In Celebration and support of International Women’s Month, Fitness World’s #BreakTheBias event is an empowering evening of discussion, motivation and movement.

The world of fitness is for everyone, yet it hasn’t always felt like that.

Integrating diversity and elevating women in the fitness industry means changing narratives, and Fitness World is committed to leading the way. This International Women’s Day, leading fitness and wellness personalities are coming together at Fitness World for an inspiring panel discussion. raise awareness about the stereotypes and discrimination that women so often face in the fitness industry.

We’re breaking the rules, breaking the stigma, and now…

We’re breaking the bias.

Attend the #BreakTheBias Panel Discussion!

Fitness World is giving away 3 coveted spots to join in on this event! Head to @FitnessWorldCanada to enter our Instagram contest.

3 lucky winners will get a spot for themselves and a plus one, a 1-month membership to Fitness World, and an exclusive #BreakTheBias gift bag with goodies from Vitae ApparelFatso Peanut ButterVitruvi Essential Oils, and more.

Meet Our Panel Experts

We’re proud to have four of the most amazing, prominent women in the world of health and wellness share their stories, challenges, and opportunities for lasing change towards gender equality.

Let’s meet these women now!

Selene Dior

Selene is the Founder and CEO of Vitae Apparel, a body positive and inclusive lifestyle fitness apparel brand. Selene launched Vitae here in Vancouver at the young age of 18 and was featured in BC Business’ 30 Under 30 last year. She also founded Attribute Agency after discovering her passion for helping other brands build brand awareness. Building a community and utilizing effective social media marketing strategies are what kick started her companies.

Farinaz Lari

Farinaz picked up kickboxing at the age of 18, and even though she was told she was too old to become a champion, in only a few years she managed to become the first Iranian and Canadian woman ever to win the WAKO world kickboxing championships (Brazil, 2013). She currently holds the national Canadian K-1 title upon many other titles. Farinaz is an entrepreneur, model, public speaker, community leader and co-owner of District Warrior, a boutique Muay Thai and conditioning studio located in downtown Vancouver, which she co-owns with her husband.

Kristie Sita

At age 16, Kristie Sita’s life changed forever when a boating accident that left her without a left hand. Now a professional dancer, Kristie has maintained a confidence and positivity that radiates through her YouTube Channel and TikTok account where she proves that if you’re passionate, you can do anything you set your mind to – no matter what.

Ingrid Knight-Cohee

We are extremely lucky to have Ingrid as our very own Director of Fitness Classes at Fitness World. Passionate about cultivating fit minds and bodies, Ingrid specializes in inspiring individuals, corporate groups, and sports teams to optimal health and performance through research-based innovative programming.

Meet Our Host and Trainer

Krissy is a Community Connection host for CTV Morning Live and avid fitness enthusiast. With a mission to inspire other thirty something women to get moving and discover the physical and mental benefits of exercise, we are thrilled to have Krissy bring her perspective and experience to this event.

After our panel discussion, Fitness World’s fearless Kat will lead us through a quick and sweaty HIIT workout. With over 15 years of experience teaching classes, Kat’s long-time love for fitness is no secret. Kat continues to push herself and her class-goers to smash their goals, and we can’t wait to join her for some fun fitness.

Continue the Celebration at Fitness World!

At FW, we don’t believe in celebrating women one day out of the year (though we love IWD)!

Every day at Fitness World we work to build confidence in women through healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes – fun workout classes, nutritious meal plans, THE WORX Small Group Training! (literally – we love that class)

Head in today to achieve your goals! We’re here to guide you through whatever you need to live your happiest and healthiest life.

For more information on the International Women’s Day event or Fitness World memberships, please contact us today!