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January 2, 2020

Jan News - reduce inflammation in 2020!



    January 2020 Newsletter



Happy New Year!  Hope you have enjoyed some time off with family and friends. Have you also been sitting around eating the not so healthy foods and are ready to get moving and back to healthy eating?


Feeling sluggish, bloated and low in energy? It is then time to cleanse the body of inflammation!


Inflammation lies behind most of todays illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and even mental illness. An anti-inflammatory lifetyle and diet can make a big difference.  See below for some tips and anti-inflammatory smoothie to reduce inflammation! 



Overall we need to reduce sugars, processed foods, meats, caffeine and alcohol, and instead eat more plant based, so increase veggies, fruits, all teas and nuts. Simple steps to implement right away are:



Start every morning with a warm LEMON WATER


This  will start your day off right and help the body to get rid of toxins and inflammation.


 Then have a tea instead of coffee. Tea is loaded with antioxidants that fight inflammation while coffee is acidic and breeds more inflammation!






Cook with coconut oil and anti-inflammatory spices - the top spice being TURMERIC  - add 1/2 tsp to coconut oil in the pan when cooking  your daily eggs!


Also incorporate cinnamon & cardamon (add to morning oatmeal or smoothies), cumin, chili, paprika, ginger and of course garlic!




Besides eating anti-inflammatory plant based foods, reducing sugars and drinking lots of lemon water and tea, the other components to reduce inflammation are:


1. EXERCISE. Move your body daily in some form and incorporate cardio, strength training and stretching.


2. UNPLUG. Create pockets of stillness in your day and reduce the amount of time spent on social media and on the phone. Replace with meditation, listening to music that fills you up and calms you, walks in nature, yoga, reading books.


3. SEEK PASSION & JOY. Consciously seek to add sources that bring you joy or feed your creativity. Learn something new, find a hobby.. learn to cook, take dance or art lessons or learn how to play an instrument..make a list of whatever inspires you and seek to add those moments to your life!













almond milk (1-2 cups)


blueberries (fistful)

protein powder (try plant based)


 ground flax seeds (1 tbsp)

nuts (your chooice, about 6)


cinnamon (1/2 tsp)


Mix in blender and enjoy!






To inspire you with the exercise part we have a great line up of classes to get you moving and feeling strong in 2020.. Spinclasses, Bootcamp and Yoga...whatever you need to reach your personal fitness goals!


A great way to get started is to work with a personal trainer. A personal tailored program will address your specific needs and any injuries, aches and imbalances you may have. We offer free Personal Training consultations - email to get started!





Winter Spinclasses!


 Spin & Strength Monday's 9:30-10:30am with Annika


Spin & Yoga Wednesday's 6-7:20pm with Annika


EnduroRide Saturday's @ 8-9:30am with Joanne


Wether your looking to improve athletic performances or loose weight and lean out - these are great classes guaranteed to get you results!  





Pilates/Yoga combo: Mond @ 1:15pm w Annika

Core Yoga: Tues @ 9:30am & Thur @ 12noon with Annika

Yoga Flow:  Frid @ 9:30am with Annika 

Kripalu Yoga: Wed @ 1pm with Maureen

Pure Pilates: Tues 7am, Tue 7pm and Thur 7am with Kimberleigh






Need to add strength training to your routine?


Try our Bootcamps (all levels welcome):


Monday's @ 12noon 

Wednesday's @ 12noon

Friday's @ 12noon


*We hope to add a Sunday Bootcamp end of January so stay tuned!





Our 2020 class schedule starts Jan 2nd. 


For full class schedule visit



Happy 2020 from all of us

at Come Alive!












































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December 2, 2019

Christmas Newsletter








 December 2019 Newsletter












This Christmas give



Personal Training Gift Certificates 


- make all the difference for a loved one


to make a change in their health!





First Month Special!


 - unlimited classes for only $40




Yoga Tune Up balls or Alpha   ball! - great for rolling out tight hips, back, shoulders or neck only $20




Great stocking stuffer!






To purchase a gift certificates email 








Join us for some special Christmas classes in December!








Bring friends or family for free as your guests..the more the merrier:







Candlelight Hatha Yoga..unwind and destress! 


Wednesday Dec 11th @ 7:45pm with Maureen





12 Days of Christmas Bootcamp..


so much fun you forget your'e working out! 


Monday Dec 16th @ 12noon with Laura




WEAR RED! Pilates/Yoga ..a tradition now!


Tuesday Dec 17th @ 9:30am with Annika









Full 2020 class schedule will resume Thur Jan 2nd 


 View all our classes at










Easy Holiday Treat - great to bring to Christmas Parties:



1 Minute Healthy Protein Cookie Dough Balls!








 * 1 cup almond butter (cashew butter also works nicely)
 * 4 level tbsp raw honey
 * 3 cups dry oats 


(blend dry oats in a blender or coffee grinder first until an almost  flour is formed - this helps to keep the dough smooth)
 * 2-3 scoops vanilla or chocolate whey protein
 * 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
 * 2 tbsp 70% or higher dark chocolate chips
 *Optional: For added flavor, you can add 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut shreds 


DIRECTIONS: (Makes approximately 20-25 balls)
 Mix together in a bowl and then roll into 1 inch balls.



 Eat a couple right away or freeze for bring-to-the party treats!
















This is a time to reflect on our blessings and express gratitude. 





As we do every year, Come Alive will be making a donation in lieu of a Christmas party. This year we are donating to the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, a dynamic charity that make a difference in the lives of women and children in our community. They run amazing outreach programs, fundraisers and the May Court Shop in Belmont Village, and have donated over 2.5 million for organizations and individuals in the Waterloo Region.



For more info on this organization visit:
















We would like to say Thank You to all who are apart of the Come Alive Family. We are so grateful for all your support!




We look forward to providing you with innovative and challenging exercise programs that meet your health and fitness needs in 2020!





Wishing you all a Merry Christmas


and a Happy New Year!




Annika, Barb, Cheryl, Joanne, Laura,  Marsha, Mary, Maureen, Michelle, Sandi and Stephanie




















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November 1, 2019

Nov News..Spinclasses are back!



      November 2019 Newsletter




Fall is moving through and winter is approaching..only 7 weeks till Christmas! What are you doing to take care of yourself?


In a world of busy demanding schedules it is more important than ever to take time to release stress. Emotional stress directly affects the physical body. Exercise is a great outlet for stress. Read below for tips on how to make it happen!


To challenge your fitness, this November we are adding more spinclasses: Saturday Endurospin with Joanne and Wednesday Spin & Yoga with Annika returns! We also have evening Yoga, Pilates or Tune up ball rolling classes if you need to strengthen your core or release tight muscles!


To inspire you to cook healthy, see below for a one-pan Roasted Chicken & Veggies dinner recipe - super simple and very tasty that the whole family will love!





 Do you currently have a fitness goal? Do you have an exercise plan?

Studies show that people who set a fitness goal, sign up for a weekly class, or work with a personal trainer once a week, have more success in exercising consistently and then start to prioritize exercise more into their schedules.


Figuring out the "when" is crucial. Investing in a personal program from a personal trainer gives you the flexibility to decide the "when" and can do the program when it suits you.. at home or at a gym, but using your time effectively.


Most of us have aches, pains or imbalances that a trainer can adress and give you corrective fucntional exercises to really rebuild your strength and flexibility where it is needed the most.


Otherwise we can be doing the wrong exercises every time you do hit the gym, and making imbalances worse without even knowing it. So many injuries and aches come from a rigid spine, weak core and tight/weak hips.  


A personal fitness program will adress your own imbalances and what you need to strengthen and stretch. It will be the best investment you ever made. Or perhaps you have a friend or family member who could really use some help to turn things around?


For more info or to book a personal training consultation email






Wednesday Spin & Yoga with Annika is back!



6:00-7:20pm starting Nov 6th


60min high internsity cycling intervals followed by a

20min bikers yoga stretch after!


Bring your own bike and use one of our indoor trainers, 

or reserve one of our spinbikes





Let's bring on the fun and get FIT!










Saturday EnduroRide is also back!



with Joanne @ 8-9:30am


starting Nov 2nd !


This class is geared for all level cyclists and triathletes

looking to get some longer rides in

with the motivating guidance of a coach,

fellow riders and rocking tunes!













12 ounces green beans OR brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved) 

12 ounces red potatoes (unpeeled, cut into 1-inch pieces)
6-8 shallots (peeled and halved lengthwise)
4 medium carrots (peeled and cut into 2-inch lengths)
6 garlic cloves (peeled)
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons fresh thyme (minced, or 1 1/2 tsp dried)
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (minced, or 3/4 tsp dried)
salt & pepper
3 ½ pounds bone-inch chicken thighs



Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss Brussels sprouts or green beans, potatoes, shallots, carrots, garlic, oil,   thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper together in a large mixing bowl. 


Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Place vegetables in a single layer on an 18 by 13-inch rimmed cookie sheet, arranging Brussels sprouts in center. Place chicken, skin side up, on top of vegetables, Brush chicken with melted butter or little olive oil then add more herbs on chicken.

Roast 40-45 minutes, rotating pan halfway through roasting.

Remove sheet from oven, season with salt and pepper to taste and transfer directly to plates! Optional sprinkle fresh parsley). And just one pan to clean after!








We look forward to seeing you this November!



The Come Alive Team











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October 1, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter



    October 2019 Newsletter









Fall is upon us! As the weather and nature changes, what changes do you want to see in your body and health this fall?



To help you create a stronger body that moves well, we are adding a brand new class - Pilates Core Control with new instructor Kimberleigh..great class for all levels.. see below for details! We are also adding Sunday Morning Bootcamp with coach Mary! Great way to increase energy ..commit to 7 weeks until Christmas! 



Embrace fall with our easy Butternut Squash Soup recipe..with Pumpkin Spice..yum!  Make October a month of Energy, Health & Fitness!









 Want to improve your core strength?




Try our brand new class:









Tuesday's @ 7-8am



Tuesday's @ 7-8pm



Thursday's @ 1:15-2:15pm




Join experiened instructor Kimberleigh Halsall, trained in all mat and equipment levels of Method Alliance, as she guides you through the very core of mat pilates. Whether you are new to pilates or experienced, she will provide modifications so that everyone leaves feeling more balanced, taller and stronger.  With a maximum of eight students, a focus on proper form is highlighted. All levels welcome!




Start Oct 8th/10th and run for 9 weeks until Dec 3rd/5th


Pre-registration online required - space limited so don't wait!










Welcome Karen Kelly to the

Come Alive team!






Experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Karen Kelly will be teaching our






Friday lunctime Bootcamp




@ 12-12:50pm




starting October 18th





We are excited to have you with us Karen!

























Short of time during the week? 




Finding it hard to fit a strength workout in?




Sunday Bootcamp is back!




Set some fitness goals for yourself and make time on the weekend. This total body workout will build strength, cardio and core. All levels welcome - bring your partner, friend or neighbour. First trial class free!




Starting Oct 27th @ 9-10am with

Coach Mary!






It runs for 7 weeks until early December -


commit to 7 weeks and see what happens!




To register email















Interested in trying a triathlon?







Looking to improve your swimming?





Come Alive Fitness is hosting the




KW Tri Club

Triathlon Clinic




Saturday Oct 19th






For more info or to register email Tyler Bredschneider: 







All levels welcome!























Do you suffer from pain or sore muscles in your back, neck or hips & legs? 




Try our Yoga Tune Up rolling class! 




Thursdays @ 7:30-8:30pm with Eva 




Rolling on tune up balls will help release tight muscles and fascia..what we all need but dont do on our own! Great recovery class for runners, cyclists or anyone looking for a deeper body release. Amazing for tight hips, back, shoulders and neck! 

We supplies the balls (tune up balls, alpha balls and coregeous balls) - and have them in stock for sale















New to Yoga?



 If you have never tried yoga before, or looking to get back to it, here are some great classes to start with:



 Kripalu Yoga: Wed @ 1-2pm or 7:45-8:45pm


Yoga Flow: Mond @ 7:30-8:30pm or

Frid @ 9:30-10:30am 


Core Yoga: Mond @ 1:15-2:15pm or

Thur @ 12-12:50pm.

To get started email 














Coming soon...fall/winter Spinclasses!




Our Spinclasses will start first week of November:




Wednesday Spin & Yoga with Annika 


@ 6:00-7:15pm




starting Wednesday Nov 6th!


A rocking 60min spin using either one of our spinbikes or bring your own bike to our indoortrainers. Finish with a 15min bikers yoga stretch!







Saturday EnduroRide with Joanne

@ 8-9:30am


starting Nov 2nd -90min ride for those looking for a great workout with longer intervals to build endurance and strength during the winter months.. or work towards any potential triathlon or cycling goals.  All levels welcome!






Currently running: Spin & Strength with Annika




Monday's @ 9:30-10:30am 

30min of spin + 30min of strength training - best of both worlds!


















Easy Butternut Squash Soup





1 butternut squash (skin removed, cut into chunks)


2 apples (macintosh, cut in chunks)


6 cups of water


2 tsp dried thyme


1 tsp dried rosemary


1 tsp cinnamon


1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


1/4 tsp herb seasoning


1/4 tsp nutmeg




Cook on stovetop then puree in blender -

ready to enjoy!
















Use our flexible all-access passes to go to any class at any time!



First Month Trial Pass - unlimited classes for only $40!



Try it for the month of October!



For more info or to register, email












We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving





and look forward to seeing You

this Fall!





The Come Alive Team
































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September 12, 2019

September Newsletter 2019



   September 2019 Newsletter



September is here.. ready to get back to routines, healthy eating and feeling fit? 


To get you motivated and inspired, we are adding more yoga classes and bringing back Yoga Tune Up stretch class - a great way to release tight bodies and achy muscles! We are also offering lunchtime bootcamp classes if you are looking to build some strength and core. See our schedule below for all fall classes and pick the one that works best for you!


If you need a personal program our highly experienced trainers can help design and tailor a program to your own needs. A great idea if you are dealing with any health concerns or coming back from injury or time off. We look forward to seeing you back at our studio and making it a fit and healthy fall!




 Flow Yoga - New timeslot!


Monday's @ 7:30-8:30pm with Stephanie start Sept 9th


Great class for anyone looking to improve their flexibility, build strength and reduce stress levels. Nothing better than ending an evening with some You time and restoring balance!







Kripalu Yoga - new evening class!


Wednesday's @ 7:45-8:45pm start Sept 11

& Wednesday's @ 1-2pm start Sept 4


This class is great for beginners or those looking for a gentle restorative practice. Will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed!





Yoga Tune Up is back! 


Thursdays @ 7:30-8:30pm with Eva start Sept 12th


Try this amazing class rolling on tune up balls -

experience the release of tight muscles and fascia..what we all need but dont do on our own! Great recovery class for athletes or those looking for a deeper body release. Amazing for tight hips, back, shoulders and neck!


We supplies the balls (tune up balls, alpha balls and coregeous balls) - and have them in stock for sale for home use!






Lunchtime Bootcamps:




Looking to loose some summer weight, lean out and build strength? This is the class for you!


Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 12noon


Using equipment such as TRX, Bosu's, Steps (so many cool things we can do with steps!), stability balls, free weights etc, we take you through strength circuits and cardio intervals guaranteed to give you results. 


All levels welcome!





Here is our complete Fall Yoga lineup:

  Yoga Flow:

  Mondays 7:30-8:30pm with Stephanie

  Fridays @ 9:30-10:30am with Annika


  Yoga Tune Up (rolling fascia release):

  Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm with Eva 


  Core Yoga with Annika
 Monday's @ 1:15-2:15pm

  Tuesdays @ 9:30-10:30am

  Thursday's @ 12-12:50pm

  Kripalu Yoga with Maureen:
Wednesday's @ 1-2pm

  Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm   






Want to really make some permanent changes

to your health this fall?

Get started by booking a free consultation with one of our Personal Trainers! 



For more info on personal training or to book an appointment email:








New to Come Alive?


First Month Trial Pass -


unlimited classes for only $40!


To find out more about our all-access flexible class packages visit:


For more info or to register, email







Join us on Facebook for inspirational quotes,

blogs, recipes and upcoming news!



Time to get back into shape...

join the FUN this September!


 The Come Alive Team

















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September 12, 2019

Yoga Tune Up is back!

Yoga Tune Up class starts tonight @ 7:30pm!




 Come roll out tight muscles and feel rejuvenated! We provide all the tune up balls...first trial class free!

Bring friends, family or a neighbor!


For more info email

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June 6, 2019

Room for rent @ Come Alive Fitness!


Excellent opportunity for a massage therapist, physio therapist, nutritionist or other health practitioner looking for a treatment space to build their own practice.

Great location close to the expressway with store front parking. Rent negotiable. Run your own business, but also be part of a close team with referral potential!

For more details contact owner Annika Beech:




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June 2, 2019

Newsletter June 2019

                                                June 2019 Newsletter


We finally move towards some warmer weather and June is a great month to do a little cleansing to rehydrate and energize!  It can be as simple as deciding to stick to healthy salads for lunch and starting every day off with a glass of lemon water! Combine these 2 strategies with a weekly yoga or bootcamp class and you are off to a great start this summer. See below for our easy 4 step plan to prep your salads ahead for the week. This June, feed the body more fruits, veggies and water!



Pack 5 Salads tonight for the whole week!


1. Start with the greens. To save time, pick up a package of prewashed salad greens. If you're using greens from your garden or a farmers market, just make sure they're completely dry before packing. Fill the container about three-quarters full of greens (about two to three cups). 


2. Add the veggies, beans, and fruit. Go for carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes (use cherry and keep them whole), peppers, broccoli, chickpeas, kidney beans, corn, peas, or even fruit like grapes or blueberries. Drying off each ingredient with a paper towel will keep them crisper longer.

3. Add protein. For protein sources like marinated tofu, grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, certain types of cheese like cubed cheddar, and cooked (and cooled) quinoa, add these on top of the first three salads only (Monday's, Tuesday's, and Wednesday's). Then on Wednesday night, add protein to Thursday's and Friday's containers. Do the same with avocado, nuts and seeds, or very wet fruits like sliced strawberries.

4. Keep dressing separate until the moment you eat your salad. Purchase a few dip-sized containers. Or if you have an office fridge, keep a bottle of dressing there. Enjoy!





Lemons are packed with nutrients, including calcium, potassium, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, iron, magnesium, and fiber. With so many healthy properties, it makes sense to bring them into your daily routine!


1. Improve Digestion


A glass of warm lemon water in the morning will stimulate digestive enzymes and the bowels to kick-start your metabolism and help you eliminate waste smoothly. It can also help treat indigestion issues like bloating, heartburn, burping, and constipation.

2. Strengthen Your Immune System

The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of warm lemon water help your body fight illness and infections. Lemon contains antioxidants that help eliminate toxins from the body, and is a rich source of Vitamin C which protects the body against immune deficiencies. Lemons are also alkalizing; they'll stabilize your body's pH balance which helps keep your immune system strong.


3. Boost Your Mood

The fresh lemony scent will start your day on a good note, and Vitamin C is a natural stress reducer. Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, making it a healthy alternative to caffeine in the morning - no jumpy nerves or afternoon crash! 


To reap the greatest benefits from your lemon water, drink a glass warm first thing every morning. Enjoy it on an empty stomach so it can kick-start your digestive system. Simply squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a mug. Add 1/4 cup cold water to the mug. Add 1/4 cup of boiling water to mug, stir, test temperature, and enjoy!






Kick start your body with Bootcamp in June!


One of the most effective ways to lean out, build strength and burn calories is with Bootcamps. We incorporate cardio, strength and core to give you Results! All levels welcome.

Mon, Wed & Frid @ 12-1pm 

& Sundays @ 9am






Father's Day  - give Dad the gift of health!


1 Month Pass of unlimited classes

for only $40! 


Or 3 Personal Training Sessions for $249!

for gift certificates







Use Yoga to Fight Stress! 


Do you ever feel under stress, with busy work or kid schedules, or don't sleep well at night?


This stress can easily build and manifest itself in our bodies...we feel run down, have low energy or get sick or injured. Is this you?

Yoga is an amazing tool to fight back against every day stresses. Besides loosening up tight bodies, it lifts your spirit and creates much needed “me time”. When was the last time you had an hour to yourself to breathe deeply?

I recently had a new client join my Yoga Flow classes, and after only 3 weeks of coming twice a week she is transforming: “I have this new found energy, feel so good in my body. I move better, less aches in my joints and sleep better!”

What kind of yoga is right for you? Well, there are lots of options for you, from power ashtanga or flow yoga to more gentler hatha yoga styles, but you usually need to give it a try to find out what speaks to you. Every teacher will bring you something different, so if you don’t hit jackpot the first time, keep trying new classes. And next time you travel, try visiting a local yoga studio – an excellent way to distress and tap into the local community!

So as we approach the summer, put yourself higher on the list of priorities. Take care of your health and reduce your stress levels with a weekly yoga class…you never know what other unexpected benefits will come your way! Hope to see you on the mat!  Namaste, -Annika



For inspirations quotes, recipes and news join us on Facebook or check our blog!

Happy June!


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May 2, 2019

May 2019 newsletter


                                                  MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER!




Spring is arriving! Gardening and yard work has started
and the beach and cottage season await us! 

Is your Body ready for Summer?

Between Victoria Day and Canada Day is a great time to focus on yourself - get fit and feel good for bathing suit season! Book a few sessions with one of our personal trainers to get help and motivation.


May also holds Mothers Day and we have several gift certificates to bring her health and wellness! Below you will also find a super simple recipe for healthy larabars and meet our new yoga instructor Stephanie!




We have 3 types of classes to get you ready for bathing suit season:





30 min of spinning followed by

30 min of strength and core work

Best of both worlds!


Monday's @ 9:30am with Annika












an hour of strength & core, with focus on proper form to tone and build functional strength. What we all need but don't do on our own! Great for toning and leaning out!


Monday 12noon with Laura

 Wednesday 12noon with Annika

 Friday 12noon with Barb

Sundays 9am with Mary





Improve joint mobility, increase flexibility and build strength in hips, spine and core. A key to calm the mind and reduce stress levels. 


Core Yoga: Monday 1:15pm, Tuesdays 9:30am,

Thursdays 12noon with Annika

Yoga Flow: Thursdays 7pm w Stephanie,

Fridays 9:30am w Annika

Hatha Yoga: Tuesdays 7pm & Wednesdays 1pm with Maureeen


First trial class free! Email  to get started









On May 12th we honour all Mothers!

This Mother's Day

give your Mom the gift of Health!


We have gift certificates for personal training, 

strength and yoga classes or massage therapy!




We also have Yoga Tune Up balls

 great for home therapy to roll out sore feet, neck, back hips and legs! Only $20 - great little gift for Mom! 


For more info or to pick up email






Super Simple LaraBars!
  Back by popular demand! These super easy healthy bars have only 3 ingredients and are great for on the go!

40-50 dates, pitted (medjool is best)
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1 tsp sea salt



Process nuts together, then add dates. Add sea salt and optional little water if needed. Pour onto parchment paper, roll out and cut into bars. Put in fridge and enjoy!








Client Story of the Month!


I have worked with Cheryl for two years now. My husband also joined a year ago and we now do personal training together. It has been so beneficial for our health and fitness, as well as enjoyable, that we now go twice a week!


Cheryl is unfailingly cheerful, pleasant and supportive, even when the weather is cold, nasty or rainy. That is not to say that Cheryl enjoys cold weather; quite the contrary, but that never seems to affect her attitude.


Every session, we are greeted with a big smile and then our pleasant, relaxed but professional, trainer puts us through our workout. I am not an athlete; far from it, just a reasonably active young senior. I first came to Cheryl to get help dealing with a few strains and injuries that I had accumulated over the years. Now my goal is to maintain and build strength, flexibility and mobility.


Cheryl is well-educated in physiology and has worked many years with people who have had sports-related or other various injuries. She seems to be able to answer any question related to kinesiology. She can knowledgeably assess one’s physical abilities and design a program that is appropriate to a client’s individual needs and aspirations. She also seems to know when a session should be more therapeutic, and when to give us more of a cardio workout. It is never boring!


We are not in training for anything; so I don’t think of Cheryl as our trainer. I refer to her as our sports therapist. Investing in training sessions with Cheryl has proven to be an exceptionally wise investment in our future!    


                                                    - Mary-Louise and Evange






 New Yoga Instructor to Come Alive!


Stephanie Watson is passionate about helping others achieve their optimal state of health. She shares her passion and knowledge through her work as a Public Health Nurse and as a spin and yoga instructor.


After several years of personal practice, Stephanie completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India in May of 2018. She began teaching right away by working with private clients, small groups, and a girls hockey team. She has also completed training in restorative yoga and yin yoga and incorporates these methods into her teaching practice. 


Stephanie teaches a variety of yoga styles, including: Power, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, and Yin/Yang. She particularly enjoys designing classes that meet specific client needs and she focuses on providing an all-level experience, allowing everyone to gain the full benefits of the beautiful practice of yoga!

Stephanie is excited to join the Come Alive Fitness team with

Yoga Flow Thursday's @ 7-8pm.







We would love to see your friends or family members here! 


Invite them for a Complimentary Trial Class or try the


First Month Special Promo: 


1 month unlimited classes for only $40!










Looking for some more personal one-on-one attention?

 Do you have injuries or live with pain?


Do you need motivation and accountability to reach your goals?


Our top of the line Personal Trainers have extensive knowledge and experience to help guide you to a stronger and healthier YOU. For injuries, ask about our functional assessments to address inbalances and weaknesses.


For more info or to book a free personal training consultation email







Why wait?


Take action!


Let's make it a great May!




The Come Alive Team








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April 2, 2019

April 2019 newsletter


                                                     April 2019 Newsletter




Spring is around the corner..isn't it?


We are so ready to welcome spring with open arms!


At a time when we are tired of being sick and feeling run down, we look forward to sunshine, warmer days, tulips, outdoor hikes and bikerides.


This issue we bring you tips on how to boost your immune system, a delicious gluten free Chicken Chowder recipe along with a motivating Workshop, Client Story and spring classes to get fit for summer!











This month we are excited to bring you


 The Inspired Life Project -


Living in Alignment


hosted by our very own

Marsha Vanwynsberghe


Sunday April 14th

@ 8:30am-5pm.


Come enjoy a full day of yoga, inspirational speakers, good food and inspiration!


For more info or tickets visit





Spring is a great time of year to give the immune system a boost from the cold winter months. Try the following to strengthen up the body's defense:

                                                                  Vitamin C: 2,000 - 4,000 mg in divided doses. A powerful antioxidant and immune system booster

Vitamin D: 3,000-5,000 IU daily from late fall until late spring. Essential for immune health and the absorption of calcium

Probiotics: 80% of the bodys immune system is in your gut! A minimum of 20 billion CFU's daily depending on overall health status. Also try incorporating fermented foods on a daily basis such as kefir, sauerkraut and plain, full fat yogurt.

Chaga mushrooms: a medicinal, adaptogenic mushroom to help boost and modulate the bodies immune system. Drink one cup of chaga tea daily.






Client Story!


I was looking to get in shape and taking better care of myself. I heard about Come Alive Fitness from a friend and contacted the owner Annika. I told her what my goals were and I was introduced to Barb, one of their personal trainers.


It was an instant connection of friendship. Barb took my goals and crafted a routine that was realistic and enjoyable.


I have been training with Barb for over six months now and look forward to each weekly session. She is willing to take it up a notch when I am wanting a challenge and is always positive and encouraging.  Overall, my experience at Come Alive Fitness has, and continues to be, a pleasure and an adventure!


Sincerely, Teresa





Delicious Gluten Free Chicken Chowder!


1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne
1 lb boneless chicken thighs (I used boneless and skinless)
1 quart chicken or veggie broth
2 medium sweet potatoes, 1 inch cubed
1 head of broccoli cut into 1 inch pieces (save stems)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
1 14.5 oz can coconut milk
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced (or 1/2 tbsp dry cilantro)
1 lime juiced
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350.  Mix salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne in a bowl.  Season chicken with spice mixture.  Place chicken in pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove chicken and cut into 1 inch cubes. While chicken is cooking, add broth to a medium sized pot.  Bring to a boil and add sweet potatoes.  Cook until fork tender (about 10 minutes).  Remove sweet potatoes from broth and set aside.


Add broccoli stems, garlic, and jalapeno (if you want) to the broth.  Reduce heat to medium high and boil for 15 minutes.  Add broccoli florets and coconut milk.  Continue to boil until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.  Remove pot from the heat. Transfer broth and veggies to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Place the blended mixture back into pot and add cooked chicken, sweet potatoes, and cilantro.  Return to medium heat, stir well, and cook for 2-3 minutes to reheat. Garnish with lime juice and chopped red onion.





 Bootcamp your way into a fit body!


Let our bootcamp classes challenge you with strength & core exercises and cardio intervals using equipment such as Bosu, stability balls, TRX and kettlebells. 


Mond, Wed & Frid @ 12-1pm 

& Sunday @ 9-10am


Try a free trial class or our First Month Special: $40 for unlimited classes!


For more info on classes or personal training, email or to view our full class schedule visit 






New to Yoga?


If you are looking to add a yoga class to your weekly routine we have some great options for you to try. If you are not sure where to start, connect with owner Annika and she can guide you into the right starting class -


Great beginner classes to start with are:


Kripalu Yoga (gentle hatha yoga class) with Maureen - Tue @ 7-8pm or Wed @ 1-2pm


Yoga Flow - Thursday 7-8pm with Sandra or Friday 9:30-10:30am with Annika



If you are looking for little more of a challenge try Core Yoga with Annika Tuesday @ 9:30-10:30am or lunch express Thursday @ 12-12:50pm







Wishing you all a healthy April and a HAPPY EASTER!


The Come Alive Team








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