Yes! Classes fill up fast, so register early to avoid disappointment! It is sometimes possible to register the day of class, call first to ensure that there is a space for you. Class size is limited. NO Non -registered Drop-ins PLEASE ! Drop - ins are allowed for registered participants only, space permitting. Join anytime; space permitting. Fees will be pro-rated.
Preferred method of payment is an electronic email transfer through on-line banking. Use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
All make up classes must be arranged with the instructor. Make up classes are only an option if advanced notice is given and there is space in a class during the same 8 week session. Pilates Plus Fitness sessions are non-refundable, nor transferable. This is to be fair to all, as there are only 15 spaces in a class and sometimes there are wait lists.
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The classes are for women and men
I do offer private lessons. These sessions can be for couples. I also offer corporate training programs. Please contact me for bookings and availability.
You will leave class feeling rejuvenated. Lengthened and strengthened. Challenging movement is by choice. You decide how far you want to go.
Do not wear any bracelets or watches, please. Fitted, comfortable fitness clothing works well. Long sleeves are not recommended. Athletic shoes are required for the Body Tone and Body~lates classes. Smooth bottom footwear is required for ZUMBA. No Footwear is needed for the Pilates Classes and Flex and Flo classes.
Muscle strengthening and lengthening! Toned abdominal muscles without adding bulk. Improved Posture! The movements are designed to strengthen the muscles and increase flexibility. The best part is that it works for young and old alike. The Pilates abdominal exercises require mental concentration along with coordinated breathing. This promotes balanced strength and agility in your body. One of the main benefits of Pilates is that it refreshes your physical and mental wellbeing. Pilates is a series of controlled movements that unite the body and mind and creates a direct connection to the muscles. You will condition your body without punishing it.
We are open to all fitness levels and to all shapes and sizes! I can modify exercises to accommodate individual fitness levels. Some students have never even tried Pilates before. The classes are known for the quality of instruction, quality of content and the challenging physical workouts. By the end of your 8 week session you will feel better and look better, and have learned a full routine.
We start off with warm up moves, proper posture and the breathing technique. The exercises will have you standing taller than ever. Posture and the starting positions are as important to each exercise, as all of the movements combined. Most of the warm up moves are done very slowly at first and you may be tempted to rush through them. Don’t! The slow movement is intended to develop power, stamina and skill. We continue with various isolative movements that strengthen the local stabilizers of the joints. Form and technique are very important and will be cued throughout every exercise. We will perform exercises on a mat, using our own body resistance and therabands. You do not need shoes. You will need your own Theraband and 2 lb toning ball. Please bring a mat, towel and bottle of water to every class. Participants may take a break; if needed, at any time.
Yes. Of course! This class is challenging, however, different options are given for each move and fitness level. So whether you are a beginner or experienced, you will get a great workout and be able to participate at your own pace. These segments can also be modified to accommodate each individual's needs and ability. The idea is to come, be challenged and push yourself to YOUR highest ability. The moves in this class take a few times to get used to as they are very unique. The results if you stick with it? An amazingly fit, toned and strong body like never before!
Pre- Registration is required. No Drop-ins.
Because this session is planned on pre-registration numbers, there are no refunds unless the class itself is canceled due to lack of enrollment.
NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES.
Clients unable to attend a class within a current session (due to personal schedule conflicts, unanticipated circumstances, etc.) will be permitted to make up that missed class ONLY if :
(a) advance notice was given for the absence and
(b) there is room in another class of the same level in the same 8 week period.
Refunds may be granted for medical conditions with a Doctor's note.
NOTE: $40.00 service charge on all NSF checks.
Susan Capone pursues a lifelong interest in health and fitness. She studied exercise physiology; as well as, business in the United States. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. A career with the YMCA in the USA; as well as Canada, involved her as a Fitness Instructor Trainer of Trainers, and as a Program Director and Adult Services Manager for the Ron Edwards Family YMCA in Burlington, On. Most recently, she continued to partner with the YMCA and Hamilton Health Sciences in a Bone and Joint Health Program called “IN MOTION” delivered to those individuals with joint health issues and / or hip and knee replacements; osteoarthritis; or osteoporosis. This instructor specializes in exercise prescription for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis conditions; as well as bone health issues. Susan has acquired numerous certifications from professional associations such as: Canfitpro; AAFA; Les Mills International; Zumba®; Essentrics® Balanced Body Pilates; STOTT Pilates and the Physical Mind Institute.
She has taught a variety of fitness programs in the industry since 1988. Pilates; Step Aerobics; Aerobic dance; strip-tease dance; ZUMBA®; Essentrics®; urban rebounding; body toning; yoga; yogafit®; kickboxing; stretch and tone; gentlefit; and Body Pump - Les Mills International.
Since completing certification in the Pilates Technique in 1997, it remains her favorite mode of exercise. She pursues continuing education in this area of fitness annually. In 2008, she started Pilates Plus Fitness (now know as: Brookville Fitness) in Rural Halton. Susan works hard to preserve the traditional techniques of Joseph Pilates, and incorporates safes modifications when required to make the exercises more ergonomic and appropriate for each individual.
“My goal for Brookville Fitness is to provide a fun, safe and non-judgmental environment for women in the community to exercise and have fun. It is well known that giving your body new challenges keeps it changing and stops you from hitting that "plateau" that we are all too familiar with. I’ve been helping people break through physical and psychological barriers to achieve life-changing levels of self esteem, strength, energy, flexibility and ‘balanced’ fitness for over thirty years!“-- Susan Capone
A member from Moffat
"I have attended many different fitness classes and none compare to the excellent instruction provided by Susan Capone. She tells you how to do the exercises correctly, ensures that all parts of your body are covered and makes sure that the exercises are appropriate for each individual participant. She has a positive attitude and a great sense of humour. I look forward to all her classes and would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone.''
A member from Burlington
"Susan Capone is a wonderful Pilates instructor! She structures the class to suit the age and ability of the people in the class. She has modifications and progressions so that everyone can be challenged. Susan gives specific instructions and makes sure the moves are being done correctly. Plus, she does it all with enthusiasm and a smile!''
A member from Brookville
"I have attended Susan's classes for over eight years now, I really look forward to going each week, we have so much fun, we laugh a lot, Susan shows us how to modify certain moves, it is such a great work out doing the Body Tone and Zumba classes, the music she chooses is great, very upbeat and modern I feel so much better in myself for going to the classes and best of all its a different routine each week. ”
A member from Campbellville
"I have been attending Brookville Fitness classes for approximately ten years and I have never felt better. I used to have a very sore left hip which caused me to limp. Since starting the classes this has gone away. My flexibility is much better and so is my balance. Susan is an excellent instructor who provides encouragement, feedback and helpful information to let you know you are on track. But the best part of the program is the group of women (and even a few guys) who are each other's champions and cheerleaders. And there are no words for Zumba. You just have to try it. I would highly recommend this business. Come and see for yourself.”