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A Fitness Centre membership is not required to join the classes below. 

CANCELLATIONS - click here for complete list

In light of recent announcement from the NS government regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, we are taking the precaution of canceling the following classes for March 16 (list classes). We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates as they become available.

Stay tuned for a resource with our recommendations for online workouts. Maintaining good health and staying active is essential to optimizing health.

Check out our "Stay Active at Home" resources to help keep you motivated! Click Here

*Starting in February & March 2020

Self Defense for Women

We are now offering two session: 
- 4 hour, one day course on Sunday, March 29
- 8 hour, four week course starting February 24

Ultimate Strength Training with Brigitte

Small group training in the Conditioning Centre- 6 weeks for Upper Body (on now) then 6 weeks for Lower Body.  Lower Body session starts Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Complete program descriptions are located in the drop down Menu below.

Register for your program by calling 902-457-6420


Better cardio fitness, huge calorie burn, improved mental and emotional wellbeing! What else could you ask for in a workout? Learn basic moves from Bollywood, Broadway, Latin, Hip Hop and more and leave with a huge smile. This is NOT a class full of complicated moves. Just move, have fun and de-stress. Whether you are a student, a parent, a retiree or anyone else you are going to feel the positive effects of dancing!

“I love this class. Keep doing what you do. I would do 2 times a week if I could!” – DanceFit participant

Try before you buy!  Mon, January 13, 7:10pm                                                                                 (SPECIAL GUEST African Drummer- Chris Kennedy)

Time:   Mondays 7:10-8:00pm                                                                                                                    Dates: January 13-March 30 (10 weeks) (No classes Feb 17, Mar 16)
Fee:     $61.00 plus HST   
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio
Instructor: Melissa Millar

To Register: Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420


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 men and women of all ages.

“Pound was awesome! Great way to get out stress by pounding drumsticks!” –Former student participant

Try before you buy!  Tues, January 14, 8:00pm

Time:  Tuesdays 8:00-8:45pm, January 14- March 24 (10 weeks)
Fee: $61.00 (plus HST)
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio  
Instructor: Jessica Pettigrew

To Register: Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Ultimate Strength Training

How would you like to feel stronger? Have more energy, boost your metabolism, look & feel ageless?

This small group program in the conditioning centre uses a mix of formats, weights, machines, bands and body weight. You will learn how to lift safely and effectively and get proper guidance and motivation from a trainer. Whether you want visible results or just to feel more comfortable in the gym this program is where you start. (Maximum= 6 people per session)

Join for one or both 6 week sessions. 

Term 1: ABCs (arms, back, chest & shoulders)     Jan 22- Feb 26

Term 2: BLTs (butt, legs, torso and shins/calves)   Mar 4- Apr 8

Time:  Wednesdays 6:15-7:00pm
Fee: $60.00 (plus HST) per session
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Conditioning Centre
Trainer: Brigitte MacInnes

To Register: Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Zumba Toning

Zumba Toning combines body-sculpting techniques and high-energy dance moves to build strength and tone targeted areas. 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!         Maximum = 20 participants per class

Try before you buy! Wed, Jan 8 OR Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Option # 1 - Wednesdays 
Time: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm, January 15 -Apr 1 (12 weeks) 
Fee: $72.00 (plus HST)   
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio
Instructor: Cynthia McGrath

Option #2 - Saturdays                                                                                                                               Time: Saturdays 10:20-11:20am, January 11-Mar 28 (12 weeks)                                                                   Fee: $72.00 (plus HST)                                                                                                                            Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio                                                                                             Instructor: Cynthia McGrath

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420 

African Drumming

Rhythm, energy, teamwork, coordination! Improve these and more in African Drumming with a teacher who brings experience and knowledge of traditional West African Rhythms.  In a fun and relaxed environment, you will learn the history of the drum, proper sounds and drumming technique.  Drums will be provided if you do not have one.

Instructor: Chris Kennedy                                                                                                                               To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

FREE Demo: Tues, January 14, 6:00-6:45pm

Beginner Class

  Time: Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm  January 21-February 25 (6 weeks)                                                            Fee:   Without drum rental: $86.50 (plus HST)      With drum rental:  $113.00 (plus HST)                  *Get a friend to register and you and your friend get 25% off your registration fee.                                       The friend must be a first time participant to this program.*

Location: Rosaria Room 212

Intermediate Class                                                                                                                           Time: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm January 14-March 31 (12 weeks)                                                                Fee:   Without drum rental: $182.60  (plus HST)                                                                                                         With drum rental: $234.78  (plus HST)   

Location:  Rosaria Room 212

Traditional Yoga

Jeannine’s yoga classes consist of postures, breath practice, guided relaxation and guided meditation. Her greatest focus is to teach a yoga practice that will promote health and lead to harmony and alignment with one’s innermost being.
Instructor: Jeannine Saulnier 

"Jeannine's yoga classes are excellent!", "Jeannine is a very knowledgable & dedicated teacher"                   -Testimonials from current class participants

Try Before You Buy!  Fri, Jan 10 or Wed, Jan 22

Wednesday Option:
 Date:      Wednesdays, January 22- April 1 (11 weeks)
 Time:      6:30-8:00pm
 Fee:       $119.50 (plus HST)
 Location:  Evaristus 4C, Room 410

Friday Option:                                                                                                                                          

 Date:      Fridays, January 10- March 27 (11 weeks)  *No class on Feb 21                                                      Time:     12:05-1:00pm                                                                                                                                Fee:       $80.35 (plus HST)                                                                                                                     Location:  Evaristus 4C, Room 410

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Yoga for Stress Reduction

A gentle yet flowing class that incorporates breath work, asana poses and restorative practice. We will take the time to listen to the body’s cues and build towards developing physical, emotional, mental awareness while balancing and supporting nervous system regulation. Appropriate for all levels.
Instructor: Sally Morgan

Date:      No course offerings at this time.
Time:      5:45-7:00pm
Fee:       $56.65  (plus HST)
Location:  Evaristus 4C, Room 410

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Self Defense for Women

The “Women’s Awareness Survival Program” is a 4 hour workshop focusing on proven, evidence-based tactics. Learn the crucial self-defense skills of assertiveness, situational awareness and combat training. Program includes a 60 page PDF resource manual. 

*Age 13-15:  Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian registered for the program.

*Ages 16-17:  a parent/guardian must complete an Informed Consent Registration Form allowing participation.

Instructed by: Johanne and Frank Zinck of BudoCentral Martial Arts.

"Great course, learned a lot and felt like I was in a safe environment. Will probably take it again!"                  -Former course participant

"The instructors were amazing and very well prepared. Would highly recommend to my friends."                   -Former course participant

Option 1:  4 Hour Workshop
Date:  Sunday, March 29, 2019
Time:  1:00-5:00pm
Fee:   $40.00 (plus HST) or,                                                                                                                                           2 for $75.00 (plus HST) (Must register both people at the same time).                                    Location:  Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio

Option 2:  8 Hour Course
Date:  Mondays,  Dates: Feb 24 - Mar 23 (no class Mar 16)
Time:  7:15-9:15pm
Fee:   $55.00 (plus HST) or,                                                                                                                                           2 for $100 (plus HST) (Must register both people at the same time). 
Location:  Rosaria 401 (Don MacNeil Room)

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Aikido Club


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.  This program is for all levels.

Try Before You Buy!  Wed, Jan 8, Fri, Jan 10, OR, Mon, Jan 13

Dates: January 8- April 3, 2020

Times:  Attend any or all of the following options.

 Mondays: 7:00-8:30pm

 Wednesdays: 8:10-9:30pm

 Fridays: 5:30-7:00pm  

Fee:  $108.70  (plus HST)
Location:  Evaristus 4C, Room 410           
Instructor:  Graham Fraser

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Shotokai Karate

Adult & Youth (Ages 15 yrs & older)

Shotokai is a non-competitive martial art that empowers people to improve themselves through
practicing Karate-do. The majority of our practice focus on distance, timing and striving for
personal development.  For ages 15 +

Instructor: Randy Veinotte; 4th Degree Black Belt in Shotokai

Try Before You Buy!  Sat, January 11 OR, Thur, January 16th

Dates: January 11 - August 27, 2020 (No classes March Break, Easter or Victoria Day weekends)     *Classes reduced to once per week in the summer.

Times: Attend either or both classes.                                                                                         Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45pm                                                                                                                         Saturdays 9:15 - 10:30am  

Winter Session Fee:  $279.00 (plus HST)                                                                                          Location:  Mount Fitness Center, Gymnasium

Full Year Dates:
September 19 - August 27, 2020
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45pm   
Saturdays 9:15 - 10:30am  
*Note:  Classes reduced to once per week in the summer

Fee: $360.00 (plus HST)
(Full year selection can be paid in four installments: Sept 19, Nov 19, Feb 19, May 19)

To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Pickleball Club

Join us for Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in North America! It is a combination of
tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquet ball. 
Come give it a try! 
Equipment is provided. This is a club format with no instructors.  For ages 18+. 

January - March 2020

Mondays: 11:30am-1:30pm
NEW!  Tuesday NIGHTS:  8:00 - 10:00pm
Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:30pm
Fridays: 11:30am-1:30pm

*Exception: When we host our PD day camps (click here for dates) throughout the year, the time will be 11:45am - 1:15pm and the fee will be $4.00.  Advanced notice will be provided.

Daily Drop In Fee:  $4.35 plus HST ($5.00 HST inc)
1 Month Membership: $39.13 (plus HST)
3 Month Membership: $108.70 (plus HST)

Location:  The Mount Fitness Centre - Garnet Brown Gymnasium
For additional information or to register, call the Mount Fitness Centre 902-457-6420

Badminton Club

Come out and join other badminton enthusiasts! It is a great way to improve your skills while
 meeting new people, and having a great time! The club is recreational doubles play and open
 to a variety of skill levels. The club welcomes new and returning members.  Join us to play
 badminton in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  For ages 18+. 

Tuesday Nights 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Daily Drop In Fee: $6.96 plus HST ($8.00 HST inc)
1 Month Badminton Club Membership:  $39.13 (plus HST)
3 Month Badminton Club Membership:  $108.70 (plus HST)

Location:  The Mount Fitness Centre - A. Garnet Brown Gymnasium

For additional information or to register, call the Mount Fitness Centre 902-457-6420

Balance & Stretch Training

This class will target specific areas of functional fitness that are necessary for a full and balanced life.  This program will utilize equipment such as the BOSU, resistance bands and toning balls, as well as your own body weight, making it perfect for people wanting a less intense workout. With two Personal Trainers and limited enrollment, you will get personalized attention and hands on assistance making this a class for everyone and every body.  Come workout with us and you will strengthen your body, improve your balance and leave the class feeling calm, centered and full of Om.

"This program is awesome and amazing for any fitness level or age. Brigitte and Eric really know and understand people's different needs and limitation and know how to challenge all their clients."                     -Course participant last session

Free DEMO Class: Sun, January 19, 2020 (Please register in advance at the Fitness Desk no later than 24hrs prior to the class)  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULED TO JAN 26.

 Date: Sundays, 9:00-9:45am,  January 26 - March 29 (8 weeks)   *No class on Feb 16                                   Fee:  $92.00 (plus HST)                                                                                                                       Personal Trainers:  Brigitte MacInnes & Eric Skinner

To register, call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Body Reboot

Burn fat and tone/build muscle with this HIIT-based cardio and strength program designed to give you a MEGA-boost on your own fitness training.  Physical assessments are done at the beginning and end to showcase your progress!  Classes involve short but intense cardio intervals, full-body strength moves and an extra dose of abs at the end. You will feel invigorated, energized, stronger and maybe even quicker by the end of this program. A small group class, of no more than 10-12 people, Body Reboot has a dedicated trainer ready to provide you with training advice to help you reach your fitness goals.  Join, meet other awesome people, get your sweat on and leave feeling fit-sational!

"Brigitte makes working out, even hard workouts, fun! Even for those of us who hate working out." -Current course participant

"Brigitte is very good at modifying the program with options to suit all fitness levels and keeps everyone engaged and motivated to do their personal best!" -Current course participant

FREE DEMO Class: Fri, January 10, 2020, 1:10-1:55pm                                                                             (Space is limited. Please register in advance at the Fitness Desk no later than 24hr prior to the class)

Date: Wednesdays & Fridays, January 15 - March 27 (10 weeks) (No classes March 18 & 20)
Time: 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Fee:   $191.30 (plus HST) 

Location:  Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio

Trainer: Brigitte MacInnes

To register, call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Fit in Fitness - Women Only

Did you know - only 90 minutes per week can make a huge difference in our fitness: physical, emotional, and mental!  In this women only program, not only will you get a great workout twice a week, but your knowledge will be enhanced through in class handouts on relevant topics. We’ll provide pre & post fitness tests, so you can feel proud of the accomplishments you are making. Included is access to a private Facebook group and mini challenges throughout to keep you on your toes. The best part is you’ll be part of a small team working with a knowledgeable, friendly, and relatable trainer to ensure that you feel supported and successful.

FREE DEMO Class: Mon, January 20, 2020 (Space is limited. Please register in advance at the Fitness Desk no later than 24hrs prior to the class.)

Date:  January 27 - March 12, 2020 (6 weeks) *No classes Feb 17 & 20

Twice per week:
Mondays: 5:40-6:40pm in the Evaristus C410
Thursdays: 5:40-6:10pm in the Mount Fitness Centre, Conditioning Centre

Fee:  $115.00  (plus HST)

Personal Trainer: Stacey McKay

To register, call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Chris Kennedy -African Drumming

For 30 years the infectious rhythm of the drums have mesmerized and captivated Chris Kennedy. He has used his passion for drumming to inspire, create, educate and entertain audiences world-wide.  For Chris drumming is not only a form of artistic expression, but a way of life. It has become a method of connecting people, preserving and protecting culture, and an exceptional vehicle to educate, entertain and engage his audience to the fullest. 

Chris’ outstanding talent, knowledge and experience is broad, deep-rooted and multi-national in scope.  He has travelled extensively though Canada, USA, The Caribbean and Africa and has honed his skills through participation in master drumming and dance workshops, internationally acclaimed performances and as a top notch clinician, facilitator and educator.  

Cynthia McGrath -Zumba Toning

Cynthia has been teaching a variety of group fitness classes since 2002. She is certified through the Nova Scotia Fitness Association and is licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Toning.

She organizes and leads annual Zumbathon fundraisers in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and hopes to continue this event in the coming years.  

Cynthia has also volunteered for the QEII Breast Health Bust-a-Move fundraisers.  She loves exercising and being active! 

Brigitte MacInnes -multiple Team Training programs

Brigitte’s passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching and administrative background, led her to becoming a certified personal trainer with the Mount.  She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness and Pilates instructor.  She has also completed Reiki certification, Level 1.  

The skills obtained through her certifications allow her to create custom programs designed to meet her client’s specific goals.  Her experience ranges from working with first time exercisers to athletes to RCMP and Military candidates, and she has experience working with youth as well as older adults. 

 Brigitte believes a fit and healthy lifestyle is achievable for anyone and particularly enjoys helping beginners feel comfortable in the gym setting. Brigitte will provide you with the tools needed to kick start life changes, shake up your current routine and reach your goals, whatever they may be! 

Melissa Millar -DanceFit

Melissa is a dynamic fitness professional involved in the industry for over 20 years. Currently she is the Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness here at The Mount. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), teaches Group Fitness, presents Fitness Workshops, and has been a YMCA Master Trainer. Melissa has degrees in Kinesiology and Dance, as well as multiple trainings through YMCA Canada, Can-Fit-Pro, ZUMBA and YogaFit. 

Melissa has a passion for teaching dance fitness and training clients of all ages and abilities. Her personal regime includes meditation and yoga and she believes in the importance of a whole health approach (body, spirit, mind together). 

Jeannine Saulnier -Traditional Yoga

Jeannine has been practicing, learning and teaching yoga for over 20 years. She has completed her
500 hour yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute and is now a certified Ayurveda consultant. Jeannine teaches a traditional form of yoga. She also has attended numerous trainings and has travelled to India and experienced an indescribable world of yoga and Ayurveda. She now travels to Portugal to attend satsang with her master, Mooji Baba. She has experience the transformative power of Yoga, Ayurveda and her master’s pointing’s and is now being called to share the light of the heart.