Strong Like a Woman Campaign

Strong Like a Woman Campaign

Witnessing women make a courageous decision to leave an abusive relationship and start rebuilding their lives truly embodies what it means to be Strong Like a Woman. November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. From November 1 to November 30, 2021, the Brenda Strafford Centre, Discovery House and Sonshine Community Services will join together to create awareness and raise funds with the ‘Strong Like a Woman’ campaign. With your help, and the fitness studios we partner with, we will make this campaign a success and benefit the women and children facing domestic violence who need our support!

The funds raised from these charity class/es will build awareness of the mission of these three long-term shelters and facilitate their work on ending domestic violence in our communities.

Check out these studios and instructors hosting classes in support of the Brenda Strafford Centre!

Urban Athlete Fitness Studio classes:

Saturday November 6th @ 11am with Dara – Strength

Saturday, November 13th @ 11am with Shannon – Bootcamp

Saturday, November 20th @ 11am with Shahinda – HIIT

Saturday, November 27th @ 11am with Erika – Spin & Sculpt

Sign up will be free on website or https://urbanathletecalgary.com/classes/ or on the Mindbody app.

Sign up for the class free, donate online at the BSC website, and show the front desk your receipt of donation prior to entering the class.

https://brendastraffordsociety.com/donate/

Bedrock CrossFit classes:

Workout classes all day on November 19th – Class times are 6 am, 930 am, 1200 pm, 330 pm, 430 pm, and 530 pm.

Sign up through Bedrock Crossfit event system (https://www.bedrockcrossfit.com/so)

Hotshop Hot Yoga & Spin classes:

November 21st: 2pm Spin&Reset at HotShop Varsity with Nic Miniely and Aisha Zaman

October 30th: 2pm Spin&Reset at HotShop Silverado with Kelsey Osland and Margo Hamilton

November 7th 8pm Flow&Reset at HotShop Vic Park with Lauren Cowley and Danielle Larsen

Donations will be cash only, as well their is a direct link to BSC in the class descriptions.

Anytime Fitness classes:

45 Minute Team Training – high energy training session that uses cardio and weights.  Perfect for all fitness levels

Mondays at 6 pm (November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)

Anytime Fitness Okotoks

1067, 200 Southridge Drive

Okotoks AB
e-mail okotoksab@anytimefitness.com to register 

45 Minute Team Training – high energy training session that uses cardio and weights.  Perfect for all fitness levels

Saturdays at 11 am (November 6, 13, 20 and 27) 

Anytime Fitness Chaparral

5110, 1800 – 194 Avenue SE

Calgary AB 

e-mail ChaparralAB@anytimefitness.com to register

45 Minute Team Training – high energy training session that uses cardio and weights.  Perfect for all fitness levels

Saturdays at 11 am (November 6, 13, 20 and 27) 

Anytime Fitness Deer Ridge

14919 Deer Ridge Drive SE

Calgary AB 

e-mail CalgaryDeerRidge@anytimefitness.com to register

Yoga Santosha Calgary class:

Sound + Yoga workshop November 20th with Sarah Lerner

The class is 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Kensington location. Register on the Workshops page at Yoga Santosha website or Mindbody. https://yogasantosha.ca/workshops/?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=5006&options%5Bsite_id%5D=2790&version=0

Fuel House Chestermere classes:

Workouts for cash donations

Classes will be the last 3 Sundays of November (14, 21, 28) of the month at 11 am.  To sign up, contact Fuel House Chestermere on Facebook, Instagram or via email at saraberdusco@gmail.com19

Pure Bare Mission Classes:

All classes on Sunday, November 21 at the Pure Barre Mission studio will be dedicated to the Brenda Strafford Centre ‘Strong Like a Woman’ campaign. https://www.purebarre.com/location/mission-ab

Breathe Hot Yoga Classes:

Saturday, November 27th – participants will have the option to attend one or more Yoga classes. A single pass is $20 or you can do all three classes for $50.

10am – 11am Foundations with Lori

1130am – 1230am Flow with Angie

1pm – 2pm Restorative and Meditation Yvonne

How does it work? We are asking local fitness studios to host one or more classes throughout November, with the cost of the class benefitting the shelter!

The funds raised will:

  • Raise vital supports for trauma-informed counselling, child programming and secure housing
  • Raise awareness around family violence
  • Promote engagement for you and the three long-term women’s shelters in Calgary

Are you a fitness studio interested in participating in the Strong Like a Woman campaign?

We are grateful for your interest! For more information, see here:

or email Kimberly at k.udy@brendastraffordsociety.org