PILATES: PRIVATE CLASSES

WHAT IS PILATES?

The Pilates method is a unique system of mental and physical conditioning designed to promote strength, flexibility, coordination and well-being of the entire body. The technique revitalizes and re-patterns the body to function with control and ease.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK A SESSION

Contact the third floor Reception at (514) 845-2233, ext. 234 

HOW DOES PILATES WORK?

Working from the core principles of whole body health, whole body commitment and breathing, the Pilates method integrates the entire body into graceful yet demanding exercises. Execution of these exercises requires proper breathing, balanced muscle development, concentration, control, centering, precision and rhythm. Well performed, the Pilates exercises become the vehicle for realizing the full potential of the work. The results of this discipline encompass elements such as self-awareness, efficient movement, coordination, strength, mobility, flowing movement, increased vitality and improved posture.

This movement regimen involves work on the mat, and specially designed apparatus such as the reformer, the chair and the trapeze table. Each piece of equipment offers a specific combination of weight loading and counterbalancing that will enhance the integrity of the muscular and skeletal systems.

FEE SCHEDULE

SINGLE

PACKAGE OF 15
(PRICE PER SESSION) 

Member

$70.00

$65.00

Non-member

$75.00

$70.00

  • Group Pilates classes are included with membership. Consult the Group Fitness Schedule.
  • Cost is non-refundable and taxes are not included in above listed prices.
  • 24-hour notice is required to change or cancel an appointment or fees will be applied in full.

 

WHO IS PILATES FOR?

  • Pilates is an excellent way for all ages and fitness levels to improve strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.
  • Advanced athletes can learn to work their bodies even more efficiently and in optimum alignment.
  • Pilates is very effective for relieving stress-related muscular problems like lower back pain and neck strain.
  • Pilates is excellent for returning to exercise after injury because movements are balanced and controlled.

   

ABOUT OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS

 

ERIN FLYNN

Erin is a fully certified instructor of Pilates, Yoga and Contemporary dance, with twenty years of experience teaching movement to people of all ages and backgrounds. Erin received her comprehensive certification through Peak Pilates (recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance), completed her Yoga certification at Montreal’s Naada Yoga and graduated with distinction, from the University of Winnipeg with a BFA, honour’s in Contemporary dance. Alongside teaching at the MAA, Erin is currently a part of the Contemporary Dance faculty of Concordia University. Passionate about movement, Erin strives to help clients develop an awareness of their own alignment and movement patterns, developing strength and control with maximum ease, balance and efficiency. 

CINDY GURUNLIAN

A graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre and holding a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, Cindy is passionate about movement and the body.  She has completed the fifth year of osteopathy studies at Le Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal in the Bachelor of Science program.  A fully certified Pilates and yoga teacher, Cindy is recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance, the Stott Studio, Ashtanga Yoga Montreal, Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop and has also completed all training modules with Pilates expert, Dianne Miller.  She has been fortunate enough to work with a wide array of people including street youth at Dans la Rue and athletes from the Montreal Alouettes football team, always encouraging participants to move with freedom and ease.
 

JANET MCNULTY

Janet studied modern dance at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where she earned an interdisciplinary degree in dance and science. With her artistic talents taking over, Janet made her mark on the Vancouver dance scene for the next 13 years. She then became an assistant choreographer for Cirque du Soleil, and co-founder of the extreme sports centre, TAZ in Montreal. Passionate about physical training, Janet has accumulated several certifications: Stotts Pilates, personal trainer, Sport Movement, Twist Conditioning and CHEK Institute. Janet also integrates Qi Gong and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education in her approach.

KATIE WARD

Katie has a background in contemporary dance and choreography. She has been teaching the Franklin Method since 2012 and Pilates for the last 8 years at Concordia University and McGill University, as well as the Vancouver Pilates Centre, Club Sportif MAA, and Marionopolis College.  She has also taught experiential anatomy at Concordia University and at Cégep du St-Laurent. With a teaching background in contemporary dance, Katie is a certified Franklin method level one instructor and a certified Dianne Miller Pilates Teacher.