Who We Are
For your Mind. For your Body. For your Spirit.
For Your Mind
Become centered + balanced with reduced stress. Improve concentration.
For Your Body
Increase energy, strength, endurance + flexibility.
For Your Spirit
Enhance self awareness + confidence. Feel more joy + happiness.
FitWithin is about promoting harmony + balance within YOU. Our unique + dynamic yoga, hot yoga + fitness classes — like YogaBack, POUND®, PiYO®Live, PilatesFit, Flex+Flow with Weights, + much more — brings in a balanced mind, body + spirit. Anyone wanting to be part of a group setting full of energy + motivating individuals are welcome to join! Groups no larger than 20 help students get the most out of instruction + more personal attention.
The core of FitWithin is healing from the inside out. Movement — like yoga + fitness, the therapeutic benefits of doTerra essential oils, + reflexology as a one-on-one therapeutic treatment — help facilitate balance + harmonize the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This is our number one focus, to help you become a happier + healthier YOU!
Our studio was voted Gold as one of the top three Yoga Studio's for all of Hamilton in the 2017 Hamilton Spectator’s Reader’s Choice Awards! FitWithin was also voted best reflexologist for 2011-2015, and Top 10 in 2016/2017 for reflexology, boot camp, and yoga instructors. We were also voted Gold Winner in Holistic Health 2013. FitWithin classes are voted in the top ten yoga + fitness classes in Hamilton for 2014, 2015 + NOW in 2016.
Meet the Team!
FitWithin Hot Yoga + Fitness Team Members.
" I believe it is our duty, not privilege, to take control of our lives. With this in mind, self-reliance is the secret ingredient to achieve true happiness. We have all heard this at some point in our lives: 'My happiness depends on me! What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me'. How we direct this energy is by having the strength and the courage to look inside for the answers. Be your own guide and in tune to what you want and need, in all centers of your being Mind, Body, and Spirit. " - Marlene
Owner / Instructor
Marlene is here to share with you her passion for living a happy and healthy life. She has over 12 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 welcome’s you to meet her on 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.
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.
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.
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 release. 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.
Her teaching is rooted in Tantric philosophy with a focus on alignment + breath. She teaches a wide variety of classes including, Classic Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin/Yang + Restorative. Her wish is to share her love of yoga so everyone can experience the beauty + peace it brings. In her endless pursuit of self-development, Karen has enrolled in the Anjeli Yoga Teaching Academy YTT 300 HR program, which she is due to complete in late 2018.
Partnership with YogaFit® Canada
The Leader in Mind Body Fitess 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.
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.
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