April 2018

April 26, 2018 / News & Announcements

Holiday Hours

Easter Sunday – Club Hours 7:30am – 11am Regular Class Schedule

General Announcements


“NEW RATE” 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, smartphones, etc. Feel free to share the link with friends and family. Click here to learn about exciting changes to facilities and lower pricing.

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

April 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!

Launch Dates:
Bristol Total Fitness, Monday – Apr 9th @ 8:45am & 4:30pm
Swansea Total Fitness, Tuesday – Apr 10th @ 8:30am & 5:30pm
Dartmouth Total Fitness, Monday – Apr 9th @ 5:30pm & Tuesday – Apr 10th @ 9am

All regularly scheduled classes will run normally on the day of launch.

Specht Physical Therapy Moving to New Location

After 16 years of serving the community from their clinic inside Swansea Total Fitness, Specht PT is moving their practice just a short drive away. “We will really miss seeing the members and staff at Swansea Total Fitness on a daily basis, but this move will allow us to provide a wider range of services to our patients, and that has us thrilled about the possibilities,” says Greg Specht, Clinical Director at Specht. As always, Specht PT will continue to partner with Total Fitness by providing Free Injury-Screenings to Total Fitness members. Call 508-675-3200, stop by in person or visit www.spechtpt.com for more information.

New Address:
1010 GAR Highway, Swansea MA. This is the Swansea Professional Park building and they are on the first floor. Call or visit anytime!

Total Fitness Wellness Center Space Available

Are you looking expand your business or start a new practice? Our Total Fitness Wellness Center in Dartmouth, MA has three finished offices with a private entrance, ideal for professional services such as massage or a doctors 2nd office location. The offices are available as separate units or as 1 unit. Heat and electric included along with access to a thriving health club with fitness-minded clientele. We also have 2,000 sq/ft available and will build to suit.

For more information email us at info@totalfitnessclubs.com or call 508-995-5600.

360 Faunce Corner Rd.
Dartmouth, Ma.




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

Outdoor 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, Apr 2nd – May 21st

Cost: $130
Location: Colt State Park

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)

Friday @ 4pm – 5pm, Apr 6th – May 18th (Skips 4/27)

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Mix It Up with Dawn Casella

Break out of the monotony of the circuit by using TRX, cable weights, free weights, gliders, and bands. Dawn will motivate, keep you focused and accountable. The support and camaraderie from participants will keep you on track toward your fitness goals. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Thursday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Apr 12th – May 17th

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Summer Sizzler at Colt State Park with Adriana Ferns

This 8-week program, with certified personal trainer Adriana Ferns, is an outdoor total body workout with everything from running, plyometrics, to partner and equipment exercises. In just an hour you can really take your fitness to the next level. Take advantage of the weather and start the day off right. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 5:45am – 6:45am, Jun 4th – Jul 23rd

Cost: $130
Location: This workshop will meet at the statue opposite the pier at Colt State Park in Bristol.

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, Apr 14th – Jun 2nd
Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Apr 18th – Jun 6th

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
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. 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, Apr 17th – May 22nd

Cost: $99
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

Samurai Sprint Mud Run Training with Stacia Abdow

Have you always wanted to try an obstacle course race but wasn’t sure how to train for it? Personal Trainer, Stacia Abdow has got you covered with her 6-week training program for the Samurai Mud Run in July. This program will prepare you for obstacles such as balance beam, box jumps, rope climbing and many more. With Stacia’s expertise and motivation, she will get your ready for any obstacle that might get in your way! (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Friday @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Apr 20th – May 25th

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, Apr 20th – Jun 8th

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 3rd – Jun 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, May 5th – Jun 23rd

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)

Classes are based on fitness level, participants must contact Walter prior to the program at waltermedeiros@totalfitnessclubs.com. 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.

Wednesday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Apr 4th – May 23rd
Monday @ 9am – 10am, Apr 9th – May 28th
Monday @ 10am -11am, Apr 9th – May 28th
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Apr 16th – Jun 4th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Apr 18th – Jun 6th
Friday @ 10:30am -11:30am, Apr 27th – Jun 15th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, May 5th – Jun 23rd
Saturday @ 10am – 11am, May 5th – Jun 23rd
Thursday @ 9am – 10am, May 10th – Jun 28th
Wednesday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, May 30th – Jul 25th (No Class 4th of July)

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
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 waltermedeiros@totalfitnessclubs.com. 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, Apr 6th – Jun 8th
Saturday @ 6am – 7am, Apr 14th – Jun 16th
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Apr 21st – Jun 23rd

Cost: $175
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Core-FIT with David Roderick

This 6-week group training is designed to teach participants to perform proper stance, grip, and position for barbell and bodyweight movements. The program emphasizes core stability, balance, mobility, and strength while correcting common faults. You will also learn accessory movements that can increase performance. For the casual and serious athlete. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 5:45am – 6:45am, Apr 9th – May 14th

Cost: $99
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 6-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)


Tuesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Apr 10th – May 15th
Saturday @ 8am – 9am, Apr 14th – May 19th
Tuesday @ 6pm – 7pm, May 22nd – Jun 26th
Saturday @ 8am – 9am, May 26th – Jun 30th

Cost: $99
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)

Thursday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Apr 12th – May 17th
Thursday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, May 24th – Jun 28th

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

Advanced Box-Fit with Keith Allen & David Roderick

This 8-week group training is designed to improve the participants boxing movements with advanced technique and confidence. Each workout is designed to train muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness and burn fat. Enjoy being part of a group of like-minded participants devoted to improving overall body conditioning, increase hand-eye coordination, decrease stress, improve body composition. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Apr 14th – Jun 2nd
Thursday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Apr 26th – Jun 14th

Cost: $130 1x per week, $245 2x per week
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, Apr 30th – Jun 18th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Intro to Box-Fit with Keith Allen & David Roderick

This 8-week group training teaches you the fundamentals of a boxer’s workout. Total body conditioning that will improve strength, increase hand-eye coordination, decrease stress, and improve body composition along with core stability and balance. Enjoy heart-pumping exercises in a fun and motivating environment. All levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, May 22nd – Jul 10th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Sugar Rehab Weight Loss Clinic with Tony Quintanilha

Looking to sugar proof your diet? Tony will assist you on how to reduce your cravings and lose weight. Whether you are a beginner or have tried weight loss strategies in the past, this 6-week training will help you achieve your goals with the combination of weight training workouts and guided nutrition to burn calories and fat. (min. 3 max. 4 participants)

Thursday @ 6pm – 7pm, Apr 5th – May 10th

Cost: $99
Location: Swansea Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • Peggy’s Learn to Run Every Monday in April @ 6 AM at Colt State Park
  • April 2018 GROUP POWER Launch:
    • Mon 4/9 @ 8:45 AM & 4:30 PM
  • Sue G’s Core Fusion Thurs 4/12 @ 8:30 AM
  • Sue P’s Kick off Spring Spin Thurs 4/19 @ 5:30 PM
  • Sue G’s Ball Fusion Thurs 4/26 @ 8:30 AM


  • Ashleigh’s ZUMBA Sun 4/8 @ 10 AM
  • April 2018 GROUP POWER Launch
    • Tues 4/10 @ 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM
  • Donna’s Sculpt, Stretch & Strength Wed 4/11 & 4/25 @ 8:30 AM
  • Lizzie’s GROUP POWER Sat 4/14 & 4/28 @ 7 AM
  • Cheryl’s Stretch & Strengthen Mon 4/16 @ 8:30 AM
  • Ashleigh’s Strong by Zumba Sun 4/22 @ 10 AM


  • Nadia’s Kick your Butt! Tues 4/10 @ 9:30 AM


  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri 4/6 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Sat 4/7 @ 10 AM & Thurs 4/26 @ 5:30 PM
  • April 2018 GROUP POWER Launch:
    • Mon 4/9 @ 5:30 PM & Tues 4/10 @ 9 AM
  • Carrie’s Tabata Wed 4/11 & 4/25 @ 5:30 AM (45min)
  • Wendy’s Intro to GROUP POWER Thurs 4/12 @ 5:30 PM
  • Donna’s Barre Above Sat 4/14 & 4/28 @ 10 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Henry Zinno Jr. joined Bristol Total Fitness in February 2012. He enjoys doing a series of CrossFit-style exercise routines. After seeing a picture of himself while on a mission trip, Henry made a promise to himself that he was going change. He is now down 30lbs, has gained muscle and improved his blood pressure. “I’m 62 years old, and I haven’t seen this weight or muscle strength since I was in my 20s! Be consistent with your fitness routine and combine it with a program to keep your spiritual health in shape as well. Find a mentor who will challenge you, like my friend Rob did for me.” Way to go, Father Zinno! Congratulations!
Amy Sterne joined Swansea Total Fitness in September 2015. She joined for group fitness classes especially Yoga but has branched out and tried other classes. Amy has recently lost 20lbs. due to working hard on her diet and exercising. She loves that the gym has so many options on how to exercise and feels like she has learned so much about fitness and nutrition. Amy recently began weight training with Abby Cabral and says that “You don’t always realize what you can do until someone pushes you.” She says everyone at the gym, staff, and members are very kind and helpful. It’s a great atmosphere in which to work out. Congratulations!
Dina Pichette joined Seekonk Total Fitness in July 2015 and Jenn Byrne joined in September 2014. They have always been into fitness, Jenn has been dancing for 13 years and Dina likes group fitness classes. For the last six months, they’ve enjoyed each other’s company working out together strength training and cardio. Dina & Jenn’s desire to be physically fit and overall staying healthy is what motivates them to come to the gym at least five days a week. They are both so close to achieving their ideal weight and having a six pack before the summer. Nice job girls!!
Donna Valente joined Dartmouth Total Fitness in October 2013. She trains weekly with Personal Trainer, Jodi Garie. Donna’s fitness routine is changed regularly to keep her challenged. Since she started training Donna is healthier and stronger than she has ever been. One of Donna’s fitness tips she’d like to share is “Working with a trainer keeps you focused and on track! Jodi recognizes my limitations while pushing me to do more than I ever thought I could do.” She is not only maintaining a healthy lifestyle for herself, she states “I am doing this to stay strong for those who mean the world to me!” Keep up the great work, Donna. Congratulations!