What We Offer

Private Pilates 

 

Bliss Pilates offers 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, rehab, meal plans and strength training.

Clinical Pilates/Physiotherapy 

Clinical Pilates sessions focus on using Pilates to identify movement patterns that are causing pain or damage to the body, identify muscles that are not functioning normally, identify postures that are causing pain and identify muscles that are too tight or too loose. Pilates focuses on a holistic approach to injury rehabilitation and incorporates functional exercises to help manage and reduce pain.

Clinical Pilates is effective in treating issues related to muscles, connective tissue, bones, nerves and joints. 1-on-1 Pilates sessions are tailored to each individuals needs. Bliss Pilates  & Physiotherapy specializing in treating 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.

Therapeutic Pilates 

Do you have ongoing aches or pains that just won’t subside?
Do you live with back or joint pain that hasn’t changed with other therapies?
Do other therapies only ease your pain for a short period of time?
Have you been told surgery is your only option or that you just have to “live with it”?
Are you frustrated by or depressed because of your joint or back pain?
Are you afraid to exercise because you might make things worse?
Have you “tried everything” and nothing has helped?

Wait have you tried Therapeutic Pilates

We are confident that Therapeutic Pilates is the answer to finding, and maintaining, pain-­‐free living. And we admit – we are often the “last resort” in the chain of therapies chosen for pain. Yet, on that note, we can boast that we have heard “I wish I would have come to you years ago” spoken aloud more times than we can count.

Our approach is simple. We observe your posture, as well as how you walk, sit and move through space. 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. From there we teach you 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 degenerating joint.

We also work alongside a fantastic team of Physiotherapists at Concept Physio with our Clinical Pilates sessions who can further diagnose as needed. (your sessions may qualify for coverage under extended health benefits too) 

Pilates Tower Reformer Classes 

Bliss Pilates offers Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced classes. In addition we personalize your experience a step further with our 60+ Boomerlicious Series also featuring a Gentle Series for those with Osteo, Arthritis and other limited range of motion concerns. Our Preggilicious Mamas can experience both individual in our Private Space and small group options of 4-5 clients per session. Mommylicious is excellent for post natal mammas with newborns to pre crawling, Fitlicious Fusion in our newest class bending the love of strength training with Pilates.

Pilates Stott V2Max

BEGINNER SERIES

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

Beginners: 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 $449.95. 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 4-5 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 4-5 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!

Fitlicious

Looking for a kicked up Pilates Class that follows the Pilates Principles while incorporating strength training. Look no further this class has got it all. Fitlicious is an amazing class to get your sweat on with. Your instructor will have you locating areas you haven’t felt for a while while increasing your body awareness. This fantastic combo is a brilliant approach to blending the love of weights and Pilates all in one while producing outstanding results. You must first complete the beginner series and receive instructor approval prior to enrolment.

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 4-5 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 778-475-7727

Pelvic Floor concerns?

We have that here as well! Connect with Marie Hayden and set up a private session today. 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.