Art and Fitness Unite!

Studio MoFitness has officially opened and while we are still mainly operating in the park, we are starting to use the studio more and more. As a way to make our studio feel like a 2nd home and to connect to our community, we decided to reach out to local NDG artists to show their artwork in our entrance. For the months of August and September, when you arrive at Studio MoFitness, you will be greeted with the colourful and inspiring paintings of Samantha Gold. Below are a few photos of her work in our space as well as her artist bio. If you are interested in purchasing her work or finding out more about the artist, just get in touch with Samantha (contact info below).

Samantha Gold:

Samantha Gold is a self-taught visual artist from NDG, Montreal, specializing in knitted dolls and acrylic and watercolor paintings. Of Filipino and Jewish descent, she initially became an artist as a means of coping with chronic illness and disability. In addition to her dolls and paintings, she is a writer, makeup artist, activist, and does illustration and prop work for theatrical productions. She is a regular exhibitor at Usine106u gallery and participated in the Wish 150 project commemorating the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Confederation. Her work is a reflection of her heritage, sense of humor, and hopes for a better world.

Contact:

www.facebook.com/samiamart 

gold.samantha@gmail.com

SWEAT In The Park!


What : Group Fitness (HIIT, Cardio Kickboxing, Abs and Glutes, Bootcamp)

Where : Parc Georges Saint Pierre (Upper Lachine/Oxford)

When : Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm, Saturday 9:45-10:45 am


Price : 5$ Trial Class 10$ Single Class 5 Card Class 45$ (40$ each if you buy with a friend/partner/family) 10 class card 85$ (80$ each if you buy with a friend/partner/family)

***As we don’t have the reservation system set up yet, we will take bookings for Tuesday via email (mofitnessmtl@gmail.com) and you can send us the payment via etransfer. Once we receive payment we will send you a confirmation! Choose your package and send us your full name and phone number in the email. You must cancel at least 3 hours in advance to avoid losing your class or to get a refund (single class).

Rules

You must bring your own mat or towel; we will not be lending mats.

Don’t forget a water bottle as the park fountains are not open.

Spaces are limited due to Social Distancing obligations.

We are capping the groups at 10 people.

Reserve your spot in advance to ensure you get a place.

We encourage you to bring your own dumbbells so we can avoid equipment sharing as much as possible, but we will have equipment to use if you don’t have any dumbbells.

All equipment will be disinfected before and after the class, and all participants will be required to sanitize their hands before and after the class.

Cones will be set up to show you where to put your mat, you must stay in that space, away from other participants.

If you are feeling unwell in anyway then you must not attend class.

If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 3 hours in advance or be charged for the class.

If you have an injury or limitation, please let us know in advance so we can modify exercises accordingly.

* Failure to respect social distancing rules will result in a verbal warning and you may be asked to leave class and not be permitted to return.

If you would like to arrange your own group fitness class in a different park or at a different time, please contact us and we can arrange something for you!

Music By : http://www.bensound.com

Employee Joie De Vivre

Mo Fitness wants to help your employees increase their energy and overall joie de vivre.  Our schedules have become so hectic every week, making it increasingly difficult to get to the gym. Add to that the extra stress of a Montreal orange-cone commute; often the healthiest part of our day gets pushed aside for obligations. 

Mo Fitness will come to your work place to offer vibrant and entertaining fitness classes, so your employees can sweat out their anxiety and stress before heading home to their loved ones. They can leave work feeling replenished and positive, rather than drained and dreading the next day.

Our daily life can take its toll on our mental and physical wellbeing; physical activity is the best way to improve your quality of life.  Mo Fitness can customize a fitness program for your employees based on their needs, interests, and abilities but will always include a healthy mix of cardio, strength and mobility training.  Mo Fitness specializes in cardio kickboxing, as well as bodyweight and resistance band training.


Mo Fitness is available for workshops on fitness; themes include but are not limited to : 

-Bodyweight training 

-Building an ‘at home’ fitness program

-How to use the gym effectively

-Cardio Kickboxing Basics

Mo Fitness is available for regularly scheduled evening classes (4-7pm)

– Body Weight Training

– Resistance Band Training

-Cardio Kickboxing (depends on space available)


Contact us for rates and availability, let’s get your employees happier and healthier.

Group Classes

Perhaps personal training isn’t for you or is beyond your means at this time, perhaps you prefer the energy of group fitness classes? Below is a current list of places that I give group classes, I will update the list as my schedule changes.

Saturday: 11 am-12pm: Cardio Boxing @ Gym St.Henri

Sunday: 12:40-13:40: Cardio Boxing @ Cote Des Neiges Sports Center

Tuesday: 5:15-5:55pm Abs and Booty @Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA

Tuesday: 6-7pm Small Group Training

Thursday: 5:30-6:00pm : HIIT Abs @ Gym St. Henri

Thursday: 6:00-6:30pm: Buns of Steel @Gym St. Henri

I hope to see you at one of my classes and if you’d like to inquire about training with me than you can talk with me after one of my classes!

Let’s Get Started!

I would just like to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about myself, my background, what brings me to Montreal, and what I can offer to the community.

First of all, I love fitness, leading an active lifestyle makes me the happy and well rounded individual that I have grown to be over the years. I believe that you can achieve your goals through natural means, without harmful substances; I will never advise anyone to take supplements, but I will help you build muscle or slim down through a sustainable and meaningful nutrition and training program. My goal is not to train you forever but to teach you to become a fitness lover and to have the knowledge and confidence to continue the journey on your own.

Originally I am from Mwanza, Tanzania, a beautiful city on Lake Victoria, where I grew up picking fresh mangoes from trees and climbing the massive boulders around the lake shore. Due to my aptitude for fitness and friendly nature, I got my first job as a trainer in Mwanza at a small local gym. After some time, I moved to Morogoro and worked for the first fitness club in that city before moving to Dar Es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania, to work in a high-end fitness club in the city centre. I was eventually recruited to work for the United Arab Emirates military on a base near Dubai, where I helped create a fitness program for soldiers and other personnel on site. After that I went to work for Etihad Airway’s ‘Fit to Fly’ program, where I trained pilots and cabin crew and developed a fitness program for their staff. Since then I have been working as a freelance trainer and fitness instructor in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I enjoy freelance work because it allows me the flexibility I need to work with clients on an individual level. I can train people at their home, in their gyms, at work, or in the park. I aim to build positive, strong, and long-lasting relationships with my clients.

I recently relocated to Montreal with my wife, who works as a teacher. While it was very difficult to say goodbye to my clients in Abu Dhabi, some of whom I had been training for years; I am excited to meet new clients in Montreal and get to know this beautiful city. Since I just moved here, my French is very limited but I am working on it and I intend to learn as much as I can, but for now I can train clients in the following languages: English, Swahili, Sukuma, and basic Arabic.

I love to train outdoors, the air is better for you to breathe deeply, and when you are cold you are more likely to work out faster to stay warm, as well as cold weather can help you burn more calories. I have never experienced winter before so I will have to adjust to the temperature but my Canadian wife assures me that people still workout in minus degree temperatures, even in the snow!

Please feel free to email, call, or WhatsApp me for more information about training with me!