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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.

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.

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 Aug 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Fri Sep 07 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Sep 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Sep 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Oct 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Oct 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Oct 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • Fri Oct 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lili Viola
  • 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