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This class is taught by:

Lili Viola

Lili has been a Pilates teacher for the past 15 years. Her first certification was through Stott Pilates, a contemporary derivative of the traditional system. In 2013 she was introduced to Classical Pilates and instantly felt the difference. She spent the next 18 months apprenticing under 2nd Generation Teacher, and best-selling author, Brooke Siler at her award-winning studio, re:AB Pilates, in NYC. In the spring of 2014 Lili became a 3rd Generation Certified Authentic Pilates Teacher. She also completed a 9-month intensive program with 2nd Generation Teacher Chris Robinson at his studio S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA. Lili continues to deepen her understanding of the work through lessons and workshops with some of the industry's most renown teachers, among these: Peter Fiasca, Sean Gallagher, Sam Cotrone, Benjamin Degenhardt, Saul Choza, and 1st Generation Teacher Jay Grimes, who studied under Joseph Pilates himself.

At the time Lili opened her studio in January 2014, it was the only studio in Toronto teaching Classical Pilates on Gratz apparatus. In June 2015 the studio moved to its current location to gain more space, and in September 2016 the studio expanded to occupy the full building, spanning 3 floors. Lili is in high demand, and even Hollywood celebrities have sought her out while filming in Toronto.

When not at the studio, Lili enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and dog. She loves to travel and experience the great outdoors.

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.

This class teaches the original 34 exercises created by Joseph Pilates. It may also throw in some Romana Kryzanowska variations. The pace is fast. Control and concentration are prerequisites to ensure proper form and safety.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Oct 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Fri Nov 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 09 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Nov 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 07 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Dec 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola