Press Release

Chris Kandianis
Studio Owner & Senior Instructor
Westford Pilates & Yoga

Westford Pilates & Yoga Supports the Live For Liv Foundation with Donation Classes

Free Pilates class for Live for Liv Ride and Run registrants or those who donate $25 or more to the Live For Liv Foundation

Westford, MA, July 1, 2018. Westford Pilates and Yoga owner, Chris Kandianis, today announced a FREE class to those who register for the Live for Liv Ride and Run on July 15 or who donate $25 or more to the Live for Liv Foundation. Chris has been supporting the Live for Liv Foundation for several years now. When the domestic violence event that caused Olivia Marchand’s death occurred, Chris’ daughter was a senior at Westford Academy. “The loss hit our family very deeply even though we didn’t know Olivia personally. It brought home the realization that there are many other hidden abusive relationships out there, that victims need support and that we all need more awareness. There’s a lot of pain out there and people need community support. It is truly amazing to see the courage and fortitude Jody Marchand has shown to further the cause with her fundraising and motivational talks.” said Kandianis.
A free class will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 9:30am, and will draw from Pilates, yoga and traditional fitness to prepare walkers, runners and bikers for the event. Pre-registration is required by emailing chris@, and the class will be limited to 15 people.

Alternatively event participants and donors of $25 or more may take any regularly scheduled class at Westford Pilates and Yoga from July 14 – July 20 for FREE. Proof of registration or check made out to the Live for Liv Foundation qualifies you for the free class. Pre-registration for any of these classes is required by emailing chris@ Due to class size limits, early registration is recommended.

 About the Live for Liv Ride and Run

This event honors Olivia Marchand and raises awareness about domestic violence in our communities.   Proceeds support victims of controlling and abusive relationships.


  • 4H Fairground, South Chelmsford Road, Westford, MA  01886
  • July 15, 2018
  • includes a 5K walk/run, 6 mile ride, 23 mile ride, and 50 mile ride along the back roads of Westford, Chelmsford, Concord, Acton and Carlisle.
  • BBQ Lunch and Kimballs ice cream are included in the registration fee. Enjoy kids activities, raffles, massages and more.
  • Register at   Enter the event name and select your event.   First 250 registrants receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.

About Westford Pilates & Yoga

Westford Pilates and Yoga was established in 2007 with the goal of bringing the rich health benefits of Pilates and yoga to an aging adult population looking for a form of exercise to help them stay active no matter what their ability level. Classes are designed to improve strength, posture and flexibility through high quality, supportive instruction. More info at