Reformer 2

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Follows the intermediate level order of exercises on the Reformer. Includes some inversions, and lots of balancing exercises either standing or holding planks on the moving spring-loaded carriage. This is a tough class and is open to students who have mastered Level 1 classes including Reformer 1, Tower 1 and Circuit 1. Some clients may benefit from private lessons to progress from Level 1 to this more challenging level.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Jan 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Jan 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sun Jan 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Mon Jan 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Jan 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Feb 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sun Feb 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Mon Feb 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Feb 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Neetu White
  • Sun Feb 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Mon Feb 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Neetu White
  • Mon Feb 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sun Feb 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Sat Feb 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons