquatic exercise classes. Keeping with the oceanic theme, the centre stocks Atlantis-brand equipment. Instructors utilize these machines and other tools during a wide variety of group classes, from spinning to meditative yoga sessions. Pilates and Core Ball classes tone torsos with focused stretches, whereas boot-camp drills move at a faster, more intense pace. TRX classes, meanwhile, train students to lift their own body weight with the aid of hanging cords.