All our instructors receive their training through two sisters, Amy Taylor Alpers, and Rachel Taylor Segel who founded The Pilates Centre in Boulder, CO. Significantly, they trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protege and inheritor of his studio in NYC, creating a “lineage” that fosters the legacy and tradition of the original, Classical method of Pilates. Amy and Rachel make it their mission to heal the world by teaching Pilates, with a passion and commitment for maintaining the integrity of the method and inspiring others to become teachers.
While there are many different certifications for teaching Pilates, Sharon and Michelle are the only instructors in the South Okanagan that has completed the Advanced Classical Teacher Training Program, recognized as the Gold Standard in teacher training. It's the longest, most arduous, thorough and comprehensive training program available to Pilates instructors, and is recognized worldwide.
"Today was my first time at the new studio and I immediately felt comfortable in the space. Sharon gave me a one on one Pilates session and I am completely impressed with her knowledge and understanding of how the body works on every level. Her passion to help improve the lives of others is undeniable and you just know you are in the best hands possible when she explains how all the moving parts operate with tensegrity and her goal is to maximize efficiency between structural, muscular, breathing, alignment and mental energies. I have never found any other exercise that brings this much balance and postural correctness. I breath better after class. I stand taller. I feel more connected to my body. I feel a sense of betterment. I love Pilates and I am grateful to Joseph Pilates for being such a visionary. Penticton Classic Pilates are trained professionals who really care and I have had my best Pilates experience ever there. Thank you!"
We have a combined 14 years of experience! Referred by Physios, surgeon, chiropractor, massage therapists.
"My wife and I are absolutely loving Classical Pilates with Sharon. Her instruction, expertise and enthusiasm make the classes really tough but enjoyable. The studio is well equipped , clean, modern and the parking is no problem. Highly recommend Penticton Classical Pilates if your ready to get into better shape." Dr. Rick!
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 Okangan.
"I’m a huge fan of Penticton Classical Pilates. I’ve had chronic back pain for forty years and have tried everything. After the one-on-on sessions with Sharon and now the group class with Michelle my back is pain free and I’ve never felt better. Life is good again. Sharon and Michelle are professional, extremely knowledgeable, patient, energetic, and take the time to get to know their clients so they can address their specific needs." -Andrew
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.
"Sharon is such an amazing instructor. I am back to the studio after major back surgery. Sharon understands that rehab is not only physically demanding but mentally challenging as well. She provides positive motivation along with appropriate exercises. This is the second time Sharon has helped me after major surgery. I am confident she will help me get to where I want to go in a safe and timely manner. She's the best" - Liz