Pilates Instructors

Empowering Movement with Pilates

Pilates Instructors Use Specialized Equipment to Improve Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Enhance Mental Awareness.
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Description
Pilates under the guidance of a certified Instructor is a great way to keep your body moving and challenged! You can choose to register for individual Pilates sessions or group classes. Use this form of movement as a general exercise to gain strength and fitness or as the final step in the recovery and rehabilitation of an injury or as you manage a chronic condition. Pilates instructors have training in a variety of methods and offer endless combinations of exercises to keep you engaged and encouraged. Using the principles and practices of the Pilates method, you will receive guidance and support to cultivate an intrinsic strength and awareness of your mind and body.

Working with a certified Pilates teacher helps you:  

  • Learn how to connect to your deep intrinsic core
  • Learn how to move from your "centre of support”
  • Move and work in the best possible alignment
  • Use the Pilates equipment and props correctly and safely

Individuals will benefit from this type of movement who have:

  • A desire to connect deeper with your body
  • Weak "core strength"
  • Tight / weak hips
  • Poor postural patterns
  • A need to be stronger and feel younger
  • A desire to join a community of like-minded individuals interested in pursuing their fitness, therapy, and rehabilitation goals in a new and different way.

Equipment Available:

Balanced Body Clinical Reformer and Cadillac, STOTT Reformers and Towers, Combo-Units, Springboard, Chairs, Arc and Ladder Barrels, Mat and various small apparatus


Pilates Instructor sessions focus on:


  • Joseph Pilates six original principles: Breath, Flow, Centering, Control, Concentration and Precision
  • Good overall alignment and posture
  • Optimal core connection
  • Segmental spine movement
  • Full body integration
  • Balance and co-ordination
  • Axial elongation - spine lengthening in all directions
  • Shoulder girdle stabilization
  • Neutral spine and pelvis awareness
  • Deep neck stabilizers - strength and balance

Related Programs available with Shalene MacKinnon, PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor:

Shalene MacKinnon - Pilates Instructor

  1. Happy Hips workshop
  2. Foam Roller Routine workshop
  3. Foot Fitness workshop
  4. Mixed Equipment Group Classes
  5. Individual and Duet sessions

Related Programs available with Kathleen Keller, Master Pilates Rehab Instructor:

Kathleen Keller - Pilates Instructor

  1. Stretch Flow - Group classes (times subject to change)
  2. Posture Re-education
  3. Core Re-training
  4. Fascial Fitness
  5. TRE® - Tension and Trauma Release Exercise (available late 2019)
  6. Homework Programs:

              a)    Mat & Small Apparatus

              b)    Stability Ball

              c)    Myofascial Stretch

              d)    Self Myofascial Release (SMR) Techniques

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