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Group Classes | Fitness Northwest

GROUP CLASSES F.A.Q.

We are starting a trial run of group classes for approximately two months. Covid 19 and government rules have presented us with many challenges and there will be many changes and limitations around running these classes. Fitness Northwest Gym is collaborating with Carla from Bodyz by design and Liza from New Horizon Fitness to be able to offer some of our most loved classes. Yes, we know that not
everyone will not be able to take part in these classes as they are right now, but it is our hope that in time we will be able to offer our much loved and affordably priced fitness options again.

Why do the group classes separate from the gym membership and have extra costs?
Covid 19 has made it very difficult to conduct group classes in a safe manner; we are attempting to offer some classes in a restricted manner for those people who consider the classes to be vital in maintaining their health. The health rules have mandated that we maintain proper distance around participants and this also limits the number of people that we can fit into a class therefore we have had to raise the cost for each participant in order to pay our amazing instructors.

Why do I have to commit to signing up and paying for an entire class package
During our restart from the Covid 19 shutdown we are taking extra precautions to limit any risk of spread to larger groups by having each class be made up of the same people.

Can I send someone in my place if I can’t make it to a class that I have booked?
No. We are taking extra precautions to limit any risk of spread to larger groups by having each class be made up of the same people.

Is this the way that group classes will be run from now on?
No; there will be more options for drop-ins to classes in the future as things improve, we are happy to be able to provide some form of classes now and it is our hope that we will return to a semblance of normal as soon as possible.

What are my options if I already had purchased a membership prior to Covid 19 for the sole purpose of going to group classes? 

We are providing a variety of options:

1. We will keep your membership on hold until such time as there are more options available.

2. You may sell your remaining membership time to someone who would like to use the gym and we will transfer the time to them.

3. You may convert the remainder of your gym membership into a dollar amount (we will assist you with this) and use it as payment towards our new group classes.

If you have any other questions that are not answered here you may phone or email them to the gym at ​fitnorth@gmail.com​ or 250-847-2269.

Classes For All Fitness Levels

Group classes are a nice way to get that extra motivation and meet new people. You don’t know where to start with your training. You want to add variety to your routine. Here is a selection of group classes that will suit all fitness level.

METCON

Metcon or Metabolic Conditioning is a circuit training that involve challenging the total body with compound exercises, longer work and shorter recovery intervals. It pushes the human body to its limits with fast-paced cardio and strength exercises to build muscle, strength, and endurance. These workouts can be tailored to an individual’s fitness level.  METCON is used to enhance sports performance, but it’s also a great way to rev up your metabolism and lose weight!

Instructor: Liza Ramos
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Mon & Wed: 8:45am – 9:30am
Tue:              5:15pm – 6:00pm
Fri:               12:10pm – 12:50pm

Indoor Cycling

pmIndoor cycling workout takes you on a physical and mental challenge.  This fun 60-minute class will improve your fitness level through a simulated outdoor ride filled with intervals, hill climbs, sprints, endurance and recovery.  All levels are welcome

Instructor: Liza Ramos
COVID-19 Hours
Friday evening at 5:15pm to 6:15pm, Tues/Thur morning 6:15am to 7:15 am

Tues-Thurs 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Tue &Thu: 6:15am – 7:15am

Pump & Shred

Burn fat, build muscle – the powerful training method! It simply is a series of lifts combined in a non-stop, continuous movement using the same piece of equipment and typically same weight for each exercise.  It is a similar concept of superset but taking it to the NEXT LEVEL!  By using different intensity and rep ranges to target slow and fast twitch muscle fibers, “PUMP & SHRED” challenges the body, stimulate growth and improve fitness conditioning.  Its efficient, dynamic method of performance enhancement that makes the program enjoyable!! 

Instructor: Liza Ramos 
COVID-19 Hours
Tues-Thurs 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Mon & Wed: 6:15am – 7:00am
Tues:            8:45am – 9:30am
Fri:                5:15pm – 6:00pm

Cycle 360

Cycle 360 is a mix of indoor cycling and weight training. Rev it up with a 20 minutes bike ride to get that heart rate up and that nice burn in your legs.  Follow this with a series of upper body weight training with some serious pumps to bring those guns out and finish this off with a series of core exercises.

Instructor: Liza Ramos
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Thu: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Yoga

The term “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “union.” Yoga combines physical exercises, mental meditation, and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles and relieve stress. Physical postures strengthen and tone muscles, and when performed in rapid succession, can provide cardiovascular conditioning. Meditation and deep breathing can reduce stress, thereby lowering blood pressure and inducing relaxation. Mind/body awareness can influence mood and self esteem to improve quality of life.

Instructor: Carla Atherton
Mon – Wed: 5:15pm – 6:30pm

mobility & stretches

No work out is complete without a proper stretching and mobility session. Improve your range of motion and recover faster from your intense workout as I guide you through some stretches and mobility exercises. Come rejuvenate you mind and body in this relaxing class. This class is accessible to all. Currently not offered  

core conditioning

The buzz word in the health and fitness industry is core strength.  Why?  because, the core is the origin of movement.  The torso serves as the body’s base, it’s pillar, from which all movement stems.  Integrating core stabilization training provides a foundation for the generation of power from the inside out.  Since the torso initiates, assists and stabilizes movement, training the muscles to prepare for the unpredictable is the key element for body control and directional changes in day-to-day life as well as in sport. Join us for this 1hr class of pure core conditioning.

 Instructor: Carla Atherton
 Tue – Thu: 12:10pm – 12:50pm

zumba

Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. The high-energy classes are set to upbeat music and feature choreographed dance numbers that you might see in a nightclub. You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in a Zumba class. With the tag line, “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party,” the classes emphasize moving to the music and having a good time, no rhythm required. 

Instructor: Liza Ramos
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Fri: 6:05pm – 6:50pm

tabata

This form of training has been tested in clinical studies through a joint effort by two medical universities. The short duration workouts were shown to burn an average of 5x more calories AFTER their exercise is over. Additionally, short burst workouts and combination with 30 and 60 minute workouts were put through a single blinded randomized study demonstrating their effectiveness in providing weight loss and fitness. “HIGHER INSTENSITY. SHORTER DURATION. POWERFUL RESULTS!”

Instructor: Liza Ramos
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Thu: 8:45am – 9:30am

Personal Training

Take the guess work out of your training. Either you are just starting, recovering from an injury or looking at taking your performance to the next level, our highly qualified personal trainers will work with you to design a safe and effective program that fits your needs.

CARLA ATHERTON

CARLA ATHERTON

Certified Personal Trainer

I’ve spent 33 years in the field of health and wellness, counseling clients in sport performance through personal fitness training and injury rehabilitation as well as sport and clinical nutrition. In 2017 I completed my 500RYT in India, a most amazing experience that words can simply not describe. Adding yoga was a great decision, allowing me to marry my knowledge and passion for anatomy, functional movement, strength training and injury rehab with the physical practice of yoga. 

www.carlaatherton.ca


CARLA’S CERTIFICATIONS

• B.Sc Minor in Kinesiology with specialty in injury Rehabilitation

• B.Sc in Food Science and Nutrition
• B.Sc in Horticulture
• Yoga Instructor RYT500
• Degree in Horticulture
• Certified Horticulture Therapist 
• Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
 

LIZA RAMOS

LIZA RAMOS

Certified Personal Trainer

I’m a World Champion Martial Artist with more than 20 years of Karate/Kickboxing and fitness experience. I earned my 4th Degree black belt in 2012. I am also an InfoFit graduate. I want to share my knowledge through fitness and inspire others that every accomplishment starts with the decision to try! “DARE TO DREAM…TRAIN TO SUCCEED!”

 www.newhorizonfitness.ca


LIZA’S CERTIFICATIONS

• InfoFit Graduate
• Precision Nutrition Level 1
• DTS Conditioning Coach
• ACE Certified Personal Trainer 
• Functional Aging Specialist
• FMS Level 1
• Qualified TRX Functional Trainer
• Licensed Zumba Instructor
• Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified
• World Karate & Kick Boxing Champion (WKC)
• 4th Degree Black Belt

 

Testimonials

“Awesome gym! Friendly staff and great atmosphere this place is more then just a gym its a lifestyle!”

Zack B.

“I’m really impressed with this place. I came to Smithers from Hamilton Ontario and was pleasantly surprised to find a gym that offers everything you could get in a commercial gym in a big city (and then some). The staff is always friendly, the gym is rarely crowded, the facilities are clean and equipment, especially in the back room, is top notch. Keep it up guys”

Matt F.

“Friendly staff, good supplements and well equipped gym”

Ben D.

ARE GROUP CLASSES REALLY INCLUDED WITH MY MEMBERSHIP?

Yes they are! With any paid membership, including daily drop-in, you have access to all our group classes. The only classes that has a surcharge ($4) is our spin class and spin & core. Even at that price, it’s a steal of a deal.

DO I HAVE TO sign up FOR GROUP CLASSES?

Yes. You have sign up online in advance to guarantee you have spot. Due to limited space, we can only accept a certain number of people and spot goes quickly. If you didn’t sign up on time, and the class is full, you can be put on a waitlist and you will be contacted if a spots opens up.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND IF THEY DON'T HAVE A MEMBERSHIP?

Absolutely. Your friend will only have pay a drop-in fee, giving them access to all our equipment and all our group classes for the whole day. 

DO I NEED A PERSONAL TRAINER TO ACCESS THE GYM?

No. Every one is free to use the weight room and other equipment without a trainer as long as you have an active membership. If you have no prior experience in training it is highly recommended to hire a trainer, even for a short term to get you started. Certified personal trainer are a great investment to make sure you use the equipment properly, exercise safely and remain injury free. 

DO YOU HAVE 24HR ACCESS?

Yes. You can purchase it online with  a new membership or at the counter.  We will give you a card to swipe for after hours. 

DO YOU HAVE A SCHEDULE FOR YOUR GROUP CLASSES?

You can find our schedule right here.

DO YOU SELL SUPPLEMENTS?

Yes. We carry top of the line supplements like Optimum Nutrition, BioSteel and Muscle Meds just to name a few. 

DO YOU HAVE TANNING BEDS?

Yes. We have standing booth for tanning. Check our price list here

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Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

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* Confirm with staff for holidays hours 

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