Tower 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.

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.

 

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.

 

Howie Tse

Howie has been a firefighter for over 13 years, he has been involved in a wide range of athletics and fitness for the majority of his life, from being a player, coach, and trainer. Howie found Lili Viola Pilates in 2016 and noticed that his chronic lower back pain had all but disappeared after a couple of months of Pilates, he's been hooked ever since. He is currently completing his Classical Pilates Teacher Training at Lili Viola Pilates under the watchful eyes of 2nd generation teacher Chris Robinson and 3rd generation teacher Lili Viola.

When not firefighting or at Lili Viola Pilates, Howie can be found golfing or surfing.

Lisa Naprawa

Lisa is a skilled relationship manager and public speaker. After a successful career as an Account Executive for Fortune 500 companies she followed her passion for Pilates, health and wellness and nine years ago started her own fitness business, Positive Transformations. She is passionate about helping her client’s lead proactive healthy happy lives. She helps her clients make Positive Transformations through personalized functional fitness, boot camps and fitness classes, Pilates instruction, balance training, transformational coaching and consulting to define the steps they need to take in order to reach the heights and happiness they want to achieve. She is Stott Pilates trained in Mat Pilates and in Special Populations and Rehabilitation. She is a certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Fitness Professionals and certified as an Older Adult Specialist. She is presently completing her Classical Pilates Certification with Lili Viola Pilates.

Lisa is a skilled communicator and coach who trained with the Coaches Training Institute. She completed the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Women in Business Initiative Program. Her speaking engagements include presentations to private schools, corporate boards, banks, financial advisors and their clients and retirement communities.

Lisa is a Board Director of the Beaumaris Yacht Club and serves as Secretary of the Beaumaris Land Company. She has served as President and is currently Treasurer of the Greenwood College School Parents Association.

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.
Following a vigorous and fast paced mat warmup, continue to build upon the sequence of exercises taught in Tower 1. New exercises include inversions, more leg spring exercises, and greater upper body involvement. A full-body workout that will require mind-body connection, precision and fluidity.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Jan 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Jan 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Jan 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Fri Jan 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Jan 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Jan 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Jan 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Wed Jan 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shareen Woodford
  • Thu Jan 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Fri Feb 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Sat Feb 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Mon Feb 04 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Howie Tse
  • Wed Feb 06 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Howie Tse
  • Wed Feb 06 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Thu Feb 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Birtig
  • Fri Feb 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lisa Naprawa
  • Sat Feb 09 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Howie Tse
  • Mon Feb 11 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Neetu White
  • Wed Feb 13 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Shareen Woodford