Archive for November, 2010

Another one bites the dust……

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Kelly's stuff

Well another christmas party has passed, and I wanted to say a Big Thank you to those of you who braved the cold (both outside and in!) to come out and celebrate the day with us. It really wasn’t so bad was it….? we had heat most of the time! Heck, Lorna had such a great time she came back twice! I promise that next year we will all be warm and toasty in our new location at Riverside Village.For those of you who were unable to come, you were missed and we look forward to seeing you next year.I have to say though that my feelings wern’t too hurt when I realized that ment there was more Apple cider and goodies for the rest of

I’d like to send out  a Special Thank You to all our Parteners in Health …..Diane Hatfield@ Shingata Salon, Jean Vereki at Absolute Asthetics, Vanessa Jahnke @ The Penticton Lakeside Resort,  Marilyn Norman Massage Therapy Clinic , Justine and Staff at the Front Street Laser and Skincare Clinic  and to Trina at Whole Foods Market and the staff at the Riverside Starbucks for suppling us with delicious coffe and goodies for our clients.

Happy Hollidays Everyone, I look forward to seeing you all next year in our new facility!

Kelly, Shirlee, Carolyn, Noni & Rockne


Gifts & Cookies & Cider OH MY!

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again, our annual Open house Christmas Party has arrived!

Attention Absolute Clients…..On Thursday November 25th classes will be cancelled so that we may all gather together at Absolute Body Fusion and celebrate not only the start of the holliday season but also our last Christmas here at the studio. We will be open regular studio hours 9am to 6pm, so please feel free to come by before, during or after work and spend some time with us enjoying Shirlee’s famous hot apple cider and some yummy goodies provided by Whole Foods Market. We will also be doing our traditional “pick a gift off the tree” as special thanks to all our clients!

Can’t wait to see you all there!


It’s a Girl!!!!!

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Huge Congrats to Barb and Rich Engel who became grandparents for the first time on Saturday Nov 6th to adorable baby Kaylen!

We know you two will make Fantastic Granparents…Can’t wait to see all those baby pics!

New Blog Page….

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

Just to let you know, we have created a new page under the header Client Personals where we will now be sharing anything of a personal nature. You will find it on our home page up at the top of the page in the black area.



Closed for Remembrance Day

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Kelly's stuff

Hey everyone, just a quick note to remind you that the studio will be closed on Thursday November 11th for Remembrance Day. Also, Shirlee will be away on Tuesday November 16th so privates will not be happening on that day.


O.k you’re going to Absolutely love this new work-out…it’s called Group Power. What’s hot in fitness trends for 2011 work-outs is less out-door boot camps and more Group Fitness. I mean I couldn’t be more happier, because I really don’t like standing out in the cold and freezing my butt off or worse yet….rolling around in the dirt! So let me describe our NEW Power Group Fitness Class:

While prepping for your Group Fitness Class in our State of the Art Fitness Room, you’ll be using a program-specific warm-up with a barbell and light weight, a Group Power workout progresses through all of the major muscle groups starting with the legs. Ten great songs make up a Group Power workout. Each song is referred to as a track and focuses on a particular muscle group. Following a warm-up track every Group Power workout begins with a track that focuses on the buttocks, front of the legs and back of the legs. This is followed by chest work using the STEP platform as a bench. The large muscles of the back are the focus of the next track followed by isolation work of the smaller muscles such as triceps and biceps. The legs are then given a final endurance and toning test with a series of lunges before shoulders and abdominal muscles are worked. The workout finishes with a cool-down using static stretching to aid recovery.

Registration for our Group Power Classes will be available on our January 2011 Riverside schedule.

While I was wrapping up Thanksgiving, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) had already predicted what fitness trends will be hot in 2011. While a lot of things on the list are a continuation of past trends — think Group Fitness and Fitness Technology —  For those of you who know me…I’ve been in the The Fitness Industry since I was 19 years old and gained my Personal Training certification at 21 years old. So…now that was 28 years ago. (So I guess you can do the math)! I’ve been teaching Small Group Personal Training for more than 15 years! Holy…talk about a slow trend! Group Training is not new to me…but it’s NEW to Fitness. Absolute Body Fusion’s Core Business was based on Small Group Training and now you know why we got the reputation of being more costly than other facilities that simply just didn’t offer what we offered. The second Fitness Trend is Fitness Technology! People are more interested in techy stuff that provides them with vital tools of losing fat and gaining muscle! Believe me when I tell you…if you haven’t experienced our Suunto Training System…then you’re really training in the dark. The Suunto system is a tool that gives you edge to your group training. Once you have your training belt on, Suunto will help to keep your heart rate in a fat burning zone. If you fall below a certain zone, then you need to pick up your pace. If you go over your training zone…you simply need to slow down! We will be installing 6- 48 inch LCD screens throughout our new facility, so no matter where you’re training, be  the Gym, Fitness Studio or Pilates Studio you’ll be able to train in your Fat Zone. Our next techy tool, is  our New Composition Scale. This scale will  print out total body composition readings including: Weight, Fat %, Fat Mass, Total Body Water, Muscle Mass, Basal Metabolic Rate, Bone Mass, a unique Visceral Fat indicator, Body Mass Index, and much more. Talk about cool fitness tools…hmmm can’t wait for that Scale to come in. Well, can’t say Riverside isn’t  Hot on those 2011 Fitness Trends!  Read my Blog tomorrow to get the scoop on more 2011 Fitness Trends.

Hot New 2011 Fitness Trend-Training in your Fat Burning Zone with Suunto