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When falling back into a regular fitness routine there's sometimes a feeling that you need to have a couple of hours to finish the task. Truthfully, you just need a moment. The truth is, if you are consistently active throughout your day, you are far better off than if you're doing an intense workout once a week. Establishing a habit keeps you on track and changes how you view the idea of fitness in your life. Instead of the idea of fitness being something we can do to 'look' a certain way, I like for my clients to use it to 'feel' a certain way! Over time your appearance will be a reflection of how you are feeling and you'll have engendered the habitual need to do something physical. Amazing!

And so, it's Thanksgiving. It's a great time to reflect the good and meaningful things in your life as well as a time to sit and enjoy a hearty meal with your family and friends (and not feel guilty!). If you have been active and have started a regular routine the worry of enjoying your meal this coming holiday will not be an issue. So enjoy!

- Rhonda



TAB's AB REHAB, is what ballet is to dance: it's sets the foundation for everything else. It reinforces proper alignment and helps your body move more affectively.

What you learn in Ab Rehab makes all other TAB classes more effective. Knowing where you feel an exercise working is an important gauge of your own personal improvement. Being able to focus and feel the muscle is key to reminding your body how to move. Balance, power, and strength are out of reach without understanding how to manipulate your centre or core.

So, what is 'the core?'
We hear this word being tossed around repeatedly. We're talking about more than just your abdominal wall. This is your powerhouse, the midsection of the body. It includes the abdominal wall, but also the back, hamstrings, quads and glutes. So much strength and power can come from this area. Attach breath, and go even further!

Ab Rehab covers all of these areas but focuses on the abdominal wall. Not just the beauty of the rectus abdominus (six pack), but also the deeper muscles—transverse abdominus, lower abdominals, obliques and pelvic floor.

The deeper muscles are the hardest to 'wake up' without turning on surrounding muscles like the hip flexors and glutes. Ab Rehab teaches you how to find these muscles and rediscover the power in your middle.

Haven't had the opportunity to experience this class? Talk to another Tabbie who's become a believer!

Watch for our AbRehab episode on TABtv this weekend

Stream or Download the DVD now


Tuesdays (in Oct)
Oct 11, 18, 25, and Nov 1
8:45pm. • 4 sessions

$88.50 +hst

If you wanted to take a ballet class, this is the one! We are so pleased to have Deborah Thompson from Barre Nouvelle join us for 4 weeks.

See you there.

If interested please let us know in advance. Please note there are no make up sessions for this class.

Class will run if there are enough registrations.

Reserve a spot now

Deborah Thompson was trained at Canada's National Ballet School. She is a former National Ballet of Canada dancer and veteran fitness instructor. Deborah is also an international trainer of the original Lotte Berk Technique trained under Lotte Berk's daughter, Esther Fairfax.
Starting Oct 3
9:15am AND another class at 10:15am

Everyone gets a class on Monday morning. The 10:15am class will also be 45 mins, but could be anything.

Look great for Thanksgiving
(and feel great after)

Thanksgiving is a week away. There's a lot of shopping and events surrounding this holiday, and to help you get it done there will be more 1/2 classes happening before and after the holiday! So no excuses. Approach this holiday with confidence! Come in and re-energize now!



Starting October 24th
6:45pm • 5 sessions (check schedule)

$115 + hst

Come on Mondays at 6:45 pm to help you feel strong and alive during your pregnancy. This gentle conditioning class is a great way to work on postural alignment and give you an opportunity to connect with other pregnant mamas

Let us know by Mon, Oct 8.
  Ab Rehab Mommy
Starting Nov 2.

This conditioning class is a great way to work on postural alignment, abdominal strength and is a great opportunity for post natal mammas to turn on those abdominal light bulbs. New moms who are looking to get started and have baby feel free to bring your little one and let them sleep while you work to get it done!


TAB Holiday Party! RSVP
Baby It's Cold Outside
Come out and support the local businesses. The Baby, It’s Cold Outside annual winter celebration happens November 16th.

Baby Point Gates BIA »
Activities will be posted.
  Self Defense
Thank you to Dave Lewis for coming in last Sunday!

We appreciated all of the information he provided, and because he was so well received we will be bringing him back in the New Year!

Let this Thanksgiving be one that surrounds you with the love of family and friends. Let this time of year give you an opportunity to look at yourself and your personal accomplishments. Be grateful for the opportunities and blessings you have received in your life. My challenge for you this month is not a physical one, but a community one. If you receive a blessing, pay it forward.



Curried Butternut Squash Soup
A recipe by Kathy Smart

2 cups of onions, chopped
2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil if dairy intolerant
1 tablespoon of ground cumin
1 tablespoon of Garam Masala
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
2 teaspoons of sea salt
6 cups of butternut squash, peeled and chopped
2 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 cups of apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup of coconut milk
In a large stock pot, sauté the onions and butter until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the spices, squash, sweet potatoes, and apples and cook a few minutes more. Add stock and coconut milk to the mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes until the ingredients are soft and tender. Purée the ingredients with an immersion blender. Serve with a dollop of yogurt or swirl of coconut milk.
137 calories
2 g protein
5 g fat
24 g carbohydrates
3.5 g fibre
8 g sugar


Oct 7 – 10
Oct 31

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