fitness corner - women weight trainingAre you a woman who is missing out on the benefits of strength training due to a fear of “bulking up”. Have no fear, that is a misconception. Most women have too much estrogen to build bulky muscles by weight training. Women you see in bodybuilding “muscle mags” have no doubt used some form of supplement to get that look and have made weight lifting their main job. The average woman who spends 45 minutes to an hour 3 to 6 days per week lifting weights will not bulk up. A “toning” effect you can see, improved muscle strength you can feel and improved bone density you won’t see or feel will occur.

Improved bone density is probably the number one health reason to lift weights as a woman. By working out with moderately heavy weights bone density will be increased and your risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures related will be reduced. Be sure to choose a weight that is not too light. Choose a weight that allows 10-12 reps of an exercise but no more Your last 2 reps should feel difficult. If you feel like you can do up to 15 reps then the weight is too light for that exercise. As you perform a strength training exercise, the muscle pulls on the bone, stressing it slightly. The body then lays down more calcium in the bone to repair the stress, therefore improving the density and strength of it. This is extremely important for menopausal women looking to maintain bone health at a time when estrogen lessens and bones can weaken as a result. It is also important for young women in their late teens and early 20′s who can develop a strong baseline bone density level by adding strength training to their workouts. The stronger your bones are prior to menopause, the less risk of osteoporosis for you after. You can also strengthen bone through impact activities such as running but as we age those activities become less comfortable. Another reason to add weight training to your list of things to do regularly.

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Longest day of play fitness corner

Saturday, June 21 at 8:30 am

Meet at Fitness Corner (737 Elgin St.) or Fitness Corner South (497Meadow Lane) cycle (we do not supply bikes) to our other facility along the rail trail to attend class (Cardio Muscle Mix 9:15 am at Fitness Corner and BUFF 9:15 am at Fitness Corner South) then bike back to where you started!

Come out and enjoy getting active!

Classes are Free!

All are welcome!

Bring a Friend!

If it is raining the ride is cancelled but classes will still run!

Longest Day of Play is a community based challenge designed to encourage Canadians to be more active.

moms in motion Fitness CornerMoms in Motion Stroller Class!

Tuesdays & Thursdays  at 9:30 am
Starts June 10 – for 6 weeks

  • meet at the Fitness Corner Exogym
  • Member Price: 1 Day: $35 • 2 Days $55 (plus HST)
  • Non Member Price: 1 Day: $55 • 2 Days $75 (plus HST)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE or call 519-832-6651.

A fitness class that allows mom to work out with her baby. Also suitable for expectant mothers.

Have more kids? Babysitting is available!

This 1 hour class incorporates cardio, core work and light muscle conditioning. Babies must be at least 6 weeks old. Moms should bring a baby carrier or sling, baby blanket, appropriate shoes and water bottle.

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Fitness Corner
737 Elgin St., Port Elgin
• phone: (519) 832-6651
• email:
• Mon. to Fri.: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
• Sat. and Sun: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fitness Corner South
497 Meadow Lane, Southampton
• phone: (519) 797-3343
• email:
• Mon. to Fri.: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Saturdays: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
• Sundays: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Upcoming Classes...

5:30 pm Virtual Ride
Virtual Ride
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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6:00 pm Hip Hop Dance
Hip Hop Dance
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
No dance experience necessary! Dance and be fit! Taught by Holly Yeo. Members free! Non-members $60 plus HST.
8:15 am Total Toning
Total Toning
Aug 1 @ 8:15 am – 9:00 am
This 45 minute muscle conditioning class is a great overall head-to-toe muscle workout.
9:15 am Yoga @ Fitness Corner South Studio
Yoga @ Fitness Corner South Studio
Aug 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
This Hatha based yoga provides a very relaxing stretch and strengthening class designed to improve flexibility and balance. The combination of breathing techniques, flexible [...]

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