Fitness in Halifax – a better way

18 Apr

It has likely become clear to most of our readers that we at This Needs to Stop enjoy food (and of course booze), cat shows and all the finer things life has to offer. But with this lifestyle comes the need to balance our lives with the daily recommended allotment of physical activity. And if you are like us you may have tried a number of exercise programs and routines over the years, and you have likely found yourself at the gym wondering “Is this the gym or the Dome?” as we did in an earlier post. But luckily that is all going to change  – we are pleased to announce that this summer This Needs to Stop is taking their health to heart and will be attending outdoor bootcamps with Ryan Cairns. (Ryan is a certified personal trainer and fitness professional.) Ryan puts a fun and interesting spin on fitness, offering something for all fitness levels and he is never short on encouragement.

Starting May 4th, Ryan will be offering drop in bootcamps at Point Pleasant Park (check out his site for all the details), the bootcamps are just in time for beach season, which is fast approaching. Or wedding season, if you or a friend happening to be walking down the asile this summer. And guys this isn’t just for the ladies, our very own Internets Joel Kelly will be  taking part too and is looking forward to early mornings at the park.

So if you are looking for a fun, affordable and complete fitness program this Spring, come join us. We promise you won’t be disappointed and at the very least you will be treated to the witty banter of Joel in the morning (and as his former co-worker, I can speak to how great that really is), s0 check out Ryan’s site SparkFitnessNow for all the details.

Check back for details on how we do at bootcamp – we are excited to see how we progress.


3 Responses to “Fitness in Halifax – a better way”

  1. Steve Dinn April 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    I’ve been to a few of Ryan’s classes before, back when he was at Nubody’s (now Goodlife) in Scotia Square. Awesome trainer, and an all-around great guy.

    If you’re looking for something in the same vein, but maybe a little closer to the downtown area, my wife (an Agatsu certified kettlebell and bootcamp instructor) runs Julie Mac Fitness ( Check out the website for class locations and times.

    She’s on facebook ( and Twitter ( too. Feel free to get in touch!

  2. Amy April 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I wish I lived closer and could go to bootcamp. Alas, I’ll be out in Sackville, being fat.


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