Healthy Lifestyle Retreats

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Red Mountain Retreat
Cancelled for 2017

Stay tuned for a Canadian retreat alternative!!

HMC Regular Events and one time events

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Healthy Lifestyle Walk

Next walk Wednesday, Jan. 17

Explore Life Lessons

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30pm

Weekly Circuit Workouts

 Tuesday Mornings

Healthy Living Revolution

Shred 10 info night

Nov. 7,  7:30-8:30pm

Special Events

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Healthy LIfestyle Walk


Cost - FREEcoin

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Healthy Lifestyle Walks take place at various locations around Winnipeg where we incorporate the five pillars of happiness into an hour and half walk and enjoy the beauty of our city.

This walk is hosted by top monkey Carol Ploen-Hosegood.  You will experience exercise, great conversation, fun and we will always take time to be mindful and enjoy the scenery. There is no charge for this event. Next walk:

Next walk Wednesday, Jan. 17

Assiniboine Park

We will meet by the duck pond, bring some money for a hot beverage at the end of the walk. Please arrive at 9:25 we will leave no later than 9:35. If you come late text Carol at 204-955-6318 and we can arrange a meeting spot.

Email or Text Carol to let her know you are coming

Explore Life Lessons

calendarWed. Nov. 28,   7:40 - 9:10 PM

Cost - $20coin


These talks are ideal for women who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. We passionately believe that by sharing and spreading ideas of positivity and wellness, people will become more aware, attitudes will change, and ultimately, our intentional actions will improve lives and the world.

Based on the immensely successful concept of TED Talks, life coach Patti Phillips will host monthly, in-person group chats that explore various ideas in the areas of personal growth, life balance, self-care, happiness, and authentic living.

In each 45-60 minute chat, participants will be guided to be mindful, to consider new perspectives, and to explore options to grow forward.


Have a mindful Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be starting to wonder just how you're going to make it through the season without getting completely overwhelmed.

For many people, Christmas is one of the most stressful events of the year. There are so many expectations to buy the perfect gift, create the perfect meal, decorate the perfect house, attend all the holiday events, and share peace and goodwill with everyone you encounter.

The best intentions of Christmas, JOY, LOVE, and GIVING, can get lost in the external pressure of “shoulds” .

It doesn’t have to be this way.

This gathering will guide you to imagine a holiday season that is filled with peace and joy and then create a simple plan to remain mindful of your intentions.

Things to note: 

There is often a class in the room we use that ends at 7:30. We may have to wait in the lobby until that class is finished and then set up chairs.

We also ask that you remove your shoes so bring your favourite slippers if you like.

All money collected for this event will be used to purchase Christmas hampers.

Pre-payment to secure your spot can be made through the Meetup Paypal option. CLICK HERE

Payment can also be made by e-transfer to

These sessions are for women only.


Tuesday, Nov. 28


Cost $20

Location: Pilates Manitoba 390 Academy Road (Corner of Ash and Academy Rd.)

Weekly Circuit Workouts


Drop in fee - $5coin

Anytime Fitness Members - no chargecoin

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Join some Happy Monkeys at Anytime fitness once a week to supplement your own program or kick start a healthy lifestyle.

We will start with a 15 minute warm up on the treadmill, bikes or eliptical; followed by a 45-minute circuit lead by Carol Ploen-Hosegood. All Monkeys are welcome, you work at your own fitness level.

The workout is intended to motivate you to stay active on a regular basis and maintain your muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility.  All fitness levels will be accommodated. Strength and fun in numbers!

Drop in Fee $5

Email or Text Carol 204-955-6318 so she knows who to expect.

Tuesday Mornings 9:15am - 10:30am. The circuit begins at 9:30am

Anytime Fitness Lindenwoods ~ 980 Lorimer Blvd,

Healthy Living Revolution: Shred 10 info night

calendarTues. Nov. 7, 7:30 -9:00pm

Cost - FREEcoin


November  Event ~ Healthy Living Revolution ~ Shred 10

Tuesday, Nov. 7
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location 10 Spindlestone Gate, Carol's home

Join us for an informative evening on why we should focusing on our health more today than ever before.

Carol Ploen-Hosegood, certified health coach will host the evening.

The presentation and discussion will focus on our healthy living revolution movement to take healthy back. We will discuss the various factors involved in supporting good mental and physical health and share with you our shred 10 program and how you can kick start your health journey.

Healthy snacks will be provided.

Our goal is to support you on your healthy living journey through education and sharing of a whole food supplement, Juice Plus.

Our focus will be on meeting you where you are and sharing with you ways to make change.

The Healthy Living revolution is a movement to take healthy back. We offer a session each month that will help you make Health and Vitality a part of your lifestyle.



Even though this is a free event we will need to know numbers to prepare. Please text 204-955-6318 or email Carol and let her know you are coming.

HMC Dragon Boat Team 2017

calendarSeptember 8-10, 2017

Cost - $185coin

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Fun, Fitness, Fundraising

Everything Happy Monkey Club is about!

Join us for the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 8,9,10, 2017 and help us raise over $30,000 for Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children's Hospital.

Happy Monkey Club has two boats entered for the 2017 festival, and we're looking for some Monkeys to fill them!

You're spot will be secured when payment is received. Don't miss out and register today.

Commitment of Paddler
  • $185 entry fee. Payment is due May 1, 2017. (Remember it's first come, first serve)
  • Commit to raise $250- $500+ in pledges for Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Please note $1000 earns you a Red Paddle.
  • Attend 3 practices (a minimum of 2 out of 3 must be attended but we recommend all 3) (Monday, Aug. 21 7pm both boats, Wednesday, Aug. 30 7pm boat 1, 6:30pm boat 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7pm boat 1 and 6pm for boat 2) All practices are at the Forks.
  • Commit to September 9-10, 2017 weekend for the actual races.
  • Support any and all fundraising events leading up the festival as a participant/volunteer or promoter.
  • Attend any pre-event activities to train, build team and have fun.
What you will receive

The triple F Car Rally

calendarWednesday, Aug. 23 6pm-11pm

Cost - $50 per personcoin

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Get a team of 4 friends and sign up for an epic night. ( You can register as one, two's or three's and we will match you up with others)

The Car Rally will take you around Winnipeg on a fun amazing race style event to solve puzzles, complete challenges and get back to the place all the fun, prizes and laughter takes place.

That's all I can tell you without giving away any clues. Trust me it will be amazing.

Funds raised from the event will support the Children's Hospital and Cancer Care Manitoba as well a the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment fund.

Together we are making a difference.

Event Information

Event Information:

  • Here's what I can tell you...
  • Team's of 4 ( 1,2,3's will be matched up)
  • Cost $50 per person
  • Entry fee includes: One drink, appetizers and prizes.
  • Prizes include: Top 3 teams will receive a team prize valued at $300, $200 and $100 respectively.  (Details coming soon)
  • Everyone participating will receive an awesome coupon book full of great value.
  • Rainbow and Live Auction
  • M.C. Jana Taylor (worth the price of admission!)
  • Other fun surprises
  • Start Time 6pm
  • Drinks and prizes as soon as you complete the rally.

Proceeds of the Car Rally are going to Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital as well as a portion to the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment fund.

Space is limited, so reserve your team today.

Register Here

Live, learn, love ~ Costa Rica experiential learning retreat 2018

calendarJan. 26 - Feb. 6, 2018

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$3125 CAD  all meals, transportation in Costa Rica, activities and room (double occupancy) Airfare extracoin

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HMC is thrilled to announce an experiential learning retreat to Costa Rica, Jan. 26- Feb. 6, 2018

We will spend 10 days in Costa Rica totally immersed in the culture of the country.  You will experience the countries largest city, the beauty and culture of a village in the rain forest and the calming waves and beaches of the Pacific ocean. Our Costa Rica trip will include excursions to some of the most ecologically diverse areas in this magnificent country.

During this retreat, we incorporate local residents into our itineraries. This component enriches the total experience by providing our group with lots of opportunities for integration into the community and practice in conversational Spanish.
Our trip will include a variety of excursions and activities, including hikes, zip-lining and white water rafting as will as community service.

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the five pillars of HMC, than in a country that truly lives it every day.


  • Be in Costa Rica (when it's cold at home) and have the unique experience to use the Spanish language.
  • Have the opportunity to visit the following exciting destinations: Poás Volcano, Los Campesinos Community and the Central Pacific Coast.
  • Live, share and work with Costa Rican people.
  • Participate in a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enrich your cultural experience.

Carol Ploen-Hosegood, head monkey at HMC will be your host to Costa Rica where we will hook up with our local coordinators and leaders who are experienced, qualified educational professionals who provide guidance and support throughout the trip. This is an experiential travel opportunity that includes a balance of learning the local culture, giving back and having some time for fun. Truly a trip of a life time.

  • Price $3125 CAD (US price available on request)
  • Group air out of Winnipeg available for $825 (minimum 10 persons)  Airfare out of other cities can be arranged.
  • Double Occupancy accommodations
  • All meals are included
  • Evening reflection sessions
  • Morning Spanish lesson
  • 4 nights in San Jose
  • 1 night in Manuel Antonio
  • 6 nights in Los Campesinos
  • All tours and transfers included
  • Zip lining,  White Water Rafting, visit Poás Volcano, world famous beach of Manuel Antonio and so much more.

For full itinerary click here


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