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  • 09 Feb 2018 5:25 PM | Web Manager (Administrator)

  • 02 Feb 2018 3:40 PM | Web Manager (Administrator)

    The NSFA board is pleased to announce we've updated our Mission & Visions Statements!

  • 21 Nov 2017 9:17 PM | Deleted user

    Flipping the Script written by NSFA Member Sarah Newton

    I attended a seminar last week led by the fabulous life coach Janice Hutton on behalf of the Certified Coaches Federation to get my certification as a life coach and launch my wellness business.

    During the course, we learned about ‘the monkey mind’ and discovered how the conscious mind is like a rider and the subconscious mind is like the much larger but gentle elephant, provided the two were working in alignment.

    We know how to apply this in the world of fitness, we set our goals and we tell ourselves what we need to for the sake of perseverance.  We know intuitively that by cultivating a clear sub-conscious mind, we can face hurdles with a sense of humor and stay on track. 

    To some its easy and for others, not so much, but we understand the rewards of accomplishing that singularity of purpose that can only come when our conscious desires drive our underlying emotional passions. 

    Later last week, I also attended a Mi’kmaq Healing Circle and learned that Mi’kmaq Elders hold a different perspective.  To the Mi’kmaq, the power of the subconscious is limitless, if we’d only learn to feed it proper thoughts.  

    We know what to do in this regard… Begin each day with positive words. Speak how you want to feel but better yet, can we know what drives us authentically?

    It requires self-reflection and honesty… and a sense of humour.  We can’t expect to tell ourselves ‘we got this’ when by applying inner-listening, we hear a different script coming out the proverbial ‘other side of our mind’ 

    Self-doubt, fear of failure, abandonment, resentment, we secretly seek validation on other grounds entirely.  Since childhood everything we absorbed flowed in to set up our true expectations and guess what?  Not all messages we ingested were received in our best interest.

    Of course, really getting a hold of the contents of your own subconscious requires reflecting back to those first six years of life.  What did you perceive and experience?  How did the world support you when you first reached out for love?  Go there and forgive and release all you find.  Build on what’s solid and have fun with it!

    We feed our bodies with nutritious vegetables, we feed our spirits with uplifting music, so let’s complete the journey and give our subconscious mind the room to feed our conscious mind with that which we truly feel we deserve.

    Feed your subconscious mind good thoughts, beautiful dreams, natural vistas, higher aims sure, but also feel the excitement of your goals and let that be the glue that binds you to them, allowing your subconscious mind to take you along for the ride.  

  • 06 Aug 2017 8:07 PM | Web Manager (Administrator)

    Can you believe it's been 3 years since we started the annual brunch?  Amazing how time flies.  Speaking of which, the early-bird price for the brunch ends on September 30th, so REGISTER TODAY!

    3rd Annual Fall Brunch

    Presenter: Lauri De Guilio

    Topic: Balance & Proprioception

    Register here: http://nsfitness.ca/event-2569507

  • 12 Feb 2017 11:27 AM | Web Manager (Administrator)

    NSFA member and course conductor Jayn Pearson has decided to retire from fitness.  Jayn has been a fitness educator for many years and has taught Exercise Theory and Resistance Trainer courses in Truro for us.  As much as we will miss having her on our team we know she's going to enjoy her well deserved retirement.

    For those who never took a course with Jayn, here's a little clip of her in action from the Christmas challenge we did last year:  6th Day of Fitmas

    Thanks for everything Jayn!!

  • 12 Jul 2016 11:54 PM | Deleted user

  • 10 Apr 2016 9:48 PM | Deleted user

  • 03 Mar 2016 3:49 PM | Deleted user

    Here's the official schedule for the 2016 Exercise Leadership Summit!

  • 08 Feb 2016 6:32 PM | Deleted user

    We are full-swing into the planning of the ELS'16.  Here's what you need to know:

    Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2016

    Location: Mount St. Vincent University, Rosaria Centre.  Civic Address is 166 Beford Highway, Halifax, NS.

    Fee: Fee's vary based on being an NSFA member or not and whether you're signing up for the full or half day.  Please see our Events page for full details.  Early Bird pricing is available until March 1st, 2016.

    Sessions:  We are still working on the schedule and confirming the last few presenters, but here is what we can tell you so far about who is presenting what.

    Donna McCarthy - Working with Special Needs Clients

    Elinor Crosby - Facebook for Fitness Educators

    Jason Davis (2 sessions) - Scale Your Sessions,  Purpose & Passion

    Kelly Marney - Ayurvedic Yoga

    Amy Marshall - Nia Technique®

    Eric Skinner - HIIT Workout

    Michelle Amos - Taxes for Fitness Educators.

    There's more to come, so please stay tuned!


  • 21 Dec 2015 6:11 PM | Deleted user
    Oh the snow of winter 2015, snow, snow, and more snow. All that snow made it difficult to get around. When the snow finally melted, or at least, melted enough for people to get around the joy was evident. Walkers, runners, people everywhere. I was one of those people and while it was great, it sure was messy. The melting snow had given way to garbage. Lots of it.  My friend, Luke MacDonald also anxious to get outside for a run, did a quick loop around his neighbourhood and he felt great.  And motivated. Luke is always looking for a way to challenge himself and others, and so, the “National Litter Run” was born.  A few Facebook posts, tweets, and word of mouth had people involved. The idea was to pick up the garbage along your regular running route.  Luke and a friend did a 5k run along Quinpool Road in Halifax. It took an hour and 15 minutes and they collected 19 bags of garbage!  Word quickly spread and before long a date was set. Dec 4, 2015 would be National Litter Run Day. 

    I accepted the challenge, along with my running partner, Darrell. We did a 5k run and picked up 3 bags of garbage. It was an absolute blast!  People wanted to help, to get involved. Pick up litter.  Crazy, right?  But crazy is contagious. Groups in Cole Harbour, throughout the greater Halifax area, and as far away as Kenya and The Gambia, all started litter running.

    Since it was so much fun, the plan is to make it even bigger and an annual event - stay tuned for updates on World Litter Run Day happening the weekend of April 16, 2016!

    Luke picking up trash along his running route

    Darrell & I tossing garbage in the trash can

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