Tuesday 9:45-10:45 AM
Linden Woods CC
Tuesday March 21, 2023
$20 or more donation to the CancerCare Foundation of Manitoba
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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 Aileen, 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.

Instructors

Aileen

Aileen Hunt

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!

Photo courtesy of Brittany Rae Photography
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Alisa

Alisa Hobbs

Instructor

Teaches : Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga

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 completed her 300-hour Yoga Teacher training at Source Yoga in Winnipeg in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin and soon found her passion with Pre/Postnatal Yoga, continuing her education with the Empowerment Project, and obtaining her Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification.

Since the birth of her children Alisa has continued her studies with several trainings including Vinyasa Immersion in Skillful Sequencing at Shala Yoga in Squamish BC, various prenatal fitness and childbirth education courses, kids yoga certification and advanced teacher training programs. Alisa teaches other classes including kids yoga in schools, and her Tiny Yogis program for preschool age children. Alisa also offers Karma classes throughout the year through her fundraising initiative Healing Minds, Healing Bodies to raise money for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. 

When not on her mat Alisa can be found spending time in nature, playing drums, and baking. She lives with her husband, two sons Jack and Henry and their three dogs.

Her goal with her pre/postnatal classes is to empower women to prepare their body, mind, and breath for labour, delivery and parenting, while helping them connect with their babies.

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Marli Sakiyama

Instructor

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! 
  

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