Community Support

Shana is passionate about using fitness as a tool to empower, connect, and support others. In 2018, she started Bootcamp to Benefit, a movement class with full proceeds going to charity. Bootcamp to Benefit historically was offered on a pop-up, in person basis, raising more than $3,400 for various charities including Westside Family Place, RAVEN, Ride to Conquer Cancer, MS Society, Walk to End Brain Tumours, Baby Go Round, BC Cancer Foundation, and many more.

Since March 2020, Shana has offered it on Zoom (and now in-person as well), with more than $88,800 raised for an incredible line-up of charities (see list below). Many of these workouts are posted on Shana’s IGTV (@alexander_shana). Please feel free to do them any time and consider donating to the respective causes! Want to join a live Bootcamp to Benefit? Check the schedule here and contact Shana to sign up or to collaborate for a cause you care about.

Bootcamp to Benefit Highlights and Numbers

Here are the incredible causes we have supported since 2020, with links to their donation pages:

Stronger Together Vancouver and Workout for Women’s Day

In 2019, Shana and fellow local trainers Andrea Davis and Danya Rogen co-founded Stronger Together Vancouver, which uses the power of fitness to create community connections and support meaningful causes.

Stronger Together Vancouver seeks to unite the fitness community on International Women’s Day to support girls and women in the community through its signature fundraising campaign: Workout for Women’s Day. The campaign has raised more than $145,000 in 5 years!

On March 8th, 2019 studios and trainers all around Vancouver offered classes with proceeds going to three local charities. Together, they raised almost $7,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, Dress for Success Vancouver, and Cause we Care. In 2020, Workout for Women’s Day expanded to a week-long event raising $21,000 for Battered Women’s Support Services, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. 2021’s event was all Zoom, and $33,447 was raised for a wide range of charities, chosen by the donors themselves. Workout for Women’s Day 2022 raised $40,387 for Battered Women’s Support Services, Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, WISH Drop-In Society. Workout for Women’s Day 2023 raised $43,375.73 to Avalon Recovery Society, Everywoman’s Health Centre, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, and Women’s Shelters Canada.

Check out the website here and follow Stronger Together Vancouver on Instagram @strongertogethervancouver. Workout for Women’s Day 2023 marks the 5 year anniversary of this awesome event – get ready!!

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