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THE MONTH OF OCTOBER is a time to be thankful for all the amazing blessings in our lives. In this month of gratitude remember to take time to reflect on all of the good fortune and take evermore time to reflect equally on the things that may not be so good. The blessings behind those so-called closed doors are often the most valuable. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy being with family and friends and enjoy eating—so many good fruits and vegetables are in season. Be consistent with your exercise regime & clean eating (there won't be any guilt attached to a weekend splurge). :)

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Class News

Tabbie Tweens
NEW THIS MONTH! An exciting class designed for your tween.

As we watch our daughters pay more attention to electronics and Starbucks, now more than ever we ought to encourage these young women to find strength and pride in their bodies.

Each week the girls will experience one of TAB's popular classes. We'll also talk about healthy eating and body image. Our hope is to instill good habits that will continue into adulthood. Not to mention, body awareness will help your child with other activities they may already be participating in.

8 weeks for $95
Tuesday 4:30- 5:30pm

If interested enquire by email.

Mama Tone
Class is now in progress!
We are accepting registration and will prorate the cost when you register.

Contact us to register

The Loop
The Loop is based on the principles of HITT--high intensity exercise followed by lower intensity exercise recovery periods. There are many benefits to this training style.
Check out this Shape Magazine article highlighting these benefits.

And check for days & times.

Kidtastic will run Oct 5th - Nov 23rd. If you have children 4 -7yrs, that would be interested in this enjoyable class let us know. 8 wks. Contact us for details

Coming Soon
A mom and tot class made to work out the sillies in babe and simply work out the mom. Ages1.5-3yrs
Find out more »


TAB Parties
TAB is ready to offer the space for your events! We just hosted a birthday party and had a blast! Space is limited but if you have a similarly-sized event contact us. We may be able to help.


Lolë Fall/Winter is here!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the lovely Lolë products, come to the studio and see! All the products are very durable, breathe well and are look fantastic in class and on the street.


Balance Break

It’s getting chilly out there and what a perfect time to enjoy a warm squash soup! And Ontario squash is in season.

Soup's on!
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium butternut squash, split seeds removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 (14 oz) coconut milk
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

Heat oven to 350°. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on butternut squash and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Place cut side down on cookie sheet. Roast for 30 - 45 minutes (depending on size) or until tender.

Drizzle soup pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add carrots and onion to pot with 1 teaspoon salt. Saute until tender. Add coconut milk and vegetable stock. Add curry powder, garam masala and cumin. Add roasted butternut squash.

Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer, while breaking up roasted butternut squash for 15 - 20 minutes, or fragrant. Use a submersible blender to smooth soup or add to a blender to smooth.

Garnish with fresh thyme if desired.


Notice for those paying by cheque.
Your cheque may not be cashed at the top of the month. To avoid NSF payments, please be aware that deposits happen at the beginning and end of the month.

Michelle BevanA Message About Gratitude
By Michelle BevanThe Alchemy Group

The Thanksgiving holiday, a time when we gather with family and friends to enjoy abundant, delicious (and hopefully healthy!) feasts, is also a time to consider a generous helping of gratitude!

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.

Behavioural and psychological research has shown that surprising life improvements can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, improves health, and reduces stress.

Studies done by Dr. Robert Emmons of The University of California indicate that daily gratitude exercises can result in higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy. In addition it was found that those who practice gratitude experience less depression and stress, were more likely to help others, exercised more regularly, and made greater progress toward achieving personal goals.

In fact one of the things these studies show is that practicing gratitude can increase happiness levels by around 25%.
This is significant because just as there’s a certain weight that feels natural to your body and which your body strives to maintain, your basic level of happiness is set at a predetermined point. If something positive or negative happens to you during the day, your happiness can rise or drop momentarily, but then it returns to its natural “happiness set-point”. A practice of gratitude raises your “happiness set-point” so you can remain at a higher level of happiness regardless of outside circumstances.

There are many ways to practice gratitude. One is to use gratitude to help you put things in their proper perspective. When things don’t go your way, remember that every difficulty carries within it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit. In the face of adversity ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?”

Once you become oriented toward looking for things to be grateful for, you will find that you begin to appreciate simple pleasures and things that you previously took for granted.

This Thanksgiving exercise bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful; if you do you’ll be well on your way to mastering the practice of gratitude!


Oct 14- Monday, Thanksgiving Day
Oct 31- Thursday, Halloween

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Getting Married?
Looking for an amazing, original first dance as a couple? Something that you may not typically see? Well have we got something for you! Let Rhonda choreograph something memorable for you and your guests.

Calling All Brides!
Feel your best on the big day? Let’s chat about special bride-specific training: abdominal and back strengthening, arm toning, and booty lifting.

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