BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN
Jim Fredrickson will open a new branch of Frederickson Performance Centre at Shoppers Mall this fall.
Fredrickson’s Performance Centre (FPC) is expanding into Shoppers Mall. Set to open mid-October or early November is a new branch of FPC that will focus on group fitness and yoga.
Owner Jim Fredrickson said FPC’s current location, at 1212 18th St., doesn’t allow enough room for larger fitness classes or team training and will remain devoted to personal training, boot camps and athletic therapy.
"With this new space we can fit 15-20 people in for exercise or yoga. We can train large groups or teams. People can book the space for a group as well," Fredrickson said. "We really felt there was a gap in this type of service in town."
The new branch of FPC is about 1,800 square feet and is located in the Shoppers Mall’s administrative section, close to St. John Ambulance.
Fredrickson said the new space will also allow clients to try Pneumatic exercise equipment — a new type of strength resistance training that uses air pressure, not weights, rods or bands.
"Pneumatic exercise is really unique," Fredrickson said. "This style of training is very easy on the body, but tough on the muscles."
Regular yoga and fitness classes will be offered as well as personal training and group or team fitness. As with FPC’s current location, Fredrickson said training will offer a total health approach.
For more information, call FPC at 204-726-9314 or check them out online at fpcmb.net.
Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch
Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch opens for the season today!
Kids and kids at heart will be delighted when they visit the Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch, open the next couple of months and located near Oak Lake, about 50 km west of Brandon.
This is Meandher Creek’s sixth year in business and the family and friends owned and run business just keeps getting bigger.
Judy Podobni, who owns the farm and business with her husband Don, as well as Tanis and Logan Podobni and Louise Stitt, said this year they added a commercial kitchen and will be selling fresh pumpkin pie, in addition to the many varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds.
Podobni said the Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch is aimed at kids aged two to 10, and has many exciting activities for the whole family, including corn trails, a zip line for kids, farm animals on display and for petting, a straw maze and bale pyramid, duck races, hay rides, a giant sandbox, pumpkin train and more.
Produce for sale is also a big draw. Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch has a number of varieties of pumpkins, including the giant polar pumpkin this year and a half-dozen types of squash, including the family favourite spaghetti squash and the new, very large pink jumbo squash. Go for the day and enjoy a bite to eat, or shop for fresh baked goods.
The Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch also does birthday parties and school groups.
Regular business hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. from Sept. 7
to Oct. 31.
For more information, call (204)-855-3246 or visit Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch online at pumpkinfun.ca.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 7, 2013