Fitness guru supports girls, women

Bellyfit International founder Alice Bracegirdle leads a fundraiser to empower women and girls through fitness and dance.

Dance

On Sunday, Island Pilates and Fitness hosts Bellyfit International founder Alice Bracegirdle and DJ Rowan in a community fundraiser to empower women and girls in the Comox Valley through fitness and dance.

If anyone is interested in investing in young women’s health and wellbeing, it is Bracegirdle. Once a single mom on welfare battling depression, exhaustion and poverty, she turned to her dance training and love of music to restore balance in her life. Through this work Bellyfit was created.

Bracegirdle and IPF director Leanne Zdebiak-Eni will lead participants in an exhilarating Bellyfit class. Bellydance, Bollywood and African are a few of the cultures on which Bellyfit draws inspiration for this unique and uplifting workout. Developed specifically for women, Bellyfit merges effective and energetic fitness training with the spirit of joy and practice of mindfulness. This special class will also feature three brand new formats: Bellyfit Warrior, Flow and Vibe, each bringing a different flavour and focus.

“With hundreds of certified Bellyfit instructors in dozens of countries, having Alice come here to share Bellyfit live with our community is an amazing opportunity for us,” says Zdebiak-Eni. “And we’re so excited to have DJ Rowan spinning live for us, we are looking forward to an amazing afternoon.”

Proceeds will benefit Girls on the MOVE, a LINC Youth Centre/Courtenay Rec. program to empower girls and young women through fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested $10 median, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave.

For more info, contact Leanne Zdebiak-Eni at leanne@islandpilates.ca or call 250-703-2673.

Just Posted

Film documents transformation of snowboarders, surfers

Former professional athletes forged deep ties with communities

Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop in need of bicycles for youngsters, gifts for teens

Santa’s Workshop, at 464 Puntledge Road (formerly the Red Cross building), is… Continue reading

Transitioning back into the world

Courtenay man had been living outdoors before starting Sally Ann program

A cuddle and a coffee: Six Island towns named among Canada’s most cozy

Sidney, Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Tofino and Ucluelet crack Expedia’s top 40

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Most Read