Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason
Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Take Your Golf Game to the Next...

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Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

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Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert sad face. For some, that would mean putting the clubs away until spring and spending your winter dreaming about the course; instead, you can use this fall and winter to assess, train smart, and strengthen your body-swing connection.

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Most clients come to a session with their personal trainer ready to work, but very few come as prepared as Michael! Beginning in 2006, Michael has joined me at the Toronto Athletic Club three times a week for training; and we’ve been consistently working together ever since.

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You are doing sit-ups and crunches to build that six-pack, but your back gets sore. So how are you going to build those washboard abs without hurting your back?

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May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

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The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
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RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style

RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style
Posted: Jun 9, 2017

Out on the calm seas there is complete tranquility to be found - and what better way to search for it than in an exquisite yacht of your own? We take a look at seven of the biggest and most beautiful boats to have been displayed at this year's Top International Yacht Shows, from Vancouver to Dubai and beyond.


From 40-foot-plus nautical behemoths to sleek ships capable of unrivalled speed, there is no more luxurious way to travel the world’s oceans than on one of the most coveted yachts on the planet.

Whether your preference is for sipping cocktails on a sun lounger or getting behind the wheel of your very own craft, it’s more than high time to do away with sails and indulge in every gadget and modern invention the yachting industry has to offer you in your quest for solace on azure waters and in Riviera harbours.

But for every soon-to-be seafarer looking for the latest in luxury, the question remains: where to start? A high-flying work life may well necessitate the desire to escape to the ocean on your very own vessel, but it can also make finding the time to try out all possibilities before settling on ‘the one’ a little tricky.

Thankfully, there is a number of international events that serve to showcase only the finest examples of ocean-going elegance – and whether you’re looking for the biggest, the fastest, or cutting-edge design both inside and out, these huge industry extravaganzas hold something in store for anyone wanting to take to the sea in style.

HOME COMFORTS

If you’re looking to link up with the perfect yacht without travelling halfway across the world, the Toronto International Boat Show is a fantastic place to start. From January 20th-29th, North America’s largest indoor exhibition of the latest in waterborne luxury caters for all-comers, and one of the stars of this year’s festival was undoubtedly Cruiser Yachts’ 54 Cantius.

 

Described by the manufacturer as “awe-inspiring” and “free-spirited”, the 54 Cantius was the longest yacht featured at Toronto this year, measuring an impressive 53’ 4”. This length doesn’t just make the vessel a stately sight when it hits the waves; it also hints at the 54’s true vocation as a yacht that’s a treat not just for its captain, but for a large party of guests too.

The upper decks of the 54 are incredibly spacious and can easily accommodate a party of 10 and up. Though the wrap-around seating area is in keeping with the pearly-white sophistication of the entire craft, its functionality is twofold – acting as either a two-piece corner settee or rotated into a large area for entertaining guests. Similarly, the electric table doubles up as a sun lounger or can be raised to serve cocktails. Planning on eating and relaxing up here as well? Not a problem for the 54, which boasts a wet bar, Sony TV/DVD and a modernised electric grill.

Below decks, there’s plenty of room to kick back and relax. While the upper salon gives guests the chance to come together in surroundings that include a 360-degree view of the boat’s ocean environment, the lower salon can act as an impromptu movie theatre. When it’s time to retire, there are three separate bedrooms – each one fitted with queen beds and panoramic windows. Truly, the 54 Cantius is the yacht for those who love to get away in the company of their closest friends and family.

 

VANCOUVER VENTURE

 

Rivalling its sister city’s showcase of the top yachts, the Vancouver International Boat Show brings with it the added bonus of being surrounded by the seafaring heritage of one of Canada’s most traditionally bustling seaports.

From January 18th-22nd, visitors flocked to the exhibition in droves, not least due to the presence of the mighty Sea Ray L650.

A 65’ 1” colossus that combines the best of the company’s shipbuilding heritage with modern qualities, the L650 will make your time on the seas feel utterly effortless.

Everything about the L650 screams ergonomic grace. The exterior design capitalises on Sea Ray’s decades of experience in the industry to provide sleek seaworthiness, while the interior is fitted to make waterborne relaxation more comfortable than ever.

There is no better example of this than the company’s patented Skyflow Design, which removes lumpen bulkheads and adds large expansive windows to merge the barrier between interior and exterior, allowing natural light and sea air into the vessel like few other craft.

The teak finish of the L650’s large cockpit hints at Sea Ray’s nautical heritage, while modern amenities like a home theatre system and 50” LED TV look forward to a future on the oceans. With four staterooms there is more than enough room for guests, and each individual yacht can be customised to its captain’s every whim.

In the engine room, twin 1,150-horsepower Caterpillar power plants combine to pack a punchy cruising speed, helping you to make it to your destination in time.

The optional joystick-controlled bow and stern thrusters serve only to highlight the silky-smooth movement of this yacht despite its size, and further underline that the L650 has been built with optimal poise and an incomparably even ride ever at the forefront of its engineers’ minds.

MIAMI VICE

 

It’s difficult to maintain a conversation about the world of luxury yachts without mentioning the Sunshine State’s south-easterly jewel, and the Miami International Boat Show brought together curious captains and ocean aficionados from all over the globe to this sun-dappled seaport from February 16th-20th.

Its palm-fringed setting was the perfect place to spy a potentially game-changing vessel. And this year, lying in wait among the traditional white hulls of its contemporaries for a suitably daring buyer was the SV Alpha – the fastest luxury yacht in the world.

At 38’ 5”, this silver bullet took the inspiration for its fluted gunmetal hull and candy apple red interior from the 1967 Corvette, and the Alpha is continuing the traditions of its road-worthy muse in serious style.

A large swim platform extends from the rear of the craft, allowing for ultimate usability when it comes to enjoying your time out at sea or stopped at the shore. With the Alpha’s ability to comfortably seat 15 – no mean feat in itself – this vessel is definitely a genre-bending anomaly in the world of luxury yachting.

But despite the obvious aesthetic value, the Alpha’s raison d’être lies in its ability to blast past 90mph in style and comfort. Nestled between the rear tabs and the exhaust system are two surface-piercing drives and striking chrome-finish race propellers that aid in the Alpha’s quest to leave behind all competition. And at the vessel’s heart is an engine room which houses two beastly Mercury Racing engines that give the Alpha the option of hitting up to 1,400 Axius hp – the fastest in its class.

Though speeds of this calibre could potentially faze even the bravest yacht-buyer, rest assured that the Alpha’s haste does not come at a price. Made entirely of composite parts for maximum strength and control quality, the Alpha’s hull is infused with a fibre commonly used in tactical body armour – making this ship about as close to a 007 invention as can be found on the water in this day and age.

Next week we'll conclude our look at the best yachts the world over. Until then, wishing you calm waters and happy sails.

 

For more on luxury lifestyle, head to www.reluxe.ca

Article by Jake Taylor, RE:LUXE Magazine

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