Lady Bosses Don't Back Down: Self-Defense Workshop

For 2019's SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) Day of Action, TruFit Personal Training Studios is hosting a special event-- Lady Bosses Don't Back Down: A Self-Defense Workshop for Women and Businesswomen

Join us to learn female-focused self-defense techniques (incl. boundary setting, situational awareness, and striking). No experience necessary. Ok for all fitness levels. Event proceeds will benefit the YWCA Evanston/North Shore


Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 6:30PM-8:30PM.

610 Davis St., Ste 2, Evanston, IL 60201 (TruFit)

Every woman has a right to feel safe, and to have her body and boundaries respected by others. We're excited to provide this opportunity to empower women and support the YWCA (an organization that does tremendous work for local women and families).

Michelle Courvais Trudel and Aaron Christensen are AWSDA (American Women's Self Defense Association) certified Rape Prevention and Self-Defense Instructors. They are also involved with IMPACT Chicago, as a certified Self-Defense Instructor (Aaron) and Program Assistant/Facilitator (Michelle), and are both members of Not In Our House: Chicago--an organization created to combat sexual harassment in the Chicago theatre community. 


Tickets are $20 per person. If you'd like to give more (or can't attend but want to make a donation), please do! All event proceeds are benefiting the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

We only have 25 spots available for this event. If you are planning to attend (as opposed to just donating), please confirm in comments after making your donation.


Attendees can also contribute in-kind donations to the YWCA by bringing the following (new/unopened) items to TruFit on 4/2/19:
              -baby wipes
              -disposable diapers (all sizes)
              -sanitary napkins & tampons
              -facial tissues
              -OTC medications (for children & adults)
              -gift cards (Target, Jewel, Walgreens/CVS) 

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Together, let's be... LOUD. PROUD. POWERFUL. PREPARED.
TruFit Personal Training Studios is an independent personal training facility in downtown Evanston, IL. We believe in good health, self-love, inclusivity, and social uplift! We strive to embody those values in our business, and support related goals and efforts in our community. Learn more about us at

We're raising money for YWCA Evanston/North Shore, and any donation will help make an impact! Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.

More information about YWCA Evanston/North Shore : YWCA is the largest and most comprehensive provider of domestic violence services in north suburban Chicago. We provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter, community counseling, legal advocacy and longer-term housing and support services.


Allison O'Neill
Evanston, IL
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Registered nonprofit
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