SANDRA STESSUN BSCOT(C)
Sandra Stessun is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in teaching people to move better in sport, activity and daily life.
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 26 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.
Sandra uses core and pilates based movement to teach optimal posture, body alignment, joint stability and body mechanics. With movement training comes increased body awareness, spinal stability and strength. A strong, stable, well aware body and mind results in more efficient movement in sport and every day life. Sandra has worked with clients ranging from age 11 to 80 and works with clients of all abilities.
Private and small group Pilates sessions are available in person in Sandra's prestigious studio in Courtenay, B.C. In person sessions use the Merrithew V2Max Reformer, Tower and Stability Chair to teach optimum movement. Sandra is a licensed Occupational Therapist, certified pilates instructor (mat and reformer).
*covid-19 health and safety protocols will be followed
*covid-19 vaccine pass is required for in person sessions
Private online sessions are available from the comfort of your own home. Sandra is a licensed Occupational Therapist and certified pilates instructor (mat and reformer).
Group online classes (core, pilates and total body strengthening) are also available. Students can attend live classes and receive weekly video links so classes can be done on ones own schedule.
*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!