Welcome to the Pilates Life!

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I am so glad you are here! I am super passionate about health and fitness, and I enjoy sharing that enthusiasm with my clients. 

I named the studio Pilates Life because adopting the method can be so much more than just performing the exercises. The creator of the Pilates method -Joseph Pilates- wanted his clients to embrace an all-encompassing health regime focusing on:

  • correct breathing
  • moving the body with control, concentration, and precision
  • gaining strength
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • nutritious eating in proper portions
  • sufficient sleep

I live and breathe Pilates and have training in classical and contemporary methods. My Pilates methodology respects the original repertoire created by Joseph Pilates, while using my kinesiology background to apply modern scientific understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and neuroscience to human movement and function.

According to the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) kinesiology employs evidence based scientific research and assessment to assist in the prevention and rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions, along with the enhancement of human performance, in environments such as work and sport.

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of purposeful movement to gain strength and vitality, while helping reduce aches and pains caused by inactivity.

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Pilates Life Studio's Main Goals for You

I am 100% committed to helping you reach your individual health and fitness goals. I am fully trained and experienced to create achievable action steps to help motivate you to reach them.

I have a few important goals for all my clients that is behind everything I do:

1. build your body strong to enhance your life
2. create stability and flexibility in your joints to reduce discomfort and prevent injuries
3. improve whole body awareness and balance
4. have fun and feel empowered, which is motivating to stay consistent in your movement practice

Our sessions increase fitness levels in a non-intimidating and motivating way. Workouts are challenging, but always within your level and ability using sound evidence-based exercise practices. Discover the Pilates Life way to better health!

 

NEW Studio Space!

Balanced Body Pilates Equipment

Currently, Pilates Life Studio offers privates (1:1) and semi-privates (2:1) sessions at the studio located at 208 St and 72 Ave. Starting Fall 2022, we will be operating in our brand new studio space located in the Willoughby Town Centre at 208 St and 80 Ave.

Beautifully designed space with lots of room to provide small group Pilates equipment training sessions for five clients (5:1) and a dedicated private (1:1) studio space with high quality Pilates equipment.

We use top of the line Balanced Body equipment with innovative features and sturdy construction. Built in USA.

  • Clinical Reformers with Infinity Footbars
  • Attached Towers & Mats (95% Cadillac)
  • Split Pedal Combo Chairs
  • Ladder Barrel
  • Arc Barrels
  • Jumpboards
  • Pilates Ring, Bands, and Weighted Bars

Ready to get started?

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Being in the fitness industry for over 20 years, I have seen so many trends come and go.

To see success fitness needs to be:

  • consistent
  • attainable
  • manageable
  • motivating
  • and backed by current exercise science

My programs deliver these aspects (and much more!) to each and every one of my clients. I eat, sleep, dream this stuff and I love to help my clients reach their goals!

 

Specializations:

I have been in the fitness industry since 1999 after graduating from Toronto's Humber College Fitness Leadership program. I became a ACE-certified personal trainer. In 2012 I became a NASM-certified corrective exercise specialist (created for trainers by physiotherapists). Currently, I am finishing my Kinesiology university degree (I have college level) with the goal to become a registered Kinesiologist with BCAK.

Since 2019 when I discovered my absolute love for Pilates I have taken numerous teacher trainings in classical and contemporary methods: Pilates Essence's Classical Mat, Mindful Movement 500hr Comprehensive, and Balanced Body Pilates Mat,  Reformer, and Apparatus. I am currently obtaining a Clinical Pilates diploma, where I apply evidence-based research and techniques to help heal the body using the Pilates method. Additionally, I have certifications in Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates with BASI and Scoliosis with Fusion Pilates.

I am a Precision Nutrition coach, which gives me expertise to coach clients to eat healthy and nutritiously. 

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Education & Career Time Line:

In the 90s, I originally went to college obtaining a Journalism diploma and worked in the field for a bit before deciding it wasn't a good fit for me. I went to Humber College for Fitness Leadership and was ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified as a personal trainer. I worked at The Fitness Institute (now called Toronto Athletic Club) in downtown Toronto, located on the 36th floor of TD's South Tower, and created their Triathlon program with a fellow co-worker. I specialized in endurance sports, coaching age group runners and triathletes, along with business professionals wanting to lose some weight and get stronger.

I left the industry for a period of time to grow my family, the years went by way too fast!

In 2011, I studied as a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor with Toronto's The Yoga Sanctuary's 250 hour yoga teacher training program. I also studied Ashtanga yoga as a personal practice with some of the most amazing teachers: David Robson (Toronto) and Fiona Stang (Vancouver). I moved to Vancouver in 2012 and re-certified as an ACE personal trainer after completing Infofit's comprehensive Personal Training program. I worked as a trainer and yoga instructor in various gyms and studios in the Vancouver area. 

Now located in Langley, BC, in 2018 I discovered my love of teaching group fitness classes. There is just something special and super fun when a group of people get together to move together.

I was a personal trainer and I taught a variety of group fitness classes at the Township of Langley rec centres, namely small group training, barre, yoga, group cycling, Pilates mat and body sculpt before the COVID pandemic. I have also taught at Brand Fitness, Inspire Fitness, Smiling Hearts, Core Conditioning, and Evolution Pilates and Yoga studio. 

I became enamoured with Pilates in 2019 when I enrolled in Emmie Li's Pilates Essence's BCRPA Classical Pilates mat instructor training when I was asked to teach Pilates mat classes for the Township of Langley rec centres. I.Like.Literally.Fell.In.LOVE

The journey led me to Balanced Body's contemporary teacher training in mat and reformer, and then to Mindful Movement Pilates studio's 500hr comprehensive teacher training which offered more of a blend of classical/contemporary methods.

My style of teaching offers the best of both worlds: Classical (Joseph's original work) with Contemporary (a slight tweak to make the original exercises more achievable for clients).

Currently I own and run a small Pilates Studio located in Willoughby area of Langley BC where I instruct private sessions and small group Pilates equipment classes. Head to the Services & Pricing page for more info.

I also run a online business called Amy G Fitness where I film fun and effective guided workouts for a monthly subscription.

Would you like to see the entire list of certifications, diplomas, and degrees I have? Please head here.

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