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.
Did you know that a lot of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy are related to FREQUENCY? Prevention/management of gestational diabetes, leg/foot cramps, varicose veins, consitpation, back pain, swelling are all significantly increased through exercise frequency.
To help you participate in our classes more frequently, we have launched a PRENATAL PROMO: Register for 2 or more concurrent Fit 4 Two classes in the DT/FC area and receive a Fit 4 Two Frequency Rewards package (value $50): Two complimentary Prenatal Core and Stretch classes on Powhow, a complimentary Infant Massage Workshop (postnatal) and a BPA-free water bottle.
How to redeem your prize package: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names, dates, locations and transactions numbers of the two concurrent Fit 4 Two classes in which you are registered.
New Participants are welcome at any time! 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.
Makeup Class Policy: We understand that you might miss a class or two. If you are registered for a program, you can make up a maximum of 2 missed classes* 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.
*Prenatal Fitness, Mom & Baby Fitness, Stroller Fitness or Stroller Bootcamp. Sorry - we cannot allow makeup classes at spin classes, Tummies 4 Mommies or Infant Massage. We cannot alloow make-up classes for or at Prenatal AquaFit as the YWCA is not part of the Parks Board system.
"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.