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About Cecilia Vega

Senior Pilates Instructor, Director of Vega Power Pilates/President of Vega Active Wear

Born in Santiago, Chile, Cecilia Vega found her passion for teaching Pilates in Toronto.  She has studied her craft  at the STOTT PILATES® international certification center in Toronto, and is a certified STOTT PILATES instructor. She is also trained as a Fitness Instructor Specialist through Can-Fit Pro. Cecilia originally began pursuing a career in International Business Management  as well as Administration. She began her interest in Pilates back in 2004 when she began working at the STOTT PILATES international head office. After receiving much exposure to the method, Cecilia decided to become a Certified Pilates instructor and has had the opportunity to work with renowned Instructor Trainers from around the world. Today, and with over 10 years of teaching experience, Cecilia enjoys working with a wide variety of clients that range from beginners to avid athletes, as well as rehabilitation. Cecilia is continuously taking courses and workshops for the benefit of her clientele, and to widen her scope in the fitness field. Her love for Pilates and people in general has made this a very gratifying career choice for Cecilia, and she looks forward to helping others reach and surpass their personal goals.

Cecilia’s teaching style is fun and energetic and is well known for specializing in fun, powerful and challenging Reformer and equipment group classes. “You will always get a full body work-out in my classes, and clients begin to see optimal results within an eight week period by attending twice a week. You will be nicely surprised”.

 

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Kelsey Corey

Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Kelsey’s passion for Pilates has led her to transition from a corporate career to the rewarding role of an instructor! After achieving her certification in Stott Pilates Matwork her home country of Australia, she took the opportunity to follow another passion, travel, and embarked on a one year adventure around the world.  During her travels she was lucky enough to undertake further training with the Merritthew Corporation in Total Barre, Zenga and Reformer training. Kelsey has now made the move to settle here in Toronto, and is excited for the opportunities it presents to further her studies in the Pilates realm. Kelsey’s vibrant approach allows her to build strong relationships and deliver a workout that ensures her clients feel empowered and energized. Her ultimate goal is to help you be the best version of yourself. Join her for a challenging group class combining Matwork/Reformer; private or semi-private training or in a TotalBarre class!

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Pilates Instructor/Physiotherapist

Bonnie has always had a passion for human movement and health/wellness. She has a Bachelors in Kinesiology from McMaster University and went onto
pursue further studies at the University of Queensland in Australia to obtain her Masters in Physiotherapy and Pilates training. Upon working at a
private practice, she developed the passion for Pilates through seeing its benefits upon improvements in posture, flexibility, strength, and overall
fitness with her clients. She  exhibits a positive and energetic teaching style and will pay attention to detail to cater a program to each
individual. With a strong clinical background and an advanced knowledge of anatomy, Bonnie will ensure optimal care and results in order to reach your
fitness goals.

 

Niamh Stewart

(Sub) Pilates Instructor

Born in Ireland, Niamh moved to Toronto with her family from London, England, in 2014. A chronic back injury led her to discover Pilates after the birth of her third child and Pilates has been an integral part of her life ever since! Niamh’s classes are energetic, fun and challenging but with a strong foundation in pilates core strength and stability principles. A firm believer in working outside your comfort zone, Niamh looks to find hidden strengths in everyone.

 

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Pilates Instructor

Born and raised in Toronto, Jenny has always had an enthusiasm for sports
and fitness. Jenny has explored a wide variety of activities from track and
field, basketball to spinning, Ashtanga yoga and TRX. A sports-related back
injury led her to Pilates, and she has been hooked ever since! Jenny loves
the full range that Pilates has to offer – from controlled precise movement
to dynamic fluidity and athleticism, all centring on core strength and
stability. She has achieved her certification for Matwork and Reformer at
STOTT PILATES International Training Centre in Toronto. She is also
certified in classical Pilates, Matwork Beginner and Intermediate levels
from POWER PILATES.

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Stacey Toole

(Sub) Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Stacy is a lover of all things fitness and wellness. After practicing and training in Pilates she noticed how the Pilates Basic Principles can be used to enhance every activity and everyday life. Stacy is a certified Pilates, Barre, Yoga, and with training for pre/post natal, and injuries and special populations. Stacy continues to train and take courses to enhance her clients experience. She travels all over Toronto to practice and be inspired by other amazing instructors. Stacy’s classes are challenging, light-hearted and fun! Her classes are for everyone as there are always modifications. When Stacy isn’t on her mat she’s likely chasing her daughter or making all-natural products with her extensive essential oil collection!

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Melissa Likoray

Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer

Melissa’s passion for health and wellness started when she lost 80 pounds
herself. Through proper diet and exercise Melissa discovered her love for a
healthy lifestyle. Born and raised in Montreal, she moved to Toronto to
pursue her passion for nutrition and fitness. She is currently studying at
the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Having a background in personal
training, discovering pilates changed her life by allowing her to connect
to her body, build on strength and get more out of any workout. She is a
certified personal trainer, exercise therapist, health coach, mat pilates
instructor (through Body Harmonics) and will be a registered holistic
nutritionist by April 2018. You can expect a solid burn and tone in her classes.

 

 

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Yoga Instructor

Dang first discovered yoga while on vacation in Mexico. Having been active and involved in sports growing up, he had been trying to stay in shape primarily with weight lifting. Dang was quickly captivated by the practice of yoga as a way to increase his flexibility while maintaining strength and stamina in a balanced way. Now he finds that with regular practice, yoga also brings him greater awareness, both mentally and spiritually.

Dang aims to share the valuable knowledge he gained during the Yoga Tree’s 250 hour Teacher Training, and to help his students develop their own practice in a safe, fun environment.

Whether your goal is to work on proper alignment, get advice about specific postures and their benefits, or get your first ever taste of yoga, Dang’s classes will be catered to your individual needs and existing abilities.

 

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Yoga Instructor

Zen found yoga in 2010 when looking for a way to keep her body and mind healthy in the face of a busy schedule. Yoga quickly became so much more than just keeping a healthy body. It challenged her to get to know herself and how to quiet her mind. To Zen, yoga is about learning when and how to surrender and when to push and persevere. Her classes are invigorating and challenging, but at the same time inspiring compassion and love for one’s body. She guides her students through a energizing practice that connects movement to breath, encouraging the students to listen to their minds and bodies. She challenges students to find the balance between surrender and control and to find a way to take yoga off the mat and into their daily lives.

 

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Mary Thomas

Pilates Instructor

Mary’s passion for health and wellness has allowed her transition from a
corporate career to Pilates instructor. Born and raised in Toronto, sports
and fitness has always been a huge part of Mary’s life. Whether it was
training for half marathons , biking or being part of her baseball and
hockey teams. Mary’s love for fitness, and working with others is what
drew her to becoming a Pilates instructor. Mary completed her
training at STOTT PILATES® international certification center in Toronto, and is a fully trained STOTT PILATES instructor.