Saskatoon Pilates Studio
Saskatoon Pilates Centre was the original Pilates studio in Saskatchewan. We have been in operation for over 20 years. The center is a proud member of the Pilates Method Alliance. The PMA (R) is the international, not-for-profit, professional association that oversees certification and continuing education standards for Pilates professionals. All of our Saskatoon Pilates studio instructors hold internationally recognized certification.
In 2012, we were excited to relocate to a new facility in the All Saints Anglican Church Hall where we now enjoy a large Pilates equipment studio. We also have a large mat and TRX studio that has a high cathedral ceiling. An additional smaller training studio allows for smaller group or individual training. There are 3 washrooms, client waiting area and a beautiful sunlit foyer. Saskatoon Pilates is an inviting place of warmth, nurturing, and healing.
All of our Pilates instructors hold certification from Saskatoon Pilates Centre, Core Dynamics, Pilates Core integration, Balanced Body,and the Physicalmind Institute, of New York and Canada. Their goal is to provide students and clients with the best knowledge and experience possible.
Saskatoon Pilates Owner / Director
Kathy has over 50 years experience as a dance teacher and fitness instructor and has been teaching Pilates for over 22 years. She is a graduate of Dianne Miller Pilates Centre in Vancouver, Core Dynamics of Santa Fe and has Mat and Standing Pilates Certification from the Physicalmind Institute of New York and Canada.
Kathy is Saskatchewan’s only teacher with “PMA Pilates Gold Certified” accreditation through the Pilates Method Alliance (now called NCPT-Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher) and is a Pilates for Golf Conditioning Specialist. Kathy also holds TRX Suspension certification, TKM Ball Release, Kit Laughlin, Forever in Motion and Bone-Fit training. She has just completed the Erik Franklin Embodiment in Pelvic Fascia Training.
Kathy completed a new program with the NBS and Baycrest Health Sciences Center on Teaching Dance for Older Adults with Dementia. Her involvement with dance has her as the current President of Dance Saskatchewan and the Canadian co-chair for daCi ( dance and the Child International)
In 2005, Kathy won the YWCA Women of Distinction Entrepreneur Award and was a finalist for the 2012 Sabex Customer Service Award and 2012 ABEX Awards. She also holds an Award of Merit for the Arts from the province of Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon Pilates Teachers
Christie is a visual artist and has been involved with Pilates for over 12 years. She holds Mat Certification from Saskatoon Pilates Centre and is one of the first Pilates Core Integration Mat Certified teachers in Canada.
Christie has completed her Comprehensive Certification with Core Dynamics as part of the last graduating class with Michele Larsson. She is also certified in TRX Suspension Training.
Christie’s concerning nature makes her a natural teacher for Pilates and her teaching radiates her warm and caring personality.
(Photo credit: Rachel Pick Photography)
Meet Pilates Instructor Seasonn! She is a trained Comprehensive Pilates teacher and also teaches a class called Yamuna Body Rolling.
Seasonn has been involved with Pilates for 4 years and loves sharing how your body can move in the most efficient way possible.
She is married with two wonderful children and brings her strong mothering skills to all her clients.
Meet Michelle Forand! Michelle has been teaching Pilates since 2016 and Block Release since 2018. She first discovered Pilates in 2014. Not really knowing what Pilates was (true!), she was instinctively drawn to find out more about this form of movement based on what she had heard about it. Within her first 10 classes she started to feel amazing changes happening in her body. She knew that she wanted to share Pilates with others so decided to become an Instructor. Michelle is certified in Mat Pilates from Balanced Body. Soon after her Pilates’ certification she pursued certification in the Block Therapy system of fascial release, based on the work of Deanna Hansen, an Athletic Therapist based in Winnipeg, MB. She is also certified in Bodhi (Balanced Body) which is a form of suspension training similar to TRX. Michelle believes in ongoing education to be able to offer a variety classes to her clients. She is planning to pursue certification in Core Dynamics Pilates and in Aging Backwards (Essentrics), a system of dynamic stretching and strengthening developed by Miranda Esmonde-White. Michelle is a mom to a wonderful 26 yr old daughter and has been married to her husband for 30 years. She loves to garden, have coffee dates, and travel around the world. Her favorite Joseph Pilates quote is “Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things’.
Krissy grew up on a farm by Blackstrap Lake & now lives in the city with her husband, 3yr old daughter and King Charles spaniel. She absolutely love the outdoors, cross country skiing, camping in her ‘Glamper’ & hiking. Krissy currently works in the healthcare sector and has a background as a paramedic and occupational health and safety.
She a Mat Pilates Instructor and a Block Release Instructor. Krissy got her Pilates Mat certification because she fell in love with the body treatment aspect of Pilates. She has experienced, first hand, how Pilates can change your body as it has definitely improved her lower back pain!
Krissy was introduced to Block, by her friend Michelle, and after taking classes for about a year and hearing from others how much it helped them, she knew she needed to add these techniques to her teaching. Block Release is a class where there are a variety of positions on a cedar block. These positions are held for 3-5 min for deep myofascial release in the body. This deep tissue release practice allows our body to self-heal. You become more correctly aligned, gain more mobility in muscles and joints, and find relief of chronic aches and pains. It’s also an amazing tool for scar tissue work and overall stress release.
Colleen has been a fitness instructor for 3 years and a student of Pilates and Essentrics for over a decade. Essentrics is a dynamic, full fitness program that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens all of our 650 muscles and she has been teaching mat and Essentrics for 2 years.
Colleen loves spending time at the lake in the summer, surfing and paddle boarding. In winter, you will find her on the cross country ski trails in and around the city.
We are here to assist you as we have done for years, with your goals of fitness and functional daily movement pattern