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We all know that ‘the cheapest is not always the best’ or the ‘lowest quote doesn't guarantee the best result’, so what about, ‘the bigger the better’? Does size really matter? For almost eight years we have operated a successful fitness business, Towne Fitness, in Shelburne, Ontario and at just under 3,000 sq ft, it is considered a ‘small’ gym. So, ‘is it possible to achieve...

Rachel Murray joined the team at Towne Fitness in January of 2019 as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This partnership developed while running the very successful “Nutritional Wellness Series” which was a series of complimentary wellness talks held bi-weekly from July – December of 2018. Her passion for health and wellness was established while earning her Bachelor of Science specializing in Health Promotion at Laurentian University. After...

If you want to spend less time in the waiting room and more time doing the things you enjoy, start lifting weights and it is never, too late to start. Ernie Rovet turned 76 in January of this year and has been training with me for about 18 months. Two years before, he had both hips replaced. When he started working with me he was...

At the start of the New Year we look forward to the announcement of the hottest new fitness trends for the year and like it or not, some of the hottest fitness trends of the 1980’s and 1990’s are making a massive comeback! Good news, at Towne Fitness we’ve got you covered for the Top 3 Trends. First and foremost; boxing is back! We were excited...

Are your New Year’s Resolutions already waning? Quitters’ Day is fast approaching! January 19th is the date on the calendar that most people have resigned their resolutions by. Fact, 80% of resolutions FAIL! For the record, I never make New Year’s Resolutions. Truth! They are a trap for disappointment. Instead, I prefer to stick to setting goals. I am definitely a ‘goal’ oriented gal! The...

Happy New Year! Reflection is an important tool for growth and so when we looked back over the events  & happenings at Towne Fitness, 2019, we realized that this was a really great year for so many in our #gymfam. The addition of Rachel Murray RHN to our team of professionals was a great start. Rachel brought with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the...

A full year has already passed since the collaboration of Towne Fitness and Rachel Murray Holistic Nutrition to provide Shelburne and the surrounding area with comprehensive nutrition programs & personalized support. Here’s a look at what we’ve offered local residents and members over the past year; Free wellness talks Workshops (i.e Basics of Kombucha, Kefir & Sauerkraut) Smoothie of the month 12 Week Results Challenge Your...

Every day we are inundated with motivational and inspirational quotes. Some more profound than others as they resonate with our current state of mind. There is one however, that I truly believe in. One that I have used to help navigate my own personal journey. ‘Failing to plan, is planning to fail’. Benjamin Franklin has been credited with this line and Sir Winston Churchill revised...

What is more important to you? The exercise performed or the recovery process that enables you to perform the exercise again at an improved level? If you workout on a regular basis, you will understand this question. For the majority of the population, the primary focus is on the process of performing the workout, whether it be a powerlifting session, kettlebell class or training run...

The sun was shining and the temperature was near perfect as 4,000+ runners crossed the start line of the Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5km on Sunday March 3, 2019, in Burlington, Ontario, including 12 Towne Fitness Runners; 6 in the Half Marathon and 6 in the Frosty 5k. The work for these races started back in November, 2018 when Towne Fitness hosted a “Running &...