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Spring into the New Session!

As we continue the transition into Spring  and welcome all the sunshine we can get, it is time for a new Pilates session! Our Spring 2.0 session begins May 1st and runs until the end of June, registration opens April 10th, 2017. This new session is brimming with lots of new things happening at the studio, starting with a new schedule full of new classes.  We are also excited to announce Teacher Training with Dana Carter is 100% full! On top of that, Dana Carter will be offering a Reformer 1 Teacher Training this July - see below for more details.  What a great time to revitalize your fitness routine with Pilates! 

Gymstick Class
Use a fitness tool designed to simplify and effectively combine cardiovascular, muscular endurance and flexibility. Read more..
Post-natal Pilates
Looking to regain muscle strength postpartum? Focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques! Read more..
Stability Chair
Use this state of the art fitness chair that helps achieve upper and lower body strength to improve body control. Read more..
Try this fun, upbeat, fusion class which incorporates an all over body strength training with the stretch and release of a yoga class. Read more..
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Want The Best of Both Worlds?

Can't decide between a Mat or Reformer class? We offer Combo classes so you can get both workouts done in 1 hour! Master your core on the mat, lengthen your spine on the wheel, integrate fascial awareness with the stability chair and take resistance to the reformer for an all around workout and maximize the studio! 

Shelbourne Physio & Dana Carter present
Pilates Reformer 1 Teacher Training!

This Summer join Dana Carter for Reformer level 1 Teacher Training. Over the course of three weekends you will gain all the skills necessary to teach effective safe and creative group classes, or private lessons, to individuals of all levels. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of a wide array of Pilates exercises. 
Pilates Reformer 1 TT dates: July 2017
*In case you missed our Spring Mat training*
Pilates Mat 1 TT dates: September 2017
For more details, and to apply, go to our website 
Have questions?  Contact your studio Coordinators at
250-598-9828 ext.2  or




Audit Your Pilates!

Its tax time, but we're not talking taxes here.  This is your friendly reminder to check-in with your body and fitness goals.

Pilates is not just about showing up to class, it's about revamping and reassessing your physical needs. We recommend that you regularly assess your fitness level and goals. For many people classes deliver exercise, but not a lasting mental shift by which participants learn the deeper components of exercises, remember them, and leave with a lasting impression of how to better move their body in the real world. Our Private Pilates sessions are the perfect addition to your class schedule to get better, faster results.

The benefits of private sessions can be grand. When you work one on one with your instructor, you are required to become more involved in the learning process.This affords you a deeper understanding and knowledge that helps to better prepare your body to move in a healthy way. Building body awareness is not easy, but showing up with commitment helps build the physical body and the mental capacity to take on challenges more easily.

Ready to Audit Your Pilates? We offer a Welcome Package to all of our clients. This is a one time offer, but grants you 3 private one-on-one sessions with an instructor for one full hour at a discounted rate. Connect with our studio coordinators to see if you are eligible to get this great rate. 

Revitalize your body and fitness routine with one of our instructors to find the core and strength you know is hidden inside. Let Shelbourne Pilates get you fit for those summer hikes, kayak trips, camping excursions and chasing the kids on the beach!

For more information on privates rate and packages visit
Shelbourne Pilates here or contact us directly.

Heads up, Straighten up!   

"Improving one’s posture is not merely about looking better, although it’s hard to deny the allure of appearing more poised, confident and self-possessed. Some studies have linked poor posture with a greater risk of sports and overuse injuries. There’s debate over the extent to which it leads to neck and back pain, but even experts who are skeptical that posture is a primary cause of pain agree it can be, at least, a contributing factor.?" more

Making sense of the curves
Jenna Peters PT and Jacqueline Sloan PTA recently attended a course in Vancouver for conservative management principles of Scoliosis. The course covered assessment tools and identification of different types of scoliosis. Physio-therapeutic scoliosis-specific exercise principles, including do's and don'ts for daily activities; bracing and surgical options in BC were discussed.
Coming back with a new perspective on scoliosis, Jacqueline hopes to build on existing programs for adults and teens currently running at the clinic by developing a more comprehensive intake protocol. If you are currently in one of her classes you may have already benefited for this re-evaluation of certain movement patterns to specifically target your needs.
Jacqueline will be flying off to California in May to continue her studies with leading physical therapists in the States on Scoliosis exercises for Pilates.

Stay tuned for more!

In the Buff Smoothie Bowl

The ultimate "Filler Upper" recipe! It is packed with protein and healthy fats to keep you going all morning long. The earthy flavors give you the opportunity to add all kinds of toppings and goodies to cater your cravings! 

Click the link for this delicious breakfast, snack or post workout:
Standing Lunges for Spring!
Lunges are a great strength builder for everyone, from the beginning runner to the master marathoner! They are one of the most important exercises for the thighs and buttocks. Things to remember when performing lunges:
  • Keep torso as upright as possible to minimise the stress on the back
  • Keep shoulders back and relaxed
  • Always engage your core for stability and strength
  • Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle and your back knee doesn't touch the floor
  • Repeat on both sides and remember if knee pain is felt, take smaller steps!
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