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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


Our 2014-2015 classes and Instructors


Beginning the week of Monday, January 19, 2015, Founders College is pleased to offer all Founders College students the following FREE fitness classes:

Every Tuesday, at 5:45pm, Yoga Class with Mimi Starikova.

Every Wednesday, at 5:45pm, Salsa with Mimi Starikova.


All classes are in the Arthur Haberman Room, 023 Founders College. Look for either Jessica or Deryk, our Student Social Coordinators, to help you sign-in for the classes. Jessica and Deryk 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. See below for room hours:

ROOM HOURS Winter 2015

Monday 8:45am-4:15pm

Tuesday 8:45am-8:00pm

Wednesday 8:45am-9:30pm

Thursday 8:45am-9:30pm

Friday 8:45am-4:15pm



A picture of Mimi Starikova.


Mimi Starikova, Yoga and Salsa Dance 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 an official instructor at York University (YU) and Seneca College (SAY) but also a member of Ontario DanceSport (ODS), Ontario Dance Association (ODA) and the current president of International Ballroom Dance Association (IBDA) and Toronto Yoga Centre (TYC).