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Spring 2017 Classes: April 10 – June 30

Spring classes now ready for sign-up!

Spring 2017


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Spring Classes: April 10 – June 30, 2017  — Indoor cycle, yoga, pilates mat, running, and reformer classes are ready for you. 

  • Spring classes…April 10 – June 30, 2017 (12 Wks) (Mon 10 wks)(Fri 11 wks)
  • Classes cancelled for Good Friday April 14, Easter Monday April 17, Victoria Day May 22
  • NO Classes July 3 – 7, 2017
  • 12 weeks (except Monday – 10 weeks and Friday – 11 weeks)
  • 6 weeks minimum enrollment per class to receive Loyalty Program Price

Time To Enjoy Spring

Enjoy time to be outdoors, outdoor activities, walks, sports, adventures!


Downloadable Printable Schedule

Although you can see the online schedule here, you can also get the full Downloadable and Printable Class Schedule Here

Tea Tree Oil May Reduce Muscle Inflammation

Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is well-documented in fighting skin infections or to healing an open wound. It has antibiotic properties and antiseptic properties. A relaxing bath with a few drops of this oil helps soothe our body and protects it from infections. 

New evidence indicates it might be helpful to reduce internal inflammation. It is already known to be beneficial for any kind of skin inflammation, such as eczema and psoriasis.

The oil is very potent; therefore, it must be diluted before using.

 

Essential Oil Classes

Essential Oil ClassesEssential Oil Classes upcoming dates…

  • Tues Feb 7th @ 10am

  • Thurs March 2nd @ 8pm

Please email Michele Schmidt to reserve a space, essential oil samples will be available for you to experience during the class.
schmidtmichele4@gmail.com

Support Cleansing With Essential Oils

Our first essential oil class focused on…

Support Thy Cleansing

We are exposed to 1000’s of chemicals every day. Our genes have not caught up to the changes in our environment such as pollution, insect repellents, paint, food additives and preservatives, detergents, fire retardants and the list goes on …

Cleansing Feeling bloated, fatigued, skin issues, poor immune system health, headaches, brain fog, excess weight, cellulite, cravings and allergies are all signs that the body needs help to detoxify. Detoxification should be on a daily basis – it should be a life style.

Avoiding toxins and detoxifying are necessary to be happy, healthy, and free of disease. Your liver is your main detoxification organ and is responsible for 500 functions. When the body is overwhelmed by excess toxins the liver will safeguard vital organs by insulating toxins in fat cells.

There are essential oils that help release toxins from fat cells, break them down, and flush them out of the body with good hydration. There are oils that are helpful in clearing the gut of harmful bacteria and restoring balance for healthy digestion and immunity.

Lemon essential oil – detoxifies fat, chemicals, urinary tract, liver, lymph, hangovers, pancreas
Grapefruit essential oil – detoxifies fat, liver, lymph, cellulite, gallbladder.
Lemongrass – bladder infections, kidney, and cellular cleanser.

Yours in good health,
Essential Oil Goddess~
Michele

Peppermint Improves Exercise Performance

The effects of peppermint on exercise performance

As appearing in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Enhancing athletic performance is a great desire among the athletes, coaches and researchers. Mint is one of the most famous natural herbs used for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antioxidant, and vasoconstrictor effects

The results of the experiment support the effectiveness of peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance, gas analysis, spirometry parameters, blood pressure, and respiratory rate in the young male students. Relaxation of bronchial smooth muscles, increase in the ventilation and brain oxygen concentration, and decrease in the blood lactate level are the most plausible explanations.

This is the first study that explored the effect of oral supplementation with peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance. Our results strongly support the effectiveness of peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance, respiratory function variables, systolic blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory gas exchange parameters.

full study here

Complimentary Essential Oil Class

Essential OilComplimentary Essential Oil Class

Learn how essential oils can be used to aid in cleansing and a variety of recipes for relieving aches, pains and more…
Join us … Saturday January 14, 2017 8 a.m. Email us to confirm your attendance.
This class will be taught by Michele Schmidt who is a registered massage therapist, certified acupuncturist and aromatherapist.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Coming

We are excited to announce that Julane will be exploring a new modality; Fascial Stretch Therapy TM. From January 9-15, 2017 in Julane will be studying physiology and techniques of Fascial Stretch Therapy through the Stretch to Win Institute in Tempe, Arizona.  For more information please visit; 

Julane’s Away Dates; January 1- 15, 2017

Fascial Stretch TherapyJulane chose this course for the multitude of ways it can help with every client and also as a modality that will help unify her education and abilities as both a massage therapist and as a clinical pilates instructor.

Fascia is a connective tissue that envelops almost everything in our bodies, including; muscles, joints and our organs. Although in its infancy of being studied and researched, the outcome of working with fascia has been astonishing and has had significant results with everything from chronic pain to sport performance. Fascia becomes restricted through many ways, most of which we all have in our daily basis. For example sitting in repetitive posture at work or from overtraining when we do get a chance to work out and get our bodies moving.

Because fascia is a continuous connective tissue wrapping from superficial to deep through our entire bodies, restrictions can cause and increase in muscle tone that may not respond to regular stretching techniques, increase risk of sprains and strains, joint pain from pull on the joint capsule as well as inhibiting efficient movement and pasture patterns.

During a session, you will go through an assessment and gets hands-on work to help accomplish your goals from a holistic, un-invasive approach.

Watch out for new classes in the Spring where we will be offering an introductory deal!

Winter 2017 Classes: January 9 – March 31

Winter classes now ready for sign-up!


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Winter Classes: January 9 – March 31, 2017  — Indoor cycle, yoga, pilates mat, running, and reformer classes are ready for you. 

  • Start – January 9 End – March 31
  • No classes Feb 20 (Family Day)
  • 12 weeks (except Monday – 11 weeks)
  • 6 weeks minimum enrollment per class to receive Loyalty Program Price

Continuous Learning

–Julane —
From January 9-15, 2017 in Julane will be studying physiology and techniques of Fascial Stretch Therapy through the Stretch to Win Institute in Tempe, Arizona. For more information please visit http://stretchtowin.com/. What is Stretch to Win ® Fascial Stretch Therapy? One of the most effective manual therapy & movement training methods; Enhances & integrates with all training and .. Stay tuned for Fascial Stretch Therapy Promo with Julane in the New Year!

–Kris, PJ and Steph —
…are attending a Tom Meyers based workshop in January for Anatomy Training for Movement Therapists on Fascial Mechanics. The Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical “cause and affect” actions of muscles to the integrative relational connections of real-life functional movement.


Educational Essential Oil Class

January 14, 2017  8 – 9 a.m.
Michele Schmidt — an amazing Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist and Aromatherapist will be presenting an educational Essential Oil class. There will be discussion of the science behind essential oil as well as recipes given for muscles, joint and body health. Please email Stephanie to confirm your desire to attend info@artoffitness.net


  1. STUDIO CLOSED from Monday December 26 until Sunday January 8, 2017.
  2. Thank you for another fantastic year! HAPPY NEW YEAR
  3. Reminder that classes and appointments all start the week of January 9, 2017

Downloadable Printable Schedule

Although you can see the online schedule here, you can also get the full Downloadable and Printable Class Schedule Here

An Interview With Joseph Pilates

A DAY WITH JOSEPH PILATES

Joseph PilatesI asked to be photographed on one of his earliest inventions, the Bednasium, a sort of hospital bed that had springs attached to its metal-frame headboard. When I climbed onto the bed wearing trousers, shirt and tie, Joe stopped me. If I was going to exercise on his equipment I had to be in “trunks,” same as his Speedo-like briefs. I went into the changing area where I found a cardboard box containing a dozen black Jantzen briefs, chose a medium, then posed for a photograph meant for Buddy Bloodgood’s wall. I couldn’t possibly know that 50 years later this photo would be seen by thousands of people around the world.

excerpt from full article

5 km Running Clinic

The first running clinic class is on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m

A Running Room event that we are happy to promote
Course Instructor: Leonard Cornelisse

Running Clinic
The running clinic goal is participate in the Resolution Run, January 7, 2017.
SIGN UP at the Running Room store (15 King St. S #3, Waterloo) or online