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We celebrate this sunny month by continuing the half hour classes! As we roll into a month of crazy end-of-school-year activities we thought you would appreciate a way to get your fitness in!

We appreciate your feedback about the music in c
lass and love that you love it! This month we will have special musical weeks to keep your bodies moving. June is jammin'!



This month we feature an exercise that you see and do regularly but may not know why it is so awesome!

The good ol’ walk-out
is one of my favourites because of the abundance of benefits you get from this one exercise. The plank is magical. It encourages your transverse abdominus to fire which provides thoracic and pelvic stability.

. Right from the beginning, as you roll forward in your walk-out, you are already engaging the rectus abdominus in your abdominal wall.

. As you begin to walk forward, drawing your navel towards your spine, you are encouraging your transverse to fire.

. On top of all the wonderful abdominal activity that is happening as you are moving forward your rhomboids and lower trapezius muscles activate to draw shoulders down your back.

. Your lats are encouraged to lift to help your upper body feel lighter, which helps support your body when facing downward (prone).

. The muscles in your arms fire to help support your upper torso and the muscles in your legs stay active to help you maintain a long line from head to heel.

6. As you walk your hands back toward your feet you use your abdominals again to help you stand up.

7. A lengthening or a stretch is occurring through your hamstrings, on your way back.

This exercise can be as basic or as difficult as you want it to be. By layering in weights, moving the feet out and in or knees in and out, you’re including your obliques and lower abdominals as well.

This is why I love this exercise—more bang for your buck! The more of your body being used during an exercise the more efficient and affective the exercise will be: postural alignment, strong abs, flexibility and strength... who could ask for anything more?


We have a winner!
We saw so much enthusiasm and energy during our fitness challenge month! So many competitive spirits out there! Hopefully you noticed a difference in how you felt physically and mentally when you made the effort to come to class. We definitely felt a boost of energy! Let's keep it going this month!

Thank you so much to all who participated,
we do hope that tracking your frequency helps you see what a difference can be made when you carve out a little bit of time for yourself.

And the winner is.... Freda L!

Honourable mentions to Mary M
and Sarah C!

come to the studio and claim your prize!

No pre-registered classes until September. All classes will be drop-in. Please check the schedule as classes will sometimes shift. And remember to RSVP. Enjoy!
Always check the schedule. When a class is cancelled, a time changed, or a class is full, we will post it on our Facebook page and on the schedule.

Lime and Coconut Poached Fish
A recipe chosen by Judith Kaufman

1 cup coconut milk (can use lite)
1 long green chili, finely chopped (can use jalapeno)
1/4 cup lime juice
6 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded (or lime rind if you can't find these)
1 T fish sauce
200 gm firm white fish fillets (cod, haddock, halibut...)
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
Place coconut milk, chili, juice, leaves and fish sauce in a frying pan over medium-low heat.

Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 4 minutes.

Add fish and cook 3-4 min each side or until tender.

Add cilantro and serve.

Can be used for chicken as well.


Friday June 5

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