Going Tribal

When I heard that Tribe Team Training was coming to my gym, Women’s Fitness Clubs of Canada, I was immediately intrigued by the video footage I saw from the Women’s Fitness blog. WFCC currently offers TribeFit and TribeCore.

Here is a sneak peek of what TribeFit is about:

Tribe Team Training is an intense, specialized class, where a fee is charged for the six-week program. It is a small group class, with a ratio of 6-8 participants to one trainer.  Before registering to such programs, all members are offered a free trial run. I had to sign up for the trial quickly, as they fill up fast. I decided to try the Tribe Core class.

What is Tribe core?


Firm, strong abs

TribeCORE™ is designed to train the muscles around your pelvis, hips, back, shoulders and abdomen, starting from the deep torso muscles, leaving you with a slim waistline and firm strong abs.

There were 8 of us attending this trial session led by fierce and fit physique competitor/trainer, Natalie James. Before starting the workout, Natalie introduced us to the moves and how to execute them safely and for maximum effect.

After the warm up, we were ready to begin the workout. We repeated 4 different exercise combinations, focusing on the core, in time increments of 60 seconds, 30 seconds and 60 seconds again then moved on to the next combination. Natalie demonstrated each exercise before we started for the count.



IMG_1733I found the most challenging exercise the walkout. This movement which starts from walking away from your toes on your hands and into a plank, ending with a push-up was an absolute killer. My arms and core were definitely feeling the burn by the final repetition.

Some participants doing walkouts.

The TRX row was my favourite move. Many times, I wondered if I would make it for the final round of 60 seconds, but Natalie was there to encourage us throughout the session. Keep in mind, we had to go from TRX rows right into the walkouts. Talk about a challenge!

Looking good, ladies!

IMG_1743IMG_1737Benefits of both Tribe Fit and Tribe Core:

-Small group setting which means more attention and personal coaching from the trainer.
-Motivation and encouragement from the trainer to help you complete the session, and aim for continuous improvement.
-Gets you out of a plateau or program rut with dynamic moves and music.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tribe Core, and can feel the effects of hard work the day after. Not only is my core feeling sore, but my arms, back and shoulders got a great workout too. I am planning to join Tribe Fit this summer. With the intensity of Crossfit, but at only a fraction of the cost, there is no reason for me not to go tribal.

For more information on the Tribe programs, other fitness classes and membership options, be sure to visit: http://womensfitnessclubs.com/index.php




5 thoughts on “Going Tribal

  1. I love, love, love, love the idea of Tribe Core! I love the small group setting and the more personalized help. I’ve never tried TRX, but it looks awesome. I loved all of your pictures!

    1. Thanks. I wanted to get photos of all the exercises, but I was too busy working. I think Natalie would have made me do 60 more seconds if I missed too much. Lol. It was a great class. The TRX rows are so effective for core and upper body.

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