Hi, I'm Jody, owner Jody's Fitness & In Grand Form.
Jody has over 35 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.
ONE-ON-ONE FITNESS TRAINING
Individualized exercise programs to fit your needs:
Core and Strength Training
WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE COACHING
Focused conversations to better identify and execute your fitness goals. Walk away with a game plan:
MODIFIED FITNESS ASSESSMENT
Careful analysis and reporting of fitness level and overall health:
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, 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.
SESSIONS & PACKAGES
Modified Fitness Assessment: $90.00
Single session: $70.00
Partner Training: $52.00 each
1/2 Hour Session: $37.00
Start-Up Package: $349.00
Accountability & Wellness Coaching: $35.00
EFFECTIVE LOW IMPACT EXERCISE
LITE squared is a Low Impact Training Exercise program designed for those who want to perfect their exercise form. Our gym based, moderate intensity workout combines a dynamic warm-up, light weights to improve posture and balance, low impact cardio drills to increase your aerobic endurance and static stretching to cool you down. Whether you are 25 or 65, you will benefit from these six group sessions of only 4-6 participants, with two instructors monitoring and guiding you towards your best performance and proper form.
The idea started in January 2018. By the Spring, Sandy Reimer and Dylan Kay of the YWCA came on board to help design, develop and curate this new program. Dylan and I will be running our next registered programs in July 2019.
If you are interested, please check out our site (sign-up for updates), email me or contact the YWCA at 604-895-5777.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 9 - Aug. 13
Thursdays, July 11 - Aug. 15
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 exercising with a focus on injury prevention
Instructor: Jody Sandler
RESTORATIVE STRETCH, TUESDAY AT 1:15 PM at the YWCA
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, Tuesdays 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. New to the mix (2018) is LITE Squared, a Low Impact moderate intensity gym based workout with a focus on maintaining correct form while exercising. 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 Grand Form 2" 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 Form 2, a CanadiAn best selling fitness video
2000 - Jody and the 'Tah-Dah Girls' make the cover on Fitness Business Canada
2001 - YWCA Woman of distinction Nomination
2005 - Studio gains success offering personalized fitness services
2007 - In Grand Form launches Jody's Fitness
2018 - 2019, In Grand Form launches LITE SQUARED™
WORDS OF WISDOM
"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"
"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
I signed up for LITE Squared TM because of the reputation of the instructors and because I like trying new things. As well, I was attracted to the low impact aspect, as my wrists and knees are tender.
Due to Jody’s coaching I have increased my strength markedly over the last few years, and after the first LITE Squared TM class I was concerned that it might be too easy for me.
Over the course of the six classes the instructors led us through subtle and individualized tweaks to our technique and posture that will remain with me for life. What seemed easy at first became hard work once I learned how to do it correctly!
I’m grateful to you Jody and Dylan for designing this much-needed course and for your patient and skilful delivery. Gwenda E.| 2018
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
The LITE Squared TM sessions were challenging but fun. I felt the improvement in my strength and balance almost right away. Great instruction and being in a group was way more fun than working out alone.
TJ | 2018
Despite my whining, Wednesday’s session left me relatively pain free. My right leg felt way better, without drugs!"
Maureen S. | 2015
#5-1272 Emery Place,
North Vancouver, BC. V7J 1R3
Days of Operation North Shore: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Days of Operation Downtown: Tuesday and Thurday 11:00 a.m - 6:00 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: