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We opened the doors to this historic 1890's schoolhouse in September 2014 with the vision of offering a series of high quality health, wellness and personal development programs to the community along with exciting one-day workshops and regular musical performance events. As our photo gallery will attest, we certainly did that with everything from Pilates and Yoga to music and art workshops.
Love It Fitness offers a range of Zumba and traditional fitness classes for all levels. Morning and evening time slots are available. Click here for the class schedule and details. We also offer weekend workshops on creative and personal development topics through online magazine Forte. Click here to see upcoming events. We will continue to host musical and performance events since the venue is so ideally suited to them with its wonderful acoustics and warm, friendly environment.
The beautiful brick building known as S.S. #4, West's School, is located on County Road 30 just north of the Town of Campbellford (beside Westben Festival Theatre). It was built in 1890 by Charles Dunk and Louis Breault to replace an earlier frame schoolhouse which had burned to the ground a short time before. Named after the West family which had previously owned the property, the schoolhouse had slate blackboards added in 1906, was electrified in 1949 and later, an addition provided washrooms -- a welcome improvement on the outside wooden "closets".
When the rural schools closed in 1967, the property was purchased by the Women's Institute and beautifully maintained until sold to the current owners in 2013, who remain very grateful that they don't have to arrive at five in the morning to light the fire before classes begin!
West School Collective