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6 Fitness Programs to Get Your Heart Pumping in the Bay of Quinte Region

The Bay of Quinte region has no shortage of exciting ways to get fit and stay active. While some weekend warriors like to load up their kayaks or cross-country skis and explore nature in solitude, others enjoy the camaraderie of a fun fitness class. Here are six high-energy fitness programs to get your heart pumping.

Limitless Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Limitless Brazillian Jiujitsu

67 Dufferin Avenue, Trenton

What do you get when you combine a cup of self-defence, 1lb of physical fitness and a splash of fun? One of the best workouts around! Brazillian Jiujitsu is a martial art, but a sport too. Under the direction of Jordan Preisinger, a Brazillian Jiujitsu champ, learn how to safely take down your opponent while working up an incredible sweat. Have fun grappling with team mates and learn something new each class. Limitless Brazillian Jiujitsu offers a full schedule of classes for adults, children ages 3+, and women-only, as well as kickboxing classes. Visit www.limitlessbjj.ca

One-to-One Fitness

269 Palmer Rd. N, Belleville

Andrea DiRocco is passionate about helping women change how they see themselves. Her motto is “strong body, strong mind,” and each day she teaches women to take control over their bodies to feel happy and whole. One-to-One Fitness classes include “All Bad No Bounce” – a total body workout that is hard on fat and easy on joints, “Soul Fuzion” – a blend of pilates, yoga and strength training, “Spin Your Butt Off,” and many more. Visit www.121fitnessbelleville.com

go_active_-_standup_paddleboardingGo Active Ontario

Trenton, Brighton, PEC (various locations)

Choose your own adventure with Go Active! From Stand Up Paddleboarding to Snowshoe Adventures, and popular outdoor and indoor ParentFit classes, Go Active strives to get people of all ages moving, eating real food, and playing outside. Acknowledging that the families who play together form long-lasting, healthy bonds, Go Active specializes in parent & tot programs and family-friendly adventures. Visit www.goactiveontario.ca

crossfit_trentCrossFit Trent

99 Dufferin Avenue, Trenton

Whether you’ve seen CrossFit on TV, or you listen to your friends yammer on about their CrossFit workouts, now is the time to discover why this sport is taking the world by storm. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program involving a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting. Workouts are typically short, intense and vary each day. They combine running, rowing, skipping, jumping, pull-ups, carrying heavy objects, weightlifting and body-weight exercises. Not crazy for CrossFit? Try Olympic Weightlifting or Powerlifting. Or get the kids involved with Wrestling or CrossFit Kids.  Visit www.crossfittrent.com 

Pure Energy Fitness Studio

250 Bridge Street West, Belleville

Become fabulously fit participating in Pure Energy Fitness Studio’s many intimate classes. The non-intimidating environment is welcoming to those of all fitness levels. “Yoga,” “Pilates,” “Stand Tall” and “Posture Perfect” classes focus on strengthening your core and stretching muscles. Or for those wanting a little extra boost to your cardio, try “Barre Fitt Intervals,” or “TRX Cardio Fusion” – an intense cardiovascular conditioning class utilizing a suspension apparatus, water rower and your own gritty determination. Visit www.pureenergystudio.ca

Fitness Powers

Wellington and Picton (various locations)

If the sound of classes called “Piloga,” “Turbo Kick,” or “Insanity” appeal to you, check out Fitness Powers in Prince Edward County. Owned and operated by Tracy Powers, Fitness Powers takes a holistic and personal approach to helping clients meet their physical goals – whether weight loss, muscle gain or performance improvement. Opt for personal or group training, a running group, or sign up for one of the many fun classes offered. A favourite is “Country Heat,” where participants dance up a sweat to the hottest country music. Visit www.fitnesspowers.ca

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.