We’re all experiencing a bit of Zoom fatigue and restlessness during these winter months. But, we can still be active, healthy and entertained as we nama-stay at home with some of these local businesses that are moving their classes or workshops to the virtual world. Find a corner in your home, maybe put on the essential oil diffuser, power up your choice of device, put on a workout/yoga/meditation outfit and check out some of these links to get started.
Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing your hands, physically distancing, wearing your mask and following Public Health and government guidelines. For the latest updates, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website.
The Yoga Hub in Belleville really is the hub for yoga. Follow along through Zoom and enjoy Vinyasa Flow, Yin or Hatha and Meditation classes. They also have a YouTube channel that you can subscribe to in order to get notifications of when they add further recorded sessions. They also post reminders, videos, mantras and positive confirmations often on Facebook and Instagram.
Hop on to the mat for live online classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings. If you’re looking for a bit of extra guidance, you can sign your household up for a private Zoom class customized to your needs and skill level!
WeThrive offers a variety of services including yoga and meditation, holistic nutrition, hypnosis, life coaching, psychotherapy and counselling and spa services like massage therapy. They create an atmosphere that is very welcoming and makes you feel like part of a family, even in their virtual classes. Check out their website for guided meditation videos and events.
Fearless Wellness Centre in downtown Trenton offers a variety of holistic health modalities. They focus on full-spectrum doula support, reflexology, Reiki, yoga, meditation, HypnoBirthing® as well as many workshops & events. Currently they’re providing online videos and events for meditation and workshops about breastfeeding, understanding cycles and HypnoBirthing® information sessions.
Shaping Reality is primarily an online meditation community started by Stef Bourke to bring mediation and the power of mindfulness to more people. These sessions are free of charge and you can join through Zoom or request a recording to do in your own time. Plus, if you like their Facebook page, she will post meditation videos almost every week that you can follow or listen to.
Mikenze Pearsoll is the owner and certified yoga instructor behind Yoga with Mikenze. She started the company after experiencing the positive benefits of yoga herself and now wishes to share her love for the practice with the world. Yoga With Mikenze is for any size, any level, any body. Choose from Yoga Flows, Stretch, Pelvic Floor Yoga and Guided Meditation through online Zoom classes. Bonus: if you subscribe to their email list, your first class is free!
Mindful Movements Studio in Belleville is a yoga, fitness and lifestyle studio providing classes and workshops for private sessions, groups and children’s programs. Throughout the pandemic, they have created an entirely online program called Your Fabulous Life Network where you get access to a content library with over 50 videos! New videos are added each week and you can cancel at any time. Learn yoga from experienced instructors, improve your posture and alignment and practice mindfulness. Or, if you want to turn up the heat a bit, check out some of their Fabulous fitness videos to get moving, learn restorative programs, and improve your nutrition.
Get Kinected Fitness specializes in pre- and post-natal fitness classes and training for mothers-to-be and first-time mothers (or any women). They provide Pilates, Barre, Pelvic Floor & Core Health Classes and Personal Training. Right now they’re providing a variety of Barre and fitness classes through Zoom. Get in touch to sign up: [email protected].
The Fitness Guild is a gym and fitness studio in Belleville that provides athletic training for everyone. Purchase a membership (per month, no contracts) to receive access to their live online classes every day of the week, a recorded YouTube link to the class and an invitation to their private TFG FitFam Facebook group for daily motivation, support and nutrition and fitness tips.
Jacqueline Wood is a certified personal trainer offering online high-intensity interval training (HIIT) fitness classes through Zoom right now. Like her page on Facebook and send a message to sign up and receive the Zoom link to join. She is running the classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday at noon.
GoActive Ontario is a company based out of Quinte West that loves to move! They believe in the power of movement and play, and the benefits it has on your overall well-being. Usually, their classes and events are located at outdoor areas in the Bay of Quinte region – supporting local facilities and conservation areas and integrating the love for the outdoors. Check out their website and create an account through the Mind-Body app to sign up for virtual fitness classes that you can do inside your own home (or outside in the snow if you dare)!
Evolve Wellness Studio, based in Belleville, is offering online yoga and fitness classes for all levels. Enjoy classes for beginners that are looking for a quick break or workouts with a harder challenge that will make you sweat. Create an account and sign up to receive the online link for their classes.
Shelley Wallace is a personal coach in the Bay of Quinte region who provides techniques and support to guide you in conquering stress, burnout and anxiety and fears so that you can live with more focus, energy and happiness. She offers the Renew Your Vitality System of live workshops, online courses, individual coaching sessions and accountability groups.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or just wish to seek some guidance through the many changes of this challenging year, Shelley provides a free 50-minute introductory Vitality Breakthrough Session.