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Partnership with YogaFit® Canada
” 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.
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.
FitWithin Additional Certifications
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200® / Continuing Education Provider YACEP®
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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!
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.
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!
Look for the Light category in our classes for our restorative practices suited for all levels. Click here to read more about our types of classes. Our Light classes are encouraged if you suffer from pain or are extremely active, to improve recovery time and overall health/wellbeing.
Look for the Hard-Core category in our classes for a dynamic fusion of fitness and yoga. Click here to read more about our types of classes. Our Hard-Core classes have varying levels of intensities, and modifications can be made so they’re suitable for Advanced / All Levels!
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, check out Love My Mat, or Connect with us, and we’d be happy to help!
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 MINDBODY® account for any prerequisite information regarding if shoes are required.
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 Centre, 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.
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.
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!
Class + Pricing Policies
Cancellations, Registration + Refunds
No refunds are given once you are signed up to a Membership, Class, or Event / Workshop. Classes are non transferable. We do not accept Class / Event Registrations or Cancellations by phone. Everything is done through MINDBODY®.
Pop-In Members, First Time Intro Offer, and Class Passes are activated the date of your first visit (not the purchase date). If you are unable to attend a class, please cancel online at least 1 hour before start time, or else it will still count as used on the Class Pass.
Gold and Platinum Auto-Renew Memberships are activated at the date of purchase. Any 3 / 6 / 12 Month Auto-Renew Memberships cannot be cancelled until 12 months after purchasing. You may suspend your membership (due to vacation time or illness / injury) for up two 2 weeks, once per year only. No exceptions.
Marlene encourages you to stay committed to your program to see the amazing results in your overall health. Being committed to your practice is a great way to recharge, lose weight, and feel great. Be you. Be Better. Be FitWithin!
New Student Prep
Guidelines for New Members
Download the Full Student Prep Guide today in pdf format for your convenience! Print it out or save on your phone.
Download the FitWithin Agreement Waiver. Please print out this form and have it filled out / signed before your first class.
- Arrive 15 minutes early to class, allowing for time to register, sign-in, and prep. Latecomers will not be accepted — no exceptions.
- Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing from natural fibres (if possible). Your body should be able to breathe through the clothing. Yoga is practiced bare foot to stimulate the vital nerve endings in your feet. Wearing socks can cause injuries. FitWithin has a fragrance free environment. Please refrain from wearing perfume. Phones + pagers should be turned off before entering the studio.
- We recommend you have a personal yoga mat for hygienic reasons. Please bring re-usable water canisters (no plastic water bottles are permitted).
- Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. We recommend you not eat 2-3 hours before a class. If you must eat, have a small snack such yogurt or an apple, etc.
- Students are responsible for their own practice. Be conscious of overstretching and injuries. To avoid injuries or health problems, check with your doctor before starting yoga practice. Inform the teacher prior to class about any existing health conditions such as: back, neck or joint injuries, recent surgeries, high blood pressure, or pregnancy.
- Drink lots of water after class. We also recommend bathing in (Epsom) sea salt or showering after to relax the muscles. After care is important for muscle recovery.
- For more information about FitWithin’s yoga practice, read over our Frequently Asked Questions.