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About Us

OUR PRINCIPLES, THE STUDIO 
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Centred Pilates

WHAT PILATES CAN DO FOR YOU

At Centred Pilates Studio we follow a principle of strengthening deep core muscles with balanced alignment.  This approach leads to improved posture and efficiency,

expanding outward to strengthen the power muscles of the body.

 

A well designed Pilates program improves performance, strength, and can assist with rehabilitation. It’s value is in bringing mental attention to how the body is moving and improving that experience.

 

Pilates equipment is designed to add resistance/challenge while supporting a balanced alignment. This provides the optimal situation for deep stabilizing muscles of the skeletal structure to function, resulting in improved posture and strength gains.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive space, supporting all our clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Centred Pilates Studio Offers:
Private, Semi-Private & Group Sessions

Gentle

This class offers a slower pace, exercise modifications and clear guidance for stability and alignment. Ideal for new clients or those post injury.

Level 2

Clients have a strong Pilates foundation.  Level 2 exercises with more repetitions and variations are incorporated.  Moderate - Challenging

Open

A moderately paced class with modifications given.  Suitable for all levels.

Level 1

This class is for those new to Pilates.  The pace is slow to moderate with modifications that work best for your body.  You'll be feeling limber and stronger after this class.

Level 2-3

A challenging class with more variations of exercises and faster pace. This class is for those with advanced Pilates experience and requires approval from Centred Pilates.

Level 1-2

For clients with a strong Pilates foundation.  Level 2 exercises are incorporated.  A slow to moderate pace.

Pilates with HIIT

A fun and challenging class starting with a solid Pilates foundation of exercises and then 4 -12 minutes of Pilates inspired HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).  Finishes with a Pilates cool down.  This is an open class and adaptations are given for clients to choose from. Moderate to challenging pace.

Pilates, once known as Contrology,

Was developed by Joseph Pilates in the first half of the 20th century. Since then it has grown to world wide recognition as an excellent physical training tool.

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Pilates started with spring based equipment and has a whole body approach.

Centred Pilates Studio is fully equipped with Reformers, Towers, Chairs and Cadillac.   

Pilates benefits are:

 

1. Improved Range of Motion and flexibility

    without force

2. Improved Posture and efficiency

3. Strengthened deep core muscles and larger

    muscle groups for power and endurance

4. Closed Chain exercises improve proprioception

    making individual joints and the body "smarter"

  

 

 

 

 

 
 

Meet Our Team

CENTRED PILATES STUDIO
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Sean Ling-Allen

Sean has had an extensive 25 year career as a professional dancer, and has been a Pilates instructor for 19 years. 

 

In addition to training clients, Sean is a Pilates Process™  Instructor trainer for Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. He is also a Franklin Method® (L1) presenter and Spin instructor.

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Melissa Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell has been a Personal Trainer since 2010 and she became a Pilates Instructor in 2018. Melissa has a passion for health, fitness and adapting with her clients to help navigate them through their fitness journey.

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Ashley Erving

Ashley pursued a degree in Kinesiology, while travelling the world with her husband and 3 kids. During her travels she stumbled upon Pilates and has never looked back. With an extensive background in dance and fitness Ashley found Pilates to be a beautiful blend of challenge, mindfulness and grace.      

Behind the Studio

MEET SEAN LING-ALLEN

Sean’s approach to Pilates training starts with the recognition that each person has a unique physical history and set of goals for how they wish to physically experience their future.

 

Using the Pilates Process® principles and repertoire as the

basis for good movement and communication, Sean layers

in the Franklin Method® work of anatomical knowledge with

alignment and imagery to build the appropriate program for

each client. 

In addition to training clients, Sean is also a Pilates and 

movement educator. He trains instructors for Pilates Process® in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. He is a certified Franklin Method® Level 1 and Spin instructor.

Sean has had an extensive 25 year career as a professional

dancer and has been a Pilates instructor for 19years.  

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"When you're ready for change, we're here"

Rhona Parsons

Studio Policies

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

In Studio Policy

  • Centred Pilates Studio is an inclusive space and all are welcome.

  • We create an environment for all clients to focus inward and ask that cell phones are turned off before entering the studio.

  • Classes start and finish on time and the studio is available to enter 5 minutes before starting.

Refund Policy

  • There are no refunds on packages or classes.

  • Packages are transferable.

  • All sales are final.

Cancellation Policy 

  • It is studio policy to take a class off your package if you do not notify us that you plan to cancel your attendance. All private and group classes cancelled without 24 hours notice are charged as a full lesson.

  • You can cancel your class or session via the online software, email, or text  250-550-5817

  • Illness and Emergency Cancellation Policy: We understand that there are certain circumstances in which you may find it impossible to make your scheduled session or group class without having given 24 hours notice of cancellation. For these situations we have instituted an Emergency Cancellation Fee.  Each client is allotted two (2) such cancellations per year. The fee for late cancelling due to an emergency is: $20

 

 

Private Sessions & Class Times

  • Sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the client and the availability of the instructor. We will do our best to accommodate the client’s individual needs and to find a day and time that works for the client.