Dee is one of those women who confesses to skipping gym class throughout her school years. It wasn\'t until later in life, when she met her jock husband, that she became even remotely interested in anything related to fitness. Then in 2001, Dee entered a 12-week body transformation contest and she surprised everyone - including herself - by successfully placing 4th out of hundreds of competitors! She has never looked back.
Dee considers herself to be a true testimony to pre and postnatal fitness. She was very active throughout her pregnancy, all the while proudly sporting her "Birth is Not an Illness" T-shirt at the gym. Dee welcomed little Ryder into the world in January 2004 and within 6 weeks she was back at the gym. Since becoming a mom, Dee has reached her personal best in fitness. Now, she wants to share her love of fitness and all things "birthy" with other women.
Dee has over 8 years professional work experience as a Labour Doula, Post-Partum Doula and a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She also served as Vice-President of the BC Doula Services Association. Additionally, Dee has pursued post-secondary studies in psychology, food and nutrition. Most recently, Dee became a stylist with Yummy Mummy Makeovers so she could continue working with moms, but offer a completely different service that helped women to love their bodies.
Dee makes it a priority in her classes to help participants make connections in class. Motherhood can be an isolating experience. Moms need comrades! Many long lasting and meaningful friendships have come out of her classes.
Dee has been featured on Breakfast Television, CBC's Living Vancouver, in Metro Vancouver Newspaper and in British Columbia Magazine.
Dee firmly believes that healthy moms are healthy role models for their children.
**Bring a Friend for FREE week is April 14-18**
BFF week is a great opportunity to share your love of Fit 4 Two with a friend who has not yet experienced a Fit 4 Two class.
Bring them to Stroller Fitness at Kits beach or at UBC.
If your friend is away Apr 14-18 ask Dee for a free class pass for your friend to try the class when she gets back.
Registration saves you money, guarantees you a space in the class, strengthens your commitment to your fitness goals and makes you eligible to win great prizes from Joy Massage Therapy, Evolve Nurturing Vitality and Yummy Mummy Makeovers.
All Vancouver Westside registered prenatal participants are invited to attend a FREE infant massage workshop ($25 value.)
INTRODUCTION TO INFANT MASSAGE WORKSHOPS
Private classes and private group classes available in the comfort of your own home. The instructor will provide oil and handouts. One 60 minute session to teach you the basics and get you started.
5-7 Adults $25 per family
8-12 Adults $20 per family
Discount for the host family. Contact Dee for further information.
Pregnant? Email email@example.com for your FREE copy of Prenatal Fitness Guidelines.
New mom? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your FREE copy of Postnatal Fitness Guidelines.
If we don't meet our minimum registration 48 hours before the start date, then that's what we have to do. Register early and avoid disappointment.
Watch us on CBC Living Vancouver
www.cbc.ca/livingvancouver Go to segments, click on living well, body, baby massage.
Check back often for updates and new classes.
Going to a baby shower? Mother's Day? Give the gift of fitness, friendship and fun with a Fit 4 Two gift certificate. Available in any denomination. Contact email@example.com for info.
I had never spent much time with strengthening and core exercises, but Dee makes sure they are a part of every workout. This is so important for recovering from childbirth and keeping strong so we can carry our ever-growing babies. Despite the differing fitness levels of all the participants (new and longstanding) in our class, Dee always makes sure we can ALL get a good workout and will push each of us to our limits. I've seen positive changes in my strength, fitness, and physique and I couldn't have done it without Dee. Some friends have even said I look more fit now than before my pregnancy! It doesn't hurt to hear that!
Dr. Cheryl Smits