I began in the fitness industry as a traditional aerobics leader in 1989 and then gravitated towards muscular strength and conditioning classes. I practiced yoga during these years, and incorporated the poses into my regular fitness classes. In 2006, I obtained my 200-hour level as a registered yoga teacher, and I now teach in the styles of Hatha, Yin, Therapeutic and Restorative.
In 2008, I was drawn to a Pilates class. Right away, I knew this was my next discipline to learn. I love the way it combines movement and breath with the added components of muscle strength/length and core training. So, I began my journey into Pilates instruction.
After obtaining a mat Certificate, I continued my training in 2011 with a full certification from Tracy Stafford in Pilates equipment. Through Pilates, I help my clients with functional movement and strength and show them how to enjoy the peaceful benefits of a mind, breath and body connection.
Kate is a professional dancer who has taught Pilates since she received her full Matwork certification through STOTT PILATES® in Toronto in 2008. She taught in both Toronto and Montreal before moving to Edmonton, where she has been working and training since 2012. She came to Pilates in 2007 after a serious knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. Pilates gave her a way to regain her strength and rebalance her body as she recovered. She improved her body awareness and increased her confidence and trust in her own body. She decided she wanted to share this experience of discovery and confidence with others. She undertakes regular training and continuing education to bring fresh information to her classes, and is thrilled to be able to empower people with Pilates the way it has empowered her!