FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio

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FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio

Summer's Arrived at FitWithin with Two

Exclusive Summer Passes

And New Classes In Our Schedule

Choose from a 30 Class Summer Pass or 3 Month Unlimited Summer Pass! Click here to see what's new on our schedule this summer.

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FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio

1 Time Intro Offer for New Members

30 Days for $40 + HST

Of Unlimited Classes *

* 30 days begin on the date of your first visit to FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio. Click here to purchase this offer or see more membership options!

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Target + Transform Within You

Light / Blended / Hard-Core

Hot Yoga + Fitness Classes

FitWithin offers a variety of unique Hot Yoga + Fitness Classes suited for everybody. Find out what works best for you! See the Types of Classes we offer.

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Need Something for the Yoga Lover in Your Life?

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Gift Cards + Reflexology Certificates

Promote health + balance within those around you. Options include a class Gift Card or Reflexology Certificate. Purchase one on MINDBODY today.

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FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio

1447 Upper Ottawa Street

FitWithin Studio

Hamilton, Ontario

We are located inside Eastmount Chiropractic + Wellness Centre. Our hours vary through out the week. Click here to get in touch!

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Click here to read more about our studio, what our team is all about, and how we work to Target + Transform within You!

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About Our Studio

Promoting Harmony + Balance to Target + Transform Within You

FitWithin is about empowering all walks of life to be healthier and happier from the inside out! We combine traditional methods of yoga and fitness with unique and dynamic practices. Join us for our specialty classes — like Yoga Back, POUND®, Buti® Yoga, Pilates Fit, Flex + Flow w/Weights, and so much more. Click here to read more about what we offer.

Wellness is an inside job! At FitWithin your goals are met, no matter what. The most common amongst our students are — stress relief, weight loss, tone and sculpt, get better sleep, increase energy, mobility, stability, balance, or meditation. We care and support your journey to be a better you! We are about transforming lives not just instructing classes. We want to know you, your name, and to be a part of our FitWithin community: a safe place to just breathe and let go!

Activate, energize, restore, and renew, all in one convenient location! Connect with us. We are located inside Eastmount Chiropractic + Wellness Centre.

Check out our intro video below to see what we're all about!

Meet The Team

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Marlene Campos-Cipriani: Owner / Instructor

Marlene is here to share with you her passion for living a happy and healthy life. She has over 16 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. It is a vast industry and it is constantly changing its approach on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Marlene’s Passion for teaching yoga + fitness is a true reflection of how she feels we need to treat ourselves. Always ending her classes with Be good to yourself + others.

Marlene welcomes you to meet her and the FitWithin Team the mat. Get ready for a journey that will transform your life to be a better YOU!

Credentials: Registered Certified Reflexologist, CPTN Yoga Specialist, Partner of YogaFit® Canada, YogaFit® 200RYT®, Yoga Alliance 200RYT® Registered, Pilates Certified, CPTN Personal Trainer, POUND® Pro. Buti® Yoga Certified.

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Paul Fricano: Instructor

Paul has had a passion for fitness and health for over 20 years, he made the move into the fitness industry back in 2005 when he completed the CPTN Personal Training Program and started iFIT Personal Training. In 2006 Paul went into a partnership and opened his first fitness studio in Mississauga where he was introduced to Yoga, Pilates and Spinning. After a year Paul left that partnership.

He opened up his own studio helping many clients reach their own goals through personal training and group fitness classes. He has also taught fitness classes at the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and Tim Hortons Camp. Paul's passion for health and fitness has brought him to where he is today continuing on his education and trainings to get his 200 RYT through YogaFit® Canada.

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Sarah Griffin: Instructor / Holistic Nutrition Expert

I have always been a fitness enthusiast, I fell in love with yoga in 2010 after using it as a tool to help heal an injury. I have been teaching yoga for 2 years after receiving my 200 hour yoga certification at De La Sol Yoga Studio. I have also obtained certifications from The Academy of Culinary Nutrition.

Also, Mathew Kenney’s Raw Culinary Nutrition. I am on my way to becoming a certified Holistic Nutritionist! My thirst for knowledge and passion for health and wellness keeps me attending as many workshops and courses as I can while continuing to deepen my practice. Click here to see my holistic nutrition plans.

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Karen Rocha: Instructor

Karen started practicing yoga in 2015 to decompress from her corporate job. She soon fell in love, as yoga brought her much more than physical benefits. She wanted to deepen her understanding of the philosophy + physical practice of yoga + enrolled in the Anjeli Yoga Teaching Academy YTT 200 HR certification program. She quickly realized that she wanted to share her love + understanding of yoga with a broader audience, + pursued teaching.

Since completing her YTT 200, Karen has been exploring physical movement as therapy, helping people to move functionally well so that they can release long held compensation patterns and pain. Karen is a certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist and Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

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See Some of Our Members In Action!

FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Studio was voted Gold as one of the top three Yoga Studio’s for Hamilton in the 2017 Spector Readers' Choice Awards! In previous years we have been voted Best Reflexologist (2011-2015), and Top 10 for Reflexology, Boot Camp, and Yoga Instructors (2016-2017). Click the button below to read reviews from our students and their progress through FitWithin Studio:

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" I have been involved with Marlene and Fitwithin since 2012. At that time I wanted to just find a way to relax and destress. I grew to love yoga. It has now become such a large, integral part of my life. Marlene has been and continues to be an amazing guide. She is a source of strength and support in so many ways. I love the many different yoga classes and the way that Marlene and her team incorporate strength building in with yoga. All of the classes are unique and beneficial. One of the ones that is very good and helpful is the Yoga Therapy class. It is a self massaging class using foam rollers, tennis balls, 'coregeaous' balls and so much more. It is for facial release and it is simply amazing how much it helps. Flex and Flow with weights is another class that incorporates yoga poses with weights for an intense but wonderful workout, some cardio too which is great as well. I have also taken some of the workshops. One I took was last fall the '30 day challenge', again such support and guidance for the time. Lots of valuable nutritional advice given. I did lose inches doing this and enjoyed it very much. For me the fall challenge is the best time to take part as it is the beginning of a 'new season', almost like New Years, time to renew. I cannot say enough about the Chakra workshops that Marlene runs. Truly words cannot be said, one has to experience it because it is empowering. All in all I am so very grateful for having found Fitwithin and for Marlene, Paul, Sarah and Karen. All of them bring their own vibrance, respect and love to the classes. I always leave feeling renewed and rejuvenated. One very important thing I have learned though is to always or as best as can be done, be in the moment. Namaste. "

— Cara

" I am so grateful that I found FitWithin 5 years ago. I signed up for classes because I needed stress relief and wanted to do something for myself. What I got was way more than I could have imagined. Marlene and the classes totally helped me through a really difficult time in my life and helped me get healthier and stronger inside and out.

FitWithin has a welcoming, relaxing and fun atmosphere and all of the instructors are amazing! I love that throughout the year FitWithin offers fitness challenges for those who wish to participate, it's a great way to keep me accountable and get back on track with my fitness and nutrition. I am not a competitive person, but I have signed up for a number of the fitness challenges, just to push myself. I have NEVER been able to do a push up, but the challenges and weekly classes helped me push myself and I am so much stronger now. I was able to finally do a full push up!

Their nutritional programs have taught me so much about healthy eating and have helped me adjust my food choices and eating habits. FitWithin offers so much support and encouragement that it really helps me continue to focus on my goals. I wanted to be more fit and healthy when I turned 40 last year and I have to say that I have never been stronger or in better shape! Thank you so much Marlene, Sarah, Paul and Karen! You are all amazing and I am so grateful! "

— Jackie

" I’ve been attending classes at FitWithin for the almost 2 years now. Previous to this, I went to a variety of fitness classes which were 'okay' but from the first class at FitWithin, I was addicted! The level of detailed instruction has transformed my fitness level. Understanding how to properly do an exercise, which muscle groups I should be using, how to modify an exercise to accommodate for sore body parts (we all have those!) and how to breathe effectively has made the world of difference. I used to have chronic back and neck issues which sidelined me from life activities but since I’ve attended FitWithin, I am so much stronger and have greatly reduced these issues. My body is stronger and I benefit from that in all my daily activities and that's important but FitWithin is so much more than that. The classes have helped me connect my body movements to my mental and spiritual well-being. Especially in stressful situations, I am better able to connect with my inner strength thanks to Marlene and her team! "

— Laura

" From a simple thing such as my clothes fitting better, to a deep understanding of how to remain calm in stressful situations... that is what FitWithin and Marlene's team has given me. I could never thank you enough for helping me transform my life. "

— Lisa

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Partnership with YogaFit® Canada

The Leader in Mind Body Fitness Education

" We are happy to welcome, our newest partner, Marlene Campos-Cipriani and FitWithin in Hamilton, ON to the YogaFit® Family. As the largest yoga school in North America and the gold standard for safe fitness yoga, we applaud Marlene's commitment to providing the best possible yoga instruction and resources to the community and look forward to supporting that commitment! " — Beth Shaw, YogaFit® President + Founder. Click here to read more.

Marlene, owner of FitWithin, is excited to partner with YogaFit® Canada, in Hamilton Ontario. This partnership will enhance + optimize FitWithin's current clientele through yoga + fitness classes, by adding more YogaFit® based principles.

Created by Beth Shaw, YogaFit® was designed to improve your health, performance, and mental acuity, based on the ancient fitness science of yoga. It blends balance, strength, flexibility, and power in a fitness format. YogaFit® is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness. It reduces the risk of injury and augments recovery for ailments. Established in 1994, they have since trained over 200,000 yoga + fitness professionals worldwide, making it the largest yoga school for instructors. It is the preferred yoga training provider + partner for canfitpro + American Council of Exercise’s (ACE).

Founder + president, Beth Shaw, is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga + fitness; having been profiled in programs including Oprah's O Magazine, CNN, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Oxygen, Clean Eating, Self + more. YogaFit® is committed to community service, supporting animals and humanitarian causes. Visit them at yogafitcanada.com + yogafit.com. Click here to read less.

FitWithin Additional Certifications

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200® / Continuing Education Provider YACEP®

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Frequently Asked Questions

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I'm new to yoga, how do I start? + I'm new to yoga, how do I start? -

Before beginning, we'd recommend reading the How to Join section! As for your first class we recommend you sign up for our Yoga Back, Yang/Yin, and any other practices that are suitable for Beginners/All Levels. This will help build your foundation through Breathing (Pranayama), Posture (Asana), and Meditation (Dyhana) practices. We also offer a variety of Light classes to suit your yoga/fitness level.

What if I'm not flexible? + What if I'm not flexible? -

Then we would recommend yoga even more! It's a practice to optimize your strength, stamina, flexibility, endurance, consistency, and regularity, while promoting calmness, balance, and peace of mind. Yoga works on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level, to bring positive changes to your body and mind!

What if I have an injury / physical condition? + What if I have an injury / physical condition? -

We recommend asking your doctor or medical professional if it is safe before beginning practicing yoga or our fitness based classes. Let the teacher know of any condition or injury, and we will explain modifications for poses that would be more accessible for you. During a class, follow your instincts! If a pose doesn't feel right, don't force it.

How do I choose a style of yoga to practice? + How do I choose a style of yoga to practice? -

In time you will identify with / relate to a preferred style of yoga. The best way to discover what works best for you is to try out different classes and then decide! Your body and mind are constantly evolving. It is perfectly normal and beneficial to your practice to vary your style!

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Look for the Light category in our classes for our restorative practices suited for all levels. Click here to read more. Our Light classes are encouraged if you suffer from pain or are extremely active, to improve recovery time and overall health/wellbeing.

What are the most athletic + active classes? + What are the most athletic + active classes? -

Look for the Hard-Core category in our classes for a dynamic fusion of fitness and yoga. Click here to read more. Our Hard-Core classes have varying levels of intensities, and modifications can be made so they're suitable for Advanced / All Levels!

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For hygienic reasons, we recommend you bring your own personal mat. We do have some natural slip-resistant rubber mats available to borrow, with no harmful chemicals or PVC. They are also biodegradable so they don't pollute the earth! If you need guidance on what mat to purchase, visit the Yoga Products section, or Connect with us, and we'd be happy to help!

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Wear comfortable clothes that let you bend and stretch freely. Shorts, tights, sweatpants, t-shirts, sports tanks, etc. are all appropriate gear for practice. No need for shoes! Yoga is practiced bare-foot. Please check your FitWithin App / MINDBODY account for any prerequisite information regarding if shoes are required.

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There is a parking lot right in front of our studio facing Upper Ottwawa. Please give yourself enough time to arrive. We're located inside Eastmount Chiropractic + Wellness center, enter there and continue down the hall to our door at the end. We promote and encourage a quiet setting to be mindful of the services going on. Upon arriving please remove your shoes, and you will be directed to the change room where you can leave your things. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Do you have showers, lockers + change rooms? + Do you have showers, lockers + change rooms? -

We have change rooms and storage areas for you to use at the studio. There are no showers in our facility, however you can touch-up after class in our change room, or use the two washrooms available in the Eastmount Chirporactic and Wellness Centre.

Can I just drop in for a class? + Can I just drop in for a class? - What are FitWithin workshops? + What are FitWithin workshops? -

FitWithin Workshops are pre-registered events or courses usually consisting of a few hours / sessions. We recommend signing up early as spots fill up quick. You can pre-register by paying online or in person at the studio. Class passes are not applicable to workshops. Visit our Workshops page to see what we’re currently hosting!

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Please refer to your MINDBODY account for purchase expirations, or visit our Join Us page for specific details! Please note, NO refunds are given once you are signed up.