Lili Viola

Owner and Head Teacher

Lili has been a Pilates teacher for the past 15 years. Her first certification was through Stott Pilates. In 2013 she discovered Classical, or Authentic Pilates as it is also known, and instantly felt the difference. This system, rooted in history and handed down directly from Joseph Pilates, was much more challenging, comprehensive and athletic than anything she had ever experienced in Pilates before. She pursued her second certification through the award winning re:AB Authentic Pilates Teacher Training Program in New York City under the tutelage of 2nd generation teacher Brooke Siler. Lili is now enrolled in a master's teacher training program with 2nd generation teacher Chris Robinson at S6 Fitness in San Diego, CA.

Her newfound passion led Lili to open Toronto's first Classical Pilates studio in January 2014. She quickly garnered attention from celebrities in Hollywood living in Toronto while filming on location. Her original studio measured no more than 600 SF. Within just over a year of having opened her first location, the client base had outgrown the small space, and teachers had joined her in teaching the original system. In June 2015 she moved her studio to its current location, and within one year of having set roots there, the studio expanded by another two levels, bringing it to 3000 SF.

Lili is a wife, a mom to 3 kids and 1 dog, and a 3rd Generation Authentic Pilates Teacher.

Krislin Viira

Certified Teacher

There has always been a place for movement in Krislin's life - dancing, running, volleyball. She even rides her bike instead of driving a car or using public transit.

When Krislin was nineteen her mother became a Pilates teacher and exposed her to the method. Krislin started taking courses, and in a short time she was hired to teach classes in one of the first and best Pilates Studios in Tallinn, Estonia. She is certified by Corpus Pilates.

Krislin enjoys teaching others what she has learned over the years, and continues to learn more each day.

Julia Cabral

Junior Certified Teacher

Julia has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. In 2000 she became a certified Aquafit instructor. Julia has a wealth of experience in the specialized areas of Water Running, Aquatic personal training, Aquatic post-rehab (joint replacements, arthritic conditions and general injuries).

She recently completed her 600-hour Authentic Pilates teacher training program and received her certification through Sean Gallagher's The New York Pilates Studio. 

Julia feels that Classical Pilates has something to offer everyBODY.

Abby Gibbons

Certified Teacher

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 is pursuing her master's 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 push themselves. Outside her love of Pilates, Abby enjoys, fashion and make-up artistry.

Deirdre Caldarone

Certified Teacher

Deirdre has been teaching Pilates in Toronto for over 10 years. Originally from Boston, she completed her classical certification through Peak Pilates in 2003. She has also completed workshops with many renowned 2nd generation teachers. Deirdre consistently draws upon and stays true to the original method developed by Joseph Pilates and strives to demonstrate that Pilates can complement other forms of exercise and prevent injury. Clients leave Deirdre's Pilates sessions feeling energized and invigorated.

In addition to teaching Pilates, Deirdre is a volunteer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a cooking enthusiast, a writer, a wife, and mother to three college-age students.