Body + Soul Fitness strives to help patrons stay or get into shape via modern equipment and an elite team of trainers who regularly hone their skills through in-house continuing-education programs. Clients looking to slim down or bulk up can receive one-on-one physique-moulding instruction from one of the gym's friendly fitness buffs, who use their expertise to map out a safe, effective program tailor-made to each individual's goals, abilities, and grunting capacity. The sleek, chic establishment also welcomes individuals eager to sweat out their calories without a trainer on a well-maintained fleet of treadmills, weightlifting machines, and stationary bicycles, among other body-bolstering equipment. Body + Soul maintains a commitment to the earth's well-being as well, employing recycled building materials and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
Hardwood floors and subtly patterned white walls give a pristine look to Alla Wellness & Beauty Lounge, where the staff aims to give clients a luxurious day-spa experience, no matter the treatment they are signed up to receive. Before leading patrons into their private treatment room for a facial, staffers introduce them to the infrared sauna. In a cozy nook, nail techs perform fungus-removal services, while elsewhere body treatments get a boost from Guinot products or Palomar IPL technology.
Forest Hill Swim School owner Michael Domb can move through water better than most people can move on land. A world-champion triathlete with a background in open-water swimming, Michael established this school to channel his impressive experience into a program where kids can learn how to swim and exercise safely. Around him, Michael has built a team of certified instructors to help lead lessons at the school's city-based facility. There, a 21-yard outdoor pool, which is filled with saltwater to prevent chlorine-induced irritation and bacteria growth, provides students with a secluded place in which to master the fundamentals and prepare for the Marco Polo portion of the Ironman Triathlon.
At the age of 24, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Pintaric developed a back condition while playing professional tennis. He thought that he wouldn't play again, but with chiropractic care, he was able to continue. Today, he continues to play with the Toronto Men's League. Convinced of the efficacy of chiropractic care by his firsthand experience, he decided to earn his degree in the field at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
At Health Solutions, Dr. Pintaric helps restore patients' health with chiropractic adjustments that realign the spine and rehabilitative exercises that keep pain at bay long after appointments have ended. Patients can also stop by for acupuncture sessions and relaxing massages performed by one of Health Solutions' RMTs.
Tina brings a vast knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to her eponymous health centre. She started her journey in the world of healthcare as a nurse and pharmacist in China, and after 15 years, she found herself drawn to TCM's holistic healing abilities. She went back to school to study acupuncture and herbal medicine for two years, and eventually moved to Toronto, where she opened Tina's Health Wellness Centre to share her passion.
She oversees a team that works to soothe pain and stress with a variety of holistic techniques. They relieve tension and aches with tui na, a form of Chinese bodywork that blends massage, traction, and acupressure techniques, in addition to acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha scraping therapy. With reflexology, they target specific organ systems by precisely kneading points on the feet, and their ionic foot soaks help draw toxins out through the soles of the feet, otherwise known as the body's dumpin' grounds.
Licensed acupuncturist Jason Tarter understands firsthand the healing powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Helped by a naturopathic doctor at a young age, Jason became fascinated by natural healing and the changes that come with new eating regimens. The transformative powers that Jason encountered inspired him to pursue a career in traditional healing methods. At his clinic in North York, Jason offers acupuncture and cupping treatments, along with Tui Na massage and Gua-sha skin scraping treatments. Traditional healing treatments help clients with everything from migraines and chronic pain to depression and digestive issues, which the Traditional Healing Centre specializes in treating. After an initial consultation, Jason works with clients to devise a healing plan or time travel back to ancient China, which often encompasses herbs, bodywork, or diet changes to be successful.