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 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 (almost)weekly on Zoom, with all money raised (more than $20,000) going to Backpack Buddies. Bootcamp to Benefit will evolve again in the fall of 2020 to continue to support Backpack Buddies, as well as other charities, including Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, One Girl Can, iDream Library, ProMOTION Plus, and more. 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? Contact Shana to sign up or to collaborate for a cause you care about.
In 2019, Shana and fellow local trainer Andrea Davis 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 our community through our signature fundraising campaign: Workout for Women’s Day. 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.
Check out the website here and follow Stronger Together Vancouver on Instagram @strongertogethervancouver.