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Fatima Lee Garsi - Director/ Head Coach

I am the Founder and Head Coach of Sister Fit.

I create my own path instead of following in other's footsteps and value others who can think independently. Fitness and martial arts has become so infused with my life, that's it's hard to describe what it does for me now. I can say, however, that when I do not practice or when I become unfit, my posture weakens and life feels very heavy.

I was able to overcome so many challenges and hardships through focusing on what was good for my body.

Sister Fit is a mix of community (positive and warm people), experience (high-level coaching and attention), and results (physical and emotional change) that make a new fitness lifestyle so easy to adapt to.

It is my mission to deliver a service to you that surpasses your expectations and challenges you to see yourself in a different light.

Professional Credentials:

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Certified Senior Fitness Specialist

Precision Nutrition Certified Coach (Dr. John Berardi) 

NCCP Level 1 and 2 Boxing Coach 

Certified Restorative Justice Facilitator (Toronto District Police Service)

Certified Kettlebell Coach- Hard style (Kettlebell Taiwan)

Certified Bootcamp coach (Canadian Fitness Professionals)

Certified Speed and Agility Coach (Athletes Acceleration, Lee Taft)

Certified Level 1 Krav Maga Instructor (T3 Tactical Training, Jean-Paul Jauffret)

Accredited Level 3 Arnisador Instructor (stick fighting)  in the LESKAS style lineage of arnis recognized by Grand Master Fil. V Buena. 

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Aaida Mamuji - Boxing and Fitness

I’m a competitive amateur boxer, boxing instructor, and a Professor in Disaster and Emergency Management at York University.

 

I started boxing at the end of 2010 at Final Round Boxing in Ottawa, and from the moment I first hit the bag, I felt something stir inside me. Witnessing the dedication of all those around me, I instantly discovered that we all have some type of power deep within, and most of us don’t know that it exists.

 

Boxing has made me feel like a stronger person emotionally and spiritually. I believe that external strength and internal strength go hand in hand, and one augments the other.

 

I love coaching and sharing my love of boxing with other women. The benefits of sport for self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness are innumerable. And, when we do things for ourselves, we have so much more to give to those around us.

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Shoilee Khan

Creative Editor

I’m a writer, educator, editor, and PhD student in English Literature at York University. I teach English at the School of Communication and Literary Studies at Sheridan College and love helping people explore their creative potential.

 

While I spend most of my time reading, writing, researching, or teaching, I value the focus, discipline, and emotional benefits of athleticism. I admire women who pursue the rigour of sport with determined focus and have always wanted to embody that drive in my own life.

 

For me, I find that drive and outlet in the simple act of running. This accessible and beginner-ready sport has provided me with a consistent physical challenge, and is an incredible source of mental and emotional peace. In the most wonderful of ways, it has also fueled my creativity - there’s nothing like a run to help you problem-solve when you’re facing a blank page!

 

I admire the work of all the women involved in Sister Fit and look forward to continuing my support of its programming through writing and creative development.

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Umm Abdullah - Boxing, Fitness, Arnis

I am a wife, homeschooling mother of five, and a certified personal trainer. As a mother, I’ve found it challenging to incorporate a fitness regimen into my schedule, while homeschooling my children and pursuing my own studies on the side. I easily put myself on the back-burner and began to feel the effects of that on my health and well-being.

 

When I began looking into various approaches to fitness, I found myself confronted with less than ideal situations that often misaligned with my values as a Muslim woman. Sister Fit classes provided an environment that was both comfortable and challenging. I signed my girls and myself up and the rest, as they say, is history. At Sister Fit, I was able to rekindle my love for boxing and learn arnis, a form of weapons-based martial arts native to the Philippines.

 

In my journey towards a healthy lifestyle, I found myself inspired by Prophetic medicine. I’ve incorporated many herbs, cupping therapy, and essential oils into my family’s life. I also enjoy making my own skin care products, and exploring the world of natural therapies.

 

As a Sister Fit Coach, I look forward to continuing my growth as a personal trainer and hope to help other sisters achieve their personal fitness goals.

 

Professional Credentials:

Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Boxing Coach Level 1 (National Coaching Certification Program)

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Coach Tai Salih

Yoga and Pilates Specialist

Tai is a 500hr+ CYT trained in hatha, vinyasa, yin, ashtanga, restorative, trauma-sensitive yoga, and post-rehabilitation, pilates, mindfulness, pranayama circuit, and interval training in addition to several workshops, immersions lead by master-level yogis and pilates instructors. Tai came to Canada as a young refugee from Sudan her passion to heal through her traumas lead her to yoga in 2009. She has dedicated herself to growing her yoga practice and sharing what has helped heal her.

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