February 2017

February 26, 2017 / News & Announcements

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Thank You! Member Appreciation Day

We want to show you (our members) how much we appreciate you! Bring up to two friends for free on this day AND we’ll be serving fresh seasonal fruit, coffee, water AND all current members who work out on this day will also get two free visitor passes and a reusable grocery bag.

Tuesday @ 5am – 10pm, Feb 14th

All Total Fitness Clubs
Cost: FREE

Pilates Open Studio

Looking for a mind-body experience that builds both strength and flexibility? Join us and check out our fully-equipped Pilates studio and meet our instructors.

Can’t make it? Call 401-254-3900 to schedule your FREE 30 minute demo!

Wednesday @ 5pm – 7pm, February 8th

Bristol Total Fitness
Cost: FREE

Pedal To End Cancer

Pedal to End Cancer, formerly Spin for Hope, is a three hour SPINNING event taking place simultaneously at participating health clubs around New England. 100% of the contributions go directly to the American Cancer Society!

This is really just a giant Spin Party for a great cause! With over 80 participants last year, Total Fitness raised almost $60,000 for the ACS through this event!

Click Here to register online and select our club “Total Fitness: Bristol, Swansea, Seekonk, Dartmouth”.

Open to all members and the public!

Registration Fee: $25
Time: Sunday, Mar 5th @ 9am – 12pm
Event Instructors: Leslie, Peggy, Adriana, Julie, Lizzie & Laura
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Complimentary Movement Screenings

Dr. Moore and Dr. Aunkst will be offering complimentary movement screens with associated soft tissue treatments. Each participant can expect to be screened and treated accordingly. The Drs. will spend roughly 10-15 minutes with each participant. Members can expect to gain a further understanding of their biomechanical strengths and weaknesses to build upon, along with therapeutic soft tissue work to be performed. Members are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns on their current level of physical performance!

Saturday @ 9am – 11am, Feb 18th

Cost: FREE
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

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.

February Online Offer: $14 Join Fee and No Dues Until March 2017




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)

Friday @ 8:30am – 9:30am, Feb 3rd – Mar 24th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Total Fitness Weight Loss Challenge with Dave Parker

Ready to lose weight? Create a healthier you with this 8-week weight-loss challenge. Dave will give you all the tools, information and nutritional coaching you will need to lose weight and keep it off for good. As part of the challenge, you will enjoy the camaraderie of group training along with a one-on-one training session each week to keep you accountable and committed. Make 2017 your year to achieve your health and wellness goals. (min. 3 max. 10 participants)

Time: TBD

Cost: $329 (30 min sessions), $490 (60 min sessions)
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Fight Circuit with Dave Parker

Bring out your inner fighter by training like a champion! This unique type of 8-week training will improve your overall fitness. Dave will combine a mix of boxing and wrestling techniques along with strength conditioning. Looking for a different way to train? This group training will definitely get you out of your comfort zone. (Please note: there will be no actual fighting.) (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Wednesday @ 6:30pm, Feb 8th – Mar 29th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Fit Happens with Dave Parker

If you are someone that likes variety, then this is the group training for you! Join Dave for this H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that will include a variety of equipment. The combination of circuit style training with metabolic conditioning will maximize your results to bring you to the next level of fitness.

Saturday @ 8am – 9am, Feb 18th – Apr 8th

Cost: $130
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, Feb 23rd – Mar 30th

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Tuff Conditioning with Adriana Ferns
This 8-week program is designed to prepare participants for obstacle races. Adriana’s workouts will consist of running with body weight exercises including plyometrics, agility and basic strength. Do you enjoy intense workouts, the camaraderie of group training or are you trying to get off a plateau? This is the workout for you! All ages and fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 10 participants)Time:
Monday @ 6am – 7am, Feb 27th – Apr 17th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Intro to the Pilates Reformer with Dawn CasellaLearn how to use the Pilates Reformer in a class setting that replaces 3 private sessions required to participate in a group reformer class. (min. 3 max. 4 participants)

Monday @ 6pm – 7pm, Feb 27th – Apr 3rd.

Cost: $99
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)Time:
Wednesday @ 6am – 7am, Mar 1st – Apr 19th

Cost: $130
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

FREE Dartmouth Total Fitness Challenge

This year, Total Fitness is adding fuel to the New Year’s Resolution fire. Test your resolve in 2017 with Weekly Weigh Ins, Fit Tips, Class Spotlights, and BIG Prizes. Did we mention it’s FREE? In this no-nonsense competition, members who enter are accountable for their workouts, diet, and weighing in weekly with Staff. Show us how it’s done! Win by having the highest % weight loss overall. Enter today!

1st Place: 1 Year FREE Membership
2nd Place: 3 Month FREE Membership
3rd Place: 1 Month FREE Membership
Bonus Prize: Free Hour Training Session

You are eligible for the Bonus Prize if you place in the top three and trained one on one with a DTF personal trainer at least once during the 10 week challenge.

Date: Feb 13th – Apr 21st

Cost: FREE
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, Feb 21st – Apr 11th

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, Feb 23rd – Mar 30th

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, Feb 24th – Apr 14th

Cost: $130
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, Mar 4th – Apr 22nd

Cost: $130
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, Mar 7th – Apr 11th

Cost: $99
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)

Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Mar 8th – Apr 26th
Saturday 9am – 10am, Mar 11th – Apr 29th

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, Mar 13th – May 1st

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)

Friday @ 9:30am -10:30am, Feb 10th – Mar 31st
Monday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Feb 20th – Apr 10th
Wednesday @ 9am – 10am, Mar 1st – Apr 19th
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Mar 6th – Apr 24th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Mar 8th – Apr 26th
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, Mar 17th – May 5th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Mar 25th – May 13th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • Gina’s Step Tues. 2/7 @ 4:30 PM
  • Angie’s Upper Body Blitz Sat. 2/11 @ 10:30 AM (45min)
  • Sue G’s Stretch & Flexibility Tues. 2/14 @ 8:30 AM
  • Leslie & Peggy’s Specialty Spin Fri. 2/17 @ 5 PM
  • Nikki’s Pilates Barre Tues. 2/21 @ 4:45 PM (45min)
  • Dawn’s Pilates Tues. 2/28 @ 4:30 PM


  • Donna’s Total Body Burn Mon. 2/6 & Tues. 2/28 @ 8:30 AM
  • Nancy’s Interval Blast Tues. 2/7 @ 8:30 AM
  • Sue A’s Sculpt & Spin Thurs. 2/9 @ 8 AM
  • Sue G’s HIIT / Spin Thurs. 2/16 @ 8 AM


  • Nicole’s Vinyasa Yoga Sat. 2/4 & 2/18 @ 9:15 AM
  • Nadia’s Specialty Spin Wed. 2/8 @ 8:30 AM
  • Tammy’s Cardio Kickboxing Thurs. 2/9 @ 4:30 PM
  • Lizzie’s Date Night Spin Wed. 2/15 @ 5:30 PM (75min)
  • Lizzie’s Hip Hop Boot Camp Thurs. 2/23 @ 4:30 PM


  • Donna’s Barre Above Sat. 2/4 & 2/11 @ 10 AM
  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Tues. 2/7 @ 5:30 PM
  • Carrie’s Interval Express Wed. 2/8 @ 5:30 AM (45min)
  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri. 2/10 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Julia & Rob’s Vicious Spin Wed. 2/15 @ 5:30 PM
  • Julia’s Intro to Spin Sat. 2/18 @ 9:15 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Merle Siegel joined Bristol Total Fitness in September of 2015. She attends the gym 4-5 times per week and trains with Adriana Ferns. Making the gym part of her daily routine has been helpful. “I never thought that I would actually look forward to coming to the gym. Adriana has been incredibly supportive and encouraging. She has shown me that I am capable of exercises that I never imagined myself doing and has become a true friend and mentor”. Merle has quite a few goals this year stating, “This year I will be stronger, braver, kinder and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce!” Congratulations Merle, we can’t wait to see you achieve this year’s goals!
Brendon Garrity joined Swansea Total Fitness in February of 2016. He joined the gym needing to lose weight for health reasons. Brendon weighed 275lbs and has lost 88lbs. His fitness tip is to stay consistent even when you may not be noticing a change of any kind; as long as you push yourself, stay with your program and watch what you eat – it will go a long way toward your goals. Brendon says, “The staff at SWTF are really nice and helpful. I love that the gym is not too big, never overcrowded and is always clean. All in all I can definitely say this is the best gym experience I have ever had thanks to Total Fitness!” Keep up the good work Brendon!
Alex Joyal has been a member of Seekonk Total Fitness since May 2013 and Jodie Somerville has been a member since July 2014. You know what they say, couples who train together stay together! They met in school at Penn State and moved here for work. Alex works for USPS and is in Law School at RWU and Jodie is a Pre-K teacher. When they first started dating, Alex shared his passion for fitness with Jodie and now she also loves coming to the gym. Alex even has goals of doing a body building show this year! In their free time they enjoy going out to eat, movies and Netflix and they definitely earn it.
Brian Dorsky joined Dartmouth Total Fitness in 2008 and makes it in at least 5 times a week! He always enjoyed sports but discovered his new love for weight lifting/power lifting. When asked about his favorite lift – “Squats – All squats!” Brian might be a fan of squat variations, but at a power lifting meet, he was able to break the deadlift record and total record in his division (New England). Brians fitness tip is for people to adopt a routine they enjoy following and will actually stick to. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” when it comes to working towards your fitness goals. As for his thoughts on DTF – “Best staff around.” Congratulations Brian!