In oases of wellness scattered across Canada, GoodLife Fitness strives to improve people's lives with exercise classes for all ages and skill levels. For cardio, there's RPM, a high-energy spinning class, or Jillian Michaels's metabolism-boosting BodyShred. For mental serenity as well as healthy flexibility, there's hot yoga and Pilates. And for strength training, there's BodyPump, a barbell class; BodyFlow, a mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates; and BodyVive, a low-impact workout using Vive balls and tubes. GoodLife also offers corporate and business partnerships to ensure wellness in the workplace.
Years of playing competitive basketball had left Alex Ein, president of Comfort Corner Corporation, with sore knees and bad ankles. The simple act of walking became so painful that he was forced to turn to physiotherapy, braces, and pain medication. He voiced his concerns to his uncle, Dr. Robert Ein, who, as a former hoopster with similar problems, began the extensive research that led to the development of Doc Walks. These insoles, which have been designed by orthopedic and ergonomic specialists and podiatry experts, help wearers overcome back, knee, and ankle pain by taking pressure off of sore spots and redistributing it over the insoles' soft and supportive structure. The relief allows wearers to return to the activities they once took for granted, whether it's walking, playing sports, or reclaiming their title at the hokey-pokey championship.
Former Bay Street banker Chris Zownir launched Cuffwear.com to transform a humble suit accessory into an accent piece that elevates masculine silhouettes. Designers sculpt four collections of cufflinks including Stylish and Fashionable, Fun and Playful, Black Tie and Formal Events, and What's Your Profession?. Materials range from stainless steel to matte rhodium plating adorned with an array of enamels, crystals, and etchings. Based in Toronto, Zownir has expanded Cuffwear.com into international markets in the United States and Europe and also produces custom designs for companies, industry events, and penguin conventions.
IRIS Beads & Charms makes it easy to wear your heart on your sleeve?or around your neck. The online shop specializes in personalized bracelets and necklaces, all of which are built by customers using a wide selection of beads and charms. The glass beads bring color and swirling patterns to each piece. The charms, on the other hand, are made from silver or rhodium, and shaped to resemble everything from infinity signs to flowers to owls. IRIS has also organized seasonal collections of its charms and beads, gathering green items that would be perfect for spring, and red ones for when spring turns to volcano season.
Web surfers who stumble upon Blue Jade's online gallery enter a digital treasure trove of affordable, high-end jewellery pieces. The site specializes in Swarovski-crystal-studded adornments, complementing the Austrian sparklers with cubic zirconia, precious stones such as aquamarine and pink sapphire, and black pearls produced by oysters that drink squid ink. Patrons can mix and match individual rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets into eclectic orders or opt for matching jewellery sets.