10565-114 Street  |  Edmonton, AB T5H 3J6  | 780) 421-9853

Winter Equip Level 1

This class is taught by:

Nicole Wassill

Nicole Wassill discovered Pilates when she injured her knee while working as a professional dancer, singer, and actor. After surgery and extensive rehabilitation therapy, she struggled to reach her previous level of fitness. Through Pilates, Nicole was able to rebalance her body and regain the stability, strength, and flexibility required for her profession and lifestyle. Now, Nicole is a passionate advocate for Pilates and the benefits it offers, and she is driven to help others achieve their fitness goals. Nicole brings her diverse experience with her and incorporates them into her classes. Nicole's education and certifications • Pilates mat and full-equipment certification - trained by Tracy Stafford (PMA recognized) • Mind-body and Personal Training certifications - Can Fit Pro • Theatre Arts Program - Grant MacEwan College. Nicole is committed to continually learning and growing, and from information learned at conferences and continuing education classes she regularly incorporates new work and ideas in her classes.

Kara Botelho

Kara became interested in pilates in the mid 2000’s after a hip and back injury that left permanent spinal instability. When she discovered that the best way to keep her back in health was pilates, she became passionate and enthusiastic about it! A life long sports competitor and enthusiast, Kara has found that pilates has both increased her strength and stamina, as well as improved her muscle symmetry, and believes that it can do the same for everyone. Kara also works as a certified personal trainer, and as such, is dedicated to helping people achieve their true physical potential through fitness.

Jamie Churchward

As a yoga practitioner, lifelong athlete, and lover of health & fitness, Jamie was first drawn to Pilates in 2001 after taking a class through the University of Toronto.  Years later, Jamie once again became interested in Pilates after it helped her regain core strength after the birth of her first child in 2015.  Since that time, Pilates has helped to strengthen Jamie's body and increase her stamina and flexibility.  Pilates has also helped alleviate Jamie's neck and back pain from a motor vehicle accident in 2012, and back pain from carrying her second child.  Jamie is passionate about helping people realize the potential that Pilates has to heal and strengthen the body in a safe and enjoyable way.  In addition to Pilates, Jamie loves traveling, sewing and spending time with her family.

Nicole Pellizzari

Nicole grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan and has been active from the start, enjoying as many activities as were available to her.  She enjoyed several school sports, dance, gymnastics, music, and drama.  As an adult she joined karate, achieving a second degree black belt.  Over the years she has also enjoyed the stretching elements of yoga and the calming environment it evokes.
In an effort to reduce back issues due to scoliosis and other injuries, Nicole tried a few private Pilates classes.  Soon after this introduction to Pilates she was hooked!  She noticed an increase of strength, balance, flexibility, and a greater range of movement in her everyday life.
The positive effects on posture have also helped her with her career as a hairstylist, minimizing the fatigue of constant standing with arms raised.
After 11 years of taking Pilates classes and being passionate about health and wellness, Nicole decided it was time to share her knowledge and help others in their journeys.
She took her instructor course on Mat Pilates under Tracy Stafford (PMA recognized), owner of Integration Pilates Studio, in the winter of 2016. Then in winter of 2018 she completed the Equipment Pilates instruction course.  Nicole is looking forward to this exciting career of helping others move and feel better.

Mirella Zadkovich

Mirella began practicing pilates after a workshop she attended over 10 years ago. She was immediately drawn to it and knew that it was something she needed to share with others. She became certified in 2004 through Integration Pilates Studio under the guidance of Tracy Stafford. She has been teaching at the studio and throughout Edmonton ever since. “Pilates is not only an exercise form, it becomes a lifestyle. I continue to be amazed by the transformations I see in people. I am truly blessed to share in one’s reconnection with their own body.” Mirella uses her background in dance, creative movement and yoga to guide her pilates instruction and continues to educate herself through various workshops and conferences.

Shannon Shea

Shannon was first introduced to Pilates in 2000 whilst studying at the Melbourne college of natural medicine. Having suffered chronic back pain for years with no avail , until Pilates.
Shannon is trained in both mat and equipment. She also has her 200 and 500 hr yoga teacher trainings. She actively teaches both Pilates and yoga and guest teaches on several yoga teacher trainings.
She loves being a mother , travelling the world and all things health and well being.
Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair. This level is appropriate for those who have never used the equipment before and/or who have injuries/conditions that they need to be mindful of and move at a pace that allows the body to learn a new way of moving. Please refer to our website or contact the studio for more information.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Nicole Wassill
  • Sat Jan 19 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Nicole Wassill
  • Mon Jan 21 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Wed Jan 23 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Jamie Churchward
  • Wed Jan 23 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Jan 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Thu Jan 24 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Fri Jan 25 11:10 am - 12:10 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Sat Jan 26 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Kara Botelho
  • Sat Jan 26 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Mon Jan 28 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Wed Jan 30 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Jamie Churchward
  • Wed Jan 30 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Thu Jan 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Thu Jan 31 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Mirella Zadkovich
  • Fri Feb 01 11:10 am - 12:10 pm with Shannon Shea
  • Sat Feb 02 10:10 am - 11:10 am with Kara Botelho
  • Sat Feb 02 11:20 am - 12:20 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Mon Feb 04 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Kara Botelho
  • Wed Feb 06 10:05 am - 11:05 am with Jamie Churchward