March 7, 2017 - Crossfit Opus - we're kinda in love
We've just started our March/April 2017 session and things have been rolling along. Our new Gymfit location is the star of our show. CrossFit Opus is an amazing facility with lots of equipment and room for the little ones. We've been very happy with our move and our customers have been too.
Registration is open for all our classes (as of today, Tuesday Gymfit is sold out and there are only a few spots left in Yoga for Women and Prenatal), so register asap if you want to take those classes. As usual, it's free to try any class so contact us at email@example.com if you want to take advantage of our try-before-you-buy policy.
Thanks to everyone who have joined us or returned to us in 2017!
December 17, 2016 - Do you hear what I hear? Yes...I can hear yoga
!!!BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT!!!!
We're adding three new classes in the new year - Yogafit (mom & baby yoga to those not familiar with the SFH lingo), Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Women (no kids!!!). This is really exciting, but what's even more exciting is the fact that these three classes will be taught by none other than the lovely Celine Ratcliffe. Celine has a ton of experience guiding local moms and moms-to-be in their yoga practice. She's kind of a big deal, and she's probably blushing while reading this. :)Celine is humble, hilarious, and full of many other delights.
Please join me in welcoming Celine to the Strollerfit Hamilton family!
Yogafit will take place at 1015am on Mondays at Not Just Another Dance Studio (833 Upper James St, Hamilton, Unit 5 - at rear of building), Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Women will take place at 700pm and 830pm respectively on Mondays at Binkley United Church (1570 Main St W, Hamilton).
Unfortunately this means that starting in January Babyfit will need to go on vacation until we can find a location that can accommodate us on Wednesday mornings.
As usual, we will be hosting free preview classes for these new offerings and Strollerfit in January and all classes are discounted by 15% until the new session starts in January. Click on the Facebook event links below to register for the free preview(s) of your choice:
December 2, 2016 - can someone tell me how it is DECEMBER already???
December has arrived. Can you smell it? Snow is on its way. Snow worries. S'not a problem. You can stay active and warm in our classes. Registration for the January/February session will be open in the next week or so and we have a BIG announcement to share. Stay tuned for more details.
September 8, 2016 - Coupon Code and a thank you
In order to celebrate our first birthday, we're offering a discount. Use the coupon code ONEYEAR at check out to get 15% off your registration fees for our September/October classes. But you've got to use it soon - this offer will turn back into a pumpkin at midnight on September 11th. Register at www.strollerfithamilton.com/register-1.
And thanks to all the parents who came out to our free preview this morning. It was a full house with lots of toddlers/preschoolers running around. It's an absolute joy watching those little ones mimic our moves.
August 22, 2016 - happy birthday, strollerfit hamilton!
Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday Strollerfit Hamiltonnnnnnnnnnnnnn, happy birthday to us. In September 2016, Strollerfit Hamilton will celebrate its one year anniversary. One year! It's hard to believe how much can happen in one year. Thanks to all our patrons who helped to make Strollerfit Hamilton a success. Thanks for making us part of your week. Thanks for letting us snuggle your babies. Thanks for providing thoughtful and constructive feedback. Thanks for helping us grow. Thanks for coming together as a community!
A few bits of news ahead of the September/October session
- A free Strollerfit preview class will be held at Soccer World (104 Frid St, Hamilton) on Thursday September 8 at 1015. New and veteran Strollerfitters are welcome to attend. Sign up via our Facebook event.
- Keep an eye out for a coupon code in the coming weeks.
- As of the week of September 4th, Strollerfit will be offered on Thursdays only. The bouncers are going back into the dome on Mondays.
- Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for a new Monday class, tentatively scheduled to start in October. Ultra-low impact, but a great workout none the less. YOU WILL BE SORE. That's a good thing :)
All good stuff waiting for us in the Fall. See you in class!
June 29, 2016 - stay cool under the dome this summer
Summertime is officially here and our Summer session is about to start. The sun is not shying away from us and when it shines it's hot, Hot, HOT!! Last summer we held Strollerfit classes at Meadowlands park, and looking back it feels like the weather was either scorching hot or raining during class. Sunny yet cool and breezy days were few and far between, even when we bumped the start time back to 930. So, this summer we'll be Strollerfitting where it never rains and it's always cool - the Soccer World dome. Lots of room + a roof + big fans = cool and dry. If the weather is going to be unseasonably beautiful, we always have the option to take the class outside.
Registration is open for our Strollerfit Free Preview class on July 7th. New and veteran Strollerfitters are welcome to attend to get a great workout for free. See our Facebook event for details.
Our summer schedule is as follows:
Monday @ 1015 - Strollerfit (Soccer World -104 Frid St, Hamilton)
Tuesday @ 1030 - Gymfit (Complete Fitness Ancaster - 1412 Sandhill Dr, Ancaster)
Thursday @ 1015 - Strollerfit (Soccer World -104 Frid St, Hamilton)
Friday @ 1030 - Gymfit (Complete Fitness Ancaster - 1412 Sandhill Dr, Ancaster)
If you're going to join us for some summer sweating, be sure to use the coupon code COOLINTHEDOME before July 11th to get 15% off registration fees.
May 16, 2016 - May/June session underway
The May/June session is underway. Both Gymfit classes are sold out but there's always lots of room in Strollerfit. If you missed out on the free preview session, don't worry. You can drop in for a free trial class at any time. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming so our instructor can keep an eye out for you. She often wears fluorescent pink leg warmers, so you can't miss her.
May 5, 2016 - Sold out classes, Free previews, and a coupon code! Oh my!!!
Today we held our free preview class for the May/June session and whoa!! What a turnout. We hope all the participants had fun. If you haven't yet registered for Strollerfit, don't fret. There's lots of room. Don't forget to use coupon code MAYPOWER at checkout for 15% off registration fees.
Both Gymfit classes are full and they filled very quickly. If you missed the boat for the May/June session, "like" our Facebook page so that you can be the first to know when registration opens.
April 18, 2016 - May/June Session registration is open
Step right up! Get your fit on! Our May/June sessions are open for registration. As usual, Gymfit is filling quickly, so if you want to lift heavy things and do some burpies, act now!
So as a new session begins, an old one is coming to an end, which means that our Gymfitters will do the second instalment of their fit test. I'm so excited to see how far they've come. Well, I see how far they've come every week. I should clarify and say that I'm excited to see the empirical evidence of how far they've come. How good will it feel to know you can do so many more burpies than you could do before? Really good.
March 7, 2016 - March/april sessions Start
Our March/April classes start this week and as usual we are excited to see lots of new and familiar faces in all our classes.
Gymfit participants can expect something new at the start of this session - FIT TEST!! Whaaaaaaaaa? During the first and last classes of the session, Gymfit participants will be subjected to a new form of torture. They will be doing a short baseline test so they can see how far they've come during the session.
30 seconds of push-ups, 30 seconds of situps, 30 seconds of burpies. There will be a full minute of rest between each test. And then we'll do our usual workout. Fun, fun, fun. Sweat, sweat, sweat. That's what we like to do! During the last week of April we'll re-do the test to see how far everyone has come.
FEBRUARY 24, 2016 - FREE PREVIEW CLASSES AND COUPON CODE: MINDMADEUP
Spring is here!! Oh, wait. It's Winter again. No! It's Spring!! But isn't it Winter? MAKE UP YOUR MIND, MOTHER NATURE!! I know, it's hard to make up your mind...unless you're wondering whether or not to take a class with Strollerfit Hamilton. We try to make it easy to decide whether or not our classes are right for you by offering free try-before-you-buy classes.
On March 3rd, Strollerfit Hamilton will be hosting a free preview of our Strollerfit class. This class is 100% free. But wait. What's the hook? No hook. Just free exercisey goodness :) Visit the Facebook event page for details. If March 3rd doesn't work for you, drop into any of our regularly scheduled classes to try it out free of charge.
Once you've made up your mind and decided that Strollerfit classes are as awesome as we think they are, use the coupon code MINDMADEUP at checkout to get 15% off registration before March 7th.
February 3, 2016 - Pssssssssst - march/april registration is now open
Hello everyone! March/April registration is now open for our signature Strollerfit and Gymfit classes. Classes start the week of March 7th. As always, free preview classes will be held the week before the session begins so come on out and try out a class with a bunch of other newbies. Veterans are also welcome, just be forewarned that I may point you out for your perfect form. Free preview class details will be posted soon.
We'll be offering our usual early bird preview week registration discount of 15% off. The prices have already been discounted on our registration page, so there's no need to wait until free preview week to sign up and take advantage of that sweet deal.
We're looking forward to another great session at Strollerfit Hamilton!
January 16, 2016 - our best year yet...so far
We just finished the first week of the Jan/Feb 2016 session and it's our most successful yet. We have a whole bunch of new moms in our classes as well as some veteran Strollerfitters and Gymfitters joining us again for some sweating and socializing. Although our overall registration numbers are our highest yet, the Monday Strollerfit class has been temporarily suspended due to low enrolment and a scheduling conflict. The scheduling conflict is actually a pretty fun one. Soccer World is rolling out the big fans on Monday mornings and bringing bouncy castle fun to the good people of Hamilton. Until a new venue is found for Monday classes, my toddler and I will be bouncing to Soccer World at the start of each week to burn off some energy.
Although the Monday Strollerfit class has been put on hold, Thursday's class has a great group of moms and there's lots of room for new joiners. Both Gymfit classes on the other hand, are FULL! This is such an exciting milestone for Strollerfit Hamilton. A big thanks to all the moms who made Gymfit such a success. Clients who miss a Thursday Strollerfit class can still pop into a Gymfit class to make up the absence - we'll make room.
See you in class :)
December 27, 2015 - Winter is coming (and so is a coupon code)
It's true. Winter is coming. Christmas has come and gone, and whether you celebrate it or not, you've probably done a lot of feasting and festing over the past month or so. As the snow looms on the horizon, don't go into hibernation - set your sights on perspiration! The new year is a great time to start a fitness regime and as luck would have it, Strollerfit Hamilton's Jan/Feb session starts the week of January 11th. Ease into fitness with our choose-your-own-intensity Strollerfit class (Thursday @ 1015) or jump start your body with our intense Gymfit class (Tuesday and Friday @ 1030). Use the coupon code BRINGIT2016 at checkout before January 11, 2016 for 15% off registration fees. Kids of all ages are welcome at our classes, so bundle up those babies and beat those Winter blahs with some socializing and exercising.
October 20, 2015 - Breaking up is hard to do
Today we said goodbye to a long-time member of the Strollerfit Hamilton family. Leah has been sweating it out with us since the start of the summer and now she's headed back to work. I had a chance to ask Leah a few questions about her experience with our Gymfit class. Check out what she had to say.
Thanks for the kind words and glowing endorsement, Leah! And keep doing push-ups. They're fun, right? Well, compared to burpies anything is fun.
october 5, 2015 - free preview classes, nov/dec class registration, and a coupon code
So much to report today!
The Facebook event pages are up and we are taking registrations for our next round of free preview classes. Strollerfit Hamilton will be providing free preview classes for Strollerfit and Gymfit on October 26th and 27th respectively. Links with more details are listed below. These classes are 100% free! What's the catch, you ask? No catch! Just free! And free is good. Can't make it to one of those dates? No worries - You can drop into any Strollerfit Hamilton class to check it out for free. The only difference is that there may be cupcakes at the free preview classes. Just sayin'.
And in other news, Registration for the November/December session is now open. Why wait until the new year to get fit and strong? Do it now! The class price remains the same, but as usual we are offering a coupon code for a limited time only. Apply NEWYEARINNOV when you register between now and October 31st to get 15% off the cost of registration.
September 17, 2015 - Partnered with Soccer world
Last Spring, the manager of Soccer World made a suggestion as we were discussing the indoor Strollerfit schedule for the Fall. He suggested that we schedule Strollerfit at the same time as their Jackrabbits soccer classes on Thursday mornings. That would allow parents to drop their little Jackrabbits off with Soccer World's skilled coaches and staff and then join Strollerfit while their child learns all the basics of 'the beautiful game'. Today was the first day that Jackrabbits ran concurrent with Strollerfit. I had an opportunity to speak with some prospective Strollerfitters while the current class was working through their 20 minute cardio circuit. Parents who choose to enrol in Strollerfit while their child is in soccer class will be just a few steps away from their child and can even watch a good portion of their child's class while exercising. Soccer World and Strollerfit Hamilton - we're like chocolate and peanut butter. A great combination.
september 12, 2015 - Two weeks in
We've been operational for two weeks now and I can't be more pleased about the classes and progress our participants have made. Watching all that mom and baby fitness happening before my eyes brings a tear to them. I'm seeing so much strength in our clients. Muscles that weren't visible before, more endurance, more power. A big hats off to all the moms who are currently enrolled in classes. You should be so proud of yourselves!
September 1, 2015 - better late than never (new coupon code)
It's never too late in the session to sign up for mom and baby fitness classes with Strollerfit Hamilton. Our Fall classes started this week but there's a hot deal going on right now that will make signing up for the remainder of these sessions feel oh, so cool during our current heat wave. Use BTRL8THNNVR when registering for a sweet 10% discount off registration fees. Please also note that as we get deeper into the session, the price for the remaining classes will be prorated so you only pay for the classes going forward, not the whole session. So if you sign up two weeks into the session, you won't pay for the two weeks you missed. Don't forget that you always get a try-before-you-buy class so you can be sure our programs are what you're looking for. We're pretty sure they're what you're looking for, but free is always good, right? Get fit right here in Hamilton with your stroller and kids in tow.
August 22, 2015 - Summer winding down, but Fall Classes are firing up
The seeds of Summer's end have been sown. Our mom and baby Strollerfit class on Friday was, dare I say, a little chilly until we got moving. As of September 3rd, Strollerfit will be moving to its indoor location - Soccer World, 104 Frid St, Hamilton, ON. The time/day will also move to 1015 on Mondays and Thursdays. Class on August 31st will be at our outdoor location (Meadowlands Community Park, 160 Meadowlands Blvd, Ancaster) and at the usual time (930). We had a great summer. Thanks to everyone who made Strollerfit part of their weekly routine!
The first of our two free preview classes for Gymfit took place last week and wow - our participants rose to the occasion. Thrusters, mom-makers, step-ups, and much, much more. They were sweaty - and probably a little sore the next day. Join us on Tuesday August 25th at 1030 for the next free preview Gymfit class and/or at 1130 for the next free preview of our Pelvic Floor Restore class. Sign up on our Register page or via the Facebook events.
August 11, 2015 - COUPON CODE
It's just one week away from the first of our special free preview mom and baby fitness classes at Strollerfit Hamilton. Join us on August 18th and/or 25th to check out what Gymfit and Pelvic Floor Restore are all about. If you like them, you can get 15% off classes starting in September by using the coupon code LAUNCH2015. This coupon will expire on August 28th at 5pm. Visit our Registration page to register and our Classes page for more info. Also - Strollerfit classes are already running through Blossom Yoga & Fitness. Join us to try one of those out too - no charge.
July 26, 2015 - Website Launch
July 26, 2015 - Strollerfithamilton.com is live!! We are excited to start taking registrations for our upcoming sessions. Don't miss our free Gymfit and Pelvic Floor Restore preview classes on August 18th and August 25th. Click here to register for the free preview classes, as space is limited. Strollerfit classes are still being operated through Blossom Yoga & Fitness until the end of August. Feel free to drop into a Strollerfit class in August to try it out, no pre-registration required (Mondays & Fridays @ 930 at Meadowlands Community Park - 160 Meadowlands Blvd, Ancaster).