September Newsletter






BURN 500-1,000 CALORIES**


You don’t have to be an athlete to get the best workout in the country – just ask the New York Times, Shape Magazine and Men’s Journal. Or ask U.S. track and field star Lolo Jones. Better yet, book a free session and see for yourself. Call us at (250) 984-8056 (OTF Victoria) / (250) 483-7444 (OTF Westshore) to schedule your first session!*
*First time visitors and local residents only. Certain restrictions apply. At participating studios only. See studio for details. 


Share the ORANGE!


Refer a friend to come in to take their first class and receive an entry into the monthly draw to win $100 studio bucks! The more friends you bring in, the more entries you receive, so make sure you’re spreading the word!


*Referred friend must become a member. Some restrictions apply. At participating studios only. See studio for details.



Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri
Summer’s almost over. Before you cover that grill for the winter, make these awesome kebabs!
Serving size: 1 skewer
  • 1 1/4 pounds beef, (sirloin or Angus) cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large red onion, cut into large chunks
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 2 packed tbsp parsley, finely chopped (no stems)
  • 2 packed tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  1. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  2. For the chimichurri, combine the red onion, vinegar, salt and olive oil and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and mix; set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use (can be made a few hours ahead).
  3. Place the onions, beef and tomatoes onto the skewers.
  4. Prepare the grill on high heat. Grill the steaks to desired doneness, about 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a platter and top with chimichurri sauce.
Per serving
  • Calories: 219
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carb: 5.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 20g




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Click here to download the guide on to properly wear and care for your OTbeat LINK.


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Summer in YYJ is here!
Keep that spring training going strong through the summer at OTF Victoria & Westshore!


Isn’t summer a great time to earn some free money? Throughout the months of July and August, if you bring a friend for their first class you are automatically entered into a draw for $100 studio bucks to be used on anything in the studio. It’s that easy! You might have to bribe your friend with some of your winnings so they write your name and not someone else’s! There will be a draw at the end of each month, so keep those referrals coming.
Summer is also a great time to strengthen your body for those outdoor adventures and get a jump start on the upcoming fall season! Stay tuned for upcoming promotions and events coming soon!
Best in health,
Team OTF Victoria & Westshore

OTF Summer Gear
Check out our new tee’s and tanks to keep you cool for summer! Rep your OTF gear around town or on vacation and don’t forget to snap a picture and tag OTF Victoria & Westshore on Facebook and Instagram!
OT Beat Link Wrist Straps
Wrist straps are now IN STOCK! 2 size options available at the price of $129.

Bridal Exhibition @ Pearkes Arena
September 18th 2016 & September 19th 2016
Come stop by our OTF booth and say hi! We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Bridal Expo!
Next 6 Week Challenge
September 19th 2016
Don’t forget to sign up at the front desk starting September 1st 2016!

Rebecca Fontaine(OTF Victoria)

What made me decide on trying OTF?
My sister in law bought me a one-month membership and a pod as a Christmas gift and said ‘try it, you’ll love it’!
How did I feel when I first started OTF?
Challenged, motivated to get stronger and fitter, excited about possible results. I found the workouts intense and after the workouts I was shocked by the energy levels I felt after each session. I felt sore a lot!
How do I feel today at OTF?
I love OTF. I can hardly imagine my life without it anymore. It is truly a part of my routine like sleeping or working.The variety and structure of the workouts makes me feel fit and strong all over.
What improvements have I experienced since joining OTF?
This is an exciting question because I’ve seen several improvements. I have never liked running, I attribute my dislike to the fact that I have never been that good at it. Since joining OTF I have run three 10K races and done the OB ½ marathon relay, huge accomplishment in itself… and my times have not been embarrassing. I’m stronger, tighter, my heart is noticeably fitter, my energy is more abundant, my body image is more confident, and I make healthier food choices. I feel good about the fact I am in better shape at this age, than I probably ever have been, which makes me happy as the example I am setting for my three children to make fitness a part of their life balance. I think about the fact that through my commitment to my health and fitness I am very well increasing the possibility of being around longer to enjoy them too which is a happy thought.

Who have you inspired through OTF?

I have brought several friends and my daughter in law to OTF. Some have stayed and some have not, but it’s fun to have someone you are close with to train with, talk about the workouts with, sympathize with about the good hurts our muscles feel and how we are getting stronger and hotter.People ask me all the time how I stay in shape and then have to listen to me go on about OTF and how great it is!
What do you LOVE about OTF?
The coaches! (Shanell is so incredibly awesome) The “we’re here to work hard and get fit” environment, the community, the structure of the workouts, the intensity of the workouts, the results!!!
We love getting out in the community!
Here’s what we’ve been getting up to…

Charge Into Spring Celebration

Oak Bay Half

Fuel Great Celebration

Victoria Day Parade



Bounce Back from Summer
It’s back to school for the kids and back to the workouts for the parents. As the dog days of summer are winding down, here are some tips to help get back on track:
  • Plan ahead. Schedules get hectic again but plan ahead to carve out time for your workouts.
  • Organize, organize, organize. Just as you lay out the kids’ clothes for school the next day, do the same for your workout clothes.
  • Don’t use the time excuse. There are 168 hours in a week. Make the time!

Even if you are unable to get to your local studio on a given day, strap on your OTbeat and get outside. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise that will increase your heartrate


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