Tara MacDonald Fit Club in Halifax, NS

We are change agents in your support network for wellness, fitness and movement.

Thanks to everyone for all the support these past few weeks as both my spaces take in new clients and participate in some great Spring and Summer events.

Wednesday night at 6pm is Part 2 of “Food for Thought” at Tara MacDonald Fit Club.  Learn about nutrition for fitness with Tara Cook and Arlene Brinston.

Find us this Thursday at the Oakfield Golf Club for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Golf Challenge.

Also, this Saturday 11am-3pm two plazas on Baker Drive are getting together for a large BBQ at 133 Baker Drive in Dartmouth, N.S. Enter to win a stay at White Point Beach Lodge by getting your logo passport stamped by each business.  Learn what’s happening in both plazas.

 

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Thank you for the condolences

I want to thank my staff at both the fitness club and rehab space for helping me out after the news of my 11 year old dog passing.

Also, thanks to clients, friends and family for their support.

This week I am looking forward to the MacDonald & Woods Personal Training Rehab Clinic Grand Opening on Friday June 2nd from 11am-3pm and then next week is Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series 2017 Week.

Thanks to Pineapple Events for their work with Divine Dishes, Party City, O’Dell’s Gluten Free Cakes and local clinics to organize this event.  #SO to JackFM for covering the event, Snap Dartmouth and also Special Olympics Dartmouth for accepting our donation to their chapter.

GrandOpeningFridayJune2

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We’ll be Nordic Pole Walking May 30th again at 5:15pm.  This will occur until June 15th.

Tara MacDonald is Nordic Pole Walking the Lifemark 5KM this Saturday and the 5KM Sole Sisters June 10th, 2017.

Thank you for your patience during our scheduling issues and instructor injury. #gratitude

-Tara

 

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Update from Tara!

This week at the fitness club!

Saturday 9:30am Social Run Club with Nate Janine-Williams Women Runners Only – fee $2 at the club – will be donated to Girls Gone Gazelle

Saturday May 13th & Sunday May 14th Soles In Motion is having a great offer for Mother’s Day – AND handing out tulips for the first 40 Moms.  $20 off regular priced footwear and 10% off sales items.

Sunday 3pm TRX with Tom

Monday 11am Functional Fitness; 6pm FREE WORKOUT with Beachbody Fit Club and 7pm TRX with Rayanne

Tuesday 5:15pm Nordic Pole Walking with Tara MacDonald (she’s working towards the Lifemark 5Km as part of the Scotiabank Bluenose Races May 20th)

Wednesday our neighbours The Medicine Shoppe are having their opening party with cake and prizes next door to us at 133 Baker Drive!

Wednesday at 6pm Food for Thought Fundraiser with Arlene Brinston, Encompass Coaching and Tara Cook, Personal Trainer on Overall Nutrition.  Fee $10 members and $15 non-members.

From Studio Sponsor Soles In Motion:  Mother’s Day deals on footwear below

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Nordic Pole cancelled tonight at 5:15pm

Sorry – we’ve had to cancel Nordic Pole Walking tonight at 5:15pm as Tara MacDonald is attending Leading Ladies Networking instead (ticket bought a while ago). See you Tuesday at 5:15pm!

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Hi there – sorry to do this guys but the May 6th 9:30am Social Run Club is cancelled due to the weather system warning from The Weather Network and the news.  See you next week!

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/alerts/high-alert/nova-scotia/halifax

 

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Thanks everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone for all their well wishes this past weekend at my attempt on completing a half marathon in NYC, USA.  It was an amazing 50 min experience that I felt so connected to all the walkers and runners until my asthma attack.  I will never forget it!  Thanks to Stacy Chesnutt for including me in Bethany’s Team.

We have a new group fitness schedule as a result of some instructor changes.  Classes start May 8th and Sole Sisters get a free class with proof of registration!

  • TRX and Zumba cancelled on May 17 and June 14 due to Team In Training Fundraisers.
  • The studio is closed Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 due to the Sole Sisters Race.
  • Drop In $11.50(tax in). Monthly Unlimited Classes $49.95(tax in).
  • All group fitness classes included with a Personal Training membership.
  • Only 10 spaces in TRX classes. Call ahead to reserve your spot!
  • Everyone must fill out a ParQ and waiver.

 Class Descriptions:

Beachbody Fit Club with Christina– FREE!

Welcome to Beachbody Fit Club! Have lots of fun working each week to a video provided by Beachbody!  Your Beachbody Coach will share information on the company and the nutrition.  All levels, beginners welcome.

 

Functional Fitness with Victoria Weir (Age 55+)
The goal of this class is to improve functional fitness, increase independence and strengthen the activities of daily living. We will be performing body weight exercises and light stretching for the mature adult.  Beginners welcome.

 

Kettlebell with Rayanne

A kettlebell is a cast iron ball with a handle and provides an effective full body strength and cardio workout. Build strength, muscle tone, endurance, balance and stability in this all-levels class. Beginners welcome.
Mom & Me with Liz

Mom and baby are welcome to join this class. With a focus on building overall strength of Mom, Baby will be used in some of the movements too! This is the perfect time to get a great workout and bond with your baby.  All levels, beginners welcome.

 

Nia with Amy
Nia is a non-impact, holistic movement practice adaptable to any age, level, and ability. This barefoot practice combines movements from the Dance Arts, Martial Arts and Mind/Body Healing Arts, focuses on moving in your own body’s way and can help improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, agility and mobility.  All levels, beginners welcome.

 

TRX

Born in the Navy SEALs, TRX Suspension Training bodyweight exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Hundreds of exercises can be modified to any level using the suspension bands, gravity and the user’s body weight.  All levels, beginners welcome.

 

Walk 15 with Tara

Walk 15 is a group exercise class for all ages and all fitness levels, a fitness program that virtually anyone can do…For ALL WALKS OF LIFE!!!  Come try this walking based, low impact workout inside the comfort of our studio. All levels, beginners welcome.

Yoga with Pat

Chair Yoga: A gentle Hatha-style Yoga practiced either sitting in a chair or using the chair for support.  Designed for those who are unable to do traditional yoga postures or have difficulty getting up and down from the floor, ideal for office workers, people with chronic illness or for post surgery. Deepen flexibility and strengthen body awareness with traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation.  All levels, beginners welcome.

 

Hatha Yoga: This gently-paced class focuses on foundational poses, alignment, and breathing techniques to build strength, confidence, endurance and flexibility.  Learn opening, standing, shoulder and hip poses as well as twists, forward and backward bends gradually building to sun salutations. Designed to be enjoyed by all levels, whether just starting out or a seasoned yogi.  All levels, beginners welcome.

Yogafit with Tom (starting May 16th)

Yogafit combines fitness moves such as push-ups, sit-ups, and squats with traditional yoga postures linked together in a flowing format.  Improve balance, strength, flexibility, and power with this non-traditional Yoga practice.  All levels, beginners welcome.

Zumba with Amanda

This fun, easy to follow cardio dance party will get you moving, working up a sweat, and put a smile on your face. Hip Hop, SocaSambaSalsaMerengue, and Mambo are just some of the rhythms that will get you kicking your heels up.

All levels, beginners welcome.

 

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Unfortunately, due to instructor injury and instructor illness we’ve had to cancel our free Nordic Pole Walking sessions for April 25th, 2017.

See you on April 27th, 2017 at 2pm and 5:15pm.

Tara and her staff apologize!

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We are closed Good Friday up to and including Easter Monday.

We re-open Tuesday April 18th, 2017 at 9:30am.

Don’t forget you can still register for the NSFA Exercise Leadership Summit that is happening April 22nd, 2017 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Bedford, N.S.  https://nsfitness.ca/ELS17

Thanks to the NSFA Bronze Sponsors:  Suzanne Milner, VOXX Life; Debbie Ford, TPI Travel and Melissa Dearman, Eastern Passage Wellness Center.

Our next round of group fitness classes start May 8th – schedule here and on our website under Group Fitness.  GF Schedule-May8-2017Final

Our Learn to Run with Arlene Brinston, Encompass Coaching, starts April 20th 6pm at MacDonald & Woods Personal Training Rehab Clinic 133 Baker Drive.  Enter through the Soles in Motion front doors and keep to your right hand side.  For beginners.

Our Social Run Club with Nate Janine-Williams, New Journey Runners, starts April 29th at 9:30am and is for women who run.

And, our Nordic Pole Walking program starts with Kaitlyn April 18th at 2pm using Nordixx poles and walking the Freshwater Trail. Our first night we will only be going part way, turning at the first lookoff point on the gravel trail to go back up to 133 Baker Drive.

 

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