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.

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.

 

Jonathan Dunkelman

Jonathan is currently in our teacher-training program and is enthusiastic to begin his teaching career in classical pilates at our studio.

Jonathan is a professional artist whose work is available at the AGO Sales and Rental Gallery. He spent many years training in karate-do under Sensei Burt Konzak at the Toronto Academy of Karate and Fitness.

Through Karate-Do Jonathan has taught many people of all ages including a women’s self defense class at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre.

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.

 

Neetu White

Neetu's love for Classical Pilates began as a university student in Ottawa trying to reach for those long lean muscles with Mari Winsor and her groundbreakings DVDs. Neetu's drive for Pilates to become a major part of her life started in 2008 when she spent a year in Virginia and trained with Lilia Browning, a Romana Certified Teacher 3 times a week. Classical Pilates opened up a world of focused exercise which gave her the results she was looking for and strength she has always craved. After having her second child in 2015, Lili Viola re-ignited Neetu's love for Pilates and helped her get into the best shape of her life.
 
Helping people is Neetu's calling. Sharing the Pilates Method to help people achieve their goals puts a smile on her face. Neetu's wonderful husband Adam and her two little boys, Milo & Kai keep that smile going.
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:

  • Wed Oct 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Oct 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Oct 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Howie Tse
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Oct 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Howie Tse
  • Mon Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Wed Oct 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Fri Oct 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Oct 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Neetu White
  • Mon Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Oct 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Oct 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Howie Tse
  • Fri Nov 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Nov 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Nov 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Nov 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Nov 07 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford