Fitness, Exercise, Yoga, Pilates & Zumba




Adult Chair Fitness Class:

Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance.  Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair.  Bring light weights or two bottles of water to use as weights. Class suitable for persons with all ranges of mobility. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.  Bring a bottle of water. Tuesdays:  10:30 – 11:30, starting Jan 17, St. Columba Parish Centre. Instructor:  Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day.  Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored and Supported by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County

Back to Basics Fitness Class:

New year! New focus!  Thinking of starting an exercise program or expanding on your current workout? Join us for the The Back to Basics Workout.  This workout involves; cardio, weight training, and stretching. Bring your yoga mat, hand weights and skipping rope. Thursdays:  10:30 – 11:30, starting January 19, St. Columba Parish Centre. Instructor:  Theresa MacLean PTS, FIS. If school is cancelled at Rankin School of the Narrows the class will be cancelled for the day.  Cost: $5.00 per class. Sponsored and Supported by: Central Cape Breton Community Ventures, Wellness Committee and Naturally Active for Life Victoria County



Pilates details are on Facebook:

Yoga with Patsy MacKenzie

7:00 pm – every Tuesday evening starting May 9th, 2017

Lodge at Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground, Englishtown

Only $10 per person – bring your own mat

Kundalini Yoga Class

Bev will be at Alderwood this Thursday (April 20, 2017) for a Kundalini class at 5:30 PM, and then again at St Michael’s Hall at 9:30 AM on Friday morning (Apr. 21, 2017). She looks forward to seeing you. Bev

Bev Bryson is offering Kundalini Yoga every Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at Alderwood, and Friday mornings at St Micheals Hall at 9:30 am.

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Bring a friend – First Class Free 

A  Kundalini Yoga class leaves you feeling like you’ve gone to therapy, had an awesome workout in the gym, made it to your yoga mat and enjoyed a fun singing session with friends. The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to provide a modality by which people can achieve their maximum creative potential, and realize their life purpose. It’s like being given the secret code to always winning a blue ribbon! Delightful combination of movement, breathing techniques, Mudra ( hand positions) and meditation. Anyone can do it!

Balinese Relaxation Massage

For the month of January, Only $50

Please call me to book an appointment  902-295-0414

See you soon

Bev – Bev Bryson <>


Blaine of Celebrate the Earth Yoga Retreat Hi Vince, Yoga lives  at Cabot Shores  in a variety of forms for practicioners of all levels, beginners to yoga teachers. Upcoming events include:

“Celebrate the Earth Yoga Retreat”

(Friday April 21-Sunday April 23rd)… with Blaine Carter and Josette Coulter…

Yoga on Stand Up Paddleboards (August 10-13th)…”Where The Mountains Meet the Sea” ..Yoga+SUP+Hiking with Rivkah Rachel

“Nature and Yoga Retreat” (September 1-14th)–with Monica Farrell ..(can arrange shorter timeframe)

Retreats are available in all inclusive packages, as well as for both Cabot Shores’ guests and the general public.  These programs are sponsored by the Good Health Festival Society. In addition, yoga and yoga dance classes will be offered by Wendy Knowles of Cabot Shores starting in June.  Please contact us if you’d like to arrange group and private sessions.  This can also be incorporated into Cabot Shores’ “Wellness Retreats” which include mediation and Qi Gong sessions with Barbara. A number of excellent teachers are approaching Cabot Shores to hold retreats and we appreciate your being in touch with us, teachers and students alike, with any questions and for more details. Let us know when  you would like to reserve a spot for yourself or your group. Sincerely, Dr. Paul and friends of Yoga at Cabot Shores tel 902 929 2584 PS Contact us at or call 902 929 2584 with questions or for reservations for your yoga at Cabot Shores…

Family Square Dancing Ceilidh – Healthy Living & Exercise

The Iona Legion in Partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County & Cape Breton District Health Authority are promoting healthy living and exercise by hosting monthly Family Square Dancing Ceilidhs.
The first Family Ceilidh was Dec 16th, 2016
7 – 9 PM
Admission to the ceilidh: FREE
Music by: Kyle and Dawn Gillis, Helen MacDonald and Scott MacKenzie
They would like to have strong interest from all ages so that they can have individual sets for school age, adults, and seniors on the floor at the same time.
This is a great opportunity to teach youth traditional Scottish dancing, excellent form of exercise, and all while having fun for all ages.
They are looking for leaders to help organize and assist with this venture, also supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County through their Leadership Development Assistance Fund. If you are interested, please let them know that you are willing to help them out.
Are you interested in taking part in this fun form of exercise?
It’s not mandatory, but to give them an idea of the interest, they are requesting that you pre-register by calling the Legion during bar hours at 902-725-2178 or by e-mail:
When registering please indicate if you wish to play a leadership role and if you may be interested in adult step dancing lessons.
(Possible cost sharing for lessons may be required depending on the interest).

Wednesday Night Yoga

Middle River Hall ( )

Starts up again for the winter today, January 4th. Leader Jackie MacLellan is excited to see everyone at 6:30 pm and begin the 2017 practice.
If there is enough interest, she’ll also be doing another 8 week beginner yoga session later in the month.
Please contact her if you think you’d like to start (or restart) yoga! Everyone is welcome, and remember: yoga is for everybody!

North of Smokey Fitness


Faye Chipchase Continuing Yoga Sessions for 3 more weeks! November 10, 17 & 24, 2016
North Highlands Culture Centre in Cape North
Thursdays 5:30 pm.
Only $30
Proudly supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)


Keltic Dancercise Classes 

North Sydney

Instructor Kay Batherson. Call (902)-794-3772 or see the following for details: KelticDancercise2016 


Kundalini Yoga

Certified Instructor: Bev Bryson

Kundalini yoga uses active movements, mantra, breath techniques and meditation to recharge, energize and transform. The benefits include improved strength and flexibility, a calmer more focused mind, enhanced creativity and feelings of happiness. Kundalini yoga stimulates the nervous system, glandular system and the immune system as it centers the mind and opens the spirit. Be prepared to experience transformation on many levels!.

Kundalini yoga can be practiced by anyone, all levels, all ages. Classes include physical exercises, breathing techniques, mantra, relaxation and meditation. Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, mental clarity and happiness. Kundalini is a powerful and effective form of yoga. Expect to feel great after your first class!

Faye B. Chipchase Yoga


Fitness Classes

Certified Fitness Instructor Patricia Fricker:


Learn to Meditate


Every Saturday evening

5:00 pm

Baddeck Library

Scott Noble leads the group in learning how to meditate for stress reduction and better health. All library programs are FREE, and everyone is welcome. Call the library at 902 295 2055 for more information!


Little Narrows Community Centre

Monday afternoons

2 pm

Fee: Only $5/ session

Participants will do aerobic, strength training and stretching exercises while seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Bring a bottle of water. All abilities/mobilities welcome. Open to men & women.

L. MacInnis Yoga


  • Monday Mornings 9:00 AM Flow
  • Tuesday Evenings 5:30 PM Power Vinyasa
  • Thursday Evenungs 7:00 PM Gentle Yin Flow

@ St. Michael’s Parish Hall

Proudly Supported by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Lindsay MacInnis <>

You (Lindsay MacInnis) are very talented and inspiring yogi. I feel stronger after each class and very much look forward to our 2016 practices & friendship. I know that all the ladies and gents who have been coming will echo my sentiment. Namaste” – Michele Stephens


Fitness Class Neil’s Harbour



Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall
Instructor: Hiliary Romard

Grab a friend or partner and come out and enjoy two hours of laughter, friendship, fun and great exercise. Hiliary teaches a wide variety of sets from all over the island.

For further information, please call Voni at 902.544.0289 or Dolores at 902.736.8924

Ski Cape Smokey Gym


Certified Instructor Charlotte MacDonald. Charlotte will be offering her personal training services, one on one counseling and more! The gym will open 9:00am until 10:30 am and again in the evening from 5:00pm until 7pm Monday & Wednesday & Friday!


Fitness Classes


Bring water because you will sweat 😊 and weight if you have some. See you all there

Smiles – Cyndi Ingraham, Certified Instructor

Moving Toning having fun as you get though it.

Classes are a mix of weight training and Tabata(its a type of cardio)
Bring your water and mat and weights if you have them.


Noon Blast Workout

– Let’s start on our way to a healthier self. please contact certified instructor Cyndi Ingraham at 248-2295 / 578-4483 or by e-mail at

Cyndi Ingraham:

“Kick Boxing Fun”

KICKBOXING led by certified Kickboxing instructor Cyndi Ingraham. For further information, please contact certified instructor Cyndi Ingraham at 248-2295 / 578-4483 or by e-mail at

Cyndi Ingraham:

Yoga – Faye Chipchase

Just inbox me for details. Namaste

Faye B. Chipchase RCRT
929-2711 cell or txt 577-8151
Medium, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Touch, Nutrition Consultant, Certified Yoga Instructor
Foot Reflexology Practitioner, Treatment locations: Tarbot, Cheticamp and Home visits


Adult Exercise Classes

10 am
Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

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Instructor: Patsy MacKenzie @ 674-2374

Black Rock Line Dancing

Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

Every Tues & Thurs:
7 pm Beginner Classes with Nancy & Roy Gardiner
8-9 pm Intermediate Dances
No Partner Needed – (By donation)

Belly Fit Classes

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Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

Get Fit and Strengthen Your Core!

Thanks to the Friends of the Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall we are able to conduct Belly Fit Classes! There is no-preregistration required, just the desire to get fit and have fun. Come for one class or the month, whatever you like. For more info, please contact Patsy MacKenzie <>

Gentle Yoga

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Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall

Instructor: Patsy MacKenzie @ 674-2374


Do Yoga With Me Videos – Free

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T’ai Chi Sessions

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
North Shore Fire Hall
No experience necessary. The aim is to learn and practice the 24 forms – good for balance, relaxation, lots of other things. As in previous years, no instructor and learning will be cooperative.  Please contact Andy Watt at 929-2243

Boularderie Fitness

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Boularderie School
All Ages
Fee: $5.00
Instructor Rhoda McCormick

Boularderie Yoga

Boularderie School
55+, Instructor: Rhoda McCormick @ 674-2320

Back to Basics Fitness Program

Location to be determined depending on the interest of those who want to join. I will start with 8 week program with beginner exercises and healthy nutrition guidelines to help get is all back on track… A fun hour to get your heart rate up and burn some calories…. Everybody welcome, all ages and fitness levels…. We will start from the beginning …… Hope to see you all there… Please like if you are interested in participating…. Thanks –

Aerobics – North of Smokey

Starting from the basics and will adjust the program to your fitness level, so no worries that you can do it! Personal goal in mind as should you, support from each other is key so encourage your friends to join you. If anyone wishes to do private fitness at home, Patricia will set you up with a personal program and your own online support group

Adult Full Fitness Classes “Keltic Dancercise”

For information Phone Kay Batherson 794-3772 or e-mail Includes weights, resistance bands, cardio, stepdance, Scottish country, linedancing, etc.  Studio: 47 Peppett St. North Sydney




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