May 2017

May 26, 2017 / News & Announcements

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day – Club Hours 8am – 5pm

  • Regularly Scheduled AM Classes & Daycare
  • PM Classes & Daycare Cancelled

General Announcements


Member Appreciation Day Winners!

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

  • Bristol: Alexandria Amaral
  • Dartmouth: Donna Cook
  • Seekonk: Paul Galligan
  • Swansea: Chuck Walker
Total Fitness Pet Drive

Total Fitness is teaming up with Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River for a pet supplies drive. We will be collecting pet supplies, treats, food, etc. to donate to animals in need. There will be a box to put your pet items in, or it can be handed to the front desk. See our shelter table in the foyer for a more detailed list of supplies.

Drive: May 1st – May 31st

Animal Shelter Meet & Greet
Meet some of the homeless animals that are up for adoption.
Time: Saturday @ 10am – 12pm, May 13th
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Pedal To End Cancer – Thank You!

We had another full house at our annual Total Fitness Clubs fundraiser – 85 participants raised over $58,000 for the American Cancer Society through this year’s event! We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all the participants who contributed to the success of this great cause. We’re especially proud of Total Fitness Member, Andrea Alexander, who was the Top ‘Pedal to End Cancer 2017’ Fundraiser in all of New England, for raising $48,425!”

Total Fitness Clubs would like to thank:
All Participants including Total Fitness members, staff, friends and family
John Holahan, of Coca-Cola, for donating all of the beverages

Mary Keenan Benefit Class

Join Total Fitness Instructor’s Adriana Ferns for a 45 minute Boot Camp and Peggy Murgo for a 45 minute Spin specialty class to raise funds for Mary Keenan. 100% of the funds raised will be going to help Mary with her medical costs. Classes are open to the public with a suggestion donation of $10. Join us to burn calories while raising money for this great cause. Space is limited! Call 401-254-3900 to reserve your bike today!

Friday @ 5pm, May 12th

Location: Bristol Total Fitness

5th Annual Free Boot Camp at Independence Park with Adriana FernsBristol Total Fitness and Bristol Parks and Recreation are teaming up to create a healthier community. Join Adriana for this free boot camp, open to the public. Bring your friends and family! Enjoy the fresh outdoors and downtown Bristol!

Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Jun 3rd – Sep 2nd

Location: Independence Park, Bristol

Join Online Today and Save!  join online

Now instead of coming into our clubs to purchase memberships, people will have the opportunity to purchase memberships at their convenience from their computer, smart phones, etc. Feel free to share the link with friends and family.

May Online Offer: $5 Join Fee to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!




Pilates Studio @ Bristol Total Fitness 

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

685 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI

Tough Training with Adriana Ferns

Ready to tackle a new and exciting goal this year? This is it! This 8-week outdoor group training will prepare you for your next race. Adriana will simulate obstacle course challenges to test your speed and endurance. The workouts will include: running, jumping, balancing and more along with nutritional guidance. (Weather permitting) (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 5:45am – 6:45am, May 1st – Jun 26th
(Skipping Memorial Day, May 29th)

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Sugar Shakedown with Adriana Ferns

End the vicious circle of yo-yo diets and unhealthy patterns! For 6 weeks this program will help clean out the sugar from your body and help stop those carb cravings as well as craving those sweets. Meal plans; a grocery list, workouts and weekly weigh-ins/body fat measurements will be given throughout the program. With the support from Adriana and fellow participants, you will work and learn how to eat, live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Wednesday @ 4pm – 5pm, May 3rd – Jun 7th

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Fit Club with Dave Parker

Join Dave for this 8-week program that will help you gain strength and endurance. Group training high intensity and conditioning workouts will include a variety of equipment such as: ropes, kettlebells, sleds and more. Fitness gains will be measured by comparing weights and times from previous workouts. Dave will encourage you to push yourself! Know it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. (min. 3 max. 10 participants)

Sunday @ 10am – 11am, May 7th – Jun 25th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol 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)

Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, May 3rd – Jun 21st
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, May 6th – Jun 24th

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop In)
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 toward your goals. Let’s keep those heart rates up and burn some major calories! (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Saturday @ 11am – 12pm, May 6th – Jun 24th

Cost: $130
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 kettle bells, 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, May 8th – Jun 26th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Pure Grit Fit Camp with Erica Morency

This 8-week program will give you the tools and determination to bring your workouts to the next level! Erica will keep you guessing each week with her challenging strength and cardio circuits by using various types of equipment. This year dig in deep and find your inner Pure Grit. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, May 9th – Jun 27th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Total Body Fitness with James Simmons

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone! Join James for this 8-week program that will help you achieve your goals by using the latest and most effective training methods. Efficient workouts that will build muscle, endurance and flexibility while burning fat. Participants will learn how to properly perform exercises to improve overall fitness. Weekly fitness and nutrition tips will also be provided. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 9am – 10am, May 23rd – Jul 11th
Monday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Jun 19th – Aug 7th

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, May 25th – Jun 29th

Cost: $99
Location: Dartmouth 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. Program will include a: fitness assessment, weigh-in at the beginning and end of 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 @ 9:15am – 10:15am, Jun 13th – Jul 25th (Skipping 4th of July)

Cost: $99
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, Jun 23rd – Aug 11th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth 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)

Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, May 1st – Jun 19th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, May 3rd – Jun 21st
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, May 12th – Jun 30th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, May 20th – Jul 8th
Thursday @ 9am – 10am, May 25th – Jul 13th
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, Jun 2nd – Jul 21st
Monday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Jun 19th – Aug 7th
Wednesday @ 9am -10am, Jun 21st – Aug 9th
Thursday @ 9am – 10am, Jun 22nd – Aug 10th
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Jun 26th – Aug 14th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Jun 28th – Aug 16th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Body Revolution Metabolism Kickstart with Tammy Kappes

Join Tammy for this 8-week group training that will blast fat and bring your body to the next level of optimal endurance. The program will include total body group training session(s) along with diet consulting for your pre-summer body transformation. Summer is only a few weeks away let Tammy help you achieve the beach body you’ve always wanted. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 8 participants)

Tuesday @ 7pm – 8pm, May 9th – Jun 25th
Thursday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, May 11th – Jun 29th

Cost: $199 (1x a week) $325 (2x a week)
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Weight Loss Clinic with Walter Medeiros

Participants will undertake a 10-week long 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)

Friday @ 6:30am – 7:30am, Jun 9th – Aug 11th
Saturday @ 6am – 7am, Jun 10th – Aug 12th
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Jun 17th – Aug 19th
Saturday @ 10am – 11am, Jul 1st – Sep 2nd

Cost: $175
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Sexy In 2017 with Lizzie Newton

Join Lizzie for this 6-week group training that will improve your strength and confidence. A total body workout that will build lean muscle and burn fat along with learning proper form and technique to bring your fitness to the next level. Weekly weigh-ins and workouts provided to keep you on track. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 4 participants)

Saturday @ 7am – 7:45am, May 27th – Jul 1st
Saturday @ 8am – 9am, May 27th – Jul 1st

Cost: $99
Location: Swansea Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • Angie’s Upper Body Blitz Tues 5/9 @ 4:30 PM (45min)
  • Pete’s Power Hour Wed 5/10 & 5/24 @ 4:30 PM
  • Adriana & Peggy’s Mary Keenan Benefit Fri. 5/12 @ 5 PM
  • Nikki’s Pilates Barre Tues. 5/16 @ 4:45 PM (45min)
  • Leslie’s Colt State Park Boot Camp Sun 5/21 @ 9 AM
  • Sue D’s Let’s Dance! Tues 5/23 @ 4:30 PM


  • Lizzie’s Specialty Spin Fri. 5/5 & 5/19 @ 6 AM
  • Donna’s Shape & Sculpt Tues. 5/9 & 5/16 @ 8:30 AM
  • Lizzie’s Cardio Hip Hop
    • Tues 5/2 @ 7 PM
    • Fri 5/12 @ 5:30 PM


  • Tammy’s Step Wed 5/3 @ 9 AM (replaces Zumba)
  • Lizzie’s Cinco de Mayo Spin Wed 5/3 @ 5:30 PM (75min)
  • Tammy’s Beam Fit Wed 5/3 @ 5:30 PM (replaces Pilates Barre)
  • Tammy’s Beam Fit Thurs 5/11 & 5/25 @ 4:30 PM
  • Lizzie’s Spin for Cystic Fibrosis Wed 5/17 @ 5:30 PM
  • Kerri’s Guys’ Night at the Barre Wed 5/24 @ 5:30 PM
  • Sue G’s Senior Spin Thurs 5/25 @ 11 AM


  • Julia & Rob’s Hollywood Spin Wed 5/3 @ 5:30 PM
  • Donna’s Barre Above Sat 5/6 & 5/13 @ 10 AM
  • Julia & Laura’s Specialty Spin Mon 5/8 @ 5:30 PM
  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Thurs 5/11 & 5/25 @ 5:30 PM
  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri. 5/19 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Christian’s Boot Camp Sat 5/20 @ 7 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Brandon Williams joined Bristol Total Fitness in November 2007. You can find him in the gym 4-5 times a week. His workout consists a mix of hang cleans, kettlebell swings, single leg exercises, core and more. We asked Brandon why he trains “I’m the head Strength and Conditioning Coach for U-Mass Dartmouth, I need to be a great example for the student athletes I work with”. His advice to anyone is “Keep it simple, don’t make it harder than it has to be”. We completely agree with you. Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!
Stacy Alexander joined Swansea Total Fitness in January 2016. In 2017, she started training 5 hours a week with Jim Nolan and since then has found a new strength and appreciation for her fitness. Stacy says, “That every day I feel stronger and love it when I can add more weight to my exercises. I have come to love my body in a new way and I’m focusing on getting plenty of rest, fueling my body with clean eats and being faithful to my workouts.” Stacy loves coming in for her workouts because the staff at the front desk is really friendly and her trainer Jim Nolan encourages her to break through barriers while keeping workouts fun!
Michael Thompson joined Seekonk Total Fitness in January 2017. He started out in the 6 Weeks to Wellness Program to help him develop a healthy living style. Michael wants to lose weight and gain muscle tone while maintaining a healthy diet. Outside of the gym, Michael likes to spend time with his family and takes care of his 103 year old grandmother, who is remarkable. His biggest motivations for coming to the gym is the friendly atmosphere and his personal training sessions with Laurie. Michael also is motivated by seeing the results of his structured workout program and coming in daily for cardio and strength training. Great work Michael!
Peter Mello Sr. and Patrick Mello joined Dartmouth Total Fitness in 2012. They are an excellent example of how a father’s encouragement can lead to a positive bonding experience. You can find Peter and Patrick training together in the free weight area pushing each other to the limit. The two agree that success is a combination of eating well and hard work – “there is no other way”.  Peter and Patrick understand the importance of consistency in training and we love seeing them work hard together. What keeps them coming back to DTF? – “This place is great, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful.” Thank you and Congratulations!