Girls Fitness and Leadership Workshop
A day of growth, empowerment and fun for girls ages 11-15!
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Alaine Chartrand is the amazing guest speaker for this youth development event being held December 2nd! We are so excited to hear her talk about her experiences as an elite athlete and the impact sport has had on her life!
Facilitated by Coach Laura Sivers (JumpStart Keeping Girls In Sport, NCCP Mentorship and Coach Developer Learning Facilitator) and featuring Team Canada National and International medalist Guest speakers, this day will feature group fitness, games, yoga, and team building challenges leaving your pre-teen/teen inspired in sport, and understanding the drive to be active for life.
They will have a positive experience in healthy movement while making friends and challenging themselves to be the best they can be.
Sunday December 2nd 9AM-4PM TISS GYM A/B
About our guest instructors and speakers:
Alaine Chartrand – National Figure Skating Team Member and 2016 National Women’s Champion
Prescott native Alaine Chartrand will be joining the Girls Leadership and Fitness workshop as a guest speaker. She is recently finished competing internationally in three major competitions in less than a month representing Canada, the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, Skate America in Everett, Washington, USA and Skate Canada International in Laval, Quebec. Even with all her competitions and busy training schedule at the York Region Skating Academy, she is a Kinesiology student at York University in Toronto.
To see all the details of Alaine’s skating career, you can visit https://skatecanada.ca/alaine-chartrand/
Francie Bingham YTT200 – Certified Yoga Teacher
From Francie – I have been practising Hatha Yoga for most of my life (on and off since high school). As a young woman, I taught yoga to my children – who now still practise yoga as adults. I became a yoga teacher after researching Yoga Teacher Training and Graduated from the 200 hour YTT course at prestigious “Shanti Yoga Teacher’s College” in Nelson, British Columbia in 2017.
Later that year, I Graduated from Restorative Yoga Teacher Training which enables me to teach a restorative yoga program to those who need to trigger the natural healing process through the use of yoga postures with props, pranic healing/breath-work and visualization.
Presently working towards certification as a Therapeutic Yoga Specialist in order work with individuals to focus on applying yoga practice in a way that supports healing, both to help restore energy to those who are weary from pain and to support those with injury or disease.
I think it is imperative that we teach that yoga is an endeavour that can be practised for our entire life….I’ve witnessed children as young as two yrs. to adults as young as 96 yrs. practising yoga – how encouraging.
Currently, I am teaching Yoga in Brockville at: Studio 44, Robin Morgan Fitness & Royal Brock Retirement.
Young people today struggle with distractions and are stressed! I believe that yoga is exactly what they need learn to love themselves, their bodies and to be confident in their minds.
The Practise of Yoga will:
Enhance their experience in all sports. Bring Them Peace, Teach them mindfulness! Mindfulness, can calm the mind and body \ learning to breathe – Really breathe! Confidence – love for themselves and their body – learning to know that they are ok and give them tools to teach self- respect, give them perspective on their thoughts & feelings – the same way it does for us!
Why Choose LifeFit Athletics?
We believe that the quality of the experience is of the upmost importance. For that reason, all of our staff is fully trained and qualified in their roles. They are certified in first aid and in various sports by the National Coaching Certification Program of Canada. We use a maximum ratio of 1:10 to ensure that every child receives the attention that they deserve. Our business is fully licensed, permitted and insured and follows the guidelines of SafeKids Canada. The staff is all police screened and we do not utilize high school volunteers. But most of all, we are about introducing youth to physical literacy; “Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence and physical competence that will result in engagement in physical activities for life.” , so that they can enjoy the benefits of being active in whatever sports they chose to do.