475 Danforth Ave.
4 min walk from Chester Subway
FitZonePLUS exists because many people of ALL shapes, sizes & abilities find typical yoga & fitness studios intimidating & non inclusive.
Give us the chance to help make a difference in your life. One hour, one class - JUST TRY IT. You don't have to come back, but most people do because we are EXACTLY what we say we are.
You will NEVER feel judged, uncomfortable or out of place at FitZonePLUS. We PROMISE!
NEW CLIENT PROMOTION!
1 Month Unlimited Classes
$50.00 - Ends January 31st
YOGA | ZUMBA
GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING
DANCE | KIDS YOGA | WORKSHOPS
Suzanne is an international advocate for inclusive, non judgmental, supportive yoga and fitness classes to suit ALL BODIES. She is a pioneer in Plus Size Fitness and created the FIRST plus size yoga class in North America in 2002. She specializes in Beginner, Plus Size and Senior yoga and teaches a variety of classes including Hatha, Restorative and Yin. Suzanne has practiced yoga for over 25 years and has taught classes to thousands of clients and has trained 150+ instructors on yoga modifications and working with diverse body types through workshops, local and international retreats and at her studio in Toronto.
Suzanne has practiced yoga since the late 80's and was active and involved in competitive sports until an accident in 2001 left her barely able to walk for two years. After gaining 100+ pounds over the next 8 years of due to nerve damage and sciatica, a mixture of yoga and acupuncture helped her get back in action, but her experiences in yoga studios as a larger person were not ideal. Due to her much larger than average size (at that time) and physical limitations, she wasn't able to do many of the poses and instead of being shown modifications to boost her confidence and master them in a way that worked for her body, she was usually told "just do your best," or completely ignored. She wanted to channel the shame, embarrassment, frustration she felt into something positive, creating a small plus-size yoga class in 2002.
She opened FitZonePLUS in 2011, starting with just two classes — those two classes sold out from day one! In October, 2013, demand for classes had grown so much that FitZonePLUS moved to it's current location in the heart of the Danforth. Classes now include Yoga, Zumba, Group Personal Training, Nia Dance, workshops, local and international yoga retreats and the life changing Mind Body Makeover. All FitZonePLUS instructors are personally trained by Suzanne on modifying yoga poses and fitness classes to fit diverse body types. Suzanne started offering The Mind Body Makeover in 2012. The Mind Body Makeover is an extremely informative 12 week lifestyle transformation program. This life changing program combines 30 minute coaching sessions 2x per week and a choice of 2 private yoga or group personal training classes per week OR unlimited group classes at the FitZonePLUS studio. Demand for this program became so high throughout the world that Suzanne now offers both in class and skype options. The program is available to anyone who speaks English regardless of location! Click here to learn more about this program that was featured in The Globe & Mail.
FitZonePLUS has been featured on CBC News, The National, Global News, The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Flare Magazine and many local and international blogs. It's the 'go to' boutique yoga/fitness centre in Toronto for those looking for a non judgmental, supportive environment with NO attitude.
Suzanne says, "Creating FitZonePLUS has been a large factor in my growing self acceptance and confidence; it has changed my life in countless ways. I've lost 183 lbs (half my body size!) and went from being almost immobile at 365 lbs to becomming a Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer!! I'm heathier than ever! I hope my journey will inspire others; if I can do it, so can you!"
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Health & Wellness Coach
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475 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 2L3
Suzanne After - 182 lbs (loss of 183 lbs!)