MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

At Quite A Stretch we are proud to offer a dynamic team of instructors who deliver diverse classes.

Each teacher has a unique gift in the way that they blend their diverse training, life experiences, and perspective to create engaging, accessible, and inclusive Fitness, Zumba and Yoga classes.  

Our teachers are fully trained to ensure the highest quality and safest experience.

Sheilah Laffan RYT 500, 120 Hours Yogafit for Warriors, 100 Hours Ayurveda Wellness Lifestyle Coach, Childrens Yoga-ADD/ADHD and the Autism Spectrum

Owner & Instructor

Sheilah Laffan has a passion for fitness and healthy living. She is a knowledgeable certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer, who promotes a safe, accessible, inclusive and a fun workout environment. Sheilah believes strongly in reaching optimal fitness and well-being at any age and uses an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to do so.  Sheilah has actively taught and is a Zumba® Network Instructor since 2010. She is licensed to teach Zumba®,  Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, and Sentao®.  She has successfully completed 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Yogafit® Canada and is a Yoga Alliance member as well as an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. Due to her own battles with Stage 4 Cancer and a Stroke she experienced PTSD. As such, she specialized in Yogafit® for Warriors®, a 100 hours trauma-sensitive yoga for Adults and Children. Warrior classes provide a greater healing for persons dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Addiction, High Stress and Trauma. Sheilah has specialized in teaching Accessible Yoga for ALL including ADD/ADHD,and the Autism Spectrum. As a life long learner, she continues her personal growth and has taken the following courses: Restorative Yoga, Accessible Yoga and she's currently working on her Yoga Therapist 900 hour designation. Sheilah successfully completed a 100 hours Ayurveda Wellness Coach certification and holds a Seniors Fitness Instructor, training with Western University, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Sheilah is a certified PiYo® Live instructor. 

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Alicia Alexandra

Zumba® Instructor

Hi, my name is Alicia and I'm your Zumba® instructor! Both as a student and as an instructor, Zumba® has changed my life! It has brought me health and happiness, but more importantly, it has brought me a loving and accepting community that feels like family, and I hope that's what you'll find in my class! Outside the studio, I'm in currently enrolled in teacher's college studying to be a high school French teacher, and I'm also the competitive cheerleading coach at a local high school!

Melissa Lamb

Danze Beatz Instructor

All it takes is 20 seconds of INSANE courage to walk through that door and I promise you, you won't regret it! Question.....What do you get when you add sexy + sweaty? My name is Melissa but in the crazy DANZE BEATZ world my friends call me Melly! 6 years ago my whole world changed. Nothing was what it once was and neither was I. Over the years I have grown as a person, as a mother (of 2 children, 15 and 11) and as a wife! I have a crazy love for everything fitness dance related! Known for my hysterical and contagious laugh and for donning 2 different shoes (YES on purpose), I try to bring my passion to you on the DANZE BEATZ floor! No matter what your fitness level is, or what size you may be or if you think you have 2 left feet, DANZE BEATZ will leave you feeling AMAZING! It takes 4 weeks for YOU to see your body changing. 8 weeks for your friends and family and 12 weeks for the rest of the world!!! So what are you waiting for? Answer.....LET'S GET SWEAXY!

Patricia Lopez de Vloothuis

Yoga & Zumba® Instructor

My name is Patricia (Lopez de Vloothuis) and I am originally from Mexico. I've been living in Canada since 1990. I am an ESL teacher by profession and a Fitness Instructor for the love of life. Zumba® is my passion. I have been in the Zumba® world since 2011 & member of the Zumba Instructor Network for 5 years. I am certified to teach Aquafit, Yoga, Zumba® Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba® Sentao, Strong by Zumba®, Plate by Zumba® & Zumbini®.

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