Melanie Glaim-Osmack began Fit 4 Two in 2003 out of a passion to help women enjoy active pregnancies. With the birth of her son came the addition of postnatal fitness classes. It wasn't long before Melanie realized that her classes were more than physical fitness. They provided a safe place for women to ask questions, share their thoughts and support one another.
In 2006, Melanie created the opportunity for women in other communities to attend Fit 4 Two classes by franchising. While her business was growing so was her family. In late 2006, Baby Olivia joined Big Brother Caden.
Melanie continues to break the myths around pregnancy and exercise by training certified fitness instructors and personal trainers to become pre and postnatal fitness specialists, writing for various publications and speaking at Fitness Conferences.
New mom? Join us on the world renowned Vancouver Sea Wall for Stroller Fitness and Stroller Bootcamp. Mom to be? Enjoy the airconditioning at the Roundhouse, voted Vancouver's best community centre or over at Creekside where we have an ocean view. Full schedule here.
New Participants are welcome at anytime. If you register after a start date, the facility will pro-rate your fees. See announcements on the right for important info about joining classes that have already started.
Weather Policy: Classes are rain or shine. For Stroller Fitness at Coopers we will stay under covered area when rainining heavily. For the Roundhouse, we will stay in the dance studio if raining heavily. If it is raining lightly we still head out on the sea wall.
Makeup Class Policy: We understand that you might miss a class or two. If you are registered for a regularly priced program, you can make up a maximum of 2 missed classes (space permitting) per session. These classes must be made up in the downtown/false creek territory within 30 days of the missed class. You will need to get a signed makeup class card from your instructor. No makeup class card = no makeup class.
"Exercise essential part of modern prenatal care." - Dr. Maureen Kennedy MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dip. Sport Med. Read full article.
**Online Registration ALERT!**
The Vancouver parks board website stops showing current sessions after the first couple of classes have passed. We welcome new participants at any time. All class dates on our calendars at www.fit4two.ca are accurate.If you cannot find the class you want on the park board online reg system,please call the centre directly to register.
"I attended prenatal exercise classes from several providers. The Fit 4 Two instructors were the only ones who consistently asked participants about any injuries and offered suggestions to modify exercises to accommodate them.
Avoiding injury is important for maintaining an active pregnancy. Well done, Fit 4 Two!" - Krista Paulson, Hand & Arm Physiotherapist, Winnipeg