When I travel I always also look for my favourite spots to work out and of course share with all of you. I fell in love with Pilates when I was in Palm Springs because I couldn't seem to find a spin studio. I thought why not and I tried it out... Funny enough, ever since then it has been pure love. I do pilates about 2-3 times a week now.
I found a studio in Toronto called Core Studio Pilates on my last visit and it was awesome. I booked in for a private class with their teacher Jenny. She was very attentive and specific about movements. Thats the beauty of 1 on 1 classes. It's a great idea if you are working with a teacher you have never done a class with before. I have tendencies to do certain things that she may not know and vice versa. Since pilates is so specific to our bodies and what each individual is capable of, it's important to pay attention when changing style or class.
She did the first 3rd of the class on a mat which was really great and warmed up your core and engagement. The rest was on the reformer, but was targeted specifically to me. I am not a beginner but by no means a pilates guru so she worked with that to meet my needs. I felt every part of my body moving and working!
The studio also offers barre classes as well. It was very nice inside, and rather serene. Maybe it was the time I attended class, but for me pilates is very calming. I do it to counteract spinning everyday which is very important. High intensity work outs on the same place of your body can be very intense on the joints and muscles. Pilates works to elongate and to stretch while toning muscles.
If you are visiting Toronto check it out! I certainly will be back there shortly!
For more information:
553 QUEEN STREET WEST 4TH FLOOR