At the five-star, PADI-authorized training facility, certified instructors teach recreational and technical diving skills in classes that range from introductory dive lessons to instructor level accreditation courses. PADI Discover Scuba sessions let sub-aquatic hobbyists dive into the world of underwater inhalation without any previous experience, and open-water certification classes test candidates with course materials, pool trainings, and four open-water dives at West Hawk Lake, mortal enemy of East Falcon Lagoon.
Along with certification courses, Underworld Scuba & Sport trains people in specialties such as cavern diving, wreck diving, and ice diving. When staffers aren't readying the next generation of divers, they lead trips to Grand Cayman and Bonaire or supply customers with brand name diving gear in the shop.
Sandi Knox, the co-founder of Body Balance, has devised her own set of workout DVDs and appeared on Breakfast Television to showcase her exercises. Along with co-owner Sheldon Gephter, she oversees a fitness studio that hosts group classes in latin-dance-inspired Zumba, kick-boxing workouts, and yoga. Their eclectic boot-camp workouts consist of cardio, circuit training, resistance training and more, rather than imitating traditional workouts in which everyone holds a squat until they fall asleep. Elsewhere in the facility, Eric Payment, the studio’s on-site massage therapist, kneads away aches from neck ailments and sports injuries on his memory-foam massage table.
Patients leaving the Pearly Whites office have good reason to smile. The staff helps clients achieve a brighter smile using LED light technology and FDA-registered gels that whiten teeth up to 14 shades without applying heat that may harm dental pulp. The treatment also helps remove stains from drinking wine, smoking cigarettes, and smoking crayons. Aside from whitening treatments, clients also use Pearly Whites’ whitening pen to maintain bright smiles or paint a fence with great attention to detail.
The dentists at Markham Dental Centre draw from years of experience and advanced training as they care for patients' teeth and gums. Though the office was founded in 1985, it features a number of convenient modern amenities. The reception room boasts wide-screen plasma TVs and a video-game area. In the treatment rooms, retractable, touchscreen TV-computer units keep patients entertained, and digital screens project mouth images that are magnified up to 20 times—enough to show words teetering on the tips of tongues.
A born and raised Winnipegger, Taryn Young became so enamoured with Turbo Kick workouts that she travelled to the United States to become a certified instructor. Now back at home, Taryn leads groups through blistering, up-tempo sweat-sessions that can burn up to 1,000 calories per class. During each Turbo Kick workout, Taryn transitions effortlessly from jabs and roundhouse kicks to simple to execute dance moves, powered along the way by the thumping beat of modern dance music.
Every week, certified yoga instructors help guests stretch into fitter versions of themselves, drawing from their certifications in yoga and fitness training. Seasoned yogis at the Curves club lead all classes within its comfortable facilities. As a Curves trainer, Debra Vandekerkhove also holds within her mental hard drive an encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and the favourite snacks of 19th-century prime ministers.