Spring 1 session:
April 1-Prenatal Cardio + Core with Ashley
April 8-Prenatal Yoga with Lara
April 15- Prenatal Barre with Alison
April 22- Prenatal Cardio + Strength with Ashley
April 29- Prenatal Yoga with Lara
May 6- Prenatal Barre with Alison
Registration opens March 5 for Spring 1 and Spring 2 sessions.
Teaches: Stroller Fitness, Prenatal Fitness, Mom and Baby Fitness, Parent and Baby Bootcamp, Prenatal Aquafit, Mom and Baby Aquafit, Prenatal and Postnatal Personal Training.
When Ashley became pregnant with her first child health and fitness took on a whole new meaning. Eating well and getting exercise was no longer about losing weight or looking a certain way - it was about being healthy for herself and her baby.
She joined our Prenatal Fitness class in 2013 and hasn't looked back since. Ashley was a participant throughout her first two prenatal and postnatal journeys, and became an instructor after deciding not to go back to her "9 to 5" in the spring of 2017. Her growing list of certifications include Sport Conditioning, Pre and Postnatal Fitness, AquaFitness and Group Cycle.
She loves the community of like-minded women and parents and when asked if she likes her job, she will quickly answer "yes, because I never feel like I'm going to work!" Her main goals are for her participants to feel comfortable in class and to challenge themselves safely.
When she isn't teaching you can find her busy with her three kids. Ashley's favourite family activities include bike rides and hanging out at The Forks.
Teaches: Prenatal Yoga, Prenatal Barre, Prenatal Aquafit
Lara graduated with a Degree in Creative Communications majoring in Public Relations. Having worked in various communications and events roles for a variety of local non-profit organizations, she continues to share her passion for communicating and enhancing the well-being of others, only now it has evolved to be delivered through fitness.
Lara was introduced to Fit Together (formerly Fit 4 Two Winnipeg West) when she was pregnant with her first baby. The feeling of community, support and the amazing benefits of exercise had her hooked! Shortly after having her second baby Lara decided to become a certified yoga and fitness instructor and began to teach with Fit Together. Instructing her prenatal classes while pregnant with her third baby was a highlight for Lara.
With three young children, Lara's days are filled with lots of movement and activities. In her very precious free time, Lara loves to read, practice yoga and soak up every opportunity to be in the sunshine!
A deep belief in the connection and balance between our physical, mental and spiritual well-being is at the core of Lara's teaching style. "When participants come to my class I want them to feel nurtured and cared for. I want them to leave feeling confident and with the tools to be able to feel comfortable in the Prenatal stage of life and beyond" says Lara.
Teaches: Prenatal Pilates, Mom & Baby Pilates, Stroller Fitness, Prenatal and Postnatal Personal Training
Kelly got certified as a personal trainer through ACE in 2019 and completed her Manitoba Fitness Council Pilates certification in 2021.
Her quest to get people moving has re-united her with Fit Together after she took the classes as a participant back when her kids were babies. Kelly says “Exercise has always brought me closer to myself and grounded me. Through the good and the bad, our bodies are the only place we have to live. I feel alive when I know I’m helping others get to that place for themselves too. It’s pretty amazing to have come full circle now teaching with this team and seeing women gain their confidence and work towards stronger versions of themselves”.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys Muay Thai boxing, running, biking with her kids, and swimming which she only learned to do at 35 years old. She earned her first trifecta from a Spartan race she did in Thailand and hopes to do another one in Canada one day.
Kelly believes the curveballs that go along with pregnancy, motherhood and parenting teach you that you can get through anything …women are amazing. Her friendly and fun-loving style makes her classes a joy to attend. Kelly is happy to be on this journey with you!
Teaches: Stroller Fitness, Prenatal Fitness
Alison has always been passionate about saying active and keeping fitness fun. As a past dancer and competitive baton twirler, fitness has always been a part of her life. Alison taught recreational dance to children for many years, and became a MFC certified fitness instructor specializing in resistance training in 2012 and added her pre/postnatal specialty in 2021. Her initial motivation was to teach lunch hour fitness classes at her workplace. After seeing how appreciated movement was during a long day of sitting at a desk, she began teaching a variety of classes for her co-workers and community.
Alison participated in Fit 4 Two/Fit Together classes in 2018, when pregnant with her first child and has continued with her second baby. As someone who was never a fan of swimming, she discovered how much fun Aquafit can be! After a surprise C-section, it was tough to get motivated to move again. She found that parent & baby fitness classes assisted with her postpartum recovery both physically and mentally. It was an excuse to leave the house and a great way to connect with other moms.
She is a big believer in keeping movement fun, functional, and approachable. She is happy to be help women through this part of their journey.
In her spare time, Alison likes to spend time to with her husband and two children and loves going to the beach.