Women’s fitness and dance studio to open in Kamsack

            A former main street restaurant is being converted into a studio to accommodate dance instruction and a women’s fitness program.

            At the beginning of October, Brittainy Spence, who has recently moved to Kamsack from Melville, will be moving into the former K Café building which she will be converting into Brittfit Fitness, a women’s only fitness studio.

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            “It will be a studio for group fitness instruction,” Spence said last week from the booth she was tending during the annual fall registration night at Broda Sportsplex.

            “It is for all women,” she said, adding that women need a place to be women rather than have the pressures of an open gym.

            “Adam and Natalie of Average Joe’s have been really helpful,” Spence said, explaining that they allowed her to hold outdoor classes at their gym. “But, Brittfit Fitness will be a different world. They have a gym with state-of-the-art equipment, whereas Brittfit Fitness will be a women’s only studio that will have a community feel and will highlight camaraderie.

            In addition to being a women’s fitness studio, Brittfit Fitness will be the location of the Kamsack Dance Club, which Spence is forming and will be instructing.

            “I’m going to focus on students aged five to about 17,” she said. The season will be from October 17 to March 31 with a year-end recital tentatively set for April 1.

            At the Kamsack Dance Club, she will be instructing ballet, jazz and hip hop dance.

            “I’ll be having a second registration and an open house with free classes from October 11 to 14,” she said.

 Born and raised in Fort Francis, Ont., Spence has been dancing for 23 years. After completing high school, she had attending the School of Contemporary Dance which is affiliated with the University of Winnipeg and has taught dance at her home studio in Fort Frances and in Melville.

            “This will be the second year that I’ll be teaching hip hop dance in Melville,” she said, explaining that she has certification in zumba and pilates and is a personal trainer.