The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: The Coen Brothers’ Six Black Fables of the West

If I had to choose one of the most literary American directors of our time, I'd give my top vote to the Coen brothers.

(Left: Joel Coen; Right: Ethan Coen)

Since their debut film Blood Simple, the Coen brothers' films have been strongly postmodern and darkly humorous, with interlocking plots and a "snowballing" story of coincidence that reminds people of these sharp-edged filmmakers.

The Ballads of Buster Scruggs, the film presented at the Venice Film Festival and produced by Netflix, combines six separate short stories into one feature film, winning the Venice Best Original Screenplay. All six stories are set in the 18th-19th century American West, the mysterious and lawless Western world is the perfect stage for the Coen brothers' stories to unfold.

The six stories are distinctive in tone, showing the western world from all levels and perspectives. The distinctive acting style, precise editing rhythm, and the familiar abrupt turn of events in the world. Each story is full of the Coen brothers' whimsy, and each story is a fable full of dark humor.

One: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Synopsis: Wearing a white suit, the wanted cowboy Buster Scruggs is a famous marksman, although he is an outlaw but carry out their own principles, never trouble, but also never tolerate. He wandered alone and on horseback, and along the way there was inevitably some bloodshed. Finally he met another marksman and died at the muzzle of his gun.

Buster believes in "willingness to gamble," and it is unnecessary to get angry over something you can't change. After he was in a bar, he sat on a virtual poker game, but the cards laid down were really bad, and after looking at them, Buster regretted. It was a game he "did not want to bet on". But the rest of the group told him, "If you read the cards, you have to play." One man even threatened him with a gun (a violation of the store's rules about keeping weapons). Without the certainty of winning, Buster preferred to quit.

This story is an ironic use of "card games" and "duels": people often lose when they think they have a chance to win, just as Joe, armed with a weapon, and Buster, who is very self-confident, walk to the dueling place. In many cases, this "game of cards" is not the right to choose, you can only do is to choose to be open-minded, as in the beginning of Buster's monologue. At the time of embarking on this road, Buster has already made a good realization.

Two: Near Algodones

Synopsis: A desperate cowboy decides to rob a bank, but fails and is arrested. When he is about to be hanged, a group of Native Americans intercept and kill the enforcers; the cowboy is saved by a passing cattle rancher, but the cattle rancher is actually a cattle rustler, and the cowboy is framed and sent to the town to be executed.

The structure of this story is very simple, is the typical "Seinfeld" mode, with a sudden turn to show the fate of the day, the fate of man.

Before his death, the cowboy also and a girl under the bleachers on the eyes. This is a very cruel thing, after you are ready to accept the fate of death, you have a thirst for life, it is really the death of the torture. But at least, the executioner used a sack to help you close the eyes.

Three: Meal Ticket

Synopsis: A man relies on a handicapped orator with no limbs to make a living. But his increasingly meager income makes him no longer trust the young man, especially after he sees a "chicken that counts" attracting a large crowd, and he decides to replace his "actor".

This is one of the most literary concentrations in the entire film, especially in the lines of the disabled orator, quoting Shelley's "Osmundis", the story of Cain and Job in the Bible - Genesis, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, interspersed with Shakespeare's commercial poetry and lines from "The Tempest". Such speeches are destined to be baffling pastiches of text, but the orator's vivid Russian rendition still leaves many listeners in awe.

The story develops in increasingly cool blue shades, as the relationship between the man and the teenager undergoes a subtle transformation. In the end, he abandons the boy and gains a "genius castrati".

Four: All Gold Canyon

Synopsis: The old man who was looking for gold came to a land with great scenery, hoping to find a gold mine of his own. Just when he finally found the vein after countless days and nights of hard work, he was attacked from behind with a gun ......

The story is not original to the Coen brothers, but is adapted from the famous American short story writer Jack London's work of the same name, and the sentences appearing in the film are also quotations from the original work.

In this story, the attacker is a person who tries to get something for nothing, but is eventually killed by the old man who panned for gold; and when the old man left the place, the nature that generously gave him the gold mine just returned to peace but did not retaliate against him. Looking at the devastated cave, we need to wake up: not to retaliate, the time has not come.

In terms of technique, the fight between the old man and the raiders is both part of the story and a reflection of the whole story: the old man is weak and plundered, similar to nature; the raiders are strong and violent, similar to the destroyer of nature. Therefore, the story seems to be just a slogan of "green water and green mountain is the silver mountain", but its inner layers are still very rich, which is the charm of the Coen brothers' story.

Five: The Gal Who Got Rattled

Synopsis: Miss Longaberger is about to move to Oregon with a caravan for a potential marriage partner. When her brother dies of cholera on the way, Miss Longaber decides to move on, and wagon leader Billy Napp takes the opportunity to express his intention to marry her. But Miss Longaberger gets separated from the group for the sake of her dog, and drinks a bullet in an Indian attack.

In this short story, Miss Longaberger is in a state of "fright", a state of momentary "fright", such as when she drops her hands over her ears after she thinks her dog has been shot, and then is startled by two gunshots in quick succession.

It's a kind of uncertainty, such as the fact that her brother was supposed to arrange her marriage with her fiancé, but after his death there was no one to introduce her, and she had no family, so she didn't know whether to go to the unknown Oregon or to return to her hometown without any support.

The textual technique of this short story is the "displacement of the beginning and the end", where the opening quotation is actually the end of the story, and the end of the story suggests the beginning of numerous plots: how Mr. Arthur will phrase it, how Billy Knipe will react to it, and so on. The main line of the story is the frightened suicide of Miss Longobard, and the branch line is Billy Knipe's proposal to her, after the main line ends, the branch line is left as the ending to form a "polyphonic" story style, which greatly broadens the reading space of the text.

Six: The Mortal Remains

Synopsis: Five strangers with different identities: a French man, a fur hunter, a noblewoman, a fat and a thin bounty hunter (they want to transport the remains of a wanted man to the police station in town); travel together in a horse-drawn carriage to a common destination. During the noblewoman had a sudden attack of asthma, the French man asked the coachman to stop, but he did not listen. The coachman kept going until he stopped in front of a hotel.

The structure of this story is very simple, but it is very exciting. It shows the Coen brothers' great literary skills, and there are only two scenes throughout: inside the carriage and at the destination, but there is plenty of dramatic tension. The dialogue in the story is very lengthy and rich in meaning, and it is worth reading carefully. Here I would like to focus on two interpretations of the story: (1) The story is a real reference, that is, the five people travel together to a common destination, their identity is clear, and the destination is also clear (the film says it is Fort Morgan), and the coachman's reluctance to stop may only be out of some kind of will. They ended up staying at the same hotel. (2) This story is a false reference, symbolizing the whole process of people going to death. The two bounty hunters are equivalent to the ferryman, and the carriage that never slows down is the "time" that never stops. The end of the final stay is "death".

Let's look at the title of the story: the mortal remains, the original English name is the mortal remains, that is, the remains of mortal man. When the characters in the film realize that their situation is not right, we should also realize that the "remains" refers to the natural not the two bounty hunters to transport the remains, but the three passengers -

To expand a little more, it is everyone: no one will be immortal, all are temporarily active "remains".

This time I would like to focus on where the allegorical nature of the film comes from and where this allegorical nature is directed.

In this film, the Coen brothers use a lot of direct shots of the audience, that is, "breaking the fourth wall" shots, such as cowboy Buster's monologue, bounty hunters tell the "night man" story. The latter has a counterpoint, which we can also see as speaking to the opposite passenger, and is interpreted in both real and imaginary terms. The "fourth wall" is originally a theatrical term, in the three-way drama there is an imaginary wall between the audience and the stage actors, this mode of viewing emphasizes the authenticity of the theatrical performance, so that the audience can believe everything that happens on stage and thus enter the story. In cinema, it is to allow the audience to enter the screen story. "Breaking the fourth wall" is to let the characters on the screen interact with the audience, out of their own story world, so that the audience completely understand that this is fictional and not real, so as to achieve a "strangeness" effect of separation.

With their cold and profound gaze, the Coen brothers see through the absurd nature of the world and express it in their films. Only when we see this can we truly see the Coen brothers' films.

So, when you have been cheated by life again, you may sing "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" to console yourself.

Sorry, Digital Events Only:
Is This The New Normal?

Heading towards a virtual world where for the sake of convenience, we are locking ourselves in a room.

Digital Events Issues
Stock Image | Photo Courtesy: Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Covid-19 has created problems in all of our lives and led towards digitalization, but should we allow it to change the way we socialize and interact permanently?

With Sundance Film Festival shifting its programming to a digital format, the end of coronavirus seems like a faraway dream. Months after announcing in-person screenings when things seemed normal, the Utah-based festival retracted due to the rising covid-19 cases. As a film lover, it is frustrating to transition from a theatre projection to a virtual event on a laptop screen.

 

Is this the future where digital events are the new ‘normal’ and are there any issues with going digital?

 

Sundance is one of the thousands of events affected by the pandemic, and small events with not enough resources, unfortunately, had to cancel their lineup. After this announcement, Michel Hazanavicius’ team pulled out Final Cut from the lineup. It indicates how uncomfortable filmmakers are currently with digital showcases due to piracy issues.

Sundance Film Festival Goes Virtual
Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre at Salt Late City, Utah, USA | Photo Courtesy: Sundance Film Festival

Are event organizers able to recreate a similar experience by shifting events online?

According to a survey from Bizzabo, there was a 26% increase in respondents commenting that the last virtual event they attended was not fun. People are experiencing ‘Zoom fatigue,’ a problematic state where the experience gets lost online. Even Hot Docs made changes to its plans and hosted its podcast festival online in January. However, they still have planned to go for a hybrid film festival for their audience.  Bands and artists like Aerosmith, Elton John and Rage Against the Machine cancelled their shows instead of shifting it online. It is clear that artists want their audiences to enjoy the art in the way it was meant for consumption.

Aerosmith cancels events
Band Members of the Aerosmith | Photo Courtesy: Grammy Awards

Attending digital events from the comfort of homes is a privilege, but is this making you antisocial?

According to a report, people who are feeling antisocial are going out frequently. As a result, they are following fewer social distancing measures in public. Loneliness is making people withdraw from the activities that were of interest before. Narratives have become monotonous where every host opens with the line, “Are you able to see my screen?” Social distancing is necessary to reduce the spread of the virus. Shifting activities completely online would make you lose your audience.

How long do people need to wait and adjust to the virtual space?

People debate that the reason that the virus will stay around is that it is ‘best for business.’ Pharmaceutical companies have made billions by selling drugs and medicines. Most of these companies get research funding from the governments collected from the taxpayers. So where does this money go? Surely, the money is not re-invested to make a plan to end the virus but has funded bonuses of pharma executives, and marketing of the companies.

Governments should invest in technologies to live with the virus around. Solutions may include working on recycling indoor air to reduce transmission during events. By reducing barriers to entry in pharma, and encouraging alternate drugs we can develop more resistance towards the virus.

The benefits of the pandemic include conventional businesses rethinking their strategies to use digital space, but they cannot be a permanent alternative. Before the ‘digital’ events becomes the new normal, we hope to go back to the theatres and concert halls to enjoy events as we did before.

Coachella cancels events
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | Photo Credits: Pitchfork Media

The Creative Brand MOGUMU

An illustration from creative brand Mogumu

A TORONTO-BASED CREATIVE BRAND: MOGUMU

Mogu-who?

Who, or what is “Mogumu”? In a literal sense, they’re two words from the Mandarin language, meaning “mushroom” (mogu), and “clover” (mu). For Toronto-based illustrator and animator Michy Soong, it’s the name of her brand, which has grown and changed with her for over 8 years. Michy is a friend of mine who I’ve known for even longer than her brand has existed. Since we’ve met, I’ve never known a day where I’ve seen her without a sketchbook and pencil in hand. (Though nowadays, it’s an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil.) I’ve witnessed her at the start of her career, studying at Sheridan College in its prestigious animation program, to owning and operating her very own creative brand, Mogumu.

Past

Mogumu was known as “Punimelt” up until a recent change in the Fall of 2021. The older name encompassed Michy’s passion for cute and soft things, with “puni” being a Japanese onomatopoeia for a squishy, fluffy, and/or gummy feeling. After almost a decade of being known as Punimelt, she began to feel disconnected and uninspired, so she decided to go through with a brand name change in hopes for a fresh start.

Present

Michy creates various products for the creative brand, including plush toys, stationary, apparel, and more. In addition, she has a Patreon account where her subscribers are mailed sticker sheets, enamel pins, and given access to PDFs of her new sketches and illustrations every month. She has steadily grown a following of over 42,000 followers on Twitter, and more than 39,000 followers on Instagram (as of February 6, 2022), and the numbers will only increase as her art reaches more people around the world.

Interview

I reached out to Michy for a couple of questions about Mogumu:

Q: What was the inspiration behind the name Mogumu?

A: “I spent a lot of time thinking about what name felt like me. I didn’t want something super cute if that makes sense. Mandarin was my first language so I thought it could be nice to work with that for my name. Words based on nature, life and plants felt right for me. I combined mogu (mushroom) and mu (clover) together. I’ve always liked doodling mushrooms and clovers and the words in Mandarin sounded nice and simple to say.”

Q: What do you find is most rewarding about making art for the creative brand, Mogumu?

A: “I like being able to create a little personal world to immerse myself in. It’s like a collection of things or creatures that I thought of, designed, and enjoy. It’s really nice to see people enjoy them too. It feels like a small way to communicate. The art I make can become different things, from illustrated prints to hang in homes, apparel, and accessories to wear, stationery, stickers, plush toys, artbooks and more.

Q: “Are there any challenges you’ve been facing recently with Mogumu or your work?”

A:” It’s difficult especially right now during the pandemic and the winter, to find inspiration. It takes me a longer time to think of ideas that I like. I think my main challenge is finding time and balance for my life. I run and manage my online shop, patreon, social media, emails, and customer service. It’s difficult to make time to design and order new merchandise on top of handling current tasks.”

Q: Any future plans or dreams you have for the brand?

A: “I plan to give my online shop a big makeover! I want to make plush toys this year and vinyl toys down the road. I would also love to collaborate more with other friends & artists to make things together. As for dreams, my dream is to create a pet game that you can play on your phone or computer.”

Conclusion

Michy’s art has always evoked a gentle sense of nostalgia within me – perhaps because I’ve basically grown up with it. However, as many years as I age, her art always brings me back to my childhood, and its charm continues to inspire the same feelings within thousands of people all over the world. You can check out Mogumu and some of her works below:

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An illustration from creative brand Mogumu An enamel pin from creative brand Mogumu Card wallets from creative brand Mogumu

PSB Toys: Unique Mississauga Handmade Toy Store

Handmade Rag Dolls for Young Girls

Had a doll as a kid and have fond memories that you cherish with that doll? Dating back to the 1830’s rag dolls have been a part of young girls’ childhoods. At PSB Mississauga handmade toys, we strive to keep the nostalgia of handmade dolls in the GTA with our Canadian-made high-quality dolls. We are a small business in Mississauga that wants to focus on quality rather than mass production. That is why we are in the heart of the GTA and showcasing artisans from all over Canada. Our store near Square One can serve the GTA with a beautiful selection of toys ranging from ages 7-13, focusing on our handmade dolls. 

PSB Mississauga Handmade Toys Opportunities 

In addition, PSB Toys offers an exclusive opportunity is each month we feature a new local craftsman at PSB. All the craftsman’s products can be purchased and will be on display at the store. On the 1st of every month, the featured craftsmen will be at PSB Toys for Meet & Greet, where you will be able to ask questions about the products and win fun and exclusive prizes only at PSB Toys!

 

Premium Quality Handmade Toys

Above all, our mission is to allow children to have handmade dolls made with love and care. While supporting a local small business & Canadian-made. High quality is our number one priority, and our dolls are made from makers around Canada. This makes no doll being the exact same. The attention to detail is always at the forefront, with continual checks by our PSB employees.

When choosing products to go into our store;  we conduct in-depth research to find the best quality and craftsmen to make unique products that can stand out from the rest. That is why no product looks the same and is different from any products you will see in big chain stores.

PSB Products

At PSB Toys, we believe our products to be of the best quality, so we give every customer a lifetime warranty on all products. This includes rips and tears because we believe that a children’s toy should last a lifetime. All you need to do is bring in your PSB Toy, and we will be able to fix it in-house.

Dolls sold at PSB Toys
Each doll is unique and hand crafted.
Boy playing with building Blocks
Boy playing with building Blocks
Boy playing with building Blocks.

“The PSB staff were very knowledgeable with all the toys in the store. They were able to help me find the best toy for my daughter.” – PSB Toys Customer.

Perks of being a PSB Member

With all that said, PSB Mississauga handmade toys have a FREE, exclusive membership! By becoming a member, you will get early access to deals, store insights on how each toy is made, connect easily with the store chat feature, and in-depth knowledge on this history of the toy spotlighted each week with a coupon. For instance, members can also contact the featured craftsman of the month directly with any questions you may have once you have purchased one of their products. Furthermore, members can receive a 4-payment plan which allows customers to pay in 4 equal no interest payments on every product in-store. To receive these fantastic offers, you can subscribe HERE!

Mom and son playing with toy
Mom and son playing with toy
PSB Toys for the family to enjoy.

What’s Next?

Before purchasing toys from chain toy stores, think about supporting local and Canadian Made, think PSB Toys!

We would love to see you and chat with us in Mississauga near Square One shopping mall. Our knowledgeable employees can give you all the information you will need.

We always want to hear from our customers; leave us a comment below on what toys you want to see come into our store.

PSB Toys Social Media 

For more information online about what PSB Toys offers, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter for all the latest news. To receive exclusive deals and membership perks, subscribe to PSB Toys weekly newsletter.

Handmade quality toys in Mississauga

Handmade quality toys in Mississauga

Are you looking for the best handmade quality toys in Mississauga?. Do you want your kid to have the best toy possible?. Are your searching for an affordable toy?. Well if you are then you’ve come to the right place here at PSB toys. Here at PSB toys we understand the importance that toys have on your kids lives. Kids fall in love with their plush toys, action figures and dolls so it’s important to ensure that your kids are getting the best toys that the industry has to offer. We know what it takes to provide the best toys possible and it is our mission to provide them to anyone that wants them. Now you may ask why PSB toys over everyone else?. Well at PSB toys we focus on three main things.

  1. Handmade toys providing the best quality possible.
  2. Being eco-friendly.
  3. Saving the consumer money. 

At PSB toys we pride ourselves on maintaining these three key attributes.  As a result PSB toys is the best place to find handmade quality toys in Mississauga. Lets check them out in more depth. 

Fully handmade toys bringing fun and quality

Here at PSB toys all of our products are handmade and bring forth the best quality possible. We understand that these toys might take some wear and tear from all the incredible journey’s you child will take them on so it’s important to us to insure that our toys will be of the best quality and long lasting. There’s just a different feeling on a toy when you realize that it’s a handmade quality toy. Due to the fact that our toys are fully handmade it not only ensures the best quality of products. It also allows us to make custom toys that will be inclusive to all body types, races and gender. Which is something PSB prides itself upon

Example of Handmade toys
A potential handmade toy from PSB Toys

This ensures that everyone that walks or looks up PSB toys will have something that fits their needs. This also allows for your child will stand out from the bunch by having a unique toy that no other kid will have as other stores don’t offer these toys. Meanwhile because our toys are handmade it provides an opportunity for us to shine the light on local artists and designers who are responsible for making our products. This is one of the ways we give back to the community of Mississauga.

Being Eco-Friendly and saving money

Here at PSB toys all our products are handcrafted. This means that we can pick the materials that make the toys with. At PSB we pride ourselves on being eco-friendly. So when deciding upon which material to use we make sure that we use only products that will be eco-friendly and won’t harm the environment. On top of this we provide affordable pricing along with a 2 year warranty on all our products just in case something goes wrong. 

Another Example of a potential PSB Toy
Another potential PSB Toy

Conclusion

In conclusion here at PSB toys we want your child to have fun with their toys and it’s on us to make sure that this happens. By providing toys that are handmade, quality, eco-friendly, affordable and durable we will make sure that your child has the best toys possible that will make them stand out and provide them with the best experience possible for them.

If you’re looking for more PSB toys you can check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest updates, news and deals that PSB has to offer. If you’re interested in stopping by our store we are located on Confederation Parkway in Mississauga near Square One shopping mall. Come check us out if you’re looking for the best handmade quality toys that Mississauga has to offer.

If you looking for more content about PSB Toys check out other blogs from my teammates for more information. Or other PSB content here. Certainly your child will see the fun in PSB toys. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 

 

GUESS GAME TIME!!

WHAT TIME IS IT!!!! IT GUESS GAME TIME!!!

Finding a A GUESS game that involves a physical item without technical traits can be difficult in todays world. Technology has rapidly taken over communicational based activities. Especially since all forms of communication and physical activities have been moved to an online/virtual platform due to the pandemic. Younger generational children have suffered the most, particularly in their social surroundings. Try the GUESS GAME!!!

 

As a result, children lost their ability to socially interact. Most children also developed low cognitive growth because they did not have in-person experience while learning. This in effect affects children to become slower in their developmental stages. It can prevent them from excelling and learning based on their appropriate age group criteria.

 

 

Guess Game

The “Guess game is a physical interactive game. The game gets participants to interact physically by playing a game which involves the use of recyclable cards and our cognitive minds. This guessing game can be played by children within the ages of 5 and 14 years.

Purpose

The goal of this cognitive-based board game is to raise awareness about the development of young children and the impact that Covid-19 has on their learning. “Guess What?” is a new unique game that is both instructive and exciting to play. This is because it allows the younger audience to interact and discover new things, as well as assist in problem solving and thinking skills in a youngster.
The Guess Game seeks to address the issue of children adopting to online and technological games due the effects of the pandemic by bringing people together and encouraging people to interact with each other again.

 

Get the MOST out of Guessing

According to the Sharp Health News, socialization plays a significant role in the development of kids. Hence, limited socialization affects the development of kids. Covid brought about limitations on how effective kids can socialize. Also, most kids adopted to technology and social devices in order to connect with each other.

The Guess Game also focuses on the cognitive development of children. Guessing is a way of training your cognitive mind to be more responsive to clues and hints. https://anzmh.asn.au/blog/mental-health/the-psychological-benefits-of-playing-cards

We believe in the Value of Family and Friends.

Moreover, We believe in creating memories with our kids. Cherish and believe in the excitement parents have when they witness a systematic growth in their kids especially their ability to analyze and grow cognitively. The social life of humans is what creates the unforgettable memories of families and friends. Any form of limitation in our social lives can cost our relationships a lot. https://www.sharp.com/health-news/how-does-limited-socialization-affect-young-kids.cfm

Effects

According to the Sharp Health News, socialization plays a significant role in the development of kids. Hence, limited socialization affects the development of kids. Covid brought about limitations on how effective kids can socialize. Most kids had to adopt to technology and social devices in order to connect with each other.

Furthermore, The Guess Game creates an atmosphere for social development. Development of social skills is a key goal the Guess Game seeks to achieve at the end of every game. To see the increase in the engagement and communication among people.

We Sell High Quality and Harmless product.

This card game is a hundred percent recyclable and safe for kids of all ages. These cards games are made from refined recycles. They have gone through due process to cause no harm to children and the environment.

Finally, card games over the years has built a great reputation for itself. It is known for having great cognitive effect for people and increased social skills of many. An advancement in the game for children will equally help children benefit from this game.

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Technologized Networking Gym in Mississauga

PSB Fitness

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives over time, affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, including fitness. Despite the foregoing, no gym has successfully utilized technology to its full potential; opting instead to incorporate generic elements that can be found anywhere. As a result, our mission was to break away from the norm and provide a modern experience to our clients in a simple but innovative manner. We would like to introduce the vastly superior and technologized networking gym in Mississauga known as PSB Fitness.

Technologized Networking Gym in Mississauga

PSB Fitness aspires to realize the wonderful relationship that exists between technology, people, and the act of working out in order to reimagine what a gym and its purpose should be. Essentially, we want to help you progress physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and professionally at our gym. We also want to make it easier for you to do so with our multi-purpose, interconnected PSB Fitness Digital app. To learn more about the relationship between technology and fitness, feel free to visit this article.

Everything You Need and More at Your FingertipsPSB Fitness App can be accessed from any mobile device.

The PSB Fitness Digital App, which serves as the gym’s central control system and technology foundation, defines PSB Fitness. To put it another way, the PSB Fitness Digital App is the “brains” behind our operations. While rivals also provide digital fitness apps, none of them are incorporating their app into the gym’s core operations or functions. PSB Fitness Digital App has an advantage in this area wherein it is a multi-purpose app that automates workout routines, including machine availability, for a technologically enhanced experience at the gym or at home.

Personalized for Your Needs-

Get custom exercise plans, workouts, and routines based on your specific needs and desires. The PSB Fitness Digital App will track your progress and set goals for you in order to provide you with the most up-to-date advice on how to stay in shape. All methods and means are tailored to you specifically in order to provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience. These customized regimens will be simple to follow and accessible through the app. Due to the effects of Covid-19, the specific regimens can also be followed at home via virtual workout sessions; those that do not require equipment.

Integration With our Technologized Networking Gym in Mississauga-

The PSB Fitness Digital App is fully integrated with our technologized networking gym in Mississauga. All gym-related procedures and processes are automated as a result of this. As such, the availability of all equipment and machines will be denoted as vacant or occupied; with the up-to-date status available through the app. To take it one step further, if the user is short on time or does not want to wait and have their body cool down, they can take advantage of a feature called “Stay in Motion.”

Through this feature, preprogrammed workout regimens are available for selection by the user based upon the availability of machines and equipment. Following their confirmation, the app will book all machines and equipment at the necessary times to ensure a continuous workout. An example being how the app will book the legs machine at 1:30 pm since the user will be working out on the arms machine from 1:15 to 1:30 pm. Overall, everyone will receive a proper workout with no waiting time, as well as enjoy the ability to reserve equipment and machines up to one hour in advance.

Connectivity and Networking-

To provide a unique experience, the PSB Fitness Digital App encompasses several key capabilities to perform as a multi-functional app. Firstly, it allows for integration with Spotify, Apple Music, or Audibles depending on the user’s preferences. It also provides live podcast streams, as well as updates and news about the gym’s activities, events, and other information. Furthermore, it allows user to use the app, in the same manner, they would a social media app; wherein messaging and social media functions allow for like-minded people to collaborate and work out in groups; creates an environment that encourages meeting new people while exercising, allowing for opportunities to expand one’s personal and/or professional network. To learn more about this aspect of our gym, please visit our page dedicated to Networking.

Meeting New People and Networking.

Join Us Today at Our Technologized Networking Gym in Mississauga

PSB Fitness is a unique gym because it allows for the fostering of a collaborative, interactive, and streamlined workout experience. This is possible by our multi-functional app that is available upon signing up at our gym. Come join us today and let’s Net-Workout together!

Oxygen Supplementation Gym in Mississauga

Oxygen supplementation training (hyperoxic training)

All of us breathe oxygen all the time and use more oxygen when we exercise. Of this air we breathe, about 20% of it is oxygen. After raising this oxygen level, you will experience some health benefits.  In other words, increasing the oxygen level allows you to breathe in more oxygen with each breath. Thus, your body has more oxygen to get energy faster. Raising your oxygen level for exercising is called oxygen supplemental training or hyperoxic training. Above all, you will experience higher energy levels, sleep, quality of life, and you will not get tired as easily while exercising with oxygen supplementation. Although oxygen supplementation is beneficial, you will have trouble finding oxygen supplementation gyms. However if you are looking for an oxygen supplementation gym in Mississauga, it can be found at the Sheridan College HMC campus.

Oxygen supplementation in Mississauga at PSB Fitness
Oxygen supplementation in Mississauga at PSB Fitness

What can oxygen supplementation do for you?

Oxygen supplementation training has helped many athletes such as yourself in reaching exercise goals easily. Thus, you can exercise at higher intensities, get to your exercise goals faster and get a much better-looking body quickly. Therefore, you can impress your friend and family as you show them how fast you reached your goals. You will even see benefits in your overall health. Thus, you will run or swim with ease. Combining this with a healthy diet will make you look muscular and become fit in no time. There have been scientific studies conducted over the years that show that oxygen supplementation training. They show that you can even get your heart to work more efficiently as you continue to use oxygen supplementation. However, one of the only places you can experience oxygen supplementation in Mississauga is at PSB Fitness.

PSB Fitness, an oxygen supplementation gym in Mississauga

We are the only gym in Mississauga that offers oxygen supplementation training. At PSB fitness, we provide oxygen supplementation training along with personal trainers. For instance, we provide special oxygen supplementation training rooms as well as regular training rooms. In addition, these oxygen supplementation training rooms have additional oxygen pumped inside to increase the level of oxygen available. Further, these rooms also include carbon dioxide scrubbers. These quickly remove any carbon dioxide that people breathe out. This allows for the air in the room to have a high concentrate of oxygen (50%). Thus, you can train faster and better. Oxygen supplementation training rooms will include over 15 varieties of gym equipment. These range from common exercise equipment such as dumbbells, bench press, exercise machines, cardio machines, and foam rollers for post workout. Our experienced private trainers are here for you.

Other features

Not only do the workout rooms offer oxygen supplementation, but our yoga studios also offer oxygen supplementation for your maximum benefit. These rooms offer Zumba, meditation, mindfulness, cycling classes and many more. If you want a change of scenery, you can visit the outdoor areas which also offer yoga. All these areas have flexible schedules, you can book ahead on our website.

Medical monitors are included which monitors your performance and overall health. These ensure your best work out every time at PSB fitness. To do this, the monitors help in determining your performance and whether you are exercising too hard. Additionally, we have inhouse student nurses along with professional nurses. Thus, you can get medical treatment while meeting other students.

Fitness trainers using oxygen supplementation
Fitness trainers using oxygen supplementation in Mississauga at PSB Fitness

Our indoor pools at PSB fitness offer fun swim and private swimming lessons. There are 2 lanes open all the time for drop in swimming. Additionally, you can find a separate smaller pool that offers oxygen supplementation training. Our change rooms and pools will have lockers available for you to use.

Other services

We offer self-improvement outside fitness such as seminars. Our seminars will let you learn to improve your physical and mental development. We offer resistance training seminars, self-development seminars and mindfulness seminars. Therefore, taking these courses give you boosted confidence and health.

With our partnership with Sheridan, an accredited healthy living course allows Sheridan College students to take an elective to learn about health living. Also, if you are a student at Sheridan studying to become a personal trainer or a nutritionist, you can apple to PSB fitness for a COOP opportunity. This way you can network, get paid and learn while working.

Yoga trainers using oxygen supplementation in Mississauga at PSB Fitness

Our inhouse nutritionist can offer you customized food and exercise plans. These are based on your physical health, hobbies, and interests. Therefore, you can enjoy tasty food while being healthy.

You can purchase our fitness wearables to track your health and your goal progress. Further, this information, your personal trainer can adjust your workout plan. Additionally, your nutritionist can adjust meal plans based on your information.

 

Membership options

Premium O2 membership

Full facility access

Includes three 1-Hour sessions each week

Two weekly session with nutritionists

Starter kit which includes a gym bag, water bottle, protein bars and healthy snacks.

69.99/mo

Enhanced O2 membership

Full facility access

Two 1-hour sessions per week

A weekly session with a nutritionist

59.99/mo

O2 membership

Full facility access

One 1-hour session a week with a personal trainer

A monthly session with a nutritionist.

39.99

Oxygen supplementation getting oxygen into lungs

You may purchase additional personal trainer sessions as needed. Additionally, you may also purchase towel service for $2.99, you may pick up towels at the front desk. Additionally, virtual packages are available for you to learn virtually about different exercises, proper forms, nutrition and much more.

Protein bars at PSB Fitness
Protein bars at PSB Fitness

 

Oxygen supplementation Gym with an exclusive shop with nutritionists

Our PSB shop offers shirts, supplements, protein powder, protein bars, Gatorade, and swag. For these supplements and protein, speak to our nutritionists if you want to know which are best for you or if you want protein powders mixed based on your diet.

For information about the coop offers, visit https://www.sheridancollege.ca/ to learn more.

Sign up now on https://eight.psbdigital.ca/ and experience your 1-week free trial today at an oxygen supplementation gym in Mississauga!

 

 

Written by Jason Chow (Group 6)

Assault Self-Defence PSB Fitness

Assault Self-defence

Ever considered learning self-defence? If not, you should consider the latest Assault Self-Defence classes at PSB Fitness in Brampton. These self-defence classes are designed for students who want to protect their health and work the body and mind. We want all students the chance to sign up and begin learning self-defence techniques, to promote campus safety and wellbeing. 

“I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self-defence; I call it intelligence” – Malcolm X

Reasons Everyone Should Take Assault Self-Defence Classes at PSB Fitness

According to stats, there are roughly 750,000 people who are victims of assault each year. Regardless of your gender, don’t assume you can easily defend yourself if the event may arise. Men are still victims of assault, even though women are targeted more often than men. Self-defence lessons will teach you how to defend yourself against attacks, whether you’re a man or a woman. Here are a few facts about assault cases in Canada: 

  • Girls account for 82 percent of those under the age of 18 who have been assaulted.
  • During their lifespan, one in four North American women would be assaulted.
  • Harassment has resulted in physical injuries in 11 percent of women.
  • 9.7 percent of females and 2.5 percent of males in college experience assault 

Everyone has the right to freedom when alone, especially in a school setting. You shouldn’t have to fear walking alone thinking that someone will target you. Taking the necessary steps to learn and apply self-defence techniques will allow you to protect yourself.  

Benefits of Assault Self-Defence at PSB Fitness 

  • Self-Defence Builds Confidence

Knowing yourself is key, as we learn to understand our capabilities when we put our minds to it. This is similar to self-defence classes, as people don’t understand their abilities to protect themselves until they try it. Developing self-defence techniques allows people to respond to an uncertain event appropriately.Confidence in self-defence

This should effectively prevent all potential threats that might be present. This will boost every person’s confidence levels they have the ability to change the outcome of very serious events. For students, this promotes campus safety.

  • Self-Defence Improves physical performance

Self-Defence classes are not only a great way to protect yourself from harm, but also physical conditioning. This includes things such as cardio, strength, and endurance. During an assault, self-defence requires the body to stay relaxed. Being physically conditioned is required to defend yourself, or else you will be too tired to defend off the attacker. For this reason, self-defence classes are a great form of exercise creating a full-body routine.

  • Self-Defence Develops fighter’s reflexes

In the event of an attack or assault, seconds can make a difference in the outcome of your safety. You can’t afford to stand and wait for something to change.  You have to be ready and prepared for their next move. For this reason, self-defence courses can help you improve your reflexes and give you an edge in understand what to do within those few seconds, also known as fighter reflex. awarenessTherefore, this fighter reflex is a trained signal that responds with the correct choices and actions. 

  • Self-Defence Improves your self-awareness

Self-defence not only teaches you to deal with physical conflicts but also makes you more aware of your surroundings. This is due to the fact that attacks will occur at any moment and in any place. Self-defence classes can teach you to think at all times in the event of an attack. It not only makes you more conscious, but it also alerts you of the most common places for attacks. In addition, the best way to avoid these types of events is by taking the proper precautions.

Memberships and Pricings at PSB Fitness

All members who purchase a package will be able to attend any type of class for a set limited amount. All members will have full access to the gym’s equipment. Tiers prices are listed below:

  • First Tier starting at $70 at 4 classes per month
  • Second Tier at $90 at 6 classes per month
  • Third Tier at $110 at 9 classes per month

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More Information

Want to join? If you sign up now, you can receive a one-week free trial with PSB Fitness, no charges included. You can sign up through the PSB Fitness app, or online through our websites.  

Would you like to learn more about Self-Defence? You can click this article Here to read about real students who took and loved these classes.

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