It’s a few months into the new year and time to take a look at those health and fitness New Years resolutions! Need some help getting back on track? Keeping it going strong? Starting them up? Or going to the next level? Our clients below can help…
For one-on-one attention in a private setting.
Avant Garde Fitness focuses on the principal of the healthy life style and provides innovative individualized programs as well as small group classes for strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. This is a private studio in Mill Bay also offering mobile personal fitness training in Duncan, Mill Bay and surrounding areas. Contact at 250.709.7955 for your complimentary consultation, or visit the website: www.avantgardefitness.ca.
Forever Fit offers one-on-one and small-group training to give personalized attention for safe & effective fitness activities while still having fun. The design exciting personal programs to fit into every lifestyle including a playground program for busy moms and more. Contact at 250.510.0595 for your complimentary consultation, or visit the website: www.forever-fit.ca.
Laces Up offers training for runners, hikers and walkers of any skill level. As you progress, dynamic core and static core strength exercises are introduced. Laces Up groups are great for meeting new running and walking mates. Contact at 250.748.8126 or visit the website: www.lacesup.com.
Join with a friend or make new friends.
Ceevacs Roadrunners Club is a running club in Cowichan Valley. They have been around for over 25 years encouraging, supporting, promoting and organizing; running, walking, triathlon, and other fitness-related events for their club members and local community. Visit the website: www.ceevacs.com.
Juan de Fuca Fun Runners is a community running club in the West Shore for runners of all levels. They participate in casual weekend runs, camping trips, social events and races. Contact at 250.478.8384 or c/o Westshore Parks and Recreation, 1767 Island Highway, or visit the website: www.jdffunrunners.ca.
Surround yourself with encouragement from others reaching for the same goal.
Yomeikan Karate located in Victoria is a Chito-Ryu Karate club. At Yomeikan their goal is build confidence by teaching respect, perseverance and an unassuming non-violent approach to life. To accomplish this they encourage individuals to attain the highest personal level and full potential possible. Contact at 250.589.3053 or visit the website: www.karateinvictoria.com.
The Wild Goose Oiqong offers teaching in Qigong and Northern Shaolin (also known as Chun Yuen Quan). These Chinese health exercises can build to improve your over all health bringing balance to your life along with developing; strong bones, focus, good posture, flexibility and loosening the joints. Visit them at The Rivendell Yurt. Contact at 250.748.4060 or 5215 Bills Road, Duncan, or visit the website: www.wildgooseqigongcentre.com.
Westshore Dance Studios provides training and development for all who have a desire to dance. As a professional dance school, Westshore Dance Studios offers quality instruction to students of varying ages and ability in a friendly and respectful environment. Contact at 250.478.3067 or 109-2675 Wilfert Road, Colwood, or visit the website: www.westshoredance.com.
At Lynda Allen Tap Studio their mission is to inspire, motivate and most of all to have fun! They offer both small group and individual classes in Duncan so there is something for everyone. Contact at 250.748.0934 to book an appointment, or visit the website: www.lyndaallentapstudio.ca.
Seaside Yoga Studio brings balance to your life by nurturing the body and the mind. Yoga can help your body to be more flexible and release blockages & tension in body and mind. Contact at 250.246.3797 or 9949 Cedar St, Chemainus, or visit the website: www.pninayoga.com.
For the gear you need.
If you are looking for sports equipment, Kirby’s Source for Sports specializes in Hockey, Lacrosse and Softball equipment sales and service. Kirby’s Source for Sports not only supplies Victoria and Vancouver Island teams and organizations with equipment, they help them look good too. Kirby’s can outfit your team with jerseys, track suits, hats, jackets, equipment bags and apparel. Contact at 250.480.5030 or 894 Cloverdale Ave, Victoria, or visit the website: www.kirbyssports.com.
For people who love to board and bike One Six Board Shop is a great store that provides skate boards, bikes and related apparel. Contact at 250.472.1622 or 3954 Quadra Street, Victoria, or visit the website: www.onesixboardshop.com.
Russ Hay’s, The Bicycle Shop is the premier full-service shop in Victoria and Sidney. From high-end mountain and racing bikes, commuting bikes, touring bikes, cruising bikes ,your child’s first bike to a full range of components and accessories, Russ Hay’s knows bikes. Contact at 250.384.4722 for 650 Hillside Avenue in Victoria; or 250.656.1512 for 9781A 2nd Street in Sidney, or visit the website: www.russhays.com.
Cycle Therapy Performance Bike Fit and Sales offer group rides around the Cowichan Valley and will help to get you riding the right bike for you safely, comfortably and injury free, with a proper bike fitting and maintenance. Contact at 250.597.0097 or 295 Trunk Road, Duncan, or visit the website: www.cycletherapy.ca.
Health & Medical Professionals
Overdid it? Sore? Injured? Or time for an annual check up?
A Healing Path Massage provides massage therapy & therapeutic yoga to ease pain and recover your life. Treatments include techniques to clam your nervous system so you leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Contact at 250.618.1448 or 514 Walkem Road, Ladysmith or visit the website: www.ahprmt.com.
Start Line Physiotherapy has variety of physiotherapists and massage therapists to provide expertise and care you need to make a full recovery. Start Line also offers home physiotherapy for those who are not able to get to a clinic or will simply benefit more from rehabilitating in a familiar home environment. Contact at 250.746.7463 or #202-2640 Beverly Street, Duncan, or visit the website: www.startlinephysiotherapy.com.
At Valley View Family Chiropractic their practitioners are committed to finding the cause of your issues, restoring proper function, enabling your body to self-regulate and self-heal through its own natural recuperative powers. Contact at 250.743.3775 or Suite 11 – 1400, Cowichan Bay Rd., Cobble Hill, at the Valleyview Centre, or visit the website: www.valleyviewchiropractic.com.
The human body has more then 600 muscles and joints and is designed to move! Verners Chiropractic Care can restore moment to maintain functional balance in the body. Contact at 250.721.6919 or 101-B, 2955 Jutland Rd, Victoria, or visit the website: www.vernerschiropractic.ca.
Reiki Wellness provides private sessions in the ancient healing art of Reiki as well as many other services. They also teach of all levels of Reiki (individual or classes) including: Usui, Tibtean, Karuna, Komyo and Seichim Reiki. Contact at 250.743.8122 or #42 – 1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill at the Valleyview Centre, or visit the website: www.reikiwellness.ca.
South Island Optometry provides excellence in vision and patient care, using the most advanced technology and highest quality eyewear in a warm and welcoming environment. Contact at 250.477.4711 for 3994 Shelbourne Street, Victoria; or 250.478.6811 for 101-1910 Sooke Road, Colwood, or visit the website: www.sioptometry.ca.
For a great looking smile Colwood Dental Group is a team of experienced dental professionals who provide care that is comprehensive and courteous to fully respond to your individual needs and preferences. Contact at 250.474.4742 or 318 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, or visit the website: www.colwooddental.ca.
Counselling and Leadership
Learn more about yourself, overcome challenges and make a difference.
Aspen Counselling Services is committed to supporting their clients to discover their strength and inner resources in the face of life’s challenges. Contact at 250.510.3275 or Suite 201 – 126 Ingram St, Duncan, or visit the website: www.aspencounselling.ca.
Taking your success as a leader to the next level starts and ends with you. Inner Activist courses led by world renowned facilitators provide individuals the space and tools to identify, examine and move beyond what holds you back. Find your learning edge. Lead from within. Upcoming course: Building Personal Mastery March 21 – 27, 2013. Contact at 1.877.302.2333 or visit the website: www.inneractivist.com.
Spa & Beauty
When you have done it all and you want to feel better and pamper yourself.
Le Sooke Spa is nestled in the forest overlooking the Sooke Hills, and offers a tranquil escape for body, mind and spirit. Gift cards, are available along with a full menu of spa treatments and services. Contact at 250.642.7995 or 2915 Otter Point Road, Sooke, or visit the website: www.lesookespa.com.
Spa A’lita creates an Oasis where the stresses of everyday life are left behind and your well being is nurtured and protected. They offer a variety of services including massage therapy, Body Treatments, Facials, New Mum packages, and much more, including monthly specials. Contact at 250.478.2252 or 745 Goldstream Ave, Langford, or visit the website: www.spaalita.ca.
Soul Escape Esthetics is the first green spa in the Cowichan Valley, offering certified organic Eminence skincare products from Hungary, along with a full range of spa treatments. Special services include manicure and pedicure for young ladies 4-12 and diabetic foot care. Gift certificates are available. Contact at 250.748.2056 or #4 – 5777 Trans Can Hwy, Duncan, or visit the website: www.soulescape.ca.
Relax and rejuvenate at Tropical Heat Tanning Studio. Tropical Heat is committed to teaching each and every customer how to achieve their tanning goals in the safest manner possible in a clean, sanitary environment. Contact at 250.748.7077 or #2-577 Trans Can Hwy, Duncan, or visit the website: www.TropicalHeatTanningStudio.com.
Paris Styling Group is full service styling salon with a Paul Mitchell focus, dedicated to providing its customers with the ultimate salon experience. Paris carries a great variety of gift packs and gift certificates. Contact at 250.709.2004 or 106 – 80 Station Street, Duncan, or visit the website: www.parisstylinggroup.com.
If you use any of the services above, please let us know your experiences.