10 Westcreek Drive
Unit 18 Building B North East off Weston Road and Langstaff
Outdoor Stroller Fitness
Sonoma Heights Community Park
100 Sunset Ridge Vaughan
Mommy and Baby Fitness
Bliss Om Yoga Studio
33 Nashville Road, Kleinburg
Andrea Grace is the founder, director and CEO of Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play™, established in 1995. Andrea is a Can Fit Pro, ACE certified fitness professional with 28 years of teaching experience. She carries specialty certification in Fitness Instructor Specialist, Pre/Post natal fitness, Yoga, Infant stimulation, Children’s Fitness programs, Spinning, Turbo Kick and Personal Trainer Specialist. Andrea serves on the advisory board for the Garret Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre, as a fitness expert for many related websites worldwide, and continues to be a regular presenter on Children’s Fitness and Infant Stimulation across Canada and the United States. From 1988-1994 she served as the Director of Children’s Programs for the Sports Clubs of Canada.
In 1991 she was awarded Fitness Instructor of the year for the Bally’s/Sports Clubs of Canada Corporation (now Goodlife Fitness). Andrea’s vision is to unite mothers alike by embracing exercise and a healthy lifestyle as they embark on life’s journey of motherhood. A child is a mother’s focal point, at Mommy and Baby Fitness they both become ours. Her goal is to promote and follow the rule of thumb “Healthy, Happy Mommy – healthy happy baby and family!”
Today Andrea continues to train health and fitness professionals all over the world, works at constantly growing Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play™ across the Universe while enjoying life with her children Rachel 24, Jason 22, her hubby Ted and their dog Goldie!
Photographer: Elnaz (Ellie) Shokrollahi
Andrea Caruso teaches Mommy and Baby Fitness Fusion and strollerfitness in the Woodbridge area
Andrea has been an avid Yogi and Pilates advocate for over 15 years. After faithfully attending classes for a few years, she carried her love of practice over to teaching. Andrea is a certified STOTT Pilates and Barre instructor and a CYA IR Yoga instructor. She has studied exclusively with STOTT Pilates attaining her mat and reformer certifications, as well as specialty training in pre and post natal, stability ball, flex band and fitness circle, and stability chair. She has also completed various workshops to further her fitness experience such as: STOTT golf conditioning on the reformer, STOTT athletic conditioning on the stability chair, STOTT reformer resistance training, Primary and secondary series of Ashtanga Yoga, Pre & Post-natal Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayruveda Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, STOTT Totall Barre, PIYO Live, TRX and gravity GTS. Andrea is constantly continuing her fitness education with various courses and workshops to progress in her knowledge as an instructor. Andrea’s fitness classes have also been featured in various local TV and newspapers over the years: Rogers TV “York Region Living” program (Belly Dance), Vaughan Citizen Newspaper – feature article on Andrea (Belly Dance), Rogers TV “York Region Living” program (Pilates).
Andrea has been dancing since the age of 5, training in Ballet which she extensively studied for over 10 years. After taking a few years off, Andrea was drawn back to her love of dance after being introduced to belly dancing. She was immediately hooked and started training, and has continued belly dancing for the past 10 years as an instructor and a performer. She began her Belly Dance training at Arabesque Academy, studying classical Egyptian and moved on to explore Tribal and fusion belly dance at the Dark Side studio with Audra Simmons. Andrea has also attended various training and technique workshops in Toronto and California with world renowned dancers: Kami Liddle, Rachel Brice, Ariellah, Mira Betz, Samantha Emmanuel, Badia Star and Yasmina Ramzy.
Andrea believes in living and promoting a healthy lifestyle and it is her mission to motivate, challenge & inspire you to better yourself, be healthy and active, and ultimately have fun and enjoy her classes.