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Sandra Stessun is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in teaching people to move better in sport, activity and daily life. 

With the help of the V2Max reformer and the stability chair Sandra teaches  optimal posture, body alignment, joint stability, flexibility and proper muscular firing patterns so that clients get the most out of each pilates session. Exercises and movement taught in the studio are always related back to every day life and sport so that training happens beyond the studio session for maximal results! With client centred  goals in mind, Sandra is able to program for athletic performance, recreational performance and rehabilitation. 

Sandra graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996, with a degree in Occupational Therapy.  She completed her STOTT pilates certification in advanced mat in 2005 and completed her certification in advanced reformer in 2010.  Sandra  has 28 years experience teaching group fitness classes, (step, bootcamp, resistance training, zumba, yoga and pilates).  Sandra was the group fitness director for Spalady Edmonton, (Alberta) from  2003-2008.  Sandra has presented numerous health and wellness education sessions in Canada and the United States and was also a regular fitness presentor for several years on Global News Edmonton. 


studio sessions

Private and small group Pilates sessions are available in person in Sandra's prestigious studio in Courtenay, B.C. 

Studio  sessions  use the Merrithew V2Max Reformer, Tower and Stability Chair to teach optimum movement.


Sandra is a licensed Occupational Therapist and  certified Stott pilates instructor (mat and reformer).  

virtual sessions

Private online sessions are available from the comfort of your own home. 

Sandra is a licensed Occupational Therapist and certified Stott pilates instructor (mat and reformer).

Group online classes (core, pilates and total body strengthening) are also available. 

*new students will require a private assessment and introductory session prior to starting virtual group classes 


Fit 2 function was established in 2008.  Sandra Stessun, BScOT(c) saw the need to help clients move better and to teach her clients to better understand movement principles. 

 Fit 2 function describes the nature of Sandra's practice  - helping clients translate 'fitness' movement or exercise, into functional movement. If purposeful, therapeutic movement and exercise can be integrated beyond the gym or studio, into ones daily life, quality of movement will improve. With a strong, stable, and aware mind and body, moving through daily life becomes easier. An efficient, strong, balanced body is more resilient and less prone to injury.     

Fit 2 function also describes Sandra's rehabilitation practice - helping  clients manage  acute or chronic injury or conditions.  Sandra helps her clients through movement therapy, which includes teaching posture, joint alignment, joint stability, corrective muscular firing patterns and body awareness.  Sandra helps her clients become fit and prepared to return to function, return to daily activities, and most importantly to return to the activities and hobbies that matter most to them.  

Sandra aims to help people strengthen their body whether it is for rehabilitation, general well being and maintenance, or to reach ones athletic potential.

Fit 2 function studio is equipped with the prestigious Merrithew pilates equipment including the v2Max reformer and the stability chair.  This equipment uses intricate pulley and spring systems as resistance to help build a strong stable body.  The reformer, chair and tower promotes dynamic stability with every movement and exercise.  The pilates springs work the muscles through concentric and eccentric contraction for optimal performance results!


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