MFC Recreation Programs

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


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MFC OPEN HOUSE

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September 20 – September 24, 2022

Meet MFC staff, get a tour and try out Recreation Programs for FREE!

Drop by during our Open House to be entered to win a $25 Lawton’s Gift Card! 


Tuesday, September 20

  • Pilates Free Trial Class    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Zumba Free Trial Class    7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21

  • Aikido Free Trial Class    7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22

  • DanceHall and DanceFit Free Trial Class     7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Karate Free Trial Class     7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Friday, September 23

  • Yogalates Free Trial Class  12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Aikido Free Trial Class        6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

  • Karate Free Trial Class     9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

 

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AIKIDO CLUB

Aikido Club - MFC Recreation Program
*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.”

Fall Session: September 21 – December 16, 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: 125.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fee: $81.25 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Graham Fraser

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KARATE CLUB

Karate Club-MFC Recreation Program
*In-person Recreation Program


*Kids Karate information is available here


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

Fall Session: September 22 – December 10, 2022
Full Year: September 22 – August 31, 2023

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

Fall Fee: 162.00 + hst
Full Year Fee: $414.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fee: $105.30 + hst / $269.10 +hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Randy Veinotte

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POUND

POUND - MFC Recreation Program

Program cancelled for Fall 2022.

Stay-tuned for POUND offerings in Winter 2023.

*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.”

DANCE FIT

Dance Fit - MFC Recreation Program
*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 | September 26 – December 12, 2022
*No class on October 10 and October 31, 2022.

Mondays 7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $80.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $52.00 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Melissa Millar

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DANCEHALL

Dancehall - MFC Recreation Program
*In-person Recreation Program

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.

8 classes | September 29 – November 17, 2022

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $64.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $41.60 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Dejhani Allen

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PILATES

Pilates - MFC Recreation Program
*Hybrid Recreation Program

Pilates will focus your mind on the here and now while strengthening your core and working other muscles on your body. Having a strong core brings many benefits, like better posture and less back pain. It also means you can practice other activities with the confidence your spine has good support and is at a reduced risk of injuries. You’ll leave the class feeling worked out but energized at the same time! For ages 18 years and older. No experience necessary!

8 classes | October 4 – November 22, 2022

Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Fee: $96.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $62.40 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Amanda Franz

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YOGALATES

Yogalates - MFC Recreation Program
*Hybrid Recreation Program

This class combines the strength and flexibility practice of yoga with the deep core and stabilization work of pilates! It’s slower pace allows time for safe alignment, easier transitions, and breathwork. Students will be guided through the postures with step-by-step descriptions and demonstrations emphasizing safety, foundation and stability, leaving you feeling strong, flexible, and confident!

8 classes | October 14 – December 9, 2022

Fridays, 1:10 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Fee: $96.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $62.40 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Ocean Samuel

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ZUMBA TONING

Zumba Toning - MFC Recreation Program
*In-Person Recreation Program

Zumba Toning® combines body-sculpting techniques and Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, strength training experience. The class will involve intervals of cardio mixed with moves using light dumbbells. Perfect for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning to define those muscles!

12 classes | September 24 – December 10, 2022

Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Fee: $96.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $68.07 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Cynthia McGrath

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ZUMBA

Zumba - MFC Recreation Program
*In-Person Recreation Program

ZUMBA®. This class fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

12 classes | September 22 – December 8, 2022 OR September 27 – December 13, 2022

Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

OR

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $96.00 + hst

MSVU Student, Faculty & Staff discounted fees: $62.40 + hst
*must have current MFC membership to be eligible for discount.

Instructor: Cynthia McGrath

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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.
– 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.
– Registrants will receive a parking pass for the dates and times of the program.
– Please arrive early on the first night to complete paperwork.