Integration Pilates Studios opened
its downtown location in 2000, and is dedicated to maintaining
the integrity of the Pilates Method, which has been a highly effective
form of exercise and rehabilitation therapy for over fifty years.
With our fully equipped studio and highly qualified instructors,
we provide the highest standard of Pilates instruction available.
We address the whole body by incorporating
the traditional Pilates repertoire with elements of yoga, core
fitness training and rehabilitation therapy. Our repertoire is
continuously updated to incorporate the latest information on
the science of exercise.
There are 2 major streams that
we offer at the studios:
Group Mat classes teach our blend of Pilates plus, on the mat
as well as using smaller equipment to provide variety and versatility.
We offer variety of levels to accomodate all fitness capabilities.
These work in the form of Open Workouts in small groups and in
Private Sessions which use the full range of Pilates equipment
with spring weight resistance.
Integration’s instructors are fully certified, highly trained
and thoroughly experienced in both the Equipment and Matwork.
They continue to build their knowledge of Pilates and related
therapeutic modalities. They are able to work with clients who
suffer injuries and chronic conditions, as well as those in top
How do I get started? Equipment or Mat?
Whether you start your Pilates program with a Personalised Program
using the Equipment or Mat classes depends on your needs or circumstances.
Ideally, a Pilates program combines
regular workouts of both Equipment and Matwork. So whichever program
you begin with, you should consider eventually combining Equipment
with Mat classes.
If you have never done Pilates before and want to see if it is
right for you, we recommend starting with a mat class, provided
that you have no restrictive injuries or conditions. The matwork
is a solid core workout, and teaches you material that you can
use anywhere, anytime. Our blend of Pilates plus includes workouts
on the ball, stability roller, fitness circle and resistance band.
Our mat classes generally run in
twelve-week sessions, and include several levels to suit all levels
of ability and fitness.
Clients with injuries should speak
with their instructors about exercise modifications.
Which level is right for
Introductory: Level I
For those who have had little to no experience with either Pilates
or yoga. All the crucial foundations of the matwork are set up
Beginner: Level II
For those who have had experience with either Pilates or Yoga,
and/or who are extremely fit, body aware and can start at a higher
level. This class is a good workout while still relatively accessable
Intermediate: Level III
For those with a solid background in Pilates and who enjoy a physical
challenge. This level requires a high level of strength, flexibility
and body awareness.
Advanced: Level IV
For those who have had years of experience practicing Pilates
that work in the fitness profession. This is a very challenging
class in every way and is meant to test your boundaries.
Seniors: Level V
For older clients who are looking for a class with a slower pace.
This class is similar to introductory, working at a slower pace
to offer more attention and modifications for injuries and conditions.
Personalised Programs on the Equipment
For those coming to Pilates for rehabilitation purposes, who want
work with more weight resistance, or who need more flexibility
in scheduling, we recommend starting with the equipment. The Equipment
is spring-based, and requires power and control to move smoothly,
building muscle tone without bulk. It also provides a supportive
role that allows the body to go further than it could on is own
Through a series of four to eight
one-hour sessions, our instructors work one-on-one with you to
create a personalized program, a combination of mat and equipment
exercises, suitable for your fitness goals.
After completing your introductory
sessions, you may schedule regular workouts during Open Studio
time. Under the guidance of an instructor, a maximum of five clients
per hour may workout at their own pace. As you progress, the instructor
adds more physically challenging material to your program.
Ongoing private sessions are also
available upon request or at the discretion of the instructor
for a more concentrated approach.
We also create personalised home
programs for those who are unable to make it to the studio on
a regular basis.
10565 - 114 Street
Phone: (780) 421-9853
Fax: (780) 421-1830