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NEW Smartphone Apps

We are pleased to announce our new phone apps for android and iPhone platforms (iOS and Android Apps). They keep your workout scheduling in one place and provide reminders. You can find the download locations in this post and in the bottom of our website. Trying to make your fitness planning and experience easier!
 

  • You can book Appointments and Classes
  • In-app Reviews Available
  • Events, Enrollments and Workshop Booking
  • Dedicated download on the Apple App Store and Google Play
  • KW Art of Fitness Thumbnail icon
  • Automatic Push Notifications
  • No 3rd party Ads

Apple Smartphone App

Android Smartphone App

 

The Foot Collective: Toe Spreaders now available in Studio!

The Foot Collective is a brand that has set out to change the way we view our footwear and the health of our feet. All the information below was directly taken from the information on their website, if you want to learn more, click here

“When most people hear of someone walking around barefoot they think of little kids or hippies. Yes a lot of “hippies” are commonly barefoot and they’re onto something (no offense to hippies, they live a type of life more people need to strive towards). Spending time barefoot and wearing natural footwear that might look a bit different is about escaping the crappy footwear that dominates the global footwear market today.

Poor footwear is a major contributor and in most cases the direct cause of problems with our feet. Most shoes are too narrow (the main cause of bunions), have a lifted heel (which shortens our calf and limits ankle mobility), have supportive arches (which weakens your natural arch forming muscles) and steal away the ability of your feet to sense the ground below you because of a thick layer of cushioning (which isn’t necessary and in fact is harmful to how we walk and especially how we run).

If you have foot pain (including bunions, sore feet, foot cramps, plantar fascitis or osteoarthritis to name a few) and are not currently using natural footwear you can guarantee its a big reason why you have the pain. Second only to hip problems caused by sitting and their effect on foot stability (will touch on this later), what you put on your feet is a major determinant of your foot health and the quality of your movement. Modern footwear is killing our feet and the biggest part of changing that is understanding your feet and how they should function. Don’t prioritize fashion at the expense of your foot health.” – The Foot Collective website.

 

 

KW Art of Fitness has decided to help solve some of these issues by bringing  Toe Spreaders into the Studio. Curious to learn more about why you will benefit from having Toe Spreaders in your life? Read more below from The Foot Collective:

What they do

“To put it simply, toe spreaders spread out your toes. Most modern shoes compress the front of our feet and squish our toes together. After enough time spent in narrow footwear the foot starts to change shape and develop a deformity to adapt itself to the shape of your footwear. These deformities not only look strange, they can have some serious effects on foot function resulting in pain and problems down the road. 

The Foot Collective

Just like the fingers on our hands don’t touch each other when relaxed, our toes should have spacing in between them (like the foot on the left pictured above). As our feet start to look like the shoes we put them in, the toes compress against each other and in some even start to overlap. This change in toe alignment, especially of the big toe is what creates bunions for many.

When the big toe drifts towards the rest of your toes, the powerful flexor tendon now starts to pull it more and more inwards which bows the first metatarsal further and further out causing worsening bunions over time

The Solution? Restore optimal toe alignment with to spreaders.” – The Foot Collective Website 

How to use them

“Start by using your toe spreaders in small doses and progressively increase how much time you use them for. Start with 1 hour per day and add an extra hour each week until you are comfortable wearing them for a long period of time. After regaining some initial mobility in the tissues between the toes, you can start wearing them at night when sleeping or even inside your shoes.” – The Foot Collective Website 

You can currently purchase Toe Spreaders in Studio for $20 tax included. Or purchase The Spreaders along with a tune up ball for $30 tax included. 

 

Above information was taken directly from The Foot Collective website. 

Metamorphosis is working out at KW Art of Fitness with Stephanie!

Metamorphosis very time I commit to fabulous fitness with Steph at the KW Art of Fitness studio I get to play, (re)discover, and remember how amazing I am! It comes with great leadership, mutual respect, and remembering to allow room for a generous dollop of fun for sustainability – keeps me coming back. Thanks Stephanie. Metamorphosis is working out at KW Art of Fitness with Stephanie! -Judith L Harrison, MIND MATTERS (Renaissance. Education. Inspiration. Activation)

Winter 2018 Classes: January, 8 – March 23, 2018

Winter classes now ready for sign-up!

Winter 2018 Classes AoF
Winter Classes Starting Monday January 8

  • Winter Classes: Monday January, 8 – Friday March 23, 2018
  • Monday classes (10 weeks)
  • Tuesday – Friday classes (11 weeks)
  • (Classes cancelled Family Day Monday, February 19, 2018)

If you’re a returning client and have already let your instructor know you’re coming back you’re already enrolled.  Otherwise you can enroll here.

Holiday Season Studio Closed
December 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018

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

Class Cancellation Policy
Gentle reminder of our 8 hour cancel policy in order to receive class credit, otherwise the class cost will be processed


The Bello Project Holiday Pay it Forward ProjectThe Bello Project
Walking Together: Care and Compassion for Pets of Terminally ill Pet Parents. We are selling 2018 calendars to raise funds, $25 each, all funds go to the charity, when purchasing calendar leave us your mailing address and full name to receive a tax receipt from The Bello Project

Fall 2017 Classes: September 11 – December 22, 2017

Fall classes now ready for sign-up!

Fall 2017
Fall Classes Starting Monday September 11

  • Fall Classes: September 11 – December 22, 2017
  • Monday September 11 – December 22, 2017 (15 wks)
  • Monday classes 14 wks
  • (Classes cancelled Thanksgiving Monday October 9, 2017)

If you’re a returning client and have already let your instructor know you’re coming back you’re already enrolled.  Otherwise you can enroll here.

Let Us Know Your Vacation/Away Dates

Please email Stephanie at steffipilates@me.com any of your vacation/away dates this Fall prior to September 5, 2017 in order invoice your season properly. Thank you!


New Classes

Iron Yoga on the Reformer with PJ Wight
Wednesday’s 7:15 p.m

Indoor Cycle & Restorative Yoga with PJ Wight
Wednesday’s 6:15 p.m

45 minute Reformer Class
Tuesday’s  7:30 – 8:15 p.m

60 minute Reformer Class
Thursday’s 6 – 7 p.m


Downloadable Printable Schedule

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


Upcoming Event
LEARN @ LUNCH: Packing The Perfect Lunch

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
with Angela Nosalik (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)
www.relishcookingstudio.com
Looking for a little lunch box inspiration? Join us today for lunch and a whole lot of learning. Registered Holistic Nutritionist Angela Nosalik from Vibrant Living ..

Summer 2017 Classes: July 10 – September 1

Summer classes now ready for sign-up!

Summer 2017


Register Now

Summer Classes: July 10 – September 1 — Indoor cycle, yoga, pilates mat, running, and reformer classes are ready for you. 

  • Classes cancelled for Civic Long Weekend August 7, 2017
  • 8 weeks (except Monday – 7 weeks)
  • Monday July 10 – September 1, 2017 (8 wks) (Monday 7wks)
  • 4 weeks minimum enrollment per class to receive Loyalty Program Price
  • Spring Class Break: July 3 – 7, 2017
  • Summer Class Break: September 4 – 7, 2017

Time To Enjoy Summer

This summer, put your phone away. Make some memories no one else will know about. Make some memories that are just yours!


Downloadable Printable Schedule

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


New This Fall

• Introduction of a 24 session package price for Private and Semi-private sessions
• Introduction of a 24 session package price for Private and Semi-private sessions
• Sound system repair and upgrade
• Platforms for the tower end of reformers – yes this will be fun!
• Introduction of an open class pass providing increased flexibility and freedom for attendance 

 

Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Body Acceptance as a Self-Care Practice

Introduction to Body Acceptance as a Self-Care Practice

General Admission $19.00

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Relish Cooking Studio
56 Regina St. N Waterloo, ON

Whether you know it or not you might be a victim to diet culture.

Diet culture is an enormous contributor to the body image and self-esteem issues that many people experience on a daily basis. Come for a casual and informative chat on self-care, easy to implement stress reducers and learn to start giving your body a little more kindness and a lot less guilt! Lunch is included.

DanaMeet The Speaker…Dana Rourke

Dana graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2009 and is studying to become an Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Body Trust Practitioner. Driven by a deep desire to present an alternative way of living, Dana’s work with her clients is rooted in a non-diet based approach, focusing on weight-neutral self-care and body positive practices to hold space for her clients while their navigate their way to a kinder and more natural relationship with food and their body.

Find details and registration here!

Spring 2017 Classes: April 10 – June 30

Spring classes now ready for sign-up!

Spring 2017


Register Now

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