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Tel. (236) 422-2121

222-1475 Fairview Road,
Penticton, BC

pentictonpilates@gmail.com

 

VISIT

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Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday: 8am - 2:00 pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

 

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Penticton & Movement Instructors

We are committed to developing each client’s goals and needs with personalized sessions as well as maintaining a high level of continuing education and professional growth to continue to help clients achieve goals and meet their needs. The combination of completing the highest level of certification in the industry, continuing education, and utilizing authentic equipment makes our classes one of the most sort after Pilates Studio in the South Okanagan. 

Who are we?

We have a combined 16 years of experience! Referred by Physios, surgeon, chiropractor, massage therapists. 

Sharon O' Connor

Advanced Classical Trained Instructor (Trained on all equipment) 

Human Performance for Sports Certified

FRC Mobility Specialist 

100 hr Ashtanga Yoga

200 hr Hatha Yoga

 

Sharon has been teaching Pilates for 14 years. She has completed 1,000 of hours of Classical Pilates training and is a graduate of The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado.
 

Sharon has taken her Sports performance certification that was developed in line with Coaches' and help to propel Athletes to their highest level. To read more about our mobility training visit www.mobilityforathletes.com 

 

Also certified as a yoga instructor, Sharon has received 100 hours of Ashtanga Yoga training as well as 200 hours of Hatha Yoga training.

 

Sharon opened the Penticton Pilates Studio in January 2013, and believes passionately that the Classical Method of Pilates conditioning was designed to heal people through movement: with commitment and patience, the body will start to heal and move as it was naturally designed to do.

 

Sharon strives to make her studio and teaching environment supportive by positioning herself as a facilitator for her clients’ learning processes. Her goal is for each of them to create their own unique relationship with their body as they learn to understand movement and how it applies to their particular needs, knowing there is “no one size fits all”, while respecting other disciplines and practices that may enhance client performance.  She adapts both her teaching and learning through continuous feedback from her clients as they progress, while sharing her joy and passion for Pilates.

 

Sharon is also involved in formal training on an ongoing basis through workshop opportunities with other Classical Instructors.

 

When she isn’t teaching Pilates you can find Sharon hiking, biking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, or snowboarding. 

 

Michelle Bedard

Advanced Classical Trained Instructor (Trained on all equipment) 

 

Michelle has always been passionate about being healthy and active and wanting to help

people. Becoming a Pilates Instructor allows her to use this passion to facilitate returning people to a healthier life, both body and mind.

Michelle was accepted into the Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, in October 2017. After 15 months and 1300+ hours of incredibly hard work, sweat, tears and laughter, she graduated as an Advanced Classical Instructor in January 2019.

Michelle continues to study and learn and is amazed daily by the dedication of her clients. Being a part of them returning to life, whether that means putting socks on while standing or being able to have kids jump up and it not hurt the back, has been incredible and she is grateful that she gets to call this her life.

When not in the studio, you can find Michelle in the rink or at the soccer field with her kids.

 

 

Tracy Brightman

Tracy has always been about living an active and healthy lifestyle and through her passion for nature and the outdoors. She and her husband made the decision to raise their family in the South Okanagan, which has given plenty of opportunity to follow that passion. Spending much of her free time hiking, skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding, Tracy’s busy lifestyle also includes time volunteering with the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society in her desire to give back.

After practicing various different styles of yoga over the last 12 years and 4 years developing a love for classical pilates, Tracy joined the 2017/2018 Reflexions teacher training school in an attempt to elevate her practice to a new level. Her desire to challenge herself with new experiences has lead her to find a passion for teaching. Through her years of learning and practice, she has developed a style of teaching that merges both her love of yoga and pilates together. 

 

Kristie Marleau

Certified Instructor and has completed the Pilates Enthusiast program through The Pilates Center, Boulder CO.  Her passion lies in studying movement and preparing bodies to be able to function to their highest capability, in sport, leisure activity
A lifelong movement fiend, Kristie is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, Certified FRC Mobility Specialist, Level 1 Kinstretch®
and everyday life.