Rocktober Challenge 2020

Finally, Rocktober Challenge 2020 is here. A fall fitness, health challenge from Pound! I am super excited to be participating this year. And you can too!

There is a lovely blog post on the PoundFit site describing what Rocktober Challenge 2020 is, and the various things they will be offering for the next two weeks.

Rocktober Challenge 2020: Pound Classes

Rocktober Challenge 2020 with Pound Fit

I have signed up for all three of the classes, I am really looking forward to enjoying a class! As you know, we are usually teaching the Pound class. It will be a nice change to see how others are teaching but also just to participate!

The classes:

  • Today, October 1st at 8PM est
  • October 8th at 2PM est
  • October 15th at 7 PM est

If you would like to sign up for the classes, check out this Facebook post from POUND:

#ROCKTOBERchallenge is calling, and its bringing you THREE chances to join the global party ๐Ÿ˜‰:Oct. 1stOct. 8thOct….

Posted by POUND – Rockout. Workout. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

I am planning on following the PoundFit version of Rocktober and adding in some Guided Fitness style twists. So make sure you are following Guided Fitness on:

Be sure to share your 30 minutes of movements on social media with the hashtag #RocktoberChallenge. I have also created a check-in for us Guided Fitness folks: Check In. I am super excited to see what people do over the next 15 days! My goal is to write about my daily movements here, and check in on my social channels. Be on the look out for some free classes during this time, I will share some of my workouts with you.

I cannot think of a better way to tackle the current Red Zone status of Montreal (okay, yeah, we all can, but this one is probably healthier than the 40 oz of gin I want to consume for the next 28 days)! Let’s get moving together, let’s find some sort of positivity in this current climate! We can find some fun, I can feel it.

Family Fitness During Rocktober

I would like to get kids and parents involved as well. 30 minutes of movement will be great for their physical and mental health during this time. So, please, encourage them to jump around with you!

See you tomorrow,

Nicole

Self Defense Workshop January 2020

A Women’s Self Defense Workshop? For real?

Exciting times are upon us. My health coming back to normal (tranquillement pas vite but still in the right direction) means that I am ready to add some new projects on my 2020 calendar.

I am teaming up (as usual) with V-Fit P.R.O. to bring this amazing Self Defense workshop into fruition on January 26th, 2020. We have been discussing it for quite some time and the decision is to finally bring it to you in the New Year. Enjoy learning, discussion, practicing self defense in a safe space.

Can you think of a better way to start the New Year off than with a workshop that will exercise both mind and body, while learning how to protect yourself and, potentially others? I mean, seriously?! How amazing is that.

The details and schedule for self defense workshop are still being hammered out. We want to make sure you have the best training possible especially since you are giving up your Sunday! We know there will be a lunch break and there will be specific topics discussed. The best aspect to the training will be the hands on or simulation portion where we test out our newly acquired skills in simulated environments. All while knowing you are in a safe space.

Topics covered in our Self Defense Workshop

  • Prevention and Safety
  • Common Attacks
  • Simulations
  • Tools for defense and attack
  • Awareness
  • Empowerment
  • Woman specific safety issues
  • And more…

Many topics will be addressed and changes and/or additions will be visible immediately on the Facebook event page.

How do I register?

You can send an email, call, text, either myself or Shihan Taddeo. (438) 398-9208 nic.ryans@gmail.com.

Also be sure to announce your interest on our Facebook event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/570610773727517/

I’m a man, can I join too?

I am sorry at this time we will not be allowing men into this workshop. We want the women to be free to experience their training without any influence. HOWEVER, should there be enough interest, we will offer a gender open workshop in the future, please let us know your interest.

#POUNDwithPURPOSE A Food Drive

#POUNDwithPURPOSEGuided Fitness and V-Fit P.R.O. will be hosting a food drive on October 21st. In lieu of payment for the class, we will be accepting canned goods, and other non-perishable items to benefit Sun Youth’s Food Bank. It is a great way to work out your Karma as well as your body. Invite everyone, friends, family, strangers you meet on the way to the Dojo ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Food Drive is a part of a Kentokukan Karatedo event, the Fall Classic. The Dojo who brings in the most (by weight) food, will win bragging rights for the rest of the year. I like to win, so it would be amazing if we could all band together and support a great cause, as well as win. Did I mention I like to win? Some, well, most of us Karate people have a touch of competitiveness in our personalities.

So let’s work out our bodies, improve our Karma, and #POUNDwithPURPOSE!

Looking forward to seeing you all there on October 21st, at 10h30.

You can join the Facebook event HERE.

Children are welcome.

Free Trial “Week” September 4th – 14th

Trial “week”! I know, the title is deceiving, it is longer than a week! Bonus for everyone! Starting September 4th, I will be offering my group fitness classes for FREE until September 14th. That is 10 days of awesome classes for free. Check it out:

Trial "Week" at V-Fit PRO with Guided Fitness

I am really excited to be offering this. Grab some friends and check out as many as you can!

What are the courses being offered during this trial “week”?

What is Morning Circuit?

Morning circuit is a 20 minute (plus 5 min warm up and 5 minute cool down) circuit that gives your whole body a work out. It has been created to boost your morning energy levels, get that work out in before the start of your day and get you prepared for whatever the day has.

What is Bootcamp?

This 45 minute group fitness class focuses on military style training. Emphasis is placed on body weight exercises for strength training. There is also a significant amount of cardio involved. Bonus points for roaring in class ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a pseudo (I will address why I say that in a later post, it has nothing to do with the workout) Martial Art that combines boxing with kicking. My classes combine technique with cardio to give an amazing feeling of accomplishment afterwards.

What is POUND Fit?

POUND Fit is a unique cardio Rockout Workout that combines drumming with cardio jams. It is 45 minutes of heart pumping fun,

You can read more about each of the classes throughout my site.

After this trial “week” is over, I will create a more solid schedule for the rest of September. If there is a class or time that you would like to see that is not present, please let me know. One of the benefits to this trial “week” is my finding the most appropriate classes and times. Obviously I cannot accommodate everyone, but I will do my best to have something for everyone.

Join the Facebook Event:

CLICK HERE