Our Pilates Studio
Nestled in the quaint community of Ridgeway, Ontario, our studio offers Pilates instruction for both general fitness and therapeutic needs, with specialty in injury recovery, pain management and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our mission is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for discovery of the best physical and mental You possible, while under the care of world-class instructors who know their “stuff” and continuously strive to learn more.
Our name says it all!
We will provide you with the very best in PILATES instruction, to ensure you improve your strength and encourage your mind at a pace that’s designed for YOU and ONLY YOU. Even in group class settings, we take care of every person’s needs according to his or her ability. We are passionate about Pilates, believe in its benefits, and commit ourselves to your success.
It is ESSENTIAL that we are always learning more and improving our skills. The body is a complex system and cannot be properly cared for without up to date information at our fingertips. Therefore, we believe the essentials of Pilates lie in our continual love for learning more. We spend many hours each year learning through continuing education courses to ensure you are receiving the best of the best in Pilates instruction, backed up by the most current information and techniques from the top teachers and biggest ideas running through the industry. We PROMISE we will never become complacent in our learning, “stuck” in our teaching methods or over-confident in our abilities. Each and every year we will strive to bring you new programming, further improvements, fresh ideas and a stronger sense of community than we have in the past.
We believe more is more. We have carefully chosen add-on programs that take the foundation of Pilates a step or two further into the realm of functional fitness using equipment outside of that created by Joseph Pilates. You will benefit tremendously from having so many choices to “change things up” for we know that a well-rounded program gains its strength from many different approaches to good health and longevity.
I have been going to Pilates Essentials Plus for almost 2 years now and I must say it is the best thing I have ever done for myself. A month ago I received medical justification for my commitment in continuing to go. At a private clinic in Toronto I attended my bi-annual medical exam. When they checked my physical fitness levels I was above average for my core strength in my 50+ age group. In fact, I was told as soon as I began to perform a side plank – “Oh you are obviously not going to have an issue as you are not even shaking”.
When I started Pilates I was dealing with an ongoing shoulder issue that prevented me from even laying on my side. I do not have this problem any longer – my shoulder feels great! I also used to receive monthly upper back adjustments and I no longer feel the need to do this anymore either! Tanya is awesome! I enjoy her in more ways than one. She is passionate about her job, funny and interesting to talk to. I will be continuing my Pilates for a long time!!
Hi Tanya and Colleen – just to let you know how I appreciate what Pilates with your guidance has done for me. I have better body awareness when I move – I am conscious about my core and maintaining it – it has allowed me to do more and enjoy life. Pilates is the best exercise for this because you learn to think about your movements and understand how they impact on your muscles and bones. As a senior this is a tremendous exercise and will keep me young for much longer and will help me take care of me so I can live alone and enjoy life and all it has to offer. Thanks!