Stephanie

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.

 


Stephanie instructs the following:
  • Basic Tower
  • The Wall Unit Tower is loaded with arm and leg springs, and a couple of bars that assist with spinal mobility. This class will target abs, glutes, hips, shoulders, and back.

  • All Levels Apparatus

  • Intermediate Tower
  • Many new exercises are added on at this level. Inversions are introduced, and greater mobility in the spine, as well as the other joints, is the focus.

  • Level 1 Circuit
  • This class combines the Reformer workout at the basic level, now done at a faster pace, with basic Mat, Tower, and Barrel exercises for a full-body dynamic workout.

  • Intermediate Reformer
  • A very challenging workout on the Reformer that introduces balancing exercises coupled with strength and flexibility training.

  • Level 2 Circuit
  • This class combines intermediate exercises on the Reformer at a faster pace, with intermediate exercises on the Mat, Tower, and Barrels.

  • Teen Pilates
  • A fun mat workout for 13-18 year olds that focuses on posture and building core strength and flexibility. Props are used to assist and correct. Music is played in this class.