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Welcome to Shape Your Life (SYL)


What is Shape Your Life (SYL)?  — SYL provides free, recreational boxing for women (self-identified) who have experienced violence. SYL is place to learn how to box in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.  The SYL boxing classes are designed for beginners and are held at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club once a week. Each class is two hours long.

This is a free program. Equipment, TTC and free snacks are provided.

The new SYL session is Saturday 2:30 – 4:30, January 14 – April 15, 2017.

  • SYL participants (who have finished the SYL program) are also invited to join us for a drop-in boxing session (or weight training) with a SYL coach and Tania every Sunday 2:30-4:30. TTC tokens provided.

  • SYL participants (who just finished the SYL program) are also invited to a weekly free yoga session, led by yoga instructor Kim McBean. Yoga is Mondays 1:30-2:30 for SYL participants only. TTC tokens provided.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, or would like to register to join SYL, please contact the SYL Project Coordinator, Tania Jivraj at or call 416.553.9321.

Follow us on Twitter: Shape Your Life @life_shape

The 2016-2019 Shape Your Life project is supported through a funding agreement with the Public Health Agency of Canada.