October 2018

October 26, 2018 / News & Announcements

Holiday Hours

Regular Hours Columbus Day
All morning group fitness classes will run normally (all afternoon/evening classes & babysitting are canceled).

General Announcements


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.)

Mommy/Daddy & Me Community Program with Susan Defusco

Join Susan for this 6-week Community Program Open to the Public. The 45-minute parent/child class focuses on music and socialization using songs and musical instruments. The main components are exercise, dance, singing, and stretching.

Ages: Toddlers 18 months to 5-year-old (parent/grandparent/guardian will stay with the child during the class)

Tuesday @ 8:45am – 9:30am, Oct 2nd – Oct 30th

Cost: $30
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

October 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 – Oct 1st @ 8:45am & Tuesday – Oct 2nd @ 6:30pm
Swansea Total Fitness, Tuesday – Oct 2nd @ 8:30am & 5:30pm
Dartmouth Total Fitness, Monday – Oct 1st @ 5:30pm & Tuesday – Oct 2nd @ 9am

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

Swansea Total Fitness 5th Annual Thanksgiving 5k Run/3k Walk

Join the Total Fitness team this Thanksgiving morning for our 5th Annual Thanksgiving event! All proceeds will go in Memory of Selina Oehmen. Entry fee prior to Nov 23rd is $25, $30 day of the race. The first 200 registered runners/walkers will receive a t-shirt. Learn more about this 5k or you can go directly to the registration page.

Thursday @ 8am, Nov 22nd

Location: Swansea Total Fitness

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 info@totalfitnessclubs.com 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 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.Location:
685 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
TR Flexibility with Adriana Ferns

This 8-week group training includes 30 minutes of TRX suspension training and 30 minutes of mobility work along with deep stretching. Start your day the right way with this training by lengthening and strengthening your muscle to better flexibility. (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Monday @ 6am – 7am, Oct 1st – Nov 19th

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, Oct 11th – Nov 8th

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Meal Prep Like A Trainer with Adriana Ferns

This session will help you understand the steps of the meal prep process. Learn how to shop, prepare and store food for the week to achieve your nutrition goals. Adriana will help you get organized to prevent diet slip-ups. Stop struggling with fad diets and eat fresh!

Saturday @ 11am – 12:15pm, Oct 20th

Cost: $30
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Fall Into Fitness with Dawn Casella
Get back on track after the summer and before 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)Time:
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Oct 29th – Nov 19th

Cost: $70
Location: Bristol Total Fitness

Totally Fit Kids with Andrea Chase

Kids grades 1-5 will undertake a 6-week group training with exercises and activities that focus on developing stability, mobility, muscular strength, core function, and motor-skill performance. The overall goal is for kids to have fun with fitness and to develop a positive attitude towards regular exercise. Getting kids on the right path toward a long-lasting healthy lifestyle all starts with fundamental movement skills that are learned by participating in any activity that teaches body awareness, balance, and coordination. Let Andrea help your child develop a happy and healthy lifestyle!  (min. 3 max. 6 participants)

Tuesday @ 4:15pm – 5:15pm, Nov 13th – Dec 18th

Cost: $99
Location: Bristol 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, Oct 5th – Nov 23rd
Friday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Nov 30th – Jan 18th

Cost: $130
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, Oct 6th – Dec 1st
Wednesday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Oct 24th – Dec 12th

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, Oct 23rd – Nov 27th

Cost: $99
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, Oct 25th – Dec 6th

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, Nov 3rd – Dec 22nd

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.

Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Oct 1st – Nov 19th
Wednesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Oct 10th – Dec 12th
Saturday @ 7am – 8am, Oct 20th – Dec 15th
Saturday @ 10am – 11am, Oct 20th – Dec 15th
Thursday @ 9am – 10am, Oct 25th – Dec 27th
Friday @ 10:30am – 11:30am, Oct 26 – Dec 28th
Friday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Nov 2nd – Jan 4th
Monday @ 9am -10am, Nov 19th – Jan 14th
Monday @ 10am – 11am, Nov 19th – Jan 14th
Wednesday @ 9:30am – 10:30am, Nov 21st – Jan 16th
Monday @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Dec 3rd – Jan 21st

Cost: $130 (Optional $20 Drop-In)
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)

Tuesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Oct 2nd – Nov 20th
Saturday @ 8am – 9am, Oct 20th – Dec 8th
Tuesday @ 6pm – 7pm, Nov 27th – Jan 29th

Cost: $130
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, Oct 4th – Nov 8th
Sunday @ 11:30am – 12:30pm, Nov 4th – Dec 9th
Thursday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Nov 15th – Dec 27th

Cost: $99 ($30 extra for Breaking Up with Sugar meal plan)
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, Oct 22nd – Dec 17th

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, Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Cost: $130
Location: Seekonk 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 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, Nov 2nd – Jan 18th
Saturday @ 6am – 7am, Nov 10th – Jan 19th
Saturday @ 9am – 10am, Dec 1st – Feb 2nd

Cost: $175
Location: Seekonk Total Fitness

Specialty Classes


  • October 2018 GROUP POWER Launch:
    • Mon 10/1 @ 8:45 AM & 4:30 PM
  • Sue G’s Cardio Core Mash Up Thurs 10/11 @ 8:30 AM
  • Donna’s Low n’ Loaded Thurs 10/25 @ 8:30 AM


  • October 2018 GROUP POWER Launch:
    • Tues 10/2 @ 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM
  • Lizzie’s Weekend GROUP POWER Sat 10/6 & 10/13 @ 7 AM
  • Donna’s Sculpt, Strength, Stretch Wed 10/10 & 10/24 @ 8:30 AM
  • Nancy’s Sweat, Abs & Stretch Mon 10/15 @ 8:30 AM
  • Lizzie’s After School Spin Tues 10/16 @ 4:30 PM
  • Cheryl’s Stretch & Strengthen Mon 10/22 @ 8:30 AM


  • Tammy’s Cardio Chisel Tues 10/9 & 10/16 @ 9:30 AM
  • David’s Barbell Club Sun 10/21 @ 9 AM
  • Lizzie’s Spooky Spin Mon 10/29 @ 5:30 PM


  • October 2018 GROUP POWER Launch:
    • Mon 10/1 @ 5:30 PM
    • Tues 10/2 @ 9 AM
  • Donna’s Barre Above Sun 10/7 @ 10:30 AM & Sat 10/20 @ 10 AM
  • Carrie’s Cardio Chisel Wed 10/10 & 10/24 @ 5:30 AM (45min)
  • Wendy’s Senior-level Chair Yoga Fri 10/12 & 10/19 @ 11 AM (45min)
  • Dawn’s ZUMBA Thurs 10/18 @ 5:30 PM
  • Wendy’s Intro to GROUP POWER Sat 10/27 @ 10 AM

Members that Inspire Us

Chuck Kelly joined Bristol Total Fitness in June 2014. He trains 4 – 6 days a week for the past six years. Chuck likes a blend of cardio and weightlifting and does Spinning and Group Power to mix up his workouts. He finds his biggest success is sticking to a fitness routine. Chuck recently trained for a Tuff Scrambler and also worked towards Spinning for Cancer. His tips for staying fit and healthy? “Exercise daily for at least one hour; get good sleep; stay motivated; eat healthily, and go holistic!” A quote about his fitness journey: “Sometimes being selfish with your time is important to your success.” Congratulations, Chuck!
Eileen Nugent joined Swansea Total Fitness in March 2018. In 6 months, she has lost 11 pounds, gotten rid of her neck pain, and has toned up her arms. Eileen is in the gym 2-5 days per week. She motivates herself through her fitness journey by saying, “Quit whining, just get it done!”. Eileen’s favorite exercise routines are done with her personal trainer, Tony Quintanilha. She also says that exercise has been a great stress reliever. “Everyone working at SWTF and BTF is very friendly and accommodating. In particular, Tony is knowledgeable and encouraging. The gym management & staff are so helpful!”. Congratulations, Eileen!
Francelina Amaral joined Seekonk Total Fitness in July 2015. She has always been into fitness but was afraid of weightlifting. Now Francelina does 80% weight training and 20% cardio. Her goal is to train harder and do another Spartan race. Francelina’s daughter is what motivates her to come to the gym every day. She wants to show her daughter that it’s okay to have muscles and curves. Francelina believes that girls are brainwashed into thinking that they have to be model thin to fit into society. Her favorite quote is “Strong is the new Skinny!” Congratulations, Francelina!
Keith Watson joined Dartmouth Total Fitness in June 2015. He attends the gym twice a week and trains with Personal Trainer, Jodi Garie. He’s been a client of hers for about 10 years! Because of his training, Keith has better stamina, agility, and balance. A fitness tip he’d like to share is, “Progress is slow but steady if you stick with it!” Keith would like to give a shout out to Jodi for being a pro “She presses me hard but knows my limits and with her exceptional knowledge of various muscle groups etc., has been very helpful in addressing various aches and pains. DTF and Jodi rock!” Congratulations, Keith!