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Meet Your Instructors

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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.

General Qualifications

    • 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

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Shawn began his exploration into Pilates  in 2017 on the Stott Tower Reformers, Cadillac and Chair. To his amazement in just a few  classes a week it was transforming his life. He lived with chronic shoulder pain for years. After visiting various therapists he finally found healing in Pilates. Shawn also had high blood pressure and decided that 2018 was a year of change. He has studied Intermittent Fasting, Health Coaching and Therapeutic Pilates under various Physiotherapists. Now he brings you a dynamic Therapeutic Session filled with a wealth of knowledge.

His immersion to seeing your​ body move well includes: Egoscue Training, Franklin Method, and Thoracic Ring Approach. Shawn’s passion is Fascial Movement and Rehab. Shawn’s clients keep saying “Wow I have been to many therapists but have never felt this amazing in just one session”. Are you ready to feel AMAZING? Let Shawn show you how your body is meant to move freely with ease.

Workshops

    • Shoulder  Workshop Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

    • Pelvic Floor Workshop Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

    • Hip Knee Workshop Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

    • Happy Feet Franklin Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

    • Relax Release Tone Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

General Qualifications

    • Pilates Mat 1-3

    • Pilates Reformer Beg/Int/Adv

    • Cadillac 1/2

 

Rehab  Qualifications

    • Fascia Movement and Assessment

    • Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist