December 2018

December 10, 2018 / News & Announcements

Holiday Hours

Christmas Hours
Monday, 12/24 Christmas Eve – 5am to 4pm (No pm babysitting or classes)
Tuesday, 12/25 Christmas – CLOSED
Wednesday, 12/26 8am to 10pm (Regular classes and babysitting after 8am)

New Years Hours
Monday, 12/31 New Years Eve – 5am to 4pm (No pm babysitting or classes)
Tuesday, 1/1 New Years Day – 8am to 10pm (Regular classes cancelled stay tuned for specialty classes offered and babysitting after 8am)

General Announcements


Member Appreciation Day Winners!

Congratulations to the members who won the 3 Month Membership Raffle!

  • Bristol: Michael Accardi
  • Dartmouth: Nancy McKinney
  • Seekonk: Keelsey Pedro
  • Swansea: Michael Tetrault
Pilates Studio Holiday Open House
Pilates Studio Director, Dawn Casella is excited to invite you along with your friends and family to learn more about Pilates. We would also like to welcome and introduce you to the newest addition to our Pilates family Instructor, Rachel Spuria. After the festivities, please stay for a complimentary Pilates class demo taught by Rachel Spuria from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Space limited – contact the front desk to reserve your spot.

Monday @ 5pm – 6:30pm, Dec 3rd
Location: Pilates Studio at Bristol Total Fitness

Club Wide Toy Drive – Help Make A Child’s Christmas Special

Total Fitness Clubs are teaming up with The United Way. All clubs will be collecting donations of unwrapped gifts for children and teenagers.

Deadline Drop Offs: Sunday, Dec 16th

A Wish Come True Polar Plunge

TAKE THE PLUNGE…into 2019! A Rhode Island tradition, the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day has raised much-needed funds over the years to help A Wish Come True grant the wishes of children ages 3-18 who live in Rhode Island and areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. If you want to be “freezin for a reason this holiday season” come out and support a local charity and have some fun! Email Adriana Ferns at or Click here for more information.

Free Polar Plunge towel with a $50 donation or more received by 12/15.

Time: Tuesday @ 12pm, Jan 1st
Location: Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI

January Group Power Release!

Are You Ready? Prepare yourself for this amazing release with new moves and great music. Our instructors are ready to take your strength training fitness to the next level. Click here to check out some of the new moves!

Stay Tuned for Launch Dates!

Swansea Total Fitness Wellness Center Space Available

Are you looking to expand your business or start a new practice? Our Total Fitness Wellness Center in Swansea, MA has up to 1200 square feet available. Will build to suit, heat and electric included along with access to the gym with a private entrance. Your business will have access to a thriving health club with fitness-minded clientele.

For more information email us at or call 508-679-9793.

207 Swansea Mall Dr.
Swansea, Ma.

Dartmouth Total Fitness Wellness Center Space Available

Are you looking to expand your business or start a new practice? Our Total Fitness Wellness Center in Dartmouth, MA has one finished office with a private entrance, ideal for professional services such as massage or a doctors 2nd office location. Heat and electric included along with access to a thriving health club with fitness-minded clientele.

For more information email us at or call 508-995-5600.

360 Faunce Corner Rd.
Dartmouth, Ma.

Join Online Today! join online

Now instead of coming to our clubs to purchase memberships, people will have the opportunity to purchase memberships at their convenience from their computer, smartphones, etc. Feel free to share the link with friends and family. Click here to learn about exciting changes to facilities and lower pricing.

Online Offer: $29 Join Fee $29 a Month $29 Annual Fee 
(Current members please see the front desk to enroll for this lower rate.)




Pilates Studio @ Bristol Total Fitness 
Work your body, mind and lift your spirit in our Pilates Studio located at Bristol Total Fitness. Check out the studio’s Class Schedule for Pilates Reformer Classes. Contact us for your complimentary 30 minute Pilate’s equipment introduction.

685 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI

Winter Weight Training with Adriana Ferns

Join Adriana for an 8-week program that will focus on different methods of weight training. This low impact training is great for beginners or if you are looking to improve your lifting form and technique. Workout homework will be provided along with weigh-ins (on request). Enjoy a safe and effective workout in a supportive group environment. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 6am – 7am, Dec 3rd – Jan 21st

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Winter Survival with Dawn Casella

Get back on track after the holidays with this 4-week group training for all fitness levels. Workouts are designed to improve your overall health and well-being in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Training sessions incorporate weights, TRX, bands and mat work that can be modified if needed. Participants are assisted in reaching their personal goals in a supportive team atmosphere. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Dec 3rd – Jan 7th

Cost: $70
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

TRX Suspension Training with Adriana Ferns
Break out from your old routine and join Adriana for this 8-week program. TRX is a form of suspension training used to perform total body workouts with exercises that engage your core while using your own bodyweight for resistance. Adriana will use TRX to take your resistance training to a new level through functional and dynamic movements, perfect for any age and any fitness level. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Wednesday @ 6am – 7am, Dec 5th – Jan 30th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

N-Spire Fit with Julie Fostin

Are you in need of some fitness N-Spiration? Join Julie for this 6-week group training that will motivate you to achieve your health and wellness goals. She will challenge you with interval workouts with a variety of equipment to improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness. Enjoy working out with fellow participants to push you to the next level of fitness. The program will include a: fitness assessment, weigh-in at the beginning and end of the program along with a weekly email with fit tips and recipes. Julie will N-Spire you to believe fitness is fun! All levels of fitness welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 9am – 10am, Dec 4th – Jan 22nd
Tuesday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 29th – Mar 5th

Cost: $99 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Fever Fit with Julie Fostin

Catch the fever! Make progress and mix up your routine with circuit strength training, cardio intervals and more. Join Julie for 8 weeks of fun with routines that will keep you accountable and challenged. Including, weekly emails, recipes, along with exercise and nutritional accountability! (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Dec 1st – Jan 19th
Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Dec 19th – Feb 6th
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 26th – Mar 16th
Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Feb 13th – Apr 3rd

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

X-Training Plus with James SimmonsThis 8-week program is built around the strength and cardiovascular conditioning aspect to building muscle, gaining strength and burning fat. A co-ed program for anyone looking to improve his or her overall fitness and to be pushed out of their comfort zone. Workouts will include many different types of equipment like kettlebells, plyometric boxes, sandbags, rowers, battle ropes and much more. Weekly fitness and nutrition tips will be provided. Let James help you achieve your goals using the latest and most effective methods. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Dec 10th – Jan 28th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Fit Body Boot Camp with Stacia Abdow

This 6-week program will offer you a challenging total body workout designed to burn maximum fat and calories. Your training will include various types of equipment along with nutritional guidance, weekly recipes, and fit tips. Stacia will help you achieve your fitness goals and build your confidence. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Thursday @ 5pm – 6pm, Dec 20th – Jan 24th
Thursday @ 5pm – 6pm, Jan 31st – Mar 7th

Cost: $99
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Rock Your Resolution with Stacia Abdow

Stacia’s weight-loss challenge is an 8-week program to keep participants accountable to their New Year’s Resolutions. The workout will be designed to be high-intensity interval training. Including weekly weigh-ins to keep you focused on your goals. Let’s keep those heart rates up and burn some major calories! (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Saturday @ 11am – 12pm, Dec 29th – Feb 16th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Total Fitness for Women with Stacia Abdow

Total Fitness for Women is an 8-week group-training program under the supervision of our certified personal trainer, Stacia Abdow. The program is for women of all fitness levels who have a desire to be the best they can possibly be. Learn how to make your workouts more effective with workouts tailored to your needs and goals. Accountability and support from your trainer and group will help you reach your goals. Stacia will provide each participant with written workouts to follow outside training times, nutrition guidance for pre and post workout meals, and measurements to keep your progress on track. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Friday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Jan 25th – Mar 15th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Weight Loss Clinic with Walter Medeiros

Participants will undertake a 10-week program that will combine personalized dietary guidelines for each individual along with a weekly group training session which will help build camaraderie amongst participants which will help you overcome many obstacles. Also included, weekly weigh-ins followed by a “group therapy” session to ultimately lose as much weight safely as well as to allow for the greatest amount of success to keep the weight off.

Classes are based on fitness level, participants must contact Walter prior to the program at Space is limited, participants must sign up 1 week in advance and pay for 1/2 of the program to reserve a spot. (Friday – min. 3 max. 6 participants) (Saturday – min. 3 max. 8 participants)

Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Dec 1st – Feb 2nd
Friday @ 6:30am – 7:30am, Jan 25th – Mar 29th
Saturday @ 6am – 7am, Jan 26th – Mar 30th

Cost: $175
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Woman of Steel with Walter Medeiros

Join this 8-week progressive strength-training program for women focusing on all aspects of fitness including cardiovascular & muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Participants will enjoy the camaraderie of working with a group in a fun and encouraging atmosphere to achieve results. Workouts will consist of weight, balance and flexibility training with cardio intervals to focus on core strength. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Classes are based on fitness level, participants must contact Walter prior to the program at Group Training can be prorated so you can jump in at any time where this is availability.

Still not sure if this workshop is for you? Contact Walter at the email above for a one-day free trial.

Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Dec 3rd – Jan 21st
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Dec 19th – Feb 6th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Dec 22nd – Feb 9th
Saturday @ 10am – 11am, Dec 22nd – Feb 9th
Thursday @ 9am – 10pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 21st
Friday @10:30am – 11:30am, Jan 4th – Feb 22nd
Friday @ 9:30am -10:30am, Jan 11th – Mar 1st
Monday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 21st – Mar 11th
Monday @ 10am – 11am, Jan 21st – Mar 11th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Jan 23rd – Mar 13th
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Jan 28th – Mar 18th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Feb 13th – Apr 3rd
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Feb 16th – Apr 6th
Saturday @ 10am – 11am, Feb 16th – Apr 6th
Thursday @ 9am – 10am, Feb 28th – Apr 18th
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, Mar 1st – Apr 19th
Friday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Mar 8th – Apr 26th

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Body Revival – Sugar Crush with Tammy Kappes

Join Tammy for this 6-week group training that will focus on functional and traditional training for you to reach optimal health and wellness. This total body results-driven program will build strength, cardiovascular endurance. Tammy will give you the tools to reach your goals while having a safe and effective workout. A meal plan will be given (extra charge) for participants who would like nutritional guidance. All levels of fitness welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Sunday @ 11:30am – 12:30pm, Dec 16th – Jan 20th
Thursday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 7th

Cost: $99 ($30 extra for Breaking Up with Sugar meal plan)
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Train-FIT with Laurie Roderick

Do you want to burn maximum fat and tone your body? Laurie’s group training is for you, in 8-weeks you will improve your cardiovascular fitness along with strength, and endurance. Fun high energy total body conditioning workouts for participants that want to focus on their physical health and performance. Fitness and nutritional guidance are included. All levels of fitness welcome. (min. 3 max. 8 participants)

Saturday @ 8am – 9am, Dec 22nd – Feb 9th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Men of Iron with Walter Medeiros

This 8-week results driven strength training program for men focuses on total body fitness. Walter uses the science of muscle confusion to get you in the best shape of your life by constantly challenging your body with new moves each week. Achieve fitness gains along with nutritional guidance to reach your health and wellness goals. Participants will enjoy the camaraderie of working in a group atmosphere and gain overall confidence. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 5:30am – 6:30am, Dec 31st – Feb 18th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Barbell Club with David Roderick

Barbell Club is an 8-week program designed to teach you barbell based movements with proper form and technique. This training will improve strength, range of motion and overall fitness. Participants will squat and press every week to emphasize technique and strength while improving core stability, balance, and mobility. Whether you are an enthusiast, competitor or somewhere in between all levels are welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Sunday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 6th – Feb 24th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • Donna’s Low n’ Loaded Thurs 12/6 & 12/20 @ 8:30 AM
  • Frank’s Shred Circuit Sat 12/8 @ 8 AM
  • Frank’s SHREDMAX Sat 12/8 @ 9 AM
  • Sue G’s BOSU, Bands & Balls Tues 12/11 @ 8:30 AM
  • Sue D’s Mommy & Me Sat 12/15 @ 11 AM


  • Donna’s Sculpt, Strength, Stretch Wed 12/5 @ 8:30 AM
  • Lizzie’s Weekend GROUP POWER Sat 12/8 & 12/15 @ 7 AM
  • Nancy’s Sweat, Abs & Stretch Mon 12/10 @ 8:30 AM


  • Lizzie’s Santa Spin Wed 12/19 @ 5:30 PM
  • David’s Barbell Club Sat 12/22 @ 9 AM


  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Thurs 12/6 @ 5:30 PM
  • Donna’s Barre Above Sat. 12/8 & 12/29 @ 10 AM
  • Sue A’s Boot Camp Mon 12/10 @ 7 AM
  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri 12/14 & 12/21 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Ashleigh’s STRONG by Zumba Sun 12/16 @ 8:30 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Barbara Smith joined Bristol Total Fitness in January 2013. She is a ray of sunshine with her friendly demeanor and her sharp wit! Barbara enjoys the Silver Sneakers classes she attends twice a week and the health benefits of exercise. Her best advice “Have a happy outlook on life.” Barbara enjoys the members she’s met saying they are fun and friendly and thinks the gym is great and clean. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your happy outlook on life and making everyone’s day a little brighter with your charming personality!
Eric Gomes joined Swansea Total Fitness in October 2007. He works out 4 to 5 times a week and occasionally participates in Yoga classes. Eric enjoys running on the treadmill, he says, “It’s a great way to get in shape and de-stress.” Eric maintains a healthy lifestyle by working out consistently and watching what he eats. He is inspired by the quote, “Respect your body. It’s the only one you get.” Eric likes working out at SWTF because of the clean and friendly environment. Thank you, Eric, we are proud of your dedication!
Carolyn Thomas joined Seekonk Total Fitness in January 2012. She has always been into fitness, enjoys taking group fitness classes and personal training with Laurie. Carolyn feels stronger mentally and physically. She is also her husband’s caregiver and has benefited from her training to keep her healthy and strong. Carolyn’s goals now are to continue with the classes, training, maintaining balance, and flexibility. Besides spending quality time with her family, she loves traveling with her girlfriends, volunteering as an usher at Trinity Rep., reading and mall walking. Congratulation Carolyn! Keep up the good work!
Reed Azevedo and Anwar Silvia joined Dartmouth Total Fitness in 2017. They work out together 5-7 days per week and enjoy squats, leg press, playing basketball and using medicine balls. Reed and Anwar agree that working out with a partner is very beneficial in helping you reach your goals. They push each other daily to be their best. Reed has gained 20lbs. and is super close to hitting his goal weight and Anwar’s training tip is, “Not to be discouraged if your partner is seeing more results, just be patient and stay motivated!” They love how friendly the DTF staff is and would like to shout out Larry for keeping the gym nice and clean! Congratulations!