It was Scott Catton?s father who opened the first two-for-one optical store in Ontario in 1989. It was called Wholesale Vision, and the glasses sold there were crafted at the lens-manufacturing facility onsite. The company may have changed its name to iVision in 2000, and it may have a new president?Scott?but it still offers two-for-one specs, perfect for those who misplace things or for for people like Superman, who need to completely change their identity in a hurry. iVision also still manufactures all of its lenses in-house. These lenses go on to fill regular frames as well as frames from designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss, Prada, and Gucci.
Now operating out of two locations, Pinacle Health & Fitness helps keep fitness seekers on track with group fitness classes such as spin, yoga, and fitness kickboxing, as well as an array of coaching clinics. One-on-one sessions range from personal fitness coaching to holistic lifestyle coaching including guidelines on how to eat well and how to properly access a pomegranate's sweet, sweet innards. Through online accountability coaching, trainers educate clients with regular email blasts and virtual resources including the centre's very own online magazine. The centre's registered massage therapists also loosen up limbs with relaxation and prenatal massages performed before major events such as marathons or marathon childbirths.
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.
CrossFit invigorates students with comprehensive conditioning programs that furnish core strength and improve overall health. During a one-hour elements training session, certified instructors engage pupils with an extensive, functional workout that primes physiques for the higher-intensity signature CrossFit challenge and lower-intensity stamp-licking contests. Muscle moulders flourish their technique with varied skill circuits anchored in squats, dead lifts, and shoulder presses and increase their endurance with plyometric jumps, burpees, and sprints. In addition to laying the foundation for the speed, power, and medieval crossbow domains of traditional CrossFit, the introductory elements classes foster athletes in a less competitive environment in order to inspire confidence.
Fitness 360º cultivates a comfortable women-only fitness experience that leaves muscle toners and cardio-sculpters empowered to increase fitness, energy, and self-confidence. Both memberships include access to all equipment in the gym, as well as access to as many classes as workout mavens can conveniently stuff into their schedules. Between body-sculpting equipment specifically tailored to a woman's centre of gravity and anti-gravity, as well as cardio theatre and a well-stocked bar of fresh-blended smoothies, muscle-moulders of all stripes can seek satisfaction in the full-service facilities. Fitness classes such as Pilates, Zumba, and Fitmom enable patrons to shake up their schedules and blast through social loafing in a fun, cooperative atmosphere. Plan each weekly workout by perusing the schedule.
Whispering Willows co-founder Tracy Bester practices and teaches internal energy medicine as a certified holistic therapist and supply vendor at her tranquil Waterloo location. Spirit-placating services at Whispering Willows include an hour-long reflexology treatment ($50) designed to beat tension demons and negative stressors into submission through pressure applied to reflex points in the hands and feet. Reiki, an energy technique that aims to remove physical and emotional blockages from corporeal forms, helps relieve chronic pain, depression, and crippling bouts of swimmer's ear ($65 for a one-hour treatment). Hypnosis ($120 for 90 minutes) and past-life regression therapy are also available, taking guests down a memory lane paved with images of embarrassing talent show dance routines. Rounding out Tracy’s menu of spiritual desserts is the peanut butter-chocolate triple-blast fudge milkshake equivalent: the 30-minute IonSpa Foot Cleanse ($39.99), which uses the healing power of ionized water and magnetic energy to draw negative hype away from paparazzi-stricken toes.