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

TO REGISTER:

Phone:  902-457-6420
In Person:  131 Lumpkin Road, Rosaria Student Centre 2nd Floor

Try a Demo class

Zumba Step Fusion

Sunday, January 13
3:30-4:30pm
Mount Fitness Centre - Exercise Studio


Dance Trio Demo

Monday, January 14
7:10-8:15pm
Mount Fitness Centre - Exercise Studio

Pound

Tuesday, January 15
8:00-8:45pm
Mount Fitness Centre - Exercise Studio

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

Stretch Lab 101

Free Intro Mindfulness Practice & Stretch Lab 101 Class: 
Monday, January 14 from 5:00-6:00pm in Evaristus Room C410

Do you need more ZEN in your life? Or, have you ever wanted some gentle assistance when trying to stretch out your tight muscles?  Then, this distinctive program is for you! 
Full details in "Team Training" Menu
Mondays 5:00-5:45pm
Fridays 5:00-5:45pm


ZUMBA STEP FUSION

Free Intro class:  Thursday, January 10 at 6:15pm

Get ready to smile your way to healthy with this new twist on fitness! This class is half ZUMBA dance
fitness (taking the ‘work’ out of workout and having a calorie burning party!) AND half classic STEP aerobics (basic to intermediate level routines). 

Full details in "Dance & Music" Menu
Sundays 3:30-4:30pm


DANCE TRIO DEMO

Free Intro on Monday, January 14 from 7:10 - 8:15pm  

A lively introduction to three fantastic dance programs: African Dance, DanceFit and Zumba Toning. Come for the info to help you decide which program to take and for an amazing workout. Learn from the pros why dancing is more than just physical - it’s a total spirit, mind, body experience! 

Full details in "Dance & Music" Menu
New sessions starting this month:
African Dance:  Saturdays at 11:30am starting January 26
DanceFit:  Mondays at 7:10pm starting January 21
Zumba Toning:  Wednesdays at 7:15pm or Saturdays at 10:15am starting January 30

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

Beginner Class
FREE INTRO CLASS Jan. 8
Date:  Tuesday, January 15 – February 19 (6 Weeks)
Time:  6:00-7:00pm

Fee:   
With Drum: $91.30  ($105.00 HST inc)   
Without Drum:  $117.40 ($135.00 HST inc) 

Location:  Rosaria Room 212
To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420


Intermediate Class
Date:  Tuesday, January 15 – April 2 (12 Weeks)
Time:  7:05-8:05pm

Fee:   
With Drum: $182.60  ($210.00 HST inc)   
Without Drum:  $234.78  ($270.00 HST inc)   

Location:  Rosaria Room 212
To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420


African Dance

Dive into the rhythms and culture of traditional Guinean dance. No experience necessary! Invigorating, fun, and social these classes, with accomplished Guinean dancers, Marielle and Mohamed, will have you asking for more! Visit our website for a video showing a taste of these fantastic classes.

Winter session has been cancelled.  Please check back in April for additional course offerings.


DanceFit

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!” – Current participant

Try this class FREE during our Dance Demo on Monday, January 14 from 7:10 - 8:15pm 

Date:  Mondays, January 21 – March 25
*No class on Feb. 18 and March 18
Time:  7:10 - 8:00pm
Fee:    $48.70 ($56.00 HST inc)   
Location:  Mount Fitness Centre Exercise Studio
Instructor:  Melissa Millar
To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420


POUND

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  

FREE INTRO CLASS:  January 15 

Date:  Tuesday, January 29-March 26
Time:  8:00-8:45pm
Fee:    $48.70  ($56.00 HST inc)   
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio  
Instructor: Jessica Pettigrew
To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420


NEW!  Zumba STEP FUSION!

Get ready to smile your way to healthy with this new twist on fitness! This class is half ZUMBA dance fitness (taking the ‘work’ out of workout and having a calorie burning party!) AND half classic STEP aerobics (basic to intermediate level routines). Sweat your way out of any stressful day with these guaranteed calorie-burning workouts. Perfect if you are new to fitness OR for those who are devoted followers of ZUMBA and STEP. This experienced and motivating instructor will hook you with her energizing music and moves!  Maximum 20 participants!

Try this class FREE on Thursday, January 10 from 6:15 - 7:00pm 

Date:  Sundays, January 20 - March 3
*No class on Feb. 17
Time:  3:30-4:30pm
Fee:    $33.91  ($39.00 HST inc)   
Location: Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio  
Instructor: Cynthia McGrath
To Register:  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420

Maximum= 20 participants



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! 

Try this class FREE during our Dance Demo on Monday, January 14 from 7:10 - 8:15pm 

Option # 1 - Wednesdays 

Date:  Wednesdays, January 30 - March 27
No class March 20
Time: 7:15-8:15pm 
Fee:  $45.22  ($52.00 HST inc)   
Location:  Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio
Instructor: Cynthia McGrath   


Option #2 - 
Saturdays

Date:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 30
No class March 23
Time: 10:20-11:20am 
Fee:  $45.22  ($52.00 HST inc) 
Location:   Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Room 
Instructor: Cynthia McGrath

To Register:
  Call the Mount Fitness Centre at 902-457-6420
Maximum 20 participants


Mindfulness Practice

Feeling overwhelmed, sometimes anxious, tired of going, going, going all the time? Meditation has been scientifically shown to help concentration, relieve stress, slow your heart rate & lower blood pressure. This 4 week program will give you tools to achieve all that and more (you may be surprised by the positive benefits you feel from just giving yourself the opportunity to stop and breathe).

“I am amazed by the fact that sitting quietly for only a few minutes a couple of times a week can make me infinitely more patient with my kids, my spouse and my colleagues. Somehow things just seem more manageable when I practice mindfulness regularly!” –Participant 

Instructor: Grant Hatcher
Program cancelled for the Winter Term.  Check back in April for Spring Program offerings.


Traditional Yoga

Classes consist of postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and yogic wisdom building both flexibility
and strength in our body, breath and mind.  The ultimate goal of yoga, (according to the Yoga Sutra),
is to calm the fluctuations of the mind and turn inward.

Instructor: Jeannine Saulnier 

Wednesday Option:
Date:      Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3
Time:      6:30-8:00pm
Fee:       $130.44  ($150.00 HST inc)
Location:  Evaristus 4C, Room 410

Friday Option:
Date:      Fridays, January 18 - April 5
Time:     12:05-1:00pm   
Fee:       $86.95  ($100.00 HST inc)
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 week 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.

Instructed by Johanne and Frank Zinck of BudoCentral Martial Arts

Date:  Mondays, January 14 - February 4 
Time:  7:00-9:00pm
Fee:   $53.91 ($62.00 HST inc)
Location:  Evaristus C410

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



Aikido Club

NEW STUDENTS WELCOME! 

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.

Date: January 8 - April 5
Times: 
Tuesdays: 4:00-5:30pm, 
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm
& Fridays 5:30-7:00pm  
    
Fee:  $121.74  ($140.00 HST inc)
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)
NEW STUDENTS WELCOME!

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.  

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

January 10 - August 24   
*June 16-August 24 will be one day per week.  Day & Time TBA
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45pm   
Saturdays 9:15am - 10:30am  
Location:  Mount Fitness Center, Gymnasium

Fee:  $278.26  ($320 HST inc)

*No classes on the following weekends:  Family Day (Heritage Day), March Break, Easter, Victoria Day

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+. 

Location:  The Mount Fitness Centre - Garnet Brown Gymnasium

Winter Session Times: 
Mondays: 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:30pm
Fridays: 11:30am-1:30pm

Drop in Fee: 
Drop In Daily Fee:  $4.35 ($5.00 HST inc)

Membership Fees:
1 Month Club Membership:  $39.13  ($45.00 HST inc)
3 Month Club Membership: $108.70  ($125.00 HST inc)

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+. 

Fees include HST.

Tuesday Nights 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Fees:  
Daily Drop In Fee: $6.96  ($8.00 HST inc)
1 Month Badminton Club Membership:  $39.13  ($45.00 HST inc)
3 Month Badminton Club Membership:  $108.70  ($125.00 (HST inc)

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

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

NEW!  Stretch Lab 101 

Do you need more ZEN in your life? Or, have you ever wanted some gentle assistance when trying to stretch out your tight muscles?

Then, this distinctive program is for you! With TWO personal trainers at your service and a maximum of 10 people per class this is excellent value for your dollar! 

Includes basic flexibility assessments, education on stretching safely, how to use tools like foam rollers, yoga straps or massage balls, hands on assists for a total body stretch and, probably of greatest value, a personalized stretch program designed for you to takeaway.

FREE INTRO to this AND Mindfulness Practise January 14 from 5:00-6:00pm in Evaristus C410!

Date:  Mondays & Fridays, January 21 - February 15
Time:  5:00-5:45pm
Fee:  $150.00  ($172.50 HST inc)
Location:  Mondays in Evaristus C410.  Fridays in the Exercise Studio.
Instructors/Personal Trainers:  Brigitte MacInnes & Amir Mousavi

*Like the program but the time does not work with your schedule?  Email preferred days & times to msvu.ca

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



Body Reboot 

- All levels

Burn fat and build muscle with this equipment-free cardio-and-strength circuit. This team training
program is designed to give you a MEGA boost on your own fitness. 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
ab work helping you slim down your entire body and tighten your tummy. With a dedicated trainer 
focused on a small group of no more than 10 people and providing advice you are guaranteed to
feel better!  Give your body a reboot in 2019!

Details:

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from January 28 - April 1
Time: 1:10pm - 1:50pm

Fees

3 times per week:  $239.13  ($275.00
 HST inc)
2 times per week:  $160.86  ($185.00 HST inc)

Location:  Mount Fitness Centre, Exercise Studio
Instructor: Brigitte MacInnes

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

Weight Training Programs for Women

Level 1 - Beginner

Have you ever found yourself a little intimidated by the equipment in the weight room?
Wondering just how to get started with weight training when there is so much confusing information
online? This is your chance to learn proper technique and the best way to incorporate basic exercises
into a program. Presented by an experienced female trainer.

Level 1 has been cancelled for the Winter Term. Please check back in March for additional program offerings.


Level 2 - Intermediate:
Do you find yourself doing the same exercises day after day? Have you hit a plateau with your muscle training and need some new ideas?  In this 4 week session you will learn to move beyond the basics and add some challenge and variety to your basic program. With tips and technique provided by an experienced female trainer.

Date:  Thursday, February 14 - March 14
No class Feb. 21
Time:  7:15 - 8:00pm
Fee:   $43.48  ($50.00 HST inc)
Location:  Mount Fitness Centre Weight Room
Instructor:  Brigitte MacInnes

To Register:

Call the Mount Fitness Centre: 902-457-6420

Mohamed & Marielle Duranteau

Come dance with an accomplished Guinean dancer, Mohamed Duranteau and his wife Marielle. The dynamic duo has been teaching Guinean dance together and performing for audiences of all ages for
the last 12 years, starting in Victoria, BC, then in Montreal, QC and now in Halifax, NS. They are owners of Wontanara Drum & Dance.They are very eager to share their love for African music and dance with the Halifax community.  ~ Exploring West Africa through dance, rhythm and song ~
website: www.wontanaradrumdance.ca
Like us on FB:  www.facebook.com/wontanaradrumdance

Margaret Galloway

With 17 years as a certified Stott Pilates teacher and a Franklin Method Educator, Margaret uses her understanding of the way the body is designed to move to help her students optimize their level of strength and flexibility. In a fun and supportive environment there’s opportunity to progress at a level
that works for each individual!
“Margaret has an exceptional, creative ability to challenge the body in a unique way and her eye for
detail allows her to lead her students to where they need to go, discovering and developing new

strengths and abilities.” K. MacFayden

Trena Graham

Based in Halifax, Trena has been teaching in various classes, dance schools and clubs since 2001,
where she has applied her extensive ballroom and Latin training. She founded Trena’s Dance Studio
in 2006; where she is artistic director, choreographer and teacher.  
She has taught at numerous conventions and festivals across Canada andhas also performed locally
and nationally. and has competed internationally in Pittsburg and Miami with world Bachata champion, Darlin Garcia, where she brought home a bronze medal.  She has also been a local and national judge
for the Atlantic and Canadian Pole Fitness Championships.

Trena focuses primarily on Latin dances such as Salsa and Bachata. Her technique and style are
always impressive but it’s her energy, enthusiasm and engaging smile on the dance floor that are most memorable.

Grant Hatcher

Grant is a certified hypnotherapist and has been teaching meditation throughout Halifax for several
years. He has taught at Dalhousie, NSCC and various meditation studios in the HRM. Grant also
obtained a science degree from The Mount with honours in psychology. He blends traditional meditation techniques in a practical way that is accessible to all participants, regardless of experience or background.  

Cynthia McGrath

As a licensed Zumba Instructor, Cynthia McGrath has 15 years of experience teaching and motivating
in a group setting. She has taught a variety of group fitness classes but has chosen to focus her
energy on teaching Zumba, and Zumba Toning which combines body-sculpting techniques and
high-energy dance moves to build strength and tone targeted areas.

Jeanine Saulnier

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.

Hayley VanKroonenburg

Hayley started practicing yoga at a young age to compliment her training in martial arts and cheerleading. In 2012, she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health. Hayley teaches many different styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, and Kripalu. Her favourite things to teach are inversions and arm balances because she loves to be upside down! Hayley likes to keep a
playful style to her teaching and practicing, and hopes to share her love of yoga with everyone who
comes to her class!