Community + Experience + Results!
What is Sister Fit About?
We are a small boutique gym that offers high level coaching in boxing, Muay Thai, self-defense and our fit body bootcamp program in a women-only environment. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, safe and professional atmosphere for LGBT people, diverse women and Muslim women. Our coaches are highly qualified professionals who are culturally sensitive and who enjoy working in various segments of diverse populations.
Sister Fit can help you develop confidence in your identity, in your body and in your abilities.
Our programs can help you get focused on your priorities through a health and fitness lens, and help you create a growth mindset that sets you up for success in our gym, and in life.
Our class sizes are kept small so that you can build meaningful bonds with other value-aligned women while receiving personal attention from our elite-level coaches.
We blend the best of both worlds - the attention and care of an elite-level coach, combined with the energy and excitement of a group class.
An elite-level coach can cost hundreds of dollars per hour. At Sister Fit, you will be sharing your elite-level coach with 4-8 other women at a time, so that you can get an amazing training experience, done safely and effectively at just a fraction of the cost.
Sister Fit could be exactly what you need: A community of awesome, a great experience each time and RESULTS in your mindset and body.
We take the time to develop your fitness and technique so you can progress through our program and be very happy with your new body. Each class is deliberate in teaching real combat skills and self-defense. We’re not solely focused on burning calories!
Every class level has a specific curriculum that makes our program an exciting experience. Your success is ours too, and we are committed to delivering service that goes beyond your expectations.
We also offer half-day and full-day workshops in self-defense. Please contact us to learn more about these opportunities.
MEET OUR TEAM
Fatima Lee Garsi - Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.