Lili has been a Pilates teacher for the past 15 years. Her first certification was through Stott Pilates, a contemporary derivative of the traditional system. In 2013 she was introduced to Classical Pilates and instantly felt the difference. She spent the next 18 months apprenticing under 2nd Generation Teacher, and best-selling author, Brooke Siler at her award-winning studio, re:AB Pilates, in NYC. In the spring of 2014 Lili became a 3rd Generation Certified Authentic Pilates Teacher. She also completed a 9-month intensive program with 2nd Generation Teacher Chris Robinson at his studio S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA. Lili continues to deepen her understanding of the work through lessons and workshops with some of the industry's most renown teachers, among these: Peter Fiasca, Sean Gallagher, Sam Cotrone, Benjamin Degenhardt, Saul Choza, and 1st Generation Teacher Jay Grimes, who studied under Joseph Pilates himself.
At the time Lili opened her studio in January 2014, it was the only studio in Toronto teaching Classical Pilates on Gratz apparatus. In June 2015 the studio moved to its current location to gain more space, and in September 2016 the studio expanded to occupy the full building, spanning 3 floors. Lili is in high demand, and even Hollywood celebrities have sought her out while filming in Toronto.
When not at the studio, Lili enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and dog. She loves to travel and experience the great outdoors.
Lili instructs the following:
A very challenging workout on the Reformer that introduces balancing exercises coupled with strength and flexibility training.
One of the toughest workouts in the system is the traditional Mat. This sequence consists of all of the 34 Mat exercises originally designed by Joseph Pilates. A strong knowledge of Mat 1 & 2 is a prerequisite. The most advanced students are those who through regular attendance to group and private mat and apparatus classes have developed an acute awareness and control of their bodies. This class will lead you through numerous inversions combined with rotation, flexion and/or extension. It is fast paced. Clearance to attend this class may be given through an assessment.
This class teaches the advanced level Reformer exercises in the traditional Pilates sequence. This workout will move your body every which way and challenge your stability, balance, strength, stamina, and flexibility. You will work every muscle in your body. Due to the complexity of the exercises, only very strong individuals who have proven to master the Reformer 2 and other Level 2 classes may participate in this class.