We teach the 'why', not just the 'how'
Our teachings are inclusive, progressive, safety- and form- focused while challenging, fun, and geared to help everyone see results. Our philosophy is to meet each student where they are, and intelligently and kindly lead them forward.

Fitness

We Help You Achieve Your Goals
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking to improve your strength and endurance; or someone who’s never found working out fun, or if you’re recovering from injury and need a prescriptive approach . . . we meet you at your level and help you achieve your goals.

CROSS TRAIN RUNNERS

Sandy LeBlanc, Moyan Olejko; 60 minutes

injury free.
Train your functional strength with TRX, Kettlebells, and body weight to strengthen your legs, your core, your cardio. Single sided strength training is key to staying injury free, as is strengthening your stabilizers and core, and focusing on alignment and good form. An 8-week series where you can expect a progressive, challenging routine every week, finishing with 20 minutes of stretching and yoga. 7 class options per week. Cost: $125 + hst.
I’ve been cross training twice a week for the past 2 months, and just took 7 min, 20 sec off my Half Marathon PB with a 1:50 finish! ” Susan

BOXING

Lee Danes; 75 minutes

your fitness!
Learn boxing fundamentals of pivot, stance, footwork, punching, defense, working with heavy bags and pads, and more. Lee uses traditional boxing drills and challenging conditioning work (circuit training, plyometrics, skipping, pushups), all integrated with breath control, and the grace of Tai Chi. Expect to sweat! Finish with 20 minutes of stretching and yoga. Cost: $125 + hst.

Boxing Fundamentals is the place to start if boxing is new to you.

Boxing Level II is for those experienced in Boxing, refining skills, strength, endurance and strategy.

This is not Boxercise! Lee inspires me to push to the max while working technically, so I’m learning how to legitimately box.  I’m still not a great skipper, but my left hook is a killer.” Michelle

Stott®
Intermediate pilates

Beatrix Nagy; 60 minutes

strength to your body
Stott Pilates is safe, highly effective and intelligent exercise. It’s designed to restore natural spinal curves, rebalance muscle strength, and heighten body awareness, with particular emphasis on breathing, pelvic floor, lower back, upper body posture, and head & neck alignment. Learn the essential and intermediate exercises while using various props (all provided at the studio). Learn to achieve neutral, tension-free posture that brings greater ease to your day to day life! Cost: Yoga Class Card

Advanced Pilates

Beatrix Nagy; 30 minutes

July 4 - Aug 8
Wanting to hit the next level? After intermediate comes advanced. This fast flowing, short repetition class takes it up a notch. Experience all the benefits of a Pilates mat class in just 30 minutes, breathe and come back to life as Joseph Pilates put it.   Cost: $55 + hst for 6-class series, or $15 + hst drop-in.

Women’s Tone-up

Sandy LeBlanc

Build your strength with like-minded women
Confidently build your strength, and reshape your shoulders, arms, tummy, butt and legs. This is a small-class format with like-minded women. We work with TRX, free weights, BOSU, kettle bells and body weight to change your body, spike metabolism (= burning fat longer), and give you energy. Note that weight-bearing exercise helps to prevent osteoporosis (degeneration of bone density, which affects 1 in 4 Canadian women). Finish with 20 minutes of stretching and yoga. Cost: Yoga Class Card
No two classes are the same, I love that! As a woman, it’s so empowering to lift weights, and, to see the changes in my body” Angie

Mindful Fitness for Aging Well

Sandy LeBlanc

Mindful exercise to build muscle & Maintain bone density
As we age, we know we need to work even harder at building muscle mass and maintaining bone density. If you’re looking for a fitness class that’s designed around good form, safety, moderate progressions and fun, this is for you! Our small-class format ensures individual direction on postural form and the correct mechanics of the exercises to protect the joints. Modifications are provided for any injury or compensation needed. First floor access, no stairs to climb! Finish with 20 minutes of stretching and yoga. Cost: Yoga Class Card  
Sandy’s leadership encourages me to work safely, and see what I can do to become strong again. It’s wonderful to exercise here!” Barbara

Personal Training

Sandy Leblanc

Personal training means results.
Our emphasis at Fit Journey is on excellent form, programming and progressions appropriate to challenge an individual safely and at their level, ensuring training results and an enjoyable experience.

Whether you’re a long distance runner or cyclist looking to push your PB, or someone who’s never enjoyed the gym yet knows you need to exercise, or if you’re working around an injury or illness: personal training will reap the greatest rewards with thorough assessment, customized programming, and regular benchmark checks. Conversations around personal nutrition, self care and accountability also benefit each individual.

We’ve yet to meet a perfectly symmetrical person. Single sided training is essential to bring the body back into balance, both from strength and flexibility standpoints.

Variety is the spice of life! We utilize a broad range of equipment (including TRX, kettlebells, free weights, BOSU, balls & body weight) as well as many training methodologies (functional strength, HIIT, heart rate zones, pyramid sets, etc).

Sandy says I’m putting in the work, well, yes I am. However, she shapes it, challenging me safely to progress. My resting heart rate has gone from 67 BPM to 59 BPM. I’m stronger on my runs, sleep better, and have gone from the 10# weight to the 20# with confidence. I’m so grateful!” Colleen

Yoga

Come Home to Yoga at Fit Journey!
Each of us are nurturing dreams and carrying burdens, all while managing the demands of life. Yoga can clear your perspective, help to heal your body/mind/spirit, and restore health while creating optimism. The key is to come with an open mind and a willing heart! Be curious! We practice Hatha yoga, which is accessible to one and all.

Yoga for Runners

Sandy LeBlanc

Yoga can put the sprint back in your run!
No matter where you are in the training cycle, incorporating yoga will help! Special focus on releasing tight hips, lengthening sore hamstrings, calves, lower back, strengthening stabilizers and core; balancing differences from side to side. Considered by many endurance athletes to be injury prevention & cross training combined. Cost: Yoga Class Card
I always feel every pose and sequence is just right for my body – just what I need. I’m positive I made it thru my first Half Marathon training, injury free, because of Sandy’s classes and guidance.” Shlo

Gentle Yoga

Sandy LeBlanc

Gently improve flexibility, calm your mind & relax
If you like the sound of yoga’s benefits (flexibility, strength, joint ease, relaxation) but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you! This is a gentle, well-instructed practice, with modifications for every level and compensation. You’ll learn the basic postures, breathing techniques, and find yourself relaxed and refreshed when done! First floor access, no stairs to climb! Cost: Yoga Class Card
I’ve tried yoga for years with little success. Then I found Fit Journey . . . making Yoga accessible to all levels. I’m home!” Barbara

Hatha Level I/II

Sandy LeBlanc

Build Strength, challenge balance, find your centre
.Hatha yoga is the ‘original’ yoga practice from which many other styles have expanded. It’s the fundamental postures (asana) co-ordinated with the breath in a flowing manner, as well as mindful breath practices (pranayama), mindfulness, and meditation. Level I incorporates lying, seated and standing postures, including balance. Level II layers on more advanced versions of these postures, including backbends, arm balances and inversions. Cost: Yoga Class Card
This is my neighbourhood oasis! I know I’ll be challenged and stretched (more than just physically), and feel wonderful every time. It feels like each practice is just for me!” Robyn

Yoga Core

Sandy LeBlanc

Strengthening the core without crunches!
Create a fully integrated body through releasing unbalanced tension in shoulders, upper & lower back and hip flexors, and then, strengthen your abdominals, pelvic floor, glutes and back with fluid movement with even breath. Cost: Yoga Class Card
These classes have been crucial in keeping my body balanced, and improving my fitness level. A class day is a good day!” Liz

Yin / Restorative Yoga

Denise Ho; 75 minutes

Some call this dessert! Delicious Yin & Restore
Combine the quiet yet powerful practice of Yin Yoga with the healing, relaxing practice of Restorative Yoga for a delicious, centering result. Yin poses focus on the connective tissues and muscles of the legs, hips, back, chest & shoulders. Restorative poses are fully supported with soft props. Thai Yoga massage techniques from Denise further open the energy lines to encourage release and healing. This practice is especially beneficial for those with tight muscles and joints, or who are experiencing anxiety or fatigue, or who simply need to step away from the intensity of life. Cost: Yoga Class Card
This is dessert for me! After caring for everyone else in my day, I can come and attend to my needs, love the deep holds of Yin and crave the wonderful relaxation of Restorative.”  Leslie

Yoga for Anxiety
and Stress

Jessica Cowan-Dewar; 75 minutes

Are you feeling stressed or anxious?
This therapeutic practice addresses stress, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. Drawing upon yoga, yoga therapy, as well as other mind-body practices, we explore a variety of techniques that can reduce anxiety and increase resilience to stress. No previous yoga experience required.  Cost: Yoga Class Card
This practice provides me with a space where I can be still (no small feat). My sleep is deeper and I wake up refreshed.”
Susan

Slow Stretch Serenity

Denise Ho

Explore luxurious flows, moving with your breath.
This slow-paced class allows you to explore luxurious flows with pauses to feel the stretch and notice your body adapting. Ease into a posture, find the courage to explore, and move slowly out. Benefit from full, deep inhalations and exhalations as your strengthen and stretch. Fully supported Restorative Yoga ends the practice to ensure deep relaxation. Cost: Yoga Class Card
If you love Gentle Yoga and would like a little more, this is it!

Mindful meditation

Sandy LeBlanc

Mindfulness & Meditation ease Anxiety & Stress
Mindfulness is a groundswell antidote to today’s intense pace. Meditation is an ancient art: becoming quiet, listening inward, and acknowledging our spirituality. We use simple meditation & mindfulness techniques from Buddhist and Yogic traditions, as well as MBSR and the tools of Positive Psychology.

Yoga Etiquette

Classes are approximately 60 minutes long, and are on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted. Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior. We respectfully ask that you do not wear scent, and turn off your cell phone.

© 2018 Fit Journey • Sandy LeBlanc