Attention fitness enthusiasts, dance enthusiasts, wannabe instructors!

Reggaecise Masterclass is coming your way!

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 Reggaecise creator, David Smith, will be holding a Reggaecise event that consists of 2 components:

1.       Reggaecise Workshop

2.       Reggaecise Masterclass Party

If you want to see what Reggaecise is all about, want a great workout, like to dance, or enjoy reggae music, join us for the Reggaecise Masterclass.  This will be a 2-hour event that will have you dancing, moving, grooving, and working up a sweat, all to the rhythm and beat of Jamaican reggae music.

Cost:  $15 in advance; $20 at the door 

But before the Masterclass, if you are interested in becoming a certified Reggaecise instructor, make sure you sign up for the Workshop.  The Workshop will provide the basics of Reggaecise.  It’s a fast-moving few hours, and at the end of the Workshop, you may be called upon to join David Smith on stage for the Reggaecise Masterclass.

Cost:  $50 (Fee includes entry to Masterclass party and credit toward Reggaecise training)

So come just to enjoy an energetic workout, or take that first step to becoming a Reggaecise instructor.

More updates to follow!

Reggaecise at the Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival

Come join Reggaecise at the Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival.  The festival event, celebrating culture and diversity, is in its 2nd year, and is being held at the Scarborough Civic Centre, behind the Scarborough Town Centre.

Although the event starts on August 5 to August 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Reggaecise will be making an appearance on the 6th and 7th.  The event will be co-hosted by none other than one of our very own Reggacise instructors, Kevin Carrington!

It’s a great family event, and it’s free, free, free!

Mark it on your calendars, and stay tuned for more details.


Easy, Tasty, No-bake Protein Balls

Are you tired of having the same boring protein shakes? Some protein powders can taste unpleasant and are dreadful to drink. With this protein ball recipe that incorporates healthy ingredients and protein powder, you’ll be so caught up in how tasty it is that you’ll forget how good it is for you. In search of an alternative to the often pasty taste of protein shakes, I came across a simple and quick no bake recipe for energy protein balls on The recipe calls for 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey, 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate, 2 tbsp flax seeds, 2 tbsp chia seeds, and 1 tbsp of protein powder. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make modifications to it and still have great results. These are the ingredients I used:


I decided to go without the chopped dark chocolate that the recipe called for and added in half a banana instead. Rather than just the 1 tbsp of protein powder which I thought was too small of an amount (especially when I want those muscles!), I put in 1 cup of unflavoured protein powder.



I found that the natural peanut butter was a little harder and less moist than regular peanut butter, so mashing in half a banana gave the mix more moisture and made it a lot easier to stir the ingredients together.


After you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, refrigerated it for half an hour, and rolled the mix into small balls, you’re ready to go. These protein balls make for an easy, tasty, on the go snack and will give you that needed dose of energy before a Reggaecise workout!

What are You doing on Family Day?


Monday, February 15, 2016 is Family Day.  Come celebrate with your family at Kennedy / Ellesmere GoodLife Fitness Club, 1911 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough. The Club will be hosting a special Family Reggaecise class at 10:30 a.m. for the entire family.  Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend with their parent(s).  So come and get some fun and exercise for the entire family!

D-fend Against the Blues


Have you been feeling sad, depressed, indifferent?  Well, perhaps there is a reason for your sense of underwhelming.

Regular exposure to sunlight makes us more active, happy, and alert. The less sunlight we are now seeing in the winter months, for those of us living in the Northern hemisphere, the more likely we are to develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms of SAD can include mood swings, anxiety, sleep problems, or in the most extreme example, even suicidal thoughts.

Our body develops Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.  A lack of Vitamin D can lead, not only to depression, but also to bone pain, muscle weakness, cognitive impairment in older adults, asthma in younger children and even cancer.

So if you are not getting enough exposure to sunlight, make sure you get your Vitamin D in other ways, either as a supplement or in foods.  Foods which provide Vitamin D are:  cheese, egg yolks, shitake mushrooms and cod liver oil, fatty fish; such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon.

Often foods like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals are fortified with vitamin D.

So make sure you are getting your Vitamin D.