Most people are familiar with the idea of a silent attacker, but at Aikido Canada, eighth-level Dan Kevin Blok Kyoshi and his certified Dan instructors teach the quiet art of aikido self-defense. Instead of kicking, punching, and breaking boards, aikido classes demonstrate lock holds, pins, and takedowns to help children and adults alike nonviolently defend themselves. These moves help the student control an attacker without harming them or having to restrain them with Chinese finger traps. All of their classes allow students build their character with self-development and self-improvement, not the destruction of others. Kevin’s lengthy resumé includes such highlights as authoring four books, earning the Canada 125 medal for service to his country, and founding the Chudokai Aikido Federation International.
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club adds oomph to serves, volleys, and heart rates in a squeaky-clean, family-friendly facility. Members can slay fitness goals in a panoply of body-buffing annexes, including two rooms of resistance equipment, two rooms of free weights, and a wormhole to one's past life as a high-five. Group fitness classes, a cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, and a cardio theatre create a perfect storm for productive sweating, and his-and-hers dry saunas, steam rooms, and locker rooms with complimentary towel service foster the mental oozing of postworkout relaxation.
Despite boasting more than 75 studios dotted across North America, Moksha Yoga is committed to building a tight-knit community. From leading students and training teachers to presenting workshops and sponsoring local events, Moksha Yoga strives to help others live healthier, more aware lives, drawing from its seven foundational pillars, one for each of the Seven Yogic Wonders of the World. As part of its outreach efforts, the chain supports New Leaf Yoga Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings yoga to underserved and at-risk youth in need of inner peace and empowerment.
At The Dance Studio at Absolute Fitness, students can learn to express themselves through movement and get fit at the same time. The studio offers ballet, hip hop, and jazz classes for kids and an adult ballet class for dancers of all abilities. Ballet classes use a technique derived from Kirov Ballet artistic director Agrippina Vaganova. In each class, students stretch, condition their muscles, and learn musicality and classic techniques. In other sessions, students build on a solid foundation of jazz dance to learn hip hop choreography. Occasionally, guest instructors drop by to teach other forms of movement such as Pilates, yoga, and intermediate blinking.
The dance studio is set within a fully equipped fitness centre boasting a salt-water swimming pool, a cardio room with treadmills and elliptical trainers, a weight room, and an onsite spa.
Absolute Fitness’s east and west locations serve as temples of dedication, where focused staff members help women of all ages to achieve their fitness goals in specialized, dedicated facilities. Both exercise studios boast areas with a specific purpose, whether it’s the cardio and weight-training rooms or the aquatics center featuring a large pool. Students 2 or older plié and prance through ballet lessons and jazz and hip-hop classes in a dance studio, and mirrored suites with hardwood floors house Pilates equipment such as reformers to help with major core conditioning.
With such ample square footage, Absolute Fitness manages to combine fitness furnishings with a number of other services. Members relax and unwind in spas concealed in the locker rooms, and a child-care area is available. After an intense workout, visitors can replenish burnt calories with a snack in the bistro. Medically knowledgeable trainers also offer extensive physiotherapy services for a range of conditions, such as lingering injuries, headaches, dizziness, and neck and back pain. They utilize diverse techniques such as hydrotherapy (in-pool exercise) and electrical muscle and transcutaneous nerve stimulation, which is accomplished by building up an electrical charge while rubbing one’s head into shag carpeting.
Breathe Pilates and Fitness Studio offers innovative and state of the art Pilates programs for the general public and elite athletes. We offer small group size mat classes and private and semi-private reformer class because we believe in individual attention and proper technique and alignment to prevent injuries.