Do you and baby love to move?
Boogie down, shake it off and stretch it out at our annual parent and baby fundraiser for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation with Alisa and Marli of Fit Together Pre & Postnatal Fitness.
The first portion of the class will include strength and cardio dance* segments, all with baby in the carrier. The second half of class will include exercises for core restoration followed by gentle yoga.
*Cardio while babywearing is recommended for parents with babies 4 months and up. If your baby is younger, bring a car seat or blanket for them to cheer you on during this part of class.
Owner & Instructor
Teaches: Prenatal Aquafit, Stroller Fitness, Mom & Baby Fitness, Mom & Baby Barre, Postnatal Core, Infant Massage
With a bachelor’s degree in modern dance, Aileen has had a lifelong love for movement. She has never considered herself a sporty person and fondly remembers signing up for the third grade softball team just to get the cute hat. She's a non-typical fitness instructor who loves moving and being outdoors.
Aileen taught Aquafit classes for several years, including throughout her twin pregnancy. When she became a parent in 2008, she decided to become a certified Manitoba Fitness Council Group Fitness Leader and Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist and bring specialized pre/postnatal classes to Winnipeg in 2009. She benefitted from her own programs through her second pregnancy in 2012. Her classes focus on the joy of movement and creating connections with each other and our families.
Aileen is also a self-proclaimed Winnipeg booster, who loves our community and is enthusiastic about making it a better place for us all. Prior to teaching pre/postnatal fitness, she worked and volunteered for several art organizations.
Her love of fitness, community connection and the outdoors drives her desire to help Winnipeg families stay healthy and strong, all while having a good time!
Teaches: Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Infant Massage
Alisa attended her first yoga class when she was 20 and fell in love, but it wasn’t until suffering a major back injury years later that she realized yoga was going to become a much bigger part of her life. It was a major component of her rehabilitation for her body and mind, and she knew she wanted to share her practice with others.
Alisa is an E-RYT 500 beginning her teaching journey in 2014 at Source Yoga in Winnipeg with certifications in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin, and soon found her passion with Perinatal Yoga, continuing her education with the Empowerment Project, and obtaining her Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification.
With a commitment to lifelong learning Alisa has continued her studies to include various teacher trainings including her Pre and Postnatal Yoga Accreditation with the Manitoba Fitness Council, Vinyasa Immersion in Skilful Sequencing at Shala Yoga in Squamish BC, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Mindfulness Centre of Canada, Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga Centre Winnipeg, Infant Massage Instructor Certification, and various pre/postnatal fitness, pelvic health, somatic, and childbirth education courses. She is also certified Kids Yoga Teacher completing her training with Kidding Around Yoga and Yoga Ed. She loves working with all ages of children from toddlers to teens to help them discover the joy of movement and learn the benefits of mindfulness.
Alisa offers Karma classes throughout the year through her fundraising initiative Healing Minds, Healing Bodies to raise money for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
She is passionate about empowering women to prepare their body, mind, and breath for labour and delivery, and helping new moms connect with their core, community, and babies.
Teaches: Parent & Baby Barre, Babywearing Dance + Strength, Prenatal Barre
Marli graduated with a Masters in City Planning and worked and volunteered for non-profits in community development. She started taking dance at the age of 3 and has never looked back. She took Fit Together classes in 2013 with her first baby boy. She continued taking classes with her second pregnancy and after the birth of her daughter. One of the best memories of Fit Together aqua classes was when the whole class and worked the water weights to the Spice Girls!
Marli has taught dance for over 20 years and fell in love with Barre Fitness at the start of the pandemic. Having completed her Barre Fitness levels and prenatal and postnatal barre she is excited to join team Fit Together to help bring joy in the form of dance, fitness and community building to new moms and moms-to-be! Marli wants her students to always leave class feeling joyful and proud of themselves for taking the time for their wellbeing both mentally and physically. Setting aside intentional time for oneself as a mom or mom to be is important.
Marli loves being as active as possible with her two kids, puppy Suki and partner. You can find them outside hiking or skiing, practicing yoga, or at the rink and dance studio!