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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 and Women's Self Defence 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


The Arthur Haberman Room ready for our Tuesday Yoga class.


Meet Some of our Instructors


Liat Elster, Yoga and Pilates Instructor

Since the age of 12, Liat Elster has been a student of the yoga tradition. She has been trained in various styles of yoga including traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. Liat quest for freedom in movement has led her to another discipline: Pilates. Through Pilates and Yoga she is able to teach others how to discover, and master, their bodies. She has received training with Toronto's most senior teachers, including Ron Reid, Marla Joy, Pangaea Freespirit and Michele McLean. With an educational background in Kinesiology, and an athletic background in Olympic Lifting, Liat focuses on precise anatomical alignment and building strength in each pose, so to experience power in body, mind, and spirit.


David Kim, Muay Thai Instructor

David Kim is a certified assistant instructor at York Muay Thai. For the last two years he has been focussing on training others in the art of Muay Thai and helping people get stronger. He feels teaching Muay thai has deeply benefited him as a teacher, and as a person and would like to share what he has learned with others. He believes that strong minds deserve strong bodies and would like to help others accomplish this through Muay Thai.