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HMC Regular Events and one time events

Healthy Lifestyle Walk

Dec. 6, Assiniboine Forest


Women's health talk

Next event to be announced

Explore Life Lessons

Tuesday, Dec. 11


Day Hikes to renew YOU

Various dates May-August

Weekly Circuit Workouts

 Tuesday Mornings 9:00am

Shred 10
Healthy living challenge

Dec. 3-12, next challenge

Healthy Lifestyle Retreats

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Utah fall adventure

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Nov. 5-11, 2018

Special Events

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Dragon Boat Team 2018

Thank you is helping us raise $45,000 for Childrens' Hospital and Cancer Care Manitoba

Quiz Night

Fun, Friends, Fundraising

Thank you for your support $7000 raised.

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 Thursday, Dec. 6

Assiniboine Forest

We will meet in the parking lot at the corner of Grant and Chalfont.  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

calendarTuesday, Dec. 11,  7:30pm

Cost - $20 Donation for Christmas hamperscoin

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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 yourself a mindful Christmas

Hosted by: Explore Life Coach, Patti Phillips

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:

The registration fees collected for this event will be donated for Christmas hampers.

The room we use for the session is used by another group prior to us having access. We will wait in the lobby and move in to set up chairs when they are finished. Please don't arrive too early to avoid congestion in the lobby.

If you like taking notes, bring a journal and pen.

Also bring some cozy slippers or wear your fanciest socks as we will leave our shoes at the entrance.

Payment can also be made by e-transfer to

Let her know the Happy Monkey sent you!! 🙂

Women's Health Talk

calendarSunday, April 15, 2-3pm

Cost - $10coin

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Women's health...a topic that doesn't get discussed as much as it should and certainly does not get the attention of researchers the way it should. So we are taking our health into our own hands by offering sessions that focus on health concerns specific to women and how we can live our lives to the fullest.

We will engage local professional on various topics. If you have suggestions or speakers please let me know.

Mimosa's and Menopause
I laughed so hard I peed my pants,
has a whole new meaning at mid life and it isn't so pleasant. However, it doesn't have to be that way.
Please join Jamie Wheaton, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist as we discuss some of the most interesting (and intimate) details of our pelvic health.
Topics of discovery may include but are not limited to:
1. Menopause related incontinence, why does this happen? (Bladder and bowel control)
2. Prolapse, and all it's glory.  What does it mean and how do we fix it?
3. The ins and outs of sex during menopausal.
4. What is this, puberty part 2? Why is my vagina changing? Normal vs abnormal vulvar changes.
5. Pick the brain of a pelvic floor Physio about any and all topics regarding  menopause, the vulva and anything related to bladder, bowel and sex...
Prota Clinic will be serving mimosas and light snacks and refreshments.
Jamie has worked in private practice Physiotherapy since graduating in 2008, treating a variety of orthopedic and pelvic health concerns.
She has a special interest in women and men's pelvic health and has traveled across Canada and the US completing postgraduate training relating to urinary and bowel incontinence, sexual health and pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, menopause, prostate pain, pregnancy related pelvic pain, prenatal preparation for delivery, post partum abdominal and pelvic recovery, among other pelvic dysfunction for both men and women.

Jamie sits on the Committee of Physiotherapy Standards through the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba to improve the pelvic floor standard of care in Manitoba and for years, has hosted and guided lectures on pelvic function to hospital staff, Physiotherapy colleagues, patients and mommy groups and labour support groups.Feel free to contact Jamie at Prota Clinic (204) 837-7682 (83-PROTA).

Sunday, April 15


Prota Clinic, 4 - 930 Lorimer Blvd. Winnipeg (near the Golf Dome)

Cost: $10

There is a small fee to reserve your spot in this talk. All proceeds will support the HMC endowment fund with the Winnipeg Foundation that supports women's charities in Manitoba.

Limited space so reserve your spot today by etransfer to carol@happymonkey club or sending a cheque payable to:


10 Spindlestone Gate, Wpg. Mb. R3Y 1P1

Women's Health Talk - April 15

  • Price: $ 10.00 CAD

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

Please note: March 6 and 13th sessions are cancelled


There is a circuit workout offered every Wednesday night from 5:30-6:30pm

Anytime Fitness Lindenwoods ~ 980 Lorimer Blvd,

Healthy Living Revolution: Fall into Healthy Living ~ taste the shred

calendarWednesday, Aug. 15, 7:15-9pm

Cost - freecoin

One Simple Change night
Eat well

August Event ~ Fall into healthy living ~ Taste the Shred

Wednesday, Aug. 15
7:15 - 9:00 pm
Location: Carol's home

10 Spindlestone Gate

Do you understand the power of whole food nutrition? Are you ready to make some changes in your own life to feel better, be healthier, think clearer and be happier?

Join us for a fun, casual evening talking about wellness and learning about the shred10 program.  The night will be hosted by certified health coach Carol Ploen-Hosegood as we discuss the power of a whole food diet, introduce you to our Shred 10 program and have an opportunity to taste some great healthy recipes.

In a world where illness is on the rise along with health care costs, it's time we take control of our own health through education and prevention. It's more enjoyable and a lot cheaper than illness.

You will go home with resources to assist you on your healthy living journey.


Email to reserve your spot.



HMC Dragon Boat Team 2018

calendarSeptember 7-9, 2018

Cost - $185coin

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Fun, Fitness, Fundraising

Everything Happy Monkey Club is about!

Join us for the 2018 Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 7,8,9, 2018 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 2018 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, 2018. (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) All practices are at the Forks.
  • Aug. 21          7-8pm
    Aug. 29  6:30-7:30pm
    Sept. 4   6:30-7:30pm
  • Commit to September 8-9, 2018 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

Day Hikes to renew YOU!

calendarMay, June, July, August, 2018

Cost - $49coin

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Your day to escape and enjoy nature.

HMC is excited to announce our spring/summer 2018 day hiking adventures. This is a chance for you to take a day entirely for you to be active, explore our beautiful province, eat healthy and energize. Leave work, family and stresses behind and join us for a day that will be the highlight of your summer.

Explore Southern Manitoba with HMC top monkey Carol Ploen-Hosegood as your host along with her assistant Explore life coach Patti Phillips as they guide your day, you don't have to plan anything except to be at the meeting spot on time!

Each outing will be unique due to our destination, you will have to trust us in exactly how the day unfolds as weather, traffic, group dynamics will all play a role but I can guarantee a great day of hiking (around 3 hours total), conversation (open and/or guided discussion), learning (fun facts, history and a little about yourself) and a few laughs.

In general all days will include:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting spot. (meeting spot will vary each hike and you may be asked to drive as part of the car pool depending on numbers.  (gas will be covered)
  • a healthy lunch and snacks provided and served to you at a picnic site.
  • guided hikes (3 hours max. ) and activities with Carol and Patti
  • 8:30am departure from meeting spot
  • 4pm return
  • Group size may be limited for certain hikes so don't wait till the last minute to book.
  • Topic of the day will be announced for each hike.
  • You will go home with a list of activities and hikes in the area we explored that you can return to and try with family and friends.

This is a day for you to recharge!

Book off work, play hooky or just come. What are you waiting for?

There are 6 different hikes to choose from. Once you reserve your spot, full details of the day will be sent to you via email.

All day trips are 8:30am-4pm

Thursday, May 10 ~ Narcise Snake pits and Stonewall Quarry.

Wednesday, May 23 ~ Pinawa old dam, Seven Sisters falls, Trans Canada Trail

Thursday, June 7 ~ Whiteshell:  Pine Point Rapids and Banock Point Petroforms.

Thursday, June 28 ~ South Winnipeg treasures: La Barriere Park, John Bruce Park, Henteleff Park

Wednesday, July 18 ~ East Beach Hopper: Grand Beach, Elk Island

Tuesday, August 21 ~ West Beach Hopper: Winnipeg Beach, Gimli

Reserve your spot today.



HMC Day Hikes Registration

  • Price: $ 49.00 CAD

Quiz Night in support of Cancer Care and the Children's Hospital

calendarWednesday, June 13, 7-10pm

Cost - $25 per personcoin

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Get a team of 8-10 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)

Quiz Night is a like a Winnipeg social but instead of dancing we will test your trivia skills.

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 8-10 ( 1,2,3's will be matched up)
  • Cost $25 per person
  • Rainbow and Live Auction
  • Quiz master Don Horbas
  • Other fun surprises
  • Start Time 7pm, June 13
  • Cash bar
  • St. Andrews Woodhaven Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave.

Proceeds of Quiz night 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 visiting the Blue Zone 2019

calendarJan. 28 - Feb. 8, 2019

Costa Ricaglobe

$3447 CAD  all meals, transportation in Costa Rica, activities and room (double occupancy) Airfare extracoin

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HMC is thrilled to announce our Costa Rica adventure 2019 ~ experiencing the Blue Zone

This Costa Rica trip we would like to invite you to join us to learn and enjoy what a blue zone offers. We will incorporate and discuss the 9 habits of blue zone communities that will raise your quality of life and happiness.

A “blue zone” is a region where people commonly live past the age of 100 years. The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica has been named one of the five classified blue zones of the world, where residents live even longer than those in the rest of the country. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots as having common health traits and lifestyles that result in higher than normal longevity. In “Blue Zone Nicoya Peninsula”, residents live longer than those in other areas of Costa Rica.

While you are in Costa Rica, we will visit Nicoya, the actual geographical core of the Blue Zone. We will meet some of the local people and find our first hand how they live their lives in health and happiness. We will use this knowledge through out our 12 days to enhance our trip and create some positive habits to bring home with us.

Foreign visitors frequently describe Costa Ricans as hospitable and gracious people, known to go out of their way to be courteous and avoid offending others. This can be interpreted to be a result from living the Pura Vida lifestyle. A phrase used in the everyday life that means “The Good Life."

This 12 day adventure will introduce you to the culture, the beautiful natural beauty, cuisine and happiness of Costa Rica.

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 opportunity to experience the culture and language of Costa Rica.
  • Experience mud baths and hot pools of the Rincon de la Vieja area.
  • Visit the geographical core of the Blue Zone in Nicoya
  • Do morning yoga and walks on the beach, swim in the ocean daily and kayak.
  • Learn about and experience wild monkeys in their habitat. Plant trees to support their natural canopy.
  • Shop and/or play in the waves of Tamarindo.
  • Go on a boat cruise along the Papagayo coast and picnic on a virgin beach.
  • Visit the Bahia de Pirates Sea Turtle Conservation project.
  • Live the Pura Vida life

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 $3447 CAD based on double occupancy. ( Add $1130 if you want your own room) (US price $2700)
  • Airfare can be booked on your own (This is to accommodate those with air miles or other travel perks) However, an excellent group rate has been secured that we recommend you consider $745.45
  • Double Occupancy accommodations
  • All meals are included
  • Evening reflection sessions
  • Morning yoga and or walks on the beach
  • 11 nights in Playa Hermosa
  • All tours and transfers included
  • Turtle Conservation,  visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, world famous beach of Tamarindo, visit Nicoya and so much more.

For full itinerary click here


SOLD OUT ! Utah fall adventure, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

calendarNov. 5 - 11, 2018

St. George, Utahglobe

$1495 - $1595 CAD  all meals, ground transportation, guided hikes, welcome gift and room (double occupancy) airfare extracoin

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This trip is sold out. I will take a waiting list if anyone is interested.

HMC is thrilled to announce our fall Utah adventure to Zion, Bryce Canyon National Parks as well as Snow Canyon State Park Nov. 5-11, 2018

We will spend 7 days and 6 nights exploring nature's playground of Utah. Spectacular red mountains, gorgeous canyons, hoodoos and bright blue skies. In addition to daily hikes we will have time to play games, explore the shops and town of St. George, do yoga(stretching) and relax in a spacious 6 bedroom home. You will also have access to a shared pool and hot tub.

I ask that you trust me with how the week will unfold as some things are beyond my control. The goal is to visit Bryce Canyon one day, Zion National park on 2 separate days.  We will also have hikes in Snow Canyon state park and the area that surrounds St. George.

Hiking will be the focus of the trip but we will also take time to have fun, relax and explore.

Who should come?

Women who have a desire to experience nature and adventure with a group of like minded ladies.

This is an active trip so you should be able to hike between 1.5 and 4 hours in a day. There will be one hike that has a elevation of 1500 feet so it is important that you have a solid fitness base to have a positive experience. Don't worry there will be time to relax too!

Can I opt out of a hike?

We understand due to fear of heights, how you are feeling that day etc. you may choose to relax at the house or choose a different hike that day. You are welcome to do so, we can make those plans on the particular day.

You will be doing so on your own as the hosts will be with the main group.

Are there any hidden costs?

On the one hike it is recommended to rent dry pants and shoes. This would be an additional charge of approx. $41 USD

You are also responsible for your own airfare, alcohol, souvenirs or other personal items.

The focus during the trip will be on the five pillars of HMC and I know you will all come home energized and inspired to continue living a healthy happy life.


Carol Ploen-Hosegood, head monkey at HMC will be your host along with Explore Life Coach Patti Phillips. We will guide you on some wonderful adventures that will blow your mind with natures beauty.

Everything will be organized and planned for you, however, we will work together as a group prepping meals, supporting each other on the hikes and having fun.

  • Price $1495 CAD queen bed, $1595 CAD king bed (US price available on request)
  • You are responsible to book your own airfare. If you need assistance please contact Natalie Hebert or call 204-
  • Double Occupancy accommodations (queen or king bed)
  • All meals are included
  • All transportation is included
  • All Park fees included
  • One day in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 2 days in Zion National Park
  • Numerous hikes around St. George area
  • Accommodations have access to a shared pool and hot tub



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