Hi, I'm Jody, owner Jody's Fitness & In Grand Form.

Jody has over 30 years experience in the fitness industry working with both woman and men who strive to be more active, are returning to exercise after some time away, or those with special concerns.

Jody’s goal is to customize a program that fits your needs and expectations. This ranges from using all forms of gym equipment to Pilates based exercises to a wide range of therapeutic and restorative stretching techniques.

"I'll be firm and so will you."

Jody has a long history in working with other health care professionals, helping build and facilitate personalized health care plans. Her goal is to move you forward.


Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
— Goethé


Individualized exercise programs to fit your needs:

  • Weight Management
  • Healthy Aging
  • Muscles and Strength
  • Stretch/Relaxation
  • Travel Fitness


Focused conversations to better identify and execute your fitness goals. Walk away with a game plan:

  • Lifestyle
  • Motivation


Careful analysis and reporting of fitness level and overall health:

  • Body Measurement
  • Movement Patterns
  • Postural Analysis
  • Lifestyle Overview


Includes a modified fitness assessment, three 55-minute sessions, a copy of your program, follow-up phone calls and email.


One of the things I like most about being a fitness trainer is how I get to be part of someone’s fitness and wellness goals. 

Here’s what you get in each training session:

  • My complete and undivided attention when doing each exercise.
  • Hands on correction (agreed on in advance) to help you better understand the body mechanics of what you are doing.
  • A time-tested approach to designing a program to FITT your expectations.
  • Technical and verbal support to help you reach your goals.
  • The opportunity to benefit from my 35+ years of experience in the fitness industry working with a variety of individuals, both female and male.


Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Interac e-Transfer, Mastercard or VISA.

Gift Certificates can be purchased from me for any denomination.

Note - prices do not include sessions done at the YWCA. 


Modified Fitness Assessment: $90.00 

Single session: $70.00

Partner Training: $52.00 each

1/2 Hour Session (YWCA-member): $37.00

1/2 Hour Session (non-member): $42.00

Start-Up Package: $349.00 

Accountability & Wellness Coaching: $35.00


Downtown YWCA

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group training

LITE Squared TM is a moderate intensity Low Impact Training Exercise experience that is unique. It’s a fun and active 50-minute gym workout with a focus on perfecting your form.

The idea started in January. By the Spring, Sandy Reimer and Dylan Kay of the YWCA came on board to help design, develop and curate this new program. Together, we’ll be running our first full registered program this Fall. 

If you are interested, please check out our site (sign-up for updates), email me or contact the YWCA at 604.895.5777.

  • Date: October 18 – Nov. 22, 2018 (6 sessions)

  • Time: Thursdays 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

  • Place: YWCA, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

  • Cost: $120 member | $156 non-member

You will benefit from this program if:

  • your muscles are tired and sore ; this is the perfect recovery workout

  • you’re coming back to exercise

  • you’re looking for a new way of working out

Instructors: Jody Sandler and Dylan Kay (BKin)


Each week I run a 45-min stretch class designed to bring flexibility into your fitness practice. This class incorporates a variety of classic and therapeutic stretches taken from yoga, dance, sports and pilates to relax your muscles and help relieve the stress of daily city living. 

It starts at 1:15 pm at the YWCA - corner of Dunsmuir and Hornby. 

Drop-ins are always welcome. 


A Brief History of In Grand Form


In Grand Form was formed in 1981 as a vehicle to produce classes and develop a video format to encourage size-plus and under-active adults to move. By 1995 the focus grew to include active older adults (both men and women) and women's health, (menopause, pre and post).

Both In Grand Form and Jody's Fitness actively promote healthy eating strategies and focus on programs that are safe, effective and fun. Jody's philosophy encourages people to be happy and healthy no matter what their size or age. In addition to group training, fitness and corporate workshops, Jody coaches individuals in her Personal Fitness Training sessions.

Recognized in the media for her work, Jody has been interviewed by newspapers across Canada, and has appeared on the Life Network, BCTV, in Chatelaine Magazine and on the cover of Fitness Business Canada. Her first video was a Canadian best-seller. Her second video/DVD, "In 2 Grand Form" was released in 1999.


1986 - Created the first fitness video offering three levels of intensity.

1993 - Fitness class gets a rave review.

1997 - Jody and the 'Tah-Dah Girls' land the center fold in Chatelaine

1999 - Launches In Grand From 2, a CanadiAn best selling fitness video

2000 - Jody and the 'Tah-Dah Girls' make the cover on Fitness Business Canada

 2002 - Studio gains success offering personalized fitness services

2009 - In Grand Form launches Jody's Fitness


2018 - In Grand Form launches LITE SQUARED™

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"Be Brave"

"It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it"

"All activity counts"

"A stretched muscle is a strong muscle"

"Enjoy the moment"


"Less is more"

"You can never be too rich, but you can definitely be too thin"

"Sweat daily"

"Life will give you what you need. It's up to you to get what you want"


After recent months and months of calf, ankle and heal pain, Jody you gave me simple instructions to stretch AFTER exercising, roll a ball on the bottom of my foot while relaxing and stretch those muscles regularly.
Since your advice I have had no toe cramping, heal spurs or spasms in my Achilles. Thank you! Your common sense, simple solutions made this old body good for another 100,000 miles!  
- Janet M. | 2016


Thank you for your expertise, intuition and wisdom shared through great fitness sessions.

Barbara S. | 2015


"1 hour and 10 minutes (for the Sun Run 2015)...four minutes faster than last year!..good training!...thanks!" 
Rosemary Gallagher | 2015

Despite my whining, Wednesday’s session left me relatively pain free. My right leg felt way better, without drugs!"

Maureen S. | 2015

Jody's Restorative Stretch class is a perfect elixir for a great sleep.
- Jacquie | 2015


"Jody Sandler taught me that it is never too late to get in touch with your body.  As a nearly 70 year old who requires a hip replacement, I couldn’t imagine getting in shape for the surgery or even being comfortable in my skin ever again.  Jody took the time to really analyze my situation and developed a personalized program that  works for me!   It is very empowering to feel strength and flexibility returning when I thought they were both gone forever.  Thank you Jody!!!

Jane C. | 2017

I can’t believe how Jody’s one-on-one “Start Me Up” program has changed my life. I feel better and look better. I’m doing things I never believed possible, like starting each day on my yoga mat, and going to the gym regularly! Jody was able to pinpoint my trouble spots and prescribe easy self-help moves for me that are quickly making a huge difference.

Thank you Jody – I am benefiting from all your years of experience and I love working with you on this most precious project – my body.

- Gwenda Elwood | 2014


Office: 604-984-9435
Cell: 604-720-9494

Email: jody@jodysfitness.com

#5-1272 Emery Place,
North Vancouver, BC. V7J 1R3

By Appointment

Days of Operation North Shore:  Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Days of Operation Downtown: Tuesday and Thurday 11:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.


Please don't hesitate to get in touch for any reason, either by emailing Jody Sandler, or by filling out the form below:

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