Reshmi Chetram has been dazzling audiences on the dance floor with vibrant costumes and explosive movements for more than 16 years. Following the fancy footsteps of her mother—who founded both the Tarana Dance Centre and Natya Arts Productions—she has studied classical Indian dance, Kathak, in New Delhi under the guidance of renowned Indian-dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has also studied Bollywood and contemporary Indian dance in Toronto and abroad. In 2008, she channelled her dance skills to create BollyFuze (formerly known as BollyFit), a full-body conditioning program that helps students of all ages and abilities get whipped into shape with a blend of traditional Indian dance moves and aerobic exercise steps. She and her team of certified BollyFuze instructors lead clients in burning calories and sculpting fitter physiques in classes including the high-intensity BollyFuze Cardio, low-intensity BollyFuze Rhythm, and fun-filled BollyTots.
Extending her knowledge beyond the workout studio, Reshmi hosts her own BollyFuze television series. She and her instructors lead Bollywood-dance-inspired workouts that patrons can join in the comforts of their own homes without needing to make 1,000 friends.
The Classical Martial Arts Centre specializes both in physical training and personal development. Sensei Gregg Skoryk leads karate, tai chi, kobudo, and children's martial-arts classes that help students learn to defend themselves while crafting a solid foundation for self-discipline and confidence. The three main tenets of the martial-arts center are: respect, compassion, and gratitude. He encourages all students to apply these principles to everyone in their lives from their parents and friends to their country and teachers.
Energy for Life Fitness crafts buffer bods through motivating group exercise classes led by certified fitness professionals. Like with life and jelly-bean buffets, variety makes exercise more enjoyable, which is why the Hopper Pass grants access to five classes of the holder’s choice. Trainees have a bevy of sweat-supplying classes for all fitness levels at their eager fingertips, from outdoor boot camps to drop-in running classes. TRX suspension training hones core strength and hastens heart rates while simultaneously reminding students of past lives as marionettes. Kids and clingy appliances need not preclude working out anymore thanks to the virtual boot camp, which allows members to chat and work out with their trainers from the comfort of their own homes. Vigour junkies who use this Groupon within two months also receive $25 off their next Hopper Pass.
Hurts So Good awakens hibernating muscle fibres with one-hour boot camp classes that mix cardiovascular, strength, core, and flexibility training. In buggy boot camp, new parents enjoy workouts designed just for them as their stroller-bound spawn hangout and play cards nearby, and adult boot camp unites buggy-less participants under the name of fitness. Relying on body weight and light sets of free weights, no workout is ever the same as Hurts So Good's instructors surprise the body with varied routines and frightening Halloween masks, helping participants in their quest to lose weight and tone muscles to a pleasing pitch. Bring water, a light set of weights (which can be as simple as lightly filled cans or bottles), and for the buggy boot camp class, a child or cutely dressed ferret securely placed in a stroller.
Embodied Energy's spacious, sunlit studio brims with professional fitness equipment?free weights, kettlebells, and aerobic steps share floor space with adjustable cable systems and Olympic squat racks?but their most valuable asset is their training team. That's because Embodied Energy is not a gym, but a personal-training studio designed to grant clients with holistic fitness routines that are personalized to them, from the individual workouts right down to the music they play during sessions. They extend this individualized approach to their group-training classes, which limit their size to no more than ten students in order to ensure personalized attention from the instructor. From classes in mixed martial arts and boot camp to Tabata intervals and strength-and-conditioning routines, this extra attention ensures that participants get the most from their workouts by using good technique, exerting enough energy, and keeping anti-gravity shoes in the "off" position. Once workouts are complete, clients retire to upscale locker rooms replete with hair dryers, organic soaps, and towel service.