Basic Reformer


This class is taught by:

Shareen Woodford

Shareen is a fully certified Pilates teacher trained at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on the mat, reformer, cadillac, stability chair, barrels and small props. She has additional training in injuries and special populations.

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

She was a former dancer and gymnast, as well as a varsity competitive swimmer at the University of Toronto. She has copious and various experience in the world of fitness and athletics including over 18 years as a competitive swim coach (NCCP Level 3), swimming instructor, lifeguard and aquafitness instructor.

Her approach to teaching combines all of her areas of 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.

Deirdre Caldarone

Deirdre has been teaching Pilates in Toronto for over 10 years. Originally from Boston, she completed her classical certification through Peak Pilates in 2003. She has also completed workshops with many renowned 2nd generation teachers.

Deirdre consistently draws upon and stays true to the original method developed by Joseph Pilates and strives to demonstrate that Pilates can complement other forms of exercise and prevent injury. Clients leave Deirdre's Pilates sessions feeling energized and invigorated.

In addition to teaching Pilates, Deirdre is a volunteer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a cooking enthusiast, a writer, a wife, and mother to three college-age students.

Stephanie Birtig

Originally from Ontario, Stephanie has been practicing Pilates for many years. She has recently moved back 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and has finished a 600 hour Classical Pilates teacher training program with Real Pilates in New York City.

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 is a 3rd Generation Authentic Pilates Teacher.

Abby enjoys being creative with her lessons while challenging her clients to push themselves. Outside her love of Pilates, Abby is also pursuing a career as a make-up artist.

 
Learn the beginner sequence of exercises on the Reformer. A full body workout with emphasis on core stability and strength.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Oct 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Oct 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Deirdre Caldarone
  • Sat Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Deirdre Caldarone
  • Wed Nov 01 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 03 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Nov 04 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Sat Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Nov 08 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 10 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Nov 11 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Sat Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Nov 15 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 17 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Nov 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Sat Nov 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Nov 22 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Fri Nov 24 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Nov 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Sat Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons