“I wanted to cultivate a community,” Anna Townsend, owner of The Fitness Room, located in Halifax, said during the ECM Media “Joy and Movement” workshop a few weeks ago.
Having worked in large chain gyms for years, Anna sought to return to smaller more intimate classes where she could create a community feel and that’s just what she’s done with the gorgeous space found on Shoreham Lane (off of Herring Cove Road).
Offering spin, barre, pilates, yoga, and fitcamp classes, Anna was kind enough to put on a “sampler” evening for a bunch of our local bloggers to introduce us to her new space.
I was a little bit late arriving, so missed out on the spin portion of the class, but when I arrived it sounded like a full-on party. They were in the spin studio, lights were out, music was blaring and everyone seemed to be having a heck of a good time!
Next up we took part in a Barre sampler which, if you know me, was right up my alley. Squats and I are like peanut butter and jelly, so I particularly enjoyed this section. Though, by the look on the faces of some of the other ladies, I may have been alone in that. Ha ha!
Finally, we finished off with a short pilates sampler which was a great way to wrap up the evening. I enjoy pilates, but haven’t done it in quite some time so it was fun to revisit it.
Our influencers weren’t only treated to an evening of fitness, we were spoiled with sparkling juices from Viveau
and refreshments from In The Raw Organics (who also gifted us amazing gift bags filled with their amazing treats!).
Choice Health Centre also had a representative on hand to tell us all about back care and all the services they offer at their clinic (including an infrared sauna!).
It was a wonderful evening, and as always it was wonderful to get to connect IRL (in real life) with a bunch of my ECM Media influencer friends.
If our evening at The Fitness Room is any indication, Anna has most definitely created a meeting place that cultivates community and allows real relationships to grow. It’s always been my experience that friends who sweat together stick together 😉