Improve your posture and muscle tone from head to toe, especially your core, with Pilates, aka Contrology!
Whether you are not ready for in-person sessions, or perhaps online is simply more convenient for you, please contact me for more details on how we can set up a virtual private Pilates session. Learn more about private sessions on the Pilates Reformer/Tower/Chair!
For more information about Virtual Pilates group classes, click here.
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co‑founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent more than two decades refining the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES® training and certification programs, used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.
In May 2022, Rachel enrolled in the Real Pilates (classical Pilates) teacher training program, hosted by Espace Pilates in Montreal, QC. Real Pilates was created by 2nd generation teacher, Alycea Ungaro, and it is one of the most rigorous and respected programs in the industry. Rachel expects to complete the program of over 600 hours of practical and academic study by the end of the year.
Read more here about Joseph Pilates, the man behind the method (originally called Contrology), and the history of Pilates.Wanting to get an extra Pilates workout at home between classes? Subscribe to our Enhanced Replays to get in a Pilates or barre workout any time you want! Private clients can log in for free.
STOTT PILATES® improves core strength and stability and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks, and feels. It focuses specifically on:
- Pelvic placement
- Rib-cage placement
- Scapular movement
- Head & cervical spine placement
For a complete review of the Basic Principles and Warm-Up exercises click here.
The Pilates classes are an open level for the general, injury-free participant. Classes may include the use of small props to make the workouts more fun and dynamic.
Before joining the Pilates group classes, I strongly recommend that you do an entrance assessment and/or some privates. As a result, I will ensure you understand the basic principles and help you follow the group workout much more easily. If you have injuries or limitations, I would strongly suggest private sessions. I can address your specific needs in a private session, therefore avoiding skipping too many exercises during the group class.
Each time I instruct a class, I always teach to the group in front of me, taking into account the participants’ experience and fitness. The most important thing to me is that I safely take you through a challenging, full-body workout designed to strengthen core stability, improve posture, and increase flexibility.
I have been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and have experience teaching to mixed-level groups. I will offer more challenging variations to more advanced Pilates students and modifications to those who have less experience. While I am a certified STOTT® Pilates (contemporary method) instructor, the workshops in classical Pilates and in other movement modalities I have taken throughout the years inform my style and exercise choices.
Private sessions are tailored to what your body needs! In the studio you’ll get to work out with the STOTT® Pilates V2Max Reformer Plus (with the tower), Stability Chair, and Spine Corrector. In addition, we can also incorporate foam rollers, a Bosu ball, Arc Barrels, Flex Bands, Toning Balls, and more.
With virtual sessions, I adapt to what you have at your disposal and astutely craft a Pilates class that will have all of your muscles working.
With private sessions, whether in person* or virtually, I am able to program the workout you need to improve your strength, balance, and body awareness. Plus, you’ll get access to our Enhanced Replays to continue your practice any time you want in between our sessions. Once you try it, you’ll fall in love with Pilates!
*Please note that our Covid procedures will be followed for all in-person sessions.
*My main availabilities for private Pilates sessions are during the weekday mornings and early afternoons. I have only a couple of early evening weekday slots available per week.
Insurance (naturotherapy) receipts for private Pilates issued upon request.