Our Team

Laura

Laura

Owner / Operator / Instructor

Keila

Keila

Studio, Marketing & Social Media Manager

Alix

Alix

Pilates Instructor

Amanda

Amanda

Pilates instructor

Cindy

Cindy

Pilates Instructor

Laura

Laura

Owner / Operator / Instructor

Keila

Keila

Studio, Marketing & Social Media Manager

Alix

Alix

Pilates Instructor

Amanda

Amanda

Pilates instructor

Cindy

Cindy

Pilates Instructor

Jessica

Jessica

Pilates Instructor

Kelly

Kelly

Pilates Instructor

Michelle

Michelle

Pilates Instructor

Susan

Susan

Yoga Instructor

Theresa

Theresa

Pilates Instructor

Jessica

Jessica

Pilates Instructor

Kelly

Kelly

Pilates Instructor

Michelle

Michelle

Pilates Instructor

Susan

Susan

Yoga Instructor

Theresa

Theresa

Pilates Instructor

Laura

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

Social Media:

Insta
@Ljturnbull81
@purepilateswhitby

FB
@purepilatesca

Keila

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.

Social Media:

INSTA
@keilalegresley
@purepilateswhitby
@click_media_consulting

FB
@purepilatesca
@click media consulting

Alix

Hometown: Whitby

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.

Social media:
alixtheallen

Amanda

Pilates instructor

Hometown: Brooklin

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.

Social media:
@amandalove363

Cindy

Pilates instructor

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!

Social media:
@summermade13 (have a kind heart and stay weird)

Jessica

Pilates instructor

Hometown: Sudbury 

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

Kelly

Pilates instructor

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!

Social media:
Feel free to follow me @kellyelenam 

Michelle

Pilates instructor

Hometown: Oshawa

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!

Susan

Yoga instructor

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! 

Social Media:
FB- Susan Walsh Maki

Instagram- myreposeyoga

Theresa

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.