Owner / Operator / Instructor
Hometown: Port Perry
Can often be found: IN THE STUDIO! Doing what I love.. moving by way of Pilates, cycling, running, weight lifting, kayaking and playing with my kids. Also find me discussing life with Jeremy, asking (begging) Cole and Wynter to be nice to each other, enjoying healthy family meals, finished with a glass of wine (on weekends.. ok sometimes on a weekday too).
Teaching style: some suggest loud and maybe they’re right, lol but I consider my style as ‘contemporary’. I believe that we are all built uniquely, so it is important that my instruction to both private and group class clients be adaptable for all. Most importantly, I attempt to provide quality and functional movement instruction, in a motivating environment.
Favourite Pilates exercise: Push-up to Plank for hours – for a whole body workout in one move!
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: My family, they’re everything to me (my kids, my niece, my sister, my husband), friends, my dogs, overall health and MOVEMENT. I’m always in search of a new goal that achieves another level of strength and accomplishment. Above most, you’ll find me talking about the gift that is the Pure Pilates Community. I cannot ever thank you enough for your ongoing loyalty and support. I will continue to be of service as long as I can, LET’S KEEP MOVING, TOGETHER
Studio Manager, Marketing & Social Media Manager
Hometown: Toronto (Torano/Torana to my fellow city kids)
Can often be found: at the studio, getting my son to soccer games/training sessions and my daughter to tennis lessons/matches, York U campus, playing tennis, working on projects for my other business (Click Media Consulting) and of course, sipping wine.
Favourite Pilates exercise: REFORMER
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: my kids, my family, friends, Pilates, music, Netflix, movies, wine, documentaries and NYC.
@click media consulting
Can often be found: supply teaching, serving at the Brock House, or at home hanging out with my doggo.
Teaching style: Depends on the day and what type of class I’m teaching… but I definitely enjoy some good tunes and an easy going vibe where laughter is always welcome.
Favourite Pilates exercise: Roll up on the mat and long spine on the reformer.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Food, dogs, and Netflix.
You can often find me: out and about shopping around town.
Teaching style: I teach fun and challenging classes
Favourite Pilates exercise: side leg series, I enjoy all the different variations to work those legs and glutes.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: life, family, friends, food and good wine.
Hometown: born in Brockville – grew up in Toronto – lived in Whitby for so long it’s my hometown now!
Can often be found: looking for the next AHA moment, SUP boarding, cycling, dancing, road trippin’, laughing!!
Teaching style: effective, corrective and humorous!
Favourite Pilates exercise: Ab curls, all forms, all day!
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about:things that make people laugh….but when I’m not at the studio I’m preaching pilates!
@summermade13 (have a kind heart and stay weird)
Can often be found: at the studio, teaching high school, hanging out with friends and family, working out, drinking wine and eating cheese
Teaching style: honest, sweaty, challenging
Favourite Pilates exercise: planks and push ups, sliders is my favourite prop
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Pilates, my family, current events, wine and food
Hometown: Pickering. Currently, I am living with my family in North Oshawa.
Can often be found: teaching or participating in a class at Pure Pilates. I like to keep busy and on my feet. In my downtime you can find me hanging out with my family playing board games, watching movies or hiking at Heber Downs.
Teaching Style: I always like to have a great playlist going in my classes.
Favourite Pilates exercise: My favourite exercises are slow and controlled so I can really connect to my body.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: My son and food. I love them both very much!
Feel free to follow me @kellyelenam
Can often be found: If I’m not working you can find me spending time with my family, experimenting on my reformer or have a spa day with my daughter.
Teaching Style: I can be perceived as quiet but don’t let that fool you. My classes are mindful, medium paced, I love to change it up and try new things. The class will be challenging but also a lot of fun.
Favourite Pilates Exercise: Difficult to pick a favourite but I would have to say the teaser. I love anything that challenges your core and the teaser does that along with working the whole body.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Everything, we have lots of laughs, the class will be challenging and fun!
Hometown: New Orleans
Can often be found: Eating, cooking, hanging with the kitty cats and my daughter
Teaching Style: Fun, but mindful, and sweaty if I can get away with it!
Fave Yoga Pose: Plank, for the full body benefits. Triangle, for the stretch
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Kid and cat shenanigans or food!
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Pilates and Yoga instructor
Hometown: Pickering, ON
Can often be found: In the forest, Pilates studio or eating a chocolate cake while watching Harry Potter. I also photograph a lot! I do wedding and engagement photography! I like going to Body Blitz in Toronto on my spare time to relax my muscles in the pools.
Teaching style: Slow & controlled. I like my students to feel each and every part of their body.
Favourite Pilates Exercise: I like all of them. I would say side-lying leg exercises. I just like the little burns I feel in my legs and tiny pulses.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: chocolate cakes, food, cats or breathing exercises. You may even see me eating a chocolate cupcake while teaching.
Pilates and Yoga instructor
Hometown: Brooklin, ON
Can often be found: Hiking, running, biking, walking the dogs and dragging my family with me as much as possible! If I have to be inside you’ll find me on my mat, reading or hitting the drums!
Teaching style: I love classic pilates with some functional movements taken slow for the ultimate burn with some good ol’ cheesy jokes and giggles!
Favourite Pilates Exercise: Oh that’s a toughie, can I say all of them? I guess if I had to choose it would be a tie between single leg stretch and side leg series!
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: My kids, my hilarious hubby who claims to hate people (I disagree), my cat & dog’s torrid love affair, travelling, coffee, music and concerts.
Hometown: Whitby (Toronto born)
Can often be found: Hanging with Jim and always shopping for my beautiful granddaughter MJ; or being entertained by Stevie and Jagger (our fur babies).
Teaching style: Calm and gentle. I love putting class playlists together with the best music I can find to guide you through a mindful practise.
Favourite Yoga Pose:Pigeon pose which is also known as Swan in YIN yoga – Fantastic pose and the most effective, deep hip stretch. A class with a deep YIN stretch like Swan is extremely beneficial to maintaining a strong body.
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Hands down MJ, but I love to catch up with fellow Y & R & Big Brother fans.
Physiotherapist / Pilates Instructor / Student at Durham College
Can often be found: If I am not at home you can find me at Durham College or Whitby library
Teaching style: Calm, strong, moderate
Favourite Pilates Exercise: All of them but especially abs workouts!!
You’ll most likely hear me talk too much about: Food, my family, my school