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Meet The Bliss Team

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Services We Offer

Individual pilates sessions in our private pilates room.  Escape to your private space while receiving individualized attention. Your sessions may also include consults for food sensitivities, hormone and thyroid wellness, pelvic floor/incontinence, physiotherapy integrations, injury rehab, meal plans and strength training.

If you are someone completely new to Pilates, typically we have to have several private sessions with you first so that you can learn and build a reliable foundation.

The most important time in one’s life to focus on improving posture, flexibility and strength.  Come have fun with a group as we exercise and focus on how you feel in your body right now.

These classes will improve your posture and alignment, strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, safely strengthen your core muscles to prevent injury during childbirth and we focus on breath control, stress management and relaxation.

If you have extended health benefits, you may be eligible to have your pilates sessions covered through our Physiotherapy partners: Concept Physio.

After childbirth, postnatal Pilates can help new mothers strengthen and recover from the incredible stresses that pregnancy and giving birth can have on the body. Having a child is a miraculous event but this process is hard on your pelvic floor and it will require rehabilitation.

Become motivated and learn how to go back to feeling ‘normal’ again.

If you are still learning the basics of the equipment and vocabulary or if you are ready for a challenging workout, you will be able to find a class that meets your needs perfectly.  Since our class size can be no larger than 5 people, you are still able to receive lots of 1-on-1 attention throughout the classes.  

You have back and joint pain plus other ongoing aches and pains elsewhere…..  Other therapies only seem to work temporarily…..  You’ve been told surgery is the only option or you just have to live with it…..  Feeling frustrated and depressed…..  Afraid to exercise incase it gets worse…..  You believe that you’ve “tried everything” and nothing has helped yet…..

We are confident that Therapeutic or Clinical Pilates is the best way to discover life without pain and injury.  We are constantly hearing our clients say: “I wish I would have come to you years ago”. 

Our approach is simple. We observe your posture, as well as how you walk, sit and move around. There is great information hidden within these common tasks, telling us what muscles are tight, which ones are weak, where your body is overworking and what parts are simply not doing their job. 

You will then learn how to move differently, sit properly and line up your bones they way they should be – tension free.  As your body begins functioning as a whole, with spine, arms, legs and feet all working equally, an amazing thing happens – pain often subsides – even when there is an underlying condition such as a herniated disc or a degenerating joint.

We are confident in treating issues related to muscles, connective tissue, bones, nerves and joints.

In addition to our Clinical and Therapeutic Pilate Sessions, we work alongside a fantastic team of Physiotherapists at Concept Physio who can further diagnose if needed. Your Pilate sessions with us may qualify for coverage under extended health benefits.

We can help with your Chronic Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Hyper-mobility Issues, Postural Pain, Diastis Recti, Back Pain due to weak core muscles and pregnancy related issues. As well as post-surgery Rehab, Osteo, Arthritis, and postural ailments.

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Marie Hayden

Main Instructor & Business Owner

Credentials

General

    • Human Kinetics (1992)
    • Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
    • Nutrition Wellness with a Focus on Hormonal Balance
    • BCRPA Personal Trainer
    • Pilates Reformer Beginner/Intermediate
    • Yoga (Restorative)
    • TRX
    • CORE Resist a Ball Level I, and II
    • Pilates on the Mat & Pilates With Props
    • Bender Ball Posture and Body Balance
    • Lebarre
    • HITT
    • Tabata

Specialized Training in 50+ 

    • BCRPA Third Age (50+)
    • Active Ageing Certification
    • Menopause and Fitness
    • Osteofit
    • Pilates & Yoga

Specialized Training Pre & Post Natal

    • Pre/Post Natal Strength
    • CORE Training for Pregnancy
    • Pregnancy Posture and Exercise
    • Training for Delivery
    • Wired and Tired Prenatal
    • Fitness for Fertility
    • Prenatal Yoga
    • Weight Loss after Pregnancy
    • Strengthening the Pelvic Floor
    • Pilates & Yoga
    • Pelvic Floor Pfilates
    • Post Partum Corrective Exercise Specialist Program

Workshops

      • Shoulder and Pelvic Floor Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

Marie’s journey through fitness started with her love for athletics as a youth. After her sports activities began to slow down the weight gain began… assisted by a few too many scoops of ice cream and orders of fries with gravy.

After always being fit, Marie took a keen interest in weight training to help shed those unwanted pounds. Marie continued to be passionate about fitness and utilized her skills to assist others along the way. Naturopathic healing helped her continued digestion issues such as bloating, pain, exhaustion, irritability and gas.  The final diagnosis was multiple food intolerances and allergies. After years of misdiagnosis, Marie’s digestions issues were on the mend and now her path to wellness really progressed. She now offers food sensitivity testing.

Eliminating her food intolerances helped to significantly boost her energy levels and get her back on track. Two pregnancies 15 months apart put a bump in the road. Unlike most fitness enthusiasts, Marie was unable to exercise due to extreme low back pain and other complications. Frustrated by the common myths that she would lose weight “after delivering,” “while breastfeeding,” “after the first year,” Marie took control of the situation with multiple conferences and workshops that allowed her to reshape her body and then eagerly began to help others around similar challenges.

During her postpartum journey she did rehab with Concept Physio and Pilates Connection. This started an amazing blend of Pilates Reformers and Physiotherapy. Today she not only brings her wealth of knowledge in strength training but also in her love of Pilates Reformers that were introduced to the studio in 2017. Wherever you are in your Journey Marie brings you over 25 years of health and wellness experience.

Marie has also experienced Hormonal Imbalance and Hypothyroidism which has also led her to create the ReNEWU Meal Plan. She works closely with Naturopathic Dr Kristen Read. This program includes Naturopathic visits of Thyroid, Cortisol and Hormonal Testing.

Marie looks forward to assisting others find a healthier lifestyle. Let Marie open your eyes to a healthy approach to wellness.

Ashley Irving

Pilates Trainer

As a former dancer Ashley has always had a passion for fitness. Earning a degree in kinesiology was just the start of her journey. Ashley started teaching barre, and through the training was introduced to Pilates. Competing her courses in mat, reformer and cadillac, Ashley is excited for a lifetime of learning. Check out Ashley’s classes and private sessions for great flow and lots of variety.

Credentials

General

    • Bachelor of Kinesiology 2012 
    • Major in Exercise Physiology 
    • IBBFA 
    • Bootybarre
    • Pilates Matwork Level I, II, III
    • Pilates Reformer
    • Pilates Cadillac 

Melissa Mitchell

Pilates Trainer

I am compassionate and sensitive to the personal needs of my clients and want nothing more for them then success! With my upbeat attitude and persistent drive to achieve success, I focus on designing personalized workouts pertaining to my client’s needs. I am so very excited to train at Bliss Pilates teaching Fitlicious & Mommylicious. As a recent post natal Mamma I am very familiar with getting back that pre baby body. If small group isn’t where you are at I can also train you privately 1:1 if you prefer.

Credentials

General

    • Personal Trainer
    • Kettle Bell Trainer
    • Pilates Reformer Beginner
    • Pilates Reformer Intermediate
    • Active Ageing

Workshops

    • Shoulder and Pelvic Floor Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

Shawn Hayden

Pilates Trainer

In 2017 I began my exploration into Pilates on the the Stott Tower Reformers. I was amazed at how just a few classes a week was transforming my life. I have lived with chronic shoulder pain for years. I visited various therapists and finally found healing in Pilates. I also had high blood pressure and decided that 2018 was a year of change. I started the Pilates Teacher Training with Pilates Process and I am hooked on seeing  others heal and benefit. 

I have immersed myself in learning fascial  movement in addition to furthering my education with Physio Assist Modules. Come see me for a fantastic class or book in for your Therapeutic Session and start moving and feeling better. I look forward to getting you started in your Journey with Pilates. 

Credentials

General

    • Pilates Mat 1-3
    • Pilates Reformer Beg/Int/Adv
    • Cadillac 1/2
    • Fascia Movement and Assessment

Workshops

    • Shoulder  Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor
    • Pelvic Floor 
    • Shoulder  Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor
    • Happy Feet Franklin
    • Relax Release Tone Fascia Workshop 

Leann Imbeau

Pilates Trainer

Having a long career at a desk sent me searching for an exercise program to undo all those years of hunching over my keyboard. What a blessing it was for me to find Pilates. I have now been practicing Pilates for 8 years, building body awareness, strength and finding proper alignment. I am very excited to have the opportunity to share Pilates with others and look forward to continuing to learn new techniques.

My classes focus on using Pilates principles for healthy movement, gaining flexibility and strength with a personal touch and a laugh or twoI Let me show you how Pilates is effective for all ages and body types with amazing results!

Credentials

General

    • Pilates Mat 1-3
    • Pilates Reformer Beg/Int/Adv
    • Cadillac 1

Workshops

    • Bender Ball
    • Shoulder and Pelvic Floor Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

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