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The most important factor affecting the quality of a person's retirement is assumed to be financial, but it is not; it is maintaining good health. It is reported that in the U.S. slightly more than half of those turning 65 will have some long-term care needs. It's going to cost them a lot of money not being in good health. The average nursing home stay is 2.5...

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way!” My running coach likes to send this little reminder when I start to show signs of self doubt in training, especially in preparation for a race.  He always seems to know the right thing to say to keep me moving forward and I am grateful for his insight. This year, however, is different. 2020 is like no other...

Smoothies are a great way to include fruits in your diet! As you may know, I usually recommend adding vegetables to your smoothies to balance out the sweetness of the fruit, and increase your veggie intake. However this smoothie is sweet & simple, using only bananas and cantaloupe. This time of year, we have greater access to so much fresh fruit, and I feel that it's...

With the support of the Town of Shelburne, we are excited to be moving most of our class schedule to beautiful, Hyland Park beginning the first week of August. Towne Fitness members will find our newly revised class schedule a true reflection of the times with modifications to the workout/s to maintain proper social distancing guidelines. To ensure your spot in the class, day before/same...

Edward is the eldest son of owners Jeff and Hannah Sine and like them has developed a passion for fitness and overall health. Although he has always been active, it is just the past two years that he has devoted much of his time and energy to weight training and nutrition. Edward has excelled at building a healthy lifestyle around fitness and nutrition and has...

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...