January 2017

January 26, 2017 / News & Announcements

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Holiday Hours
Saturday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve – 6 AM – 4 PM – Classes run normally
Sunday 1/1 – New Year’s Day – Regular Hours – Classes run normally

General Announcements


Club Wide Coat Drive

Total Fitness Clubs are teaming up with One Warm Coat in the month of January to help our local families in need. There will be a bin at each club where you can place your gently used or new coats. Join us to help our community stay warm during the winter months by “Warming Communities… One Warm Coat at a Time”. All coats will be donated to Ferry Street Ministries, Inc in Fall River.

As a Thank You – Every person who donates coats will receive a Gift Card for a Free Protein Shake. Open to the general public.

Drop Off Deadline: January 31st


Member Appreciation Day Winners!

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

  • Bristol: Daniel Lagarto
  • Dartmouth: Ryan Diogo
  • Seekonk: Melissa Jordan
  • Swansea: Paul Patota
Club Wide Toy Drive – Thank You for Making a Child’s Christmas Special

Thank You to all the Total Fitness members, staff and representatives of our community for donating toys. Because of your generous donations our toy drive was a big success!

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!

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

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

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.

January Online Offer: $17 Join Fee and No Dues Until February 2017




Bundle Up Boot Camp with Adriana FernsGet ready to stay on top of your workouts before the holidays! An 8-week boot camp style-training program incorporating weights and interval training. This will be sure to fire up the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, define muscles and create better overall health. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 6am – 7am, Jan 2nd – Feb 20th

Cost: $130
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, Jan 4th – Feb 22nd
Wednesday @ 6am – 7am, Mar 1st – Apr 19th

Cost: $130
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, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Friday @ 8:30am – 9:30am, Feb 3rd – Mar 24th

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, Jan 12th – Feb 16th

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)

Monday @ 6am – 7am, Feb 27th – Apr 17th

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

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, Jan 11th – Mar 1st
Saturday 9am – 10am, Jan 14th – Mar 4th

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, Jan 12th – Feb 16th
Thursday @ 5pm – 6pm, Feb 23rd – Mar 30th

Cost: $99
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, Jan 23rd – Mar 13th

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, Jan 24th – Feb 28th

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, Feb 25th – Apr 15th

Cost: $130
Location: Dartmouth Total Fitness

H.I.I.T. Fit with Lizzie Newton

Make an intense change to your current fitness routine by joining Lizzie for this 6-week high intensity interval (H.I.I.T.) group training program that will give you a full-body workout along with improving your cardiovascular endurance. Program includes: A 30 minute one on one consultation, weekly weigh-ins and nutritional guidance to get you results. Enjoy the camaraderie of a fun, music-filled workout with fitness friends. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 6:45pm – 7:30pm, Jan 3rd – Feb 7th

Cost: $99
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)

Wednesday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 4th – Feb 22nd
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Jan 9th – Feb 27th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Jan 11th – Mar 1st
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, Jan 20th – Mar 10th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Jan 28th – Mar 18th
Friday @ 9:30am -10:30am, Feb 10th – Mar 31st
Monday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Feb 20th – Apr 10th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

TRX with Tammy Kappes

Looking to spice up your workout with some new moves? Join Tammy for this 8-week program that will get you the results to look your best. High intensity interval training workouts will include: Bodyweight training with the TRX, bands and light weights along with cardio and core for that extra calorie burn. Breaking out of your normal routine + consistency = results. All fitness levels welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Thursday @ 6pm – 7pm, Jan 5th – Feb 23rd

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Old School Body Building with Tammy Kappes

We’re taking it back! Way back old school style! Join Tammy for this 8-week group training that will build lean muscle and increase strength. Workouts will consist of progressive resistance exercises to develop musculature. Equipment will include: weight room machines, barbells, free weights and much more. There will be weekly weigh-ins along with body fat testing on the first and last week of the training. Tammy will give you the knowledge of how to effectively and safely train your body. All fitness levels are welcome. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Saturday @ 11am – 12pm, Jan 7th – Feb 25th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Weight Loss Clinic with Walter Medeiros

Participants will undertake an 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 by Jan 14th 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, Jan 20th – Mar 24th (One Spot Left)
Saturday @ 6am – 7am, Jan 21st – Mar 25th
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Jan 21st – Mar 25th

Cost: $175
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • Sarah’s New Year’s Spin Sun. 1/1 @ 8:15 AM
  • Leslie’s Stand Tall Shine Bright: Jamiel Strong Spin Ride Fri. 1/6 @ 5 PM
  • Peggy’s Intro to Spin Mon. 1/9 @ 6:45 PM
  • Nikki’s Pilates Barre Tues. 1/10 & 1/24 @ 4:45 PM (45min)
  • Sue G’s Stretch & Flexibility Wed. 1/11 @ 6:30 PM
  • Will’s Abs Express Sat. 1/14 @ 10:30 AM & Wed. 1/18 @ 6:30 PM


  • Jim’s Health in Motion Tues. 1/3 & 1/17 @ 11:30 AM
  • Donna’s Low n’ Loaded Tues. 1/10 @ 8:30 AM
  • Sue A’s Sculpt & Spin Thurs. 1/12 & 1/26 @ 8 AM
  • Sue G’s HIIT / Spin Thurs. 1/19 @ 8 AM
  • Donna’s Total Body Chisel Tues. 1/24 @ 8:30 AM


  • Lizzie’s New Year’s Spin Party Mon. 1/2 @ 5:30 PM (75min)
  • Lizzie’s Cardio Hip Hop Thurs. 1/12 & 1/26 @ 4:30 PM
  • Nicole’s Vinyasa Yoga Sat. 1/14 & 1/21 @ 9:15 AM
  • Sue G’s Stretch & Flexibility Tues. 1/17 @ 10:45 AM
  • Tammy’s Cardio Ball / Beam Thurs. 1/19 @ 4:30 PM


  • Carrie’s Interval Express Wed. 1/11 @ 5:30 AM (45min)
  • Wendy’s Intro to Group Power Thurs. 1/12 @ 5:30 PM  (30min)
  • Julia’s Intro to Spin Sat. 1/14 @ 9:15 AM
  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Tues. 1/17 @ 5:30 PM
  • Katie’s Vinyasa Yoga Thurs. 1/19 @ 5:30 PM
  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri. 1/20 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Donna’s Barre Above Sat. 1/28 @ 10 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Wendy Carey has been a member of Bristol Total Fitness since January of 2016. She’s trained with Adriana Ferns since joining. Since January 2015 Wendy has lost a 116 pounds! Her success has been fueled not only by her workouts but also by eating clean and completing Adriana’s Sugar Shakedown.” I have never felt better! I have more energy and stamina. I no longer am a slave to sugar!” One last piece of advice from Wendy: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Be kind to yourself, celebrate your successes, learn from your mistakes and always keep moving forward”. Congratulations Wendy!
Michelle Bullock joined Swansea Total Fitness in March 2013. She works out five days a week and her favorite class is ZUMBA! One of her biggest successes is completing the Boston Marathon. Michelle’s best advice is to find a workout that you enjoy and designate it as your personal time. She treats her life as a marathon, looking at each 6 miles as a goal and advises to break it up. Michelle has faced some obstacles on her fitness journey. She was losing her flexibility and her spine and hips were decreasing in bone mass. Due to the gym, her spine density has increased by 1% and her hipbone density has increased 4%. Congratulations Michelle!
Sousan Karwashan has been a member of Seekonk Total Fitness since August 2016. She joined the gym because she wants to get into great shape before her son’s wedding in July. Since starting training with Laurie Roderick, Sue has gotten so much stronger and leaner. She says, what she likes most about SKTF are the friendly employees. Sue is a real estate agent and a mom of four. Her best advice to those new to exercise is to eat healthy and don’t be afraid to take control of your confidence. Sue has gained a lot of confidence through working out. We are so proud of your success in and we love seeing your smiling face‌ in the gym! Congratulations Sousan!
Gary Cottrel has been a member of Dartmouth Total Fitness since July of 2013 and Nadine Aerts since January 2014. They train 5 days a week and back training is their favorite. Being consistent, drinking a ton of water, and paying attention to proper nutrition is the main advice the couple can give to anyone who is working towards their goals. Nadine has been working out since the age of 14 and was a competitive bodybuilder throughout her life! “Being fit is a lifestyle” according to Gary and Nadine and it sure shows! The couple enjoys how friendly and motivating the staff and other members are – “We love it here!” Congratulations Gary and Nadine!