Mat 2


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Continue to learn and build upon the mat sequence of exercises. At this level your body will be lead through many more planes of movement, challenging flexibility and stability, and deepening the core body connection. The spine will move through flexion, extension, side bending and twisting movements. Ensure you have conditioned for this class with Mat 1 first.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Tue Jan 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Wed Jan 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Jan 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Mon Jan 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Tue Jan 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Wed Jan 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Mon Feb 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Tue Feb 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Wed Feb 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 09 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig
  • Mon Feb 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Tue Feb 12 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Wed Feb 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 16 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Abby Gibbons
  • Tue Feb 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Lisa Naprawa
  • Wed Feb 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jonathan Dunkelman
  • Sat Feb 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Stephanie Birtig