Team Bliss

Marie Hayden

Owner and Operator of Bliss Pilates and Hayden Fitness Online
“Fitness should be fun and enjoyable, not something you despise!”

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. She took an interest in naturopathic healing in part to help with her continued digestion issues such as bloating, pain, exhaustion, irritability and gas, which helped to reach a final diagnosis of multiple food intolerances/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 less than 16 months apart put a bump in the road, and 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 her facing 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.

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. Your program includes Naturopathic Visits and Thyroid, Cortisol and Hormonal Testing. Message her for details and take control of your body!!   

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


  • 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

View the schedule or contact Marie to schedule a session.


Ashley Irving

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.


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


Melissa Mitchell

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 Hayden Fitness Studio 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.

  • 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

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. 


  • 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

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 will 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!


  • 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



Join Our Team!

Looking to join a dynamic team of professionals? Do you teach Pilates,  Barre, TRX, Strength Training, or Yoga? Or are you a Physiotherapist looking for a dynamic team to work alongside?  Bliss Pilates at Hayden Fitness Studio, located in Vernon BC, welcomes you to submit your resume and credentials