What We Offer

Bliss Pilates small groups are personalized to meet your needs

**Pilates Tower Reformer Quartet Classes 

** Please note some services may only be available for Private Sessions

Pilates V2Max

BEGINNER SERIES

The introductory series is a pre-requisite prior to registering in our Intermediate classes

Beginner for Newbies: New clients must select this if you are brand-new to Pilates Equipment. There are many moving parts and new terms to learn while you’re getting a workout. Alternatively, you may also select our Private Intro Package of eight private sessions for $399. Clients with the following must complete our Private Package prior to commencing a class series~ injury, prenatal and post-surgery.

Clients learn

  • how to adjust the Reformer’s positions
  • the basic repertoire and equipment (footwork, armwork, mid back series, kneeling adduction)
  • principles within the essential exercises (breath, core, pelvic floor, head, cervical, rib cage and scapula placement  )
  • Concentration, centering, control,  flow, precision, breathing

* This is a pre-requisite class for anyone who has never participated in a Reformer group class. ** Space is limited to 4 per class – you’ll receive very personalized attention

Beginner Gentle: A slower placed class modified for those with Osteoporosis, Spinal Fusion, Hip Replacement or other related concerns. This class avoids flexion/extension of the neck and spine as well as rotational movements that are contra-indicated.

Intermediate Series

Intermediate: Now you know your essential movements on the Pilates reformer and are ready to experience the tower and more challenging movements in the Pilates repertoire.

Clients learn

  • grow from the beginner series repertoire 
  • gain strength, flexibility, balance and core strength 
  • experience short box, long box, standing, long stretch, dowelling, standing adduction, splits

*NOTE: Reformer/Tower Beginner or instructor’s discretion is required prior to Reformer/Tower Beginner Intermediate participation. ** Space is limited to 4 per class – Reserve now! Please call or email if you have any questions.

Intermediate Gentle: A step a head of our Beginner Gentle however a slower placed class modified for those with Osteoporosis, Spinal Fusion, Hip Replacement or other related concerns. This class avoids flexion/extension of the neck and spine as well as rotational movements that are contra-indicated.

Advanced Series

Advanced: Take it to new levels as your body experiences a multitude of challenges on the Pilates Reformer and Tower Equipment. More complex movement patterns, increase in pace, endurance and strength are in the mix for this Reformer series. Expect to have less of your body in contact with the machine as you snake, teaser and flow in the most challenging positions of the Pilates repertoire. (Cardio Tramp may also be included here) This class is only for those who have completed the Beginner and Intermediate Series or have been evaluated through the Pilates Private Intro Package.

** Reformer/Tower Challenge requires a minimum of 30 hours of prior Reformer experience, or at the instructor’s discretion. *NOTE: Class space is limited to 4 participants – reserve now!

CARDIO TRAMP REFORMER

Intermediate Cardio Tramp: get your sweat on and heart pumping as you bounce away with the cardio tramp. This 25 minute blast is a fantastic compliment to your regular Pilates Series. Completion of the Beginner Series is a must.

Float through the air (while on your back), jump like a kid again, and have FUN in this energizing cardio Reformer group class, that uses the trampoline rebounder at the end of the Reformer.

This class is a low impact, heart pumping, leg burning, belly flattening cardio workout that features intervals of full body sculpting between the jumping sequences. Kick your metabolism into high gear to burn calories and fat while toning your entire body!

* Pre-requisite: 10 Group Reformer Beginner classes OR at Instructor’s approval (based on Private Session assessment)

**Space is limited to 4 per class – Reserve now!

Preggilicious© Private and Group Prenatal Pilates

How Can Pilates Help Me In Pregnancy?

Some of the benefits of Reformer Pilates for pregnancy and the postnatal (after birth) period include:

  • Improved posture and alignment throughout pregnancy
  • Faster recovery of core strength, posture and alignment after pregnancy
  • Injury prevention
  • Decreased likelihood of pelvic floor dysfunction and better pelvic floor recovery after birth
  • Improved breath control- important for childbirth!
  • Decreased likelihood of abdominal separation during pregnancy
  • Decreased likelihood of back and joint pain due to muscle imbalances, changing body shape and poor posture
  • Maintain and improve strength without putting excess strain on your joints
  • Relaxation and stress management

WHY PRACTICE POSTNATAL PILATES

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.

Let us help you get back to feeling ‘normal’ again.

All of our prenatal and postnatal Pilates and yoga practitioners are local to Vernon and are open for one-on-one sessions as well as group classes. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our pre or postnatal options, please do not hesitate to contact us 250-306-7474.

LOOKING FOR Pfilates?

We have that here as well! Ask for Pilates instructor  Rhona Parsons or econnect with one of our off site physiotherapist Cathy Watson Physiotherapy, Easthill Physiotherapy, Concept Physiotherapy who are trained in Pelvic Floor in Vernon. Pfilates exercises condition and rehabilitate the pelvic floor and we are very excited to help women (and men) of all ages recover and prevent conditions like prolapse, incontinence and pelvic pain. Remember that often times pelvic floor issues are fitness issues, and that’s something we can fix!

Bliss Pilates is one of the only studios to offer Pfilates as well as postnatal and prenatal Pilates and yoga in Vernon.

Please request a Pfilates, or a prenatal or postnatal instructor at the time of booking so we can pair you with the instructor best suited to your needs.

Pilates Matwork

Longer, Leaner, Stronger

Pilates uses correct alignment, control, precision, breathing, and the Pilates principles to establish a perfect working body from the inside out.

Pilates can be performed on the mat using body weight and small apparatus.

Benefits: Pilates classes build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine. Pilates has a focus on the core, the ‘powerhouse’ of your body. Thus creating a strong toned core and reduced back pain.

You can expect overall slimming, improved core strength and tone, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in just a short amount of time.