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Setting goals can be a challenge for anyone who is trying to make some changes. Whether it be the appropriate size or weight or a new job or even where you live, these life changing decisions can be intimidating and a plan is helpful.

I struggle with this as well as I try to sort out the appropriate steps to get where I would like to be; I can be distracted by disappointment or fear. Does this happen to you as well? I have learned over time this fear is normal. Learning to appreciate a F.A.I.L (First Attempt In Learning) and understand the reason you are where you are is so much a part of seeing an even bigger piece of your plan.

Even in the most trying moments there is a beautiful discovery of self and with this new awareness a better path can propel you forward. Goals have the power to help you really discover what you're made of and where you need to be.

The valuable lessons often gets missed because we are searching for big dramatic ah-ha moments, when sometimes what you need can be so simple it whizzes by unnoticed.

When it comes to fitness goals and lifestyle changes I often ask clients to scale back what they believe the bar should be. Not because I don’t believe in their ability to achieve but because I see the importance of setting an achievable goal in order to be successful.

To not look at the journey in its totality but to look at each pit stop as a moment of reflection. A time to gather what you need to carry on. When you are on a long road trip you break it up into sections, stopping a little on the way so you don’t get exhausted by the journey. To me, this also applies to how someone goes about achieving a goal. The pit stops are a valuable pause. It helps you keep track of where you need to be and gives you a clear head and new perspective on how to get to your destination. After the summer stall, a holiday or a life change it is normal to reset, reevaluate and restart. This is how you will actually be successful in getting to the end of your journey.



As TAB sets its own goals going forward, Swansea School of Dance has opened their doors to us this fall. They're located at 356 Windermere Av, Toronto, ON (Please use the side entrance).

We are offering our Empowerment and AbRehab series. See below.

One 5-week workshop is $100 plus HST

Sign up has begun, don’t think about it just do it!

DISCLAIMER: Class acceptance is on a first come first serve basis. All payments for class must be paid prior to class start and there are no refunds. Make up classes can only be offered if space is available in another class.


MONDAY EVENINGS (5 Classes) $100 plus HST
Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7
8:30pm @Swansea School of Dance, 356 Windermere Ave.

Feel strong, energized and ready to conquer the world


Strength!, TABB Special, A2, LegXurious, Body Balance


SATURDAY MORNING (5 Classes • 45 mins) $100 plus HST
8:10am @Swansea School of Dance, 356 Windermere Ave.

Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5,12

Over the Summer I had opportunities to teach and reconnect with my first love—DANCE!

I travelled around Canada adjudicating dance competitions and teaching conditioning & dance to different studios around Ontario. I am awed by the commitment of teachers and children to try something better for their bodies. So proud to be able to work with such talented young dancers. It is my pleasure to teach them something I love so much!

Through Healthy Dancer Canada, I also had the opportunity to work with Ballet Jorgen helping to pre-screen dancers for injury.

I also attended the Dance Teachers' Expo, and the CanFitPro conference again; it was a very busy summer!


No Bake Cherry Almond Energy Bars
The perfect combination of complex carbs, protein and healthy fat
to keep you going all day while you take your fitness outdoors.
These bars are gluten and dairy free with no white sugar.

A recipe by Kathy Smart

2 cups quick cooking gluten free oats
1 cup unsweetened almond butter
1/4 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries
1/2 cup mixture of pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, sliced almonds and sunflower seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw unpasteurized honey
1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and sea salt
Combine oats, almond butter, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, vanilla extract, honey, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl. Add more honey if needed. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and press oat mixture into pan. Put in freezer for 60 minutes. Cut into small squares or rectangles. Wrap and store in the fridge until needed. | | 416 888 8004

TAB (The Art of Balance) | Toronto, ON M6S 1Y1
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