Our advisory team is made up of professionals who want to increase awareness about the importance of exercise during pregnancy. Our education, experience and diversity allows us to bring a variety of ideas and information to this site. Information about joining our team can be found at the bottom of this page.
Aileen is the owner operator of Fit 4 Two Winnipeg West in Manitoba. With a bachelor’s degree in modern dance, Aileen has had a lifelong passion for movement. Her love of aqua fitness, and personal experience of the benefits of exercise during her twin pregnancy inspired her to bring Fit 4 Two classes to Winnipeg. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging women to exercise throughout their pregnancies. Click here to follow her on Facebook. You can also contact her at email@example.com
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre/ Dance, University of Winnipeg & School of Contemporary Dancers
MFC Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness, Yoga Fitness
Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist
Jamie Angus, BMR PT, Physiotherapist, Winnipeg Manitoba
Jaime advocates to reduce the occurrence of incontinence and pelvic pain in women through early intervention prenatally and post-partum, and speaks regularly in the community to women and to professionals to increase awareness about these topics. As a component of the women’s health services she provides, Jaime also develops exercise programs for prenatal and post-partum women as well as those with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Jaime is also a Pilates instructor working with individuals recovering from cancer or from various injuries, as well as with the healthy population.
In the past 7 years Jaime has successfully completed extensive training and study in the areas of myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy and visceral therapy. These techniques are proving to be very effective as a component of treatment for the pelvic floor as well as the body in whole.
Dr. Donna McLchlan MD, City View Medical Clinic, Vancouver B.C.
Dr. McLachlan is a well-loved family doctor who specializes in obstetrics. She believes that an active pregnancy plays an important role in a healthy and comfortable pregnancy. Dr. Mclachlan is also an impressive role model for her patients. After several years of putting family and work ahead of her own health, Donna lost 40 lbs and has been committed to regular exercise for three years. Currently practicing in Australia for one year, Donna and her kids enjoy paddle boarding, swimming, running and surfing. Dr. McLachlan encourages her patients to choose an active lifestyle and is known to 'prescribe' Dr. Mike Evan's persuasive video 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? Her favourite mantra is, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Dr. Margie Davenport PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Dr. Davenport is an Assistant Professor in the faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta as well as the Director of the The Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health (PPPH). “As a mother of two young daughters I understand the importance, difficulties and benefits of healthy living during pregnancy. Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge and guidance to achieve a healthy pregnancy. After all, a healthy pregnancy lays the foundation for a healthy future for you and your baby."
Margie was a pivotal member of the panel responsible for the create and release of the 2019 Canadian Prenatal Guidelines for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy.
Dr. Michelle Mottola PhD FACSM, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Dr. Mottola is a university professor and researcher at the University of Western Ontario. She is also the director of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Lab. Areas of interest include the effects of maternal exercise on carbohydrate metabolism and fetal outcome; the effects of nutritional intake and maternal exercise on gestational diabetes; and the prevention of childhood obesity through early intervention during pregnancy and post-delivery. Dr. Mottola is actively involved in the Nutrition & Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP) for overweight and obese pregnant women and the Be Healthy In Pregnancy (B-HIP) study with Nutrition and Exercise (with McMaster University). We can also thank Michelle for her hard work on the 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy. You can learn more about Dr. Mottola here.
Melanie Osmack MA, BCRPA GF/PT/AF/YF canfitpro FIS/PTS/PFS, Fit 4 Two, Vancouver BC
Melanie Osmack is the founder of Fit 4 Two Pre and Postnatal Fitness Inc and Pregnancy & Exercise Awareness Month. As a trainer of trainers, she creates and implements curriculum for pre and postnatal fitness continuing education courses and workshops. Melanie is a firm believer that, “Prenatal physical activity should be considered a frontline therapy for reducing the risk of pregnancy complications and enhancing maternal physical and mental health.” (2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy). Through Fit 4 Two, she strives to educate and motivate women to choose the many benefits of an active pregnancy. Melanie is also a proud mom to Caden and Olivia.
Dr. Stephanie Bonn BSc, BPHE, DC
Dr. Stephanie is dedicated to optimizing health and wellness through chiropractic care. Her interest in family practise began with a degree in Science and Physical & Health Education at Queen’s University, where she completed a thesis on prenatal fitness. After receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she continued to study prenatal, postnatal and pediatric care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
From newborn to adolescence to adulthood, Dr. Stephanie uses techniques specific to the individual to bring balance to the spine. Spinal alignment helps the body grow, develop and heal naturally as well as adapt to unavoidable everyday stresses and strains.
Dr. Stephanie is dedicated towards helping families have healthy pregnancies and births. As a mother of three following doula and midwifery-assisted homebirths, she supports attachment-parenting and helps families through the challenges of breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-wearing. Through chiropractic, infants and children are assisted naturally through their milestones for optimal growth and development.
Join Our Advisory Team
We are looking for advisory team members who have the following attributes:
We are looking for team players who are dedicated to increasing awareness about pregnancy and exercise.
Education & Experience
We would like to see appropriate variety on our advisory team. Our vision includes but is not limited to: fitness professionals, family doctors, midwives, OBGyns, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, health directors and community workers.
You will proudly and actively promote the Pregnancy & Exercise Awareness Movement online and in person; attend quarterly teleconference meetings and contribute at least 2 blog posts/year.
Please send a cover letter describing why would feel you would be a valuable member of our advisory team. Include a current resume with at least 2 references.