MFC Recreation Programs

Located on the Bedford Highway, the Mount Fitness Centre offers some of Halifax’s most fun and affordable fitness, wellness and recreation options.

See what is offered for Spring 2022:

  • Aikido
  • Dance Fit
  • Dancehall
  • Karate
  • Pound

Full program descriptions below.

AIKIDO CLUB

*In-person Recreation Program
Aikido is a Japanese martial art and a form of practical non-violence. It is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack, rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido requires very little physical strength. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Participate in any or all of the following classes. *For ages 18 years and older of all skill levels.

Testimonial: “The best thing about Aikido is it’s fun and you get to throw people around.” “My favorite part is getting to develop a relationship & trust with each other.”

Spring Session: April 4 – June 29, 2022

Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: 108.70 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fee: $70.66 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Graham Fraser

TO REGISTER:  Call 902-457-6420.

DANCE FIT

*Hybrid Recreation Program

An easy way to get fit AND have fun at the same time! Every class will include basic dance moves, choreography and will be a workout, but you will forget you are exercising due to the fabulous music and energy of the group. Learn styles like Hip Hop, Bollywood, Disco, Salsa, Merengue and more. This class is for all levels (even those with ‘two left feet’) so join us to sweat, burn calories, tone, laugh, and de-stress from your day! For ages 18 years and older of all skill levels.

Testimonial: “The best thing about this program is the instructor’s energy and enthusiasm, and choice of songs and dance routines.”

10 classes | April 11 – June 27, 2022

Mondays 7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $75.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $48.75 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Melissa Millar

TO REGISTER:  Call 902-457-6420.

DANCEHALL

*In-person Recreation Program

FREE INTRO CLASS April 7, 2022

Dancehall is an upbeat and energetic dance movement originating in Jamaica. This style promotes a freestyle movement in which you are encouraged to connect with the music to unlock your personal movement style. Dancehall is exciting, creative, adaptive, emotional and most of all, dancehall is forgiving. No need to feel pressured because dancehall itself is unconventional and allows you to trust your body, let go and just groove. This program incorporates various genres of music while blending different dance styles (afrobeats, soca, reggae, hiphop and more)! Check out @dejhaaaa_ on Instagram for videos of this dance style.

6 classes | April 21 – May 26, 2022

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $45.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $29.25 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Dejhani Allen

TO REGISTER:  Call 902-457-6420.

KARATE CLUB

The winter 2022 in-person program is a continuation of the Fall 2021 program and available to current participants only.  New Karate participants are welcome in the September 2022 session.


*Kids Karate information is available here


This program is for returning participant Shotokai Karate is a non-competitive martial art that empowers people to improve themselves through practicing Karate-do. The majority of our practice focuses on distance, timing and striving for personal development. *For ages 15 years and older of all skill levels.

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Saturdays*, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Instructor: Randy Veinotte

POUND

*In-person Recreation Program

An exhilarating full body workout using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks. Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of exercising. This unique class blends cardio, strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels the workout is easily modifiable and the welcoming vibe appeals to everyone. *For ages 18 years and older of all skill levels.

Testimonial: “Pound is an all body workout that incorporates great music. It is high energy. It is simultaneously challenging for fit individuals but accessible to those looking to get fit. Hands down the best fitness program offered at the Mount.”

10 classes
New date!  April 26 – June 28, 2022

Tuesdays 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $75.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $48.75 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Jessica Pettigrew

TO REGISTER:  Call 902-457-6420.

Register by phone or by email: 

902-457-6420 | Email mount.fitness@msvu.ca.  Please include your phone number and we will contact you to complete the process.

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Hybrid Program Information:

– Hybrid classes will be taught in-person and virtually at the same time.
– You will be asked to select either the hybrid or virtual only option upon registration.
– If you choose Hybrid you have the option to attend in-person or join us virtually.
– Please register a minimum 72 hours in advance. The program link will be emailed to you once the information below has been completed.
– Participants will be required to complete the MFC Release Agreement and University Activities Waiver, IN-PERSON, prior to beginning the program.
– Hybrid Program registrants will receive a parking pass for the dates and times of the program.
– Please arrive early on the first night to complete paperwork.

In-person Program Information:

– Will be taught in-person only.
– Participants will be required to complete the MFC Release Agreement and University Activities Waiver, IN-PERSON, prior to beginning the program.
– Registrants will receive a parking pass for the dates and times of the program.
– Please arrive early on the first night to complete paperwork.

Virtual Program Information:

– Please register a minimum 72 hours in advance.
– All participants will be required to complete a participation Release Agreement, prior to beginning the program. This will be emailed to you during the registration process.
– Once we receive your completed Release Agreement, we will send you the program link.


MSVU requires all students, staff, faculty and campus visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Before you purchase an in-person or hybrid program, please review the Mount Fitness Centre’s vaccination policy here.