One of our specialty services is our Downtown Calgary Pilates Studio. A unique systematic exercise approach for fitness and rehabilitation that increases strength, flexibility, balance and more natural body control.
Gwen started to expand her work in 2009, to include Pilates. She noticed Massage clients who had a regular Pilates practice had extra muscle tone everywhere and were also pliable, their tissue had a hydrated texture and their posture was changing for the better. Gwen decided to try it for herself and was able to heal her own chroinic back pain, plus her quality of movement in Yoga, running and biking also improved.
Gwen began working with Dagmar Viberg of Equilibrium Pilates, in Calgary. Dagmar is a Master Trainer with Pilates Core Integration. Gwen liked her intuitive teaching and training style, which follows the lineage of Eve Gentry, one of Joseph Pilates original teachers.
Eve’s philosophy was to “make the exercise fit the body and have the body and equipment move as though the equipment is an extension of the body, like a dance.”
Gwen completed her comprehensive Pilates Teacher training with Core Dynamics in 2011. She was certified under Michele Larsson, the owner, who developed Eve Gentry’s work into a world renowned Teacher Training Program after studying and working with Eve Gentry in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gwen continues to develop her Pilates through ongoing workshops with a variety of Master Trainers.
Gwen believes that Pilates done on the mat and specific Pilates equipment is instrumental to increasing range of movement and strengthening all aspects of the body. When combined with Yoga, Pilates dramatically improves overall joint health and flexibility.