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

Fall Equip Apprentice Level 1


This class is taught by:

Darci Macht

From a very young age Darci was interested in Pilates from reading about the benefits for dancers.  She began taking Pilates after developing pain in her low back from pregnancy.  Darci found that Pilates re-aligned her body and helps her stay strong as a busy mom of 5.  Darci has a dance background with most experience in ballet, including Vaganova, RAD, and Cecchetti methods; and is currently teaching ballet classes for rhythmic gymnasts and stretch classes for synchronized swimmers.  She is very passionate about Pilates and is so excited to finally become a Pilates instructor.

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.

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.
Level 1 Equipment class taught by our apprentice instructors

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 21 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Darci Macht
  • Wed Nov 28 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Darci Macht
  • Wed Dec 05 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Nicole Pellizzari
  • Wed Dec 12 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Jamie Churchward
  • Wed Dec 19 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Jamie Churchward