“Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

Joseph Pilates

Group Zoom Mat Life Classes

Movement is the essence of life. And our bodies were designed to move.

This class is an amazing blend of functional strength training exercises with traditional Pilates movements to improve posture, strengthen and lengthen your entire body, and gain endurance within your powerhouse core muscles.

You will feel taller, stronger, and calmer after every class.

Intelligently Crafted Classes

As a personal trainer with a corrective exercise background I design each class to build the entire body strong within a carefully crafted sequence of safe and functional exercises. All levels are able to participate!

My unique sequencing starts with a basic move and adds layers of complexity and challenge, giving you options to stay at whichever layer that is appropriate for you that day.

Fun & Motivating!

Classes are challenging, but NOT exhausting and dangerous. The focus is on function and fun—we want to strengthen our bodies but not grind them to a pulp!

To commit long term to consistent exercise, fitness needs to be enjoyable and motivating.

Why Will You Love Mat Life?

I LOVE Pilates mat! I teach functional Pilates, which are exercises that enhance your day to day life by building your body strong and capable.

This class is an amazing blend of functional strength training exercises with traditional Pilates movements to improve posture, strengthen and lengthen your entire body, and gain endurance within your powerhouse core muscles.

The core consists of your abdominals, muscles of the hip, low back, gluteals, pelvic floor, and when strengthened have been proven to reduce back pain, neck pain, improve posture, athletic performance, pelvic floor dysfunction, and help stabilize hips.

Each class consists of 20 minutes of standing Pilates-style exercises in combination with 30 minutes of Pilates core work on our mats. You will feel taller, stronger, and calmer after every class.

Light hand weights, resistance bands, and 8 inch Pilates ball are used in class as these props help us feel the movements in the body more fully, they can assist and/or challenge depending on the exercise. Props often mimic Pilates apparatus (reformer, chair, tower, etc) movements which is so helpful to explore the benefits of Pilates.

Equipment Needed

Please bring to class:

  • 2-3lbs hand weights ($15)
  • 12 inch mini loop band ($10)
  • 6 foot resistance band ($10)
  • 8 inch Pilates ball ($13)
  • yoga mat

Flaman Fitness and Fitness Town carry these products.

My favourite 8 inch Pilates ball is Coregeous ball from Tune Up Fitness.

Check out the video of a sample Pilates class so you can see style of exercises and how we use the equipment.

 

Group Zoom Mat Life Dates & Pricing

As a personal trainer for many years I am a big believer of commitment for long term success.

Commit to participating every week for the next 8 weeks to see the biggest improvements.

 

Pricing

8 classes x $10 per class = $80

 

Saturdays 9:30am, dates below 
 

Oct 30
Nov 6
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 4
Dec 11
Dec 18

 

Location: in your living room on Zoom. Every week the Pilates Life Studio scheduling system emails you the Zoom link.

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Inner Strength Training (IST)

Your workouts are tailored to meet your needs, abilities, and goals using my Inner Strength Training (IST) method (explanation of IST below). As a ACE-certified personal trainer, NASM-certified corrective exercise specialist, and certified Pilates instructor with multiple trainings in both classical and contemporary methods you are in the very best hands.

What makes the Inner Strength Training (IST) method different from other training programs?

IST is about honouring where your body is at and giving it what it needs - a balanced health regime.  It's about functional movement training, building our muscles with effective movement patterns. It’s about creating a strong and balanced body from the inside out. Working our supporting intrinsic muscles helps stabilize the body's foundation, so that our extrinsic muscles (the surface “power” muscles) can do their job properly and purposefully.  The IST method works both your intrinsic and extrinsic muscles for a whole body approach to strength and cardio training. While reaching your desired weight is important if that is your goal, IST is challenging, however, is it not about arduously struggling to obtain an impossibly perfect body shape. It’s about creating strong, supported, balanced bodies that can function and move with freedom and ease.

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