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NEW FALL 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Brenda’s Fitness is here to help you commit to your Fall Fitness goals, guarantee your spot in the classes by registering for 8 or 16 session packages starting Oct 1-Nov 30. Spaces are limited See below for details.

Monday

Yoga Flow with Allyson
This class combines strength, breath, stretch and meditation for a blissful evening flow. This class is designed to accommodate each student in his/her pose through modification or the use of props. Whether a novice or seasoned yogi/yogini you will leave this class feeling the inherent balance, both recharged and relaxed.
7:45 pm -8:45 pm

Tuesday

Group Strength Training
A total body workout for all levels, strengthen and tone learning proper lifting form and technique
10:00 -11:00 am
Group Strength Training
A total body workout for all levels, strengthen and tone learning proper lifting form and technique
6:30 -7:30 pm

Wednesday

LifeStretch
A gentle flow of movements to help relieve stiffness
and reduce stress.
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Sunday

Group Strength Training
A total body workout for all levels, strengthen and tone learning proper lifting form and technique
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Class Fees

Drop In – $17 Inc. Tax

 

8 Session package for
October & November
$120.00 Inc. Tax

 

16 Session package
October & November
$240.00 Inc. Tax

 

Packages expire 11/30/18

 

To register for Yoga please contact Allyson
before Noon the day of the class.
Allyson.knappers@gmail.com

 

To register for all other classes please contact Brenda Brenda@brendasfitness.com

 

Spaces are limited!

Iron Sisters 2.0

Iron Sisters 2.0

Iron Sisters 2.0

Last weekend, July 25, 26 I had the opportunity to travel to Hamilton, Ontario for a power-lifting training weekend for women called Iron Sisters 2.0.

 

What a fabulous weekend! I stayed with a great couple from Newfoundland, Vicky is an accomplished power-lifter who just placed 5th at the World’s in Finland and I believe she broke a few records too.

 

We started the training Saturday morning, 40+ athletes and a group of world class coaches at Complete Fitness. The day started with Rhaea Stinn teaching us about squat technique, training frequency etc. then we were broken into groups to go station to station and learn everything from how to use knee wraps, to box squats, front squats, hi bar, low bar squats. The coaches were there to fine tune our skills, moving our hands, the bar or foot placement ever so slightly.  In the afternoon we learned from Jennifer Thompson about the bench press and off we went in our groups to learn from the best how to improve our bench set up, accessories for bench, board presses, band presses, pin presses and I even got to try a slingshot! It was a long and informative day ending with coaches panel to ask any questions we may have.

 

On to Sunday, dead-lift day. We learned from Kimberly Walford about dead-lifting and about her competitive background. We then proceeded to the stations again, sumo, conventional, deficit, block, rack pulls. So many little pointers to make the difference.

 

My take away…
Squat- narrow my grip and elbows more forward for hi bar, start learning low bar, use knee wraps and try heavy walk outs for overload

 

Bench-really tuck my shoulders under, pinky squeeze, leg drive, keep building lat strength with t-bar rows, pull ups, pull-downs, triceps. Explode off my chest

 

Dead-lift-keep working at getting my hips down and close to the bar, try slippers to get closer to the ground, every mm counts, be patient to finish the lift, get enough rest, post your goals and believe in yourself

 

Having the chance to learn from the best, one on one discussions on how to improve and hone my skills was truly memorable and motivating to get back home and start working on the fine tuning needed to be a better power-lifter. A huge thanks to Frances Manias for putting the weekend together along with the Dundas Power-lifting team. I learned, laughed, made friends and memories.