Intermediate Tower


This class is taught by:

Abby Gibbons

Abby has been teaching the Pilates method for over ten years. A former dancer, Abby began her Pilates teacher training in 2004 through Power Pilates in New York City under the tutelage of 2nd generation teachers Bob Liekens, and Susan Moran, and received her certification in 2005. In 2014, she completed her 2nd certification through the United States Pilates Association under the direction of 2nd Generation Teacher Brett Howard. Abby also completed a 9-month intensive with 2nd Generation Teacher Chris Robinson at S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA. Abby is a 3rd Generation Authentic Pilates Teacher.

Abby enjoys being creative with her lessons while challenging her clients to do and be their best. Outside her love of Pilates, Abby enjoys, fashion and make-up artistry.

Stephanie Birtig

Originally from Ontario, Stephanie has been practicing Pilates for many years. She has recently moved back to Toronto from New York City to attend Chiropractic school. With her background in dance and kinesiology she has integrated her passion for movement into her Pilates teaching. She sees Pilates as a way to build a strong foundation to excel at any movement and has used Pilates herself to prevent and recover from injuries. With her Classical Pilates training, Stephanie uses the system of Pilates with her clients to adapt to each unique body to ensure a safe and effective workout. Stephanie hopes her sessions are fun, safe, and work toward individual goals. She feels accomplished when her clients leave feeling sweaty!

Stephanie has a BA degree in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario; she is a graduate of Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates Teacher Training in NYC.

 

Shareen Woodford

Shareen is certified in Stott Pilates but has been working through the classical system with Lili Viola. She is bridging to the classical system through our Teacher Training program.

Shareen is also a renowned yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, having led retreats and Yoga Teacher Training programs locally and internationally. She travels regularly to India to study yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy, sanskrit and chanting with the worlds best teachers and gurus.

Formerly a dancer and gymnast, as well as a varsity competitive swimmer at the University of Toronto, Shareen has copious and various experience in the world of fitness and athletics. Her approach to teaching combines all of her areas of experience and expertise. She shares with her students a genuine enjoyment of breath and movement, mind-body connection and always encourages safe and correct technique and athletic precision.

 
Many new exercises are added on at this level. Inversions are introduced, and greater mobility in the spine, as well as the other joints, is the focus.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Tue Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Wed Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Fri Aug 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Aug 25 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Sep 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Sep 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Sep 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Fri Sep 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Sep 08 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Sep 10 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Sep 12 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Sep 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Sep 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shareen Woodford