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Fit at Founders

Fit at Founders provides Founders College students the opportunity to participate in free fitness classes taught by certified instructors. 

The classes take place from September to April in each academic year and offer a variety of fitness activities. Since the program's launch in 2012, we have offered Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Muay Thai, Women's Self Defence, Breakdancing, and Salsa classes. All classes take place in The Arthur Haberman Room (023 Founders College).

We are always happy to hear from our students; if you have any suggestions about certain fitness classes that you would like us to offer as part of this program, please send us an email at

If you have questions about Fit at Founders, email Founders College Events Assistant, Marco Sestito at



Our 2015-2016 Classes and Instructors


Beginning the week of Monday, January 18, 2016, Founders College is pleased to offer all Founders College students the following FREE fitness classes:

Every Tuesday, 9:30am to 10:30am:  Salsa with Mimi Starikova.

Every Wednesday, 9:30am to 10:30am:  Boxing with Mauricio.

All classes are in the Arthur Haberman Room, 023 Founders College. Look for Jessica, our Student Social Coordinators, to help you sign-in for the classes. Jessica will be working in the room throughout the year and are available to assist you with any questions you have.


When fitness classes are not in effect, the Arthur Haberman Room is used as a social/study space

by students.


Mimi Starikova, Salsa Instructor

With 10 years artistic services to numerous individuals and organizations, Mimi Starikova is a well known, recognized and licensed International Ballroom Dance teacher, Zumba Fitness and Classical Hatha Yoga instructor. Mimi is not only a member of The National Dance Council of Canada (NDCC), also Canadian DanceSport Federation Professional Competitor and Pro-Am Competitor; current president of International Ballroom Dance Association (IBDA) and Toronto Yoga Centre (TYC); also an official instructor at York University (YU) and Seneca College (SAY).    



Mauricio Souza Sensei, Self Defense / Martial Arts Instructor

Mauricio Souza Sensei is originally from Brazil. Having moved to Toronto 15 years ago he quickly found Yoshinkan aikido, the martial art taught to the japanese riot police, and  has trained in Aikido for eleven years. Starting in 2005 at the Sendokan Dojo under Nic Mills, 6th Dan and former chief foreign instructor at the Honbu Dojo in Japan, and John Havey, 5th Dan. Mauricio is now a 3rd Dan has been an Instructor at the Sendokan for 9 years, teaching kids and adult classes at the dojo, in cummunity programs across Mississauga, and the TDSB. Drawn to aikido by the co-operative nature of the training Mauricio's classes focus on discipline, intensity, and form. 


Arthur Haberman Room ROOM HOURS Fall/Winter 2015/2016

Monday:  8:45am - 4:15pm
Tuesday:   8:45am - 4:15pm
Wednesday:  8:45am - 4:15pm
Thursday:  8:45am - 4:15pm
Friday:  8:45am - 4:15pm

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:  Closed