Our Homes | Oakville

Spring 2018

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F For me, home is many places and many feelings. Most recently, home is our new local gym, Movati. If you've never been inside, it's worth a peek. It's not just a gym. It's an upscale, state-of-the-art, lifestyle- oriented fitness facility. It's an experience. We're not really the type to make New Year's resolutions, but my husband Emil and I realized that the hustle and bustle of our careers plus two busy teens often left us drained. We wanted something to trigger a healthier lifestyle, give us time to connect with one another and just make time for joy. Thanks to OUR HOMES, I work with a lot of talented designers and feature lots of beautiful homes, so I appreciate a well-designed space. As we toured the gym, I noted all the thoughtful touches, like the fireplace in the lobby, the contemporary staircase and the muted, tranquil colour choices. It was when we visited the Zen lounge that my love for yoga, long since placed on a dusty shelf, came screaming back into focus. Like many others, we struggled and stumbled our way through that first class back on the mats, but by the end, I was hooked. Now, we creep through the quiet streets five times a week for 6 a.m. classes. At first, it was just a great place to get an awesome workout. Slowly, as we get to know the teachers and nod to the regulars, it's become a part of our lifestyle, a second home. When I walk into the gym, I instantly feel calmer. It's a sacred, quiet space to relax and renew. It's a place where I can just breathe. There's joy in slowing down and finding happiness in the little things, and right now part of my home and my happiness is yoga. Gina Makkar, Managing Editor gina.makkar@ourhomes.ca Follow us Subscriptions subscribe@ourhomes.ca Get more at ourhomes.ca online W here do you feel most at home? 14 | ourhomes S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 editor's note

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