Whether educating clients on the most nutritious foods or showing them how to build up their biceps, Fitness Together's trainers make fitness goal oriented and fun. The company also believes it's important that no one embark on this journey alone. All programs are designed to hold participants accountable and provide a supportive atmosphere.
The nutrition program, for instance, monitors clients as they balance food portions and meal frequency, helping them make healthy choices when shopping for groceries or raiding the walk-in fridges at restaurants. A cardio program combines Fartlek, interval training, and tempo-focused workouts to build muscle endurance and get hearts pumping. The Aspire 8 program, meanwhile, uses resistance training as a path to fitness. Participants plunge into rotating functional workouts?such as MMA-style training, weight training, and Tabata?that keep muscles working even after they should have plateaued. As part of its mission to foster a communal environment, the gym also specializes in training for youth and older adults.
Stephen and Elizabeth, the certified instructors of Tulsa Yoga Therapy, unite more than 20 years of combined yoga-teaching experience to lead beginner-friendly yoga classes. Their focus is on mindful poses and slow transitions, which is also James Cameron’s focus whenever half his filmed scenes for a movie go missing. With backgrounds in massage therapy, anatomy, and rehabilitation movement, Stephen and Elizabeth structure their classes around students recovering from injuries and those new to yoga. In addition to one-hour group classes, they invite clients with more serious physical limitations to one-on-one therapeutic bodywork or private sessions. During these workouts, instructors tailor moves to specific imbalances or injuries.
Students at Dance Dynamics, a registered member of the Canadian Dance Federation, may recognize the director, Herb Clarke. The veteran dance teacher and Dance Saskatchewan board of directors member has starred in his own teaching series on Shaw Cable and has appeared alongside Juliet Prowse on PBS’s Championship Ballroom Dancing. He harnesses his fleet-footed expertise and choreography experience to lead students of all skill levels through lessons in a variety of dance styles, such as rumba, salsa, swing, and waltz. In doing so, Clarke and his teaching staff help students reap the benefits of dance, such as stress relief, weight loss, and the ability to summon Fred Astaire by whispering his name into a candlelit mirror.
Founder Stephanie Flynn's passion for fitness and self-empowerment helped her to become the Bill Phillips Transformation champion in 2009, and she now channels that determination to help others to get fit. Focused on encouraging women held back by low self-esteem, Fit Body's instructors motivate clients through cardio and resistance training while sharing healthy-eating principles to launch a two-pronged assault on fat. Supplemented by accountability and peer support, the programs strive to burn calories in a short time period without forcing clients into starvation diets or extreme workouts such as gator wrestling.
Many of the same staff members at Brookside by Day have helped prepare and serve home-cooked favorites since the day the diner opened in 1991. That sense of tradition permeates every aspect of the restaurant, from the country decor of hardwood tables to the house specialties ranging from breakfast burritos to chicken-fried chicken. That's not to say the times can't change, however—along with the regular menu, chalkboard specials rotate daily, and in 2013 the diner added a bar where guests can watch the flat-screen TV over drinks or sip a Bloody Mary at brunch to cure their Sunday papercuts.
Four Seasons Med Spa specializes in several skin treatments, such as dermal fillers, facials, and other enhancements such as dermaplaning. As they wait for cosmetic skincare treatments, guests sip complimentary beverages and play Marco Polo with the sparkling fish that traverse the relaxation room's sprawling aquarium. Guests can sink into a massage chair while viewing the aquarium, which, along with a cobalt-blue mosaic, accents the cream-colored interior with splashes of color.