55+
Private Sessions
Group Classes
Group Classes
Prenatal
Postnatal
Beginner - Advanced
Clinical Pilates
Clinical Pilates

New To Bliss?

Private & Group Sessions

Clinical Pilates

Our Pilates team is here to give you personalized attention so that you can move and live freely with bliss! Watch our video to learn more 🙂

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Personalized Attention

Improve Posture

Increase Flexibility

Enhance Your Life

We Love Our Clients

And They Love Us Back!

Meet The Bliss Team

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Services We Offer

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, injury rehab, meal plans and strength training.

If you are someone completely new to Pilates, typically we have to have several private sessions with you first so that you can learn and build a reliable foundation.

The most important time in one’s life to focus on improving posture, flexibility and strength.  Come have fun with a group as we exercise and focus on how you feel in your body right now.

These classes will improve your posture and alignment, strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, safely strengthen your core muscles to prevent injury during childbirth and we focus on breath control, stress management and relaxation.

If you have extended health benefits, you may be eligible to have your pilates sessions covered through our Physiotherapy partners: Concept Physio.

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.

Become motivated and learn how to go back to feeling ‘normal’ again.

If you are still learning the basics of the equipment and vocabulary or if you are ready for a challenging workout, you will be able to find a class that meets your needs perfectly.  Since our class size can be no larger than 5 people, you are still able to receive lots of 1-on-1 attention throughout the classes.  

Clinical Pilates begins with an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist. Subsequent sessions are facilitated with an integrated approach with the Physiotherapist and the Clinical Pilates Instructor (Physiotherapy Assistant) as a form of exercise rehab.  

Our Clinical Pilates includes a series of mobility, fascia release and Rehab Pilates exercises designed specifically for your body’s needs. Sessions focus on the basic principles of breathing, spinal alignment, shoulder & neck placement and deep abdominal connection. We are able to modify exercises as required to accommodate your needs. Our goal is to build core stability, improve balance, increase strength, and flexibility for improved body alignment. Our Clinical Pilates has proven to enhance your recovery time and further your progress.

Your 1-on-1 Clinical Pilates session is offered in one of our private treatment rooms. In addition, you may qualify for coverage under extended health benefits (check your policy for coverage). Please contact our studio and we can assist you in booking your Clinical Pilates appointments.

Benefits

  • Mobilize and stabilize problematic joints (back, neck, hip, shoulder, knee, ankle)
  • Reduced joint, muscle and nerve pain
  • Enhanced postural alignment
  • Increased flexibility & freedom of movement 
  • Improve core strength and stability 
  • Greater body awareness
  • Fall prevention with improved balance

Pricing

Intro Package

Private Pilates
$ 59
99
Per Session
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12-Session Package

Private Pilates
$ 68
25
Per Session
  •  

8-Session Package

Private Pilates
$ 73
5
Per Session
  •  

Single Session

Private Pilates
$ 80 Per Session
  •  

Clinical Pilates

Drop-in/single
$ 120 Per Session
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Group Classes

Drop-in/single
$ 28
88
Per Class
  •  

Current Class Schedule

(Click the class you are interested in to see details)

Age 55+

TBA

9:15am  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:30am Tuesday Thursday

11:30am Tuesday

8am  Tuesday & Thursday

Age 16-55

10:30am  Monday, Wednesday

4:30pm Wednesday

12:30pm  Tuesday,  Thursday

1:30pm Wednesday

3:30pm (Teens) Wednesday

TBA

Prenatal

TBA

Postnatal

New To Bliss?

Have Experience?

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates begins with an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist. Subsequent sessions are facilitated with an integrated approach with the Physiotherapist and the Clinical Pilates Instructor (Physiotherapy Assistant) as a form of exercise rehab.  

Our Clinical Pilates includes a series of mobility, fascia release and Rehab Pilates exercises designed specifically for your body’s needs. Sessions focus on the basic principles of breathing, spinal alignment, shoulder & neck placement and deep abdominal connection. We are able to modify exercises as required to accommodate your needs. Our goal is to build core stability, improve balance, increase strength, and flexibility for improved body alignment. Our Clinical Pilates has proven to enhance your recovery time and further your progress.

Your 1-on-1 Clinical Pilates session is offered in one of our private treatment rooms. In addition, you may qualify for coverage under extended health benefits (check your policy for coverage). Please contact our studio and we can assist you in booking your Clinical Pilates appointments.

Benefits

  • Mobilize and stabilize problematic joints (back, neck, hip, shoulder, knee, ankle)
  • Reduced joint, muscle and nerve pain
  • Enhanced postural alignment
  • Increased flexibility & freedom of movement 
  • Improve core strength and stability 
  • Greater body awareness
  • Fall prevention with improved balance

Please Contact Us To Book Clinical Pilates

Phone: 778.475.7727

Email: info@blisspilates.ca

Marie Hayden

Main Instructor & Business Owner

Credentials

General

    • 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

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.

Ashley Irving

Pilates Trainer

As a former dancer Ashley has always had a passion for fitness. Earning a degree in kinesiology was just the start of her journey. Ashley started teaching barre, and through the training was introduced to Pilates. Competing her courses in mat, reformer and cadillac, Ashley is excited for a lifetime of learning. Check out Ashley’s classes and private sessions for great flow and lots of variety.

Credentials

General

    • Bachelor of Kinesiology 2012 
    • Major in Exercise Physiology 
    • IBBFA 
    • Bootybarre
    • Pilates Matwork Level I, II, III
    • Pilates Reformer
    • Pilates Cadillac 

Melissa Mitchell

Pilates Trainer

I am compassionate and sensitive to the personal needs of my clients and want nothing more for them then success! With my upbeat attitude and persistent drive to achieve success, I focus on designing personalized workouts pertaining to my client’s needs. I am so very excited to train at Bliss Pilates teaching Fitlicious & Mommylicious. As a recent post natal Mamma I am very familiar with getting back that pre baby body. If small group isn’t where you are at I can also train you privately 1:1 if you prefer.

Credentials

General

    • Personal Trainer
    • Kettle Bell Trainer
    • Pilates Reformer Beginner
    • Pilates Reformer Intermediate
    • Active Ageing

Workshops

    • Shoulder and Pelvic Floor Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

Shawn Hayden

Pilates Trainer

In 2017 I began my exploration into Pilates on the the Stott Tower Reformers. I was amazed at how just a few classes a week was transforming my life. I have lived with chronic shoulder pain for years. I visited various therapists and finally found healing in Pilates. I also had high blood pressure and decided that 2018 was a year of change. I started the Pilates Teacher Training with Pilates Process and I am hooked on seeing  others heal and benefit. 

I have immersed myself in learning fascial  movement in addition to furthering my education with Physio Assist Modules. Come see me for a fantastic class or book in for your Therapeutic Session and start moving and feeling better. I look forward to getting you started in your Journey with Pilates. 

Credentials

General

    • Pilates Mat 1-3
    • Pilates Reformer Beg/Int/Adv
    • Cadillac 1/2
    • Fascia Movement and Assessment

Workshops

    • Shoulder  Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor
    • Pelvic Floor 
    • Shoulder  Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor
    • Happy Feet Franklin
    • Relax Release Tone Fascia Workshop 

Leann Imbeau

Pilates Trainer

Having a long career at a desk sent me searching for an exercise program to undo all those years of hunching over my keyboard. What a blessing it was for me to find Pilates. I have now been practicing Pilates for 8 years, building body awareness, strength and finding proper alignment. I am very excited to have the opportunity to share Pilates with others and look forward to continuing to learn new techniques.

My classes focus on using Pilates principles for healthy movement, gaining flexibility and strength with a personal touch and a laugh or twoI Let me show you how Pilates is effective for all ages and body types with amazing results!

Credentials

General

    • Pilates Mat 1-3
    • Pilates Reformer Beg/Int/Adv
    • Cadillac 1

Workshops

    • Bender Ball
    • Shoulder and Pelvic Floor Workshop from Level 1 Franklin Method Instructor

Sabrina VanDerKraats

Pilates Trainer

I was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to Canada when I was 16 years old. Growing up in the Netherlands I kept busy with lots of activities, gymnastics, swimming, horseback riding but my big love was dance! To this day I still love music and dance, and I get to share this love with my daughter who has the same passion.

When we moved to Canada I continued dancing for a few more years and took up some teaching jobs at the dance studio and local gym. After my daughter was born I went back to school and worked in health care for a couple of years. I loved helping others and I learned a lot! However I felt like I was missing something big. When the opportunity came up to teach again I jumped right on it. I started teaching barre and Pilates training followed shortly after. I love teaching and I absolutely love connecting with clients. The movement of our body is so amazing and I’m so thankful I get to share my knowledge with our amazing clients everyday.

Katie Hickling

Pilates Trainer

I have been on a journey of getting healthier spiritually, emotionally and more importantly, physically for a few years now. Pilates was the start of that journey for me. I used to have chronic neck and shoulder pain, mostly due to poor posture, weak core muscles from two pregnancies. I started Pilates sessions and very shortly after, I not only felt, but was able to see an incredible difference in my body. As my body started to heal from the correction, my pain started to decrease significantly. 

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I wanted to make a career out of Pilates, not only for the betterment of myself but for others to experience exactly how I felt and still feel now. A life with minimal pain, a body that I can feel proud of and an inner self that has deepened in more ways than I can describe. For one of the first times in my life I made myself a priority because I was worth it!

For those of you that have been on this journey with me in getting healthy, I just want to encourage you and let you know that you are also worth it. The journey can be tough and some days you just want to give up, but I guarantee you will not regret diving into Pilates and experiencing, truly, a life changing experience through mind, body and soul. You are powerful and loved more than you know!

Kyllie Silbernagel

Pilates Trainer

I started practicing Mat Pilates over ten years ago on my living room floor. A Sports Therapist I was seeing had recommended at home videos to help me even out muscle imbalances in my body which were causing all sorts of injuries. Fast forward to 7 years later and that’s when I moved to Vernon from Calgary and booked in for my Intro Pack with Marie. Being pregnant I really wasn’t sure what to expect, or whether I would be able to notice any difference in my body from the reformer sessions. But WOW! What a game changer. I was a lot less twisted to one side, and became stronger than ever before. My flexibility and posture improved, and most of all those pain and issues I had been dealing with for years had subsided.

My goal as a Pilates Instructor is to help clients develop more body awareness, enhance their posture, build confidence, increase strength, as well as foster a mind body spirit connection.