At Hot Yoga Winnipeg, there's no such thing as a class for advanced students only. The instructors of every hot-yoga session welcome total beginners and returning students alike, guiding them through the same series of 26 poses. Adhering to the 90-minute sequence might sound monotonous, but the mix of Hatha-style stretches continually challenges yogis of all body types and skill levels. As the heat enables them to flex more easily, each stance prepares their relevant muscles to attempt the follow-up position, thereby progressively exercising the entire physique. While working out, sweat helps detoxify the body, leaving visitors feeling refreshed and content.
In addition to hot-yoga classes, the teaching team leads a number of course variants. Meditative music overlays the transitions of Hot Hatha, whereas Hot Core sessions focus on longer holds, building students' abdominal strength without making them wear brick-filled fanny packs. Those who wish to expand their repertoire further can take on the 84 asanas of the Hatha yoga class, which showcases several manoeuvres outside of the standard 26-pose series.
For 30 years, Cinematheque, which is operated by The Winnipeg Film Group, has devoted itself to screening a wide variety of independent and international films while exposing audiences to local filmmakers and special events. The intimately sized theatre's vast programming includes restored 35mm classics, contemporary Canadian and aboriginal films, and films that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to the art of cinema. During weekly and one-off presentations, special guests such as directors, actors, and scholars place selected works into context by explaining the director's intentions, the film's impact on other filmmakers, and why dogs were used on set instead of ottomans. Similarly, the ongoing Cinema Lounge: Critical Dialogue on Canadian Cinema series features Canadian artists introducing a contemporary or classic Canadian film that has personally shaped their career, thus encouraging a public debate about the film's importance and influence.
Over the past 12 years, Adventure Skydiving’s aeronautical staff has taken more than 10,000 people on their first skydiving jump, inducing life-changing thrills on a daily basis. Tandem skydiving jumps take patrons of all experience levels on a partnered leap from a maximum height of 11,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 230 kilometres per hour. Optional video footage documents hurtling leaps and the subsequent scenic drifts to the earth as skydivers release their canopies. Adventure Skydiving also holds courses to educate students in skydiving techniques such as properly exiting the aircraft, changing position in midair, and posing for avian paparazzi.
Adventure Skydiving also puts up guests at an on-site campground with a bunkhouse, a barbecue area, and a lounge with a pool table and dartboard. A spectator zone lets visitors watch skydivers careen through the atmosphere, and with proper focus, spectators may feel as if they are falling up.
A quarter-kilometre track serves as Speedworld’s centerpiece, goading drivers around nine turns ranging from wide sweeping bends to hairpin curves. The straightaways allow easy passing for the track’s fleet of vehicles, which include sprint cars that accelerate up to 40 km/h and race karts that max out at 50 km/h. 13-horsepower Honda engines power the cars and propel drivers across the finish line as the ChronX automatic timing system documents their journey more swiftly than an hourglass containing only one grain of sand.
Outside the driver’s seat, visitors can cheer on other racers from a viewing area framed in floor-to-ceiling windows and sound-insulated walls that block out the sound of rival fans cheering from the track. A mezzanine area outfitted with a refrigerator and microwave can seat parties of 7–30, rendering it an ideal venue for birthday parties, corporate events, or car-eating truck-rally monsters trying to stick to their diets.
Kids have fun in the dance classes at Magic ‘N Motion Studio, but its instructors are serious about their craft. Dance and baton programs for kids span the school year and are organized around time-tested syllabuses that include the Cecchetti ballet method, designed to help students create fluid, coordinated movements by internalizing dance principles rather than simply mimicking a teacher’s movements or hairstyle. Whether they’re leaping, tapping, or even baton-twirling, kids can show off their new moves to friends and family during performances at the end of every year and at Christmas. Adults can also let loose and dance in Zumba classes, where certified instructors lead easy-to-follow Latin moves that can be customized for seniors or those who are especially interested in muscle-toning. Each dance room is outfitted with sprung floors that are easier on joints, staving off injuries and wear.
World Soccer Academy's goal is to elevate Canadian soccer to an elite level with training regimens culled from the world's finest soccer programs. The Academy instills sound fundamentals in young trainees with the help of the Coerver Method, a methodology developed by the late Dutch soccer manager Wiel Coerver designed to develop skills in a pyramidal fashion, beginning with individual ball-handling and advancing to more nuanced material, such as group attack tactics and covert hand-balling.
Though committed to fostering young talent, the Academy's seven-stage player development program prescribes proper training methods for players of all ages. The Academy also sponsors WSA Winnipeg, a team of elite players that compete against squads from Toronto, Michigan, and St. Louis in the USL Premier Development League.