Fairbanks

The Northern Most S.L.A.M. Village

Where We SLAM

Growden Memorial Park

207 Wilbur St., Fairbanks Alaska 99701

 

Monday, Wednesday, + Friday  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Growden Park is an expansive park situated in downtown Fairbanks. Growden Park is home of the world famous Midnight Sun Baseball Game, a summer solstice classic. The game begins at 10:30 pm June 21st every year and uses NO artificial lights. Only in Fairbanks! Get your Arctic SLAM on while celebrating the unique Fairbanks problem of the Midnight Sun.

Parking & Meeting Location

We will meet and start class on the main field near the parking lot.

Questions? Contact Malia Gardella.

Griffin Park

Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Tuesday + Thursday  | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Griffin Park is in the heart of downtown Fairbanks. The park is rich with the history of the city but also provides fields and footpaths along the Chena river making it the perfect backdrop to SLAM in AK.

Parking & Meeting Location

The starting point will be under the moose antler arch to the left of the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center at 101 Dunkel Street. There are multiple parking lots surrounding the Visitors center and park.

Questions? Contact Malia Gardella.

Bentley Mall

32 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

Monday, Wednesday & Friday | when temps are below freezing | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks, off of college road . The Mall gives a warm home where we can SLAM all winter long and keeps us conveniently located near some Mom life favorites, Costco and numerous coffee shops.

Parking & Meeting Location

There is a large parking lot in front of the Mall. Please go through the double doors near Micheals and join us centrally located inside. 

Questions? Contact Malia Gardella.

The Lighthouse Church

270 Fairhill Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712

 

Tuesday + Thursday | when temps are below freezing | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Located up on beautiful Birch Hill, this church provides us with a warm and very large space to go about our SLAM business. Keeping us Sweating Like A Mother all winter long.

Parking & Meeting Location

There is a large parking lot behind the building and we will enter through the double doors located on the south side of the building.

Questions? Contact Malia Gardella.

Growden Memorial Park

Griffin Park

SLAM Boss

Malia Gardella  | malia@sweatlikeamother.com

Malia is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, 500 RYT and CPR/First Aid certified. She has been a faithful member of S.L.A.M. Fairbanks since the very beginning, becoming an instructor in 2017 and has now moved into the role of owner. Originally from Hawaii, this mama found her tribe in Alaska and couldn’t imagine life without her S.L.A.M. family. She is a boy mom to two adventurous wild things and loves every crazy moment. She loves a little friendly competition and helping Mamas and friends crush their fitness goals, whatever season they may be in. When not at S.L.A.M. you can find her drinking coffee, outdoors with friends or nerding out about all things movement and exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fairbanks Team

Malia Gardella | Instructor & Owner | malia@sweatlikeamother.com

Malia is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, 500 RYT and CPR/First Aid certified. She has been a faithful member of S.L.A.M. Fairbanks since the very beginning, becoming an instructor in 2017 and has now moved into the role of owner. Originally from Hawaii, this mama found her tribe in Alaska and couldn’t imagine life without her S.L.A.M. family. She is a boy mom to two adventurous wild things and loves every crazy moment. She loves a little friendly competition and helping Mamas and friends crush their fitness goals, whatever season they may be in. When not at S.L.A.M. you can find her drinking coffee, outdoors with friends or nerding out about all things movement and exercise.

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Ashley Pruitt | Instructor

Ashley is a born and raised Alaskan . She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, completed the NeuMe Physio ‘To Birth & Back’ postpartum course, and is CPR/First Aid certified. When she was in college, she saw some mamas working out in a park. Little did she know that group of ladies would become a huge part of her life just two months postpartum. Ashley grew up active in basketball, running, and played on the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Harding University, where she studied Elementary Education. If she’s not at S.L.A.M., you can find her drinking coffee, running, or hiking with her two little girlies in tow. She feels blessed to be able to be a part of the S.L.A.M. Fairbanks Team and loves helping these mamas achieve their goals!

Katy Giuliani | Instructor

Katy is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach and CPR certified. She moved to Alaska in 2018 and joined S.L.A.M. Fairbanks just a few weeks later, after meeting a few moms who wouldn’t stop talking about it! Being a mom to five she realized how much she needed a group of strong women in her life and S.L.A.M. Fairbanks provided her with those women! She found her love of fitness and running when her first child was four months old and S.L.A.M. has given her the opportunity to share that passion with other strong women! When she’s not at S.L.A.M. you can find her at the grocery store, at home doing all the things Moms do or on an adventure with her family!

Lillian Gardella | Instructor

Lillian is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and is CPR certified. She is a born and raised Alaskan, and though every January she questions the decision to stay, she loves the community and outdoor enthusiasm for our state. She is a mom to teens and loves to take them out hiking, camping, and hunting and brings along whomever is willing to go! She loves encouraging Moms of all ages and stages in their fitness goals and is proud to be a part of the amazing S.L.A.M. team.

S.L.A.M. has been life changing for me. I really don’t think I would ever have started exercising again if I hadn’t found it. Last year during the Get Fit Challenge, and the month following, I lost 15 pounds. I have kept that weight off this year, and now along with class 4 days a week, I am also training for my first half marathon in April. That is something I NEVER thought I would do. I am so thankful for all the delightful people I have met through S.L.A.M. and I know that even when the Army moves us again, I will always find a way to stay fit thanks to all I have learned through S.L.A.M. Fairbanks.

Carrie

Fairbanks SLAMer

I started with SLAM when my youngest was about 14 months. I had some rough experiences with my littles in a gym daycare… so an environment in which I could bring my kids AND get a workout was perfect! The instructors don’t skimp on the workouts! I came for the workouts, but stayed for the friendships! Great workouts and great community. My kids are past stroller age now, but I still go to workouts when I can. Mama’s at all stages are always welcomed!
 
Mindy

Fairbanks SLAMer