PILATES IN CANMORE

Equipment and Mat Classes

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“Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”
Joseph Pilates

Pilates at Flex Wellness

Experience the intelligence, fun, and genius of the Pilates Method with our equipment and mat classes.

If you are new to Pilates, have specific training goals, or abilities that limit your movement we recommend starting with a private Equipment Class. The equipment provides structured, intentional support of movement and teaches proper form that will set you up for success with Pilates.

Mat classes are a great way to experience and enjoy the Pilates method in a group setting and enable you to enjoy the benefits of Pilates in your own practice with minimal supplies.

Private Equipment Classes

60 min.

Available: M-W: 8am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and Th: 12:30pm, 1:30pm

1 Person (Private)
Join me for a one on one Pilates Session where you will be taught on all apparatuses how to support your movement and become aware of your powerhouse.
12+ y/o
Age does not matter with Pilates. You are only as old as you feel so let Pilates help you stay young by feeling young. For youth ages 12-18 we do ask the parent to read, understand and sign our waiver and intake form with your child.

Single
Lesson

80$
/Lesson

Silver Flex
Pass

73$
/Lesson

Gold Flex
Pass

72$
/Lesson
* Prices do not include GST

Drop-In Equipment Classes

60 min.

Available: M-W: 11am and Thu: 11:30am

3 People

Try our NEW Drop In Reformer and Tower Equipment Classes. (Minimum sign up of 2 people for class to run).

12+ y/o
Age does not matter with Pilates. You are only as old as you feel so let Pilates help you stay young by feeling young. For youth ages 12-18 we do ask the parent to read, understand and sign our waiver and intake form with your child.

Single
Lesson

35$
/Lesson

Silver Flex
Pass

32$

/Lesson

Gold Flex
Pass

31$
/Lesson
* Prices do not include GST

Group Mat Classes

55 min.

Available: Call for Group Class Scheduling

6 People
Group mat classes help bring together our passion for Pilates Movement. Our space can hold up to 6 people during one lesson. Come and join us and bring a friend!
12+ y/o
Age does not matter with Pilates. You are only as old as you feel so let Pilates help you stay young by feeling young. For youth ages 12-18 we do ask the parent to read, understand and sign our waiver and intake form with your child.

Single
Lesson

20$

/Lesson

Silver Flex Pass

19$

/Lesson

Gold Flex
Pass

18$

/Lesson

* Prices do not include GST
  • Flex Pass - Get More Flex for Less

    As quoted by Joseph Pilates " you will feel better in 10 session, look better in 20 sessions and have a whole new body in 30 sessons". But keep in mind, Rome was not built in a day. Dedication and mindfulness will help you achieve your feeling of a whole new body!

  • How Does it Work?

    When you purchase a Flex Pass you will receive a confirmation of your purchase that includes receipt and a gift certificate showing the value you purchased and a gift certificate number. Within 24-48 hours we will add your bonus amount, which will be reflected in your balance.

    • Gold Flex Pass: You pay $400 + GST and receive a $50 Flex Bonus.
    • Silver Flex Pass: You pay $250 + GST and receive a $25 Flex Bonus.

    The Flex Pass can be used for payment of any Flex Wellness product or service. Simply enter the gift certificate number at the time of purchase and the balance of your pass is automatically adjusted. Flex Passes are non-refundable but never expire.

    Needless to say, Flex Passes make excellent gifts as well!

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Good to Know

Frequently Asked Questions

New to Pilates and want to Join?

Pilates IS for everyone, and no experience is needed. The first step towards flexibility, strength and wellness entails a postural assessment (an initial assessment) to address injuries, determine areas of weakness or pain and immobility as well as asymmetries in your body (for example: what side are you strong on and what side are you tight on and what are your body mechanical tendencies, etc.). It is a private one on one session where I introduce you to the Pilates studio, the equipment, and begin your journey into the fundamentals of Pilates.

I recommend starting with a couple of private sessions while you learn the Pilates Method and we work towards your goals. Once you feel comfortable with the equipment I would encourage you to jump in on a group class either mat or equipment.

Check out our Flex Passes! We offer Gold and Silver Flex Passes where you get more bang for your buck!

Please Note: All new Flex Wellness students will need to complete their Intake Form and Waiver prior to Arrival. (Please note this intake and waiver form need only be completed one time)

Not new to Pilates but new to my studio?

I would encourage you to start with a private session including an initial assessment so that we may get to know each other, discuss your goals and concerns of any prior or current injuries or immobility issues. Working with injuries or chronic pain, I can tailor your exercises to help meet your goals.

From there you can stick with private sessions or you can dive in with group mat or equipment drop in classes.

Check out our Flex Passes! We offer Gold and Silver Flex Passes where you get more bang for your buck!

Please Note: All new Flex Wellness students will need to complete their Intake Form and Waiver prior to Arrival. (Please note this intake and waiver form need only be completed one time)

How to schedule with me?
Book your pilates lessons online using the book now buttons above, or call the studio at 578-807-0407 and we can schedule a time that works for you.
Who is Pilates for?
Pilates is for EVERYONE and at any ABILITY and any AGE! Pilates helps to create strength from your powerhouse within (Your Core ;) and helps to develop an understanding and awareness between your body and your mind. It helps to prevent injury as well as to reduce pain from previous injuries.
Can I do Pilates if I’m injured, in pain or out of shape?
Of course! So long as you have been cleared by your Doctor! Pilates was developed initially as a rehabilitative method focusing on proper body alignment, correcting muscle imbalances and maintaining synergy throughout the body.
What do I need to bring to my lesson?

Loose fitting and / or flexible clothing to exercise in. No shoes necessary. Or if you prefer shoes please have them only as indoor shoes (no out door shoes allowed past the upstairs studio door). We do encourage grippy socks or bare foot during lessons.

Please also bring with you a reusable water container and your choice of a towel during those higher energy output holds. We do have water on site if you need a refill. Our facilities have in studio change rooms and out of studio (down the hallway) washrooms. (Sorry no shower facilities).

What is Pilates? What are the Benefits? Why should you give Pilates a try?

Pilates provides a fundamental focus on movement, and some would call it intelligent movement.

Pilates is a low impact exercising regime that emphasises core strengthening technics by targeting, now get this, your whole body ;). It focuses on slow precise movements while using your breath for control and mindfulness. Pilates has a stigma for some thinking it works the abs (your stomach muscle group). However, most people don’t seem to realize that the core is not just your abs, but your entire trunk; it is your hips, your inner and outer thighs, and your back. Working these areas, which in the Pilates world is considered your foundation, and becoming mindful of your body awareness will help propagate re-alignment and newfound strength and flexibility to the rest of your body.

By practicing Pilates over time your awareness and strength will improve your posture and decrease body pain. You’ll find yourself moving better and more efficiently in your daily tasks; whether that be puttering around the house, chasing after kids, exploring the outdoors, working out in the gym, or just basic living, Pilates is meant for it all. It is an exercise program for functional movement.

Pilates Terminology and how a Pilates Instructor can help you!

Pilates teaches you about your powerhouse and that it is the center of your body where all your power and stability come from to execute any movement. “Lift up one vertebra at a time.” This helps you realize there are joints between every vertebra and that each joint is meant to move with purpose, with strength, with support, with flexibility! This cue helps you peel your upper body up while focusing on holding your upper body with support. Other cues are there to help lengthen, make space, encourage supportive strength. “Hold your head in your hands” to help lengthen your neck or “tuck your chin as you roll up” to help initiate deep abdominal muscles or “slide your shoulders down and back” to help open your chest and lengthen your back.

These cues are techniques, they are not secrets! These are everyday cues that may help one find space and ease in their movements. Cues in partnership with a helpful like-minded teacher, can bring focus back into your movements and help you concentrate in the movement, help you control the correct movement, help you breathe through the movement. Pilates can be performed with or without equipment. They are called Mat Classes and Equipment Classes, respectively.

Pilates Equipment and Class Types

Mat Classes:

Pilates Mat Classes are typically done with Pilates-specific Mats - rigid mats that consist of 2 inches of foam cushion and may include a strap at the end for your feet. Yoga mats can be used in a pinch if care is taken. Pilates Mats provide extra support for some of the foundational Pilates movement exercises like “rolling like a ball, open leg rocker, roll ups etc.). Mat classes may also incorporate Pilates props like the Magic Circle and the Foam Roller.

Equipment Classes:

Pilates Equipment Classes provide lessons on the traditional equipment invented by Joseph Pilates; the Reformer, the Chair, and the Tower.

The Reformer is a low table like machine with a sliding platform (carriage) which is attached at the foot of the reformer by springs for resistance. The carriage is moved by pressing on a stationary foot bar or pulling on straps that run through pulleys at the head of the reformer.

The Chair, as the name implies, is a short wooden box padded for sitting or laying on the top. On one side a paddle is attached by hinges and supported by springs connected to the undercarriage of the chair for resistance. The paddle is manipulated by the feet or hands depending on the exercise.

The Tower is the shorter version of the traditional Cadillac. It is essentially a low-lying bed with a metal frame canopy at one end. Springs are attached to the metal frame to provide resistance-based exercises as well as support-based training.

Where did Pilates Originate?

Pilates was started by Joseph Pilates (1883 – 1967), a German athlete, a movement specialist, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur. By surviving the Great Wars in Britain and helping injured soldiers rehabilitate, he invented equipment using springs and pully systems to help with resistance-based exercises in a supportive way.

Joseph's exercises were designed to be done mainly while laying down to help students focus on the exercise task at hand. Reducing gravity and lowering the stress to the heart was a key focus in his exercising regime which helped bring awareness to certain body parts while teaching control of limbs and using breath to guide each action.

Originally, Joseph called his exercising regime “Contrology”. With his passing, his followers and students continued with his practice teaching others and dedicating the lessons in his name: Pilates.

The principles of Pilates are centered around breath, concentration, centering, control, precision, and flow. According to Joseph, when you dedicate some time to Pilates and working towards mastering these 6 fundamentals it will ultimately help ”develop the body uniformly, correct wrong postures, restore physical vitality, invigorate the mind and elevate the spirit”.

  • Book a private Pilates class below

    Schedule a private, 60-minute class. Perfect when just starting out and learning the Pilates method, when working on advanced techniques, or anything between!

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  • Purchase a Flex Pass gift certificate and receive a Flex Bonus at no extra cost.

    • Gold Flex Pass: You pay $400 + GST and receive a $50 Flex Bonus.
    • Silver Flex Pass: You pay $250 + GST and receive a $25 Flex Bonus.
    • Use your Flex Pass by entering the gift certificate number at the time of purchase when booking your class.

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  • Book a duo Pilates class below

    Schedule a private, 60-minute class for 2. All the perks of a private class but share the cost with a friend! Duo classes are recommended for students of similar abilities to ensure that the class can be taught at a challenge level appropriate for both.

    Introducing someone to Pilates for the first time? Great! Just keep in mind that we will need to get them up to speed with their technique before progressing to the skills you are familiar with so you might not be challenged right away. Please note that if your duo partner is new to Flex Wellness he or she will need to complete an intake form and waiver prior to arrival. Please contact us before booking if you have any questions.

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  • Purchase a Flex Pass gift certificate and receive a Flex Bonus at no extra cost.

    • Gold Flex Pass: You pay $400 + GST and receive a $50 Flex Bonus.
    • Silver Flex Pass: You pay $250 + GST and receive a $25 Flex Bonus.
    • Use your Flex Pass by entering the gift certificate number at the time of purchase when booking your class.

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  • Book a Drop In Pilates Tower and Reformer Equipment class below

    The 60-minute Drop In Equipment classes are tailored to meet the needs of all participants. This class provides the tools for you to learn how to strengthen your core and can keep you functioning pain free in your daily life activities. Must have a minimum of 2 people signed up for the class to run.

    The Drop In Equipment Classes will be tailored to the newest member of Pilates. Stability and control are key to pilates techniques. So keep in mind learning new techniques may slow the flow but holding the stances are challenging alone. Once techniques are mastered we add in the flow! Please note that all new members to Flex Wellness will need to complete an intake form and waiver prior to arrival. A waiver and intake form are only required once per year.

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  • Purchase a Flex Pass gift certificate and receive a Flex Bonus at no extra cost.

    • Gold Flex Pass: You pay $400 + GST and receive a $50 Flex Bonus.
    • Silver Flex Pass: You pay $250 + GST and receive a $25 Flex Bonus.
    • Use your Flex Pass by entering the gift certificate number at the time of purchase when booking your class.

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  • Beginner/Intermediate Mat Class

    Your introduction to the Fundamentals of Pilates on the Mat!

    This class is a great place to start for people with little or no experience to Pilates on the mat. It teaches the fundamental skills of Pilates with the aim at progressing towards more challenging flows. The pace is slower but the focus is tuned towards precision.


    Props Mat Class

    Come join a group class where we have fun with the magic circle, foam roller and more!

    Like all movement exercises in Pilates, this class aims at strengthening your powerhouse core muscles to help stabilize your spine. This is a great place for all levels of Pilates Enthusiasts. The pace is considered slow to moderate.

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  • Purchase a Flex Pass gift certificate and receive a Flex Bonus at no extra cost.

    • Gold Flex Pass: You pay $400 + GST and receive a $50 Flex Bonus.
    • Silver Flex Pass: You pay $250 + GST and receive a $25 Flex Bonus.
    • Use your Flex Pass by entering the gift certificate number at the time of purchase when booking your class.

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Intake Form & Waiver

If you are new to the Flex Wellness studio you will need to complete an intake form and waiver using the form below prior to arrival. This helps us to ensure we have all the information we need to prepare for you visit (and gets the legal paperwork out of the way). If you have any questions please Contact Us

Calling all Teachers

Are you a practitioner without a space to hold your classes? Are you in need of space for filming your online tutorials and training programs? Or do you need a place to just be and practice through your mindful meditation?

If so, our space is your space! The Studio is a spacious 1000 sq ft room with change rooms, a kitchenette and lovely mountain views. We rent the studio in 3-hour blocks.

Rates:

  • 3 hrs: $75 ($25/hr)
  • > 3 hrs: $20/hr

Please Contact us to book the Flex space.

Need a Little Getaway?

Is your practice looking at providing a mountain mindful escape? Are you hoping to incorporate Outdoor Fitness, Pilates, Yoga or Meditation into your retreat? Have a look at our space and what services you could do through us! If you are interested in finding out more please Contact us.