- Group Reformer Classes
- Private Pilates
- Personal Training
- Prenatal Pilates
- Postnatal Pilates
- Home Visits
- Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
- Neurokinetic Therapy
- Medical Neurofunctional Acupuncture
- Function Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
What it is: A machine based group class with 9 students. A reformer class builds on all the benefits of mat Pilates to improve overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The machine encourages graceful movement that aids in the upright and strong posture we require in daily life. As a result, ease of motion and standing tall against gravity occurs. There is relief of pain from low back, hip or shoulder associated with physical imbalances. Instructors can modify for each individual’s specific abilities or needs within a group class. Our instructors range from Master Pilates instructors to certified specialists. Each instructor offers their own unique approach. There is a class for everyone.
Who it is for: We have all levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Clients range from 12 years old to 87. The classes are identified as beginner, intermediate, advanced, and rehab.
Why is it unique: The reformer exercises provide enough resistance and movement variety to help build strong bones and strengthen muscles. At Core Body Science, we are concerned about bone health and have formulated our own method to strengthen bones. Most clients’ bone density test improves yearly - even our 86 year olds! The quintessential feature of the Pilates reformer is the ability to work the muscles in an eccentric contraction. Eccentric muscle contractions occur when a muscle lengthens as it resists a force. The reformer is exceptional in working muscles through eccentric contraction. This creates long, strong muscles that Pilates is known for.
Key Benefit: The reformer offers the benefits of overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The stronger the core becomes, the better the balance, posture, and overall well-being. Exercising on a reformer is achievable for anyone, regardless of fitness level or age. There is a reason it is known as the Universal Reformer!
What it is: Concentrated one on one sessions focused on you and your form alone. One of our expert instructors will help you your path to strengthen and lengthen your core and your posture using exercises designed specifically for your physique and goals.
Who it is for: This type of session is great for anyone new to Pilates who need to learn how to identify and activate their core muscles. This type of session is great for anyone who feels that they have hit a plateau in their movement towards their goals and would like expert guidance. This type of session is great for anyone with a gait imbalance, physical disability or anyone requiring a very gentle introduction to incorporating a wellness program in their life.
Why is it unique: We have a wide range of knowledge and experience to guide you to your stronger and more flexible future. One on one sessions magnify your focus and development exponentially more than you can expect within a group shared class.
Key Benefit: You can expect visible change under guided instruction much sooner than you will be able to achieve in a group class. The constant attention to minute changes in your form will elevate your fitness level and core strength to the physique you dream of accomplishing.
What it is: Become your strongest and most flexible self! Targeted focus applied to varied muscle groups will deliver the physique of your dreams. A combination of traditional functional training with Pilates Reformer training takes training from the ‘days of counting 10’ to a dynamic invigorating workout. Pilates provides the precise isolation of core muscles and personal training provides the development of major muscle groups … At Core Body Science, the combination creates a strong, sinewy, lean body that is strong to the core.
Who is it for: If you prefer a custom individualized program to target your needs to lose weight or get in shape or need to be held accountable for your workouts. Excellent to address and heal injuries or cross train for a sports event and do better at your sport. Unsure if you fit in the Personal Training or the Pilates world and want to experience a bit of both. Our clients are the average person who is deconditioned, require orthopedic rehab (post hip or knee replacement), neuromuscular conditions (sciatica) and special populations such as MS, Parkinson’s, Scoliosis, ladies with leaky bladders.
Why is it unique: The owner of Core Body Science has been a Personal Strength and Conditioning Trainer and Master Pilates Instructor for over 30 years. Combined with a Masters in Nutrition she manages realistic expectations and delivers results based on a mutual decided upon goals. Understanding body and metabolic types is the foundation for uncovering your unique body code and designing a program to act on the complexities of your body. Overpromising and underdelivering is not part of the studios philosophy.
Key Benefit: The diverse skill set of our trainers and their professional designations set us apart from other facilities. Gone are the days of trainers offering only one skill set. The trainers at CBS are also Pilates Instructors, Registered Nurses, Chiropractors, Kinesiologist and all have other designations such as Acupuncturist, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Neurokinetic Therapist. A tool box of knowledge about your body and its compensation patterns and how to reverse is the are the start of the roadmap for change that will be created for you. With no workout ever the same twice, you will be challenged, feel motivated to improve and feel accountability towards the program goals and your trainer.
What it is: Pre-natal Pilates is intended to support postural changes over the entire pregnancy while keeping you energized, toned and ache-free. You will build strength around the midriff appropriate for pregnancy and condition your upper body and legs too. The focus is on proper form and movement to protect the integrity of your body and baby as your body quickly changes. Practicing Pilates throughout your pregnancy will help you feel your best and aid in a smoother labor, delivery and support a quicker return to your pre-pregnancy body.
Who it is for: Suitable for expectant moms of all fitness levels.
Why is it unique: Our studio has certified instructors knowledgeable both in experience and education about fitness for pregnancy and the needs of the body during this time of changes. We provide a great eye for postural correction, instructors who are always willing to help, familial atmosphere where you can meet other mamas in the neighbourhood, have an instructor who has experienced what you are going through, as well as the opportunity to be referred within our own studio for fascial stretch, acupuncture and nutrition.
What it is: This class is intended to support your body in healing as it begins its journey to adjusting back to its pre-pregnancy physique. Our certified instructors will focus on specific muscle areas to target and reconnect to the pelvic floor and correct postural misalignments that developed during pregnancy. Pilates is a great exercise program to rehab diastasis recti.
Who it is for: A class for moms who have recently given birth. This class is intended to support your body in healing as it begins its journey to adjusting back to its pre-pregnancy posture. This class is also a great a great way to meet other new moms around your area, and stay motivated to meet your post-partum fitness goals.
Why is it unique: Moms can bring baby and not have to worry as we have a complimentary babysitter in the same room! Our instructors have experience in treating diastasis recti and have helped many new moms overcome back pain and other changes that come post-partum. We provide a safe space for nursing your baby on site.
What it is: Our expertise in movement education, bio-mechanical exercise and wellness education provide strategies to restore optimal function and movement in the spine and limbs. We also offer neuro functional acupuncture as a partner to reconnecting your body’s communication from the brain to the limbs.
Who it is for: Pilates post-rehab and wellness education can be applied to foot, knee, back, shoulder, neck pain and more. The post- rehab instructors are comprehensively educated in Pilates methodology, exercises, and equipment.
Why is it unique: Big, small, tall, short you can do Pilates. One of the great things about Pilates is that it is built around efficient, well aligned movement. There are things we focus on like core strength, flexibility, and balance but the exercises are adapted appropriately for each body using them.Key Benefit: Our assessment skills of multiple movement impairments and condition allows to help clients of all ages and abilities move optimally and naturally. The nervous system is responsible for both perceiving and moving in our bodies as we move around. We design exercise that better access the nervous system for improved motor control and awareness. Our focus is on restoring optimal movement for improved function and movement.
What it is: One of our instructors comes to your home for private, semi-private Pilates, personal training or rehab programs. Home sessions are available if you have suitable equipment/space for training.
Who it is for: If you have a very busy schedule, having a home visit can make fitness more accessible for you. If you have an injury that keeps you from participating in group fitness classes. If you have workout equipment home that you would like to train with or if you would like to workout with your family members (partner, sons/daughters, grandparents) from the comfort of your own home at a time most convenient for you.
Why is it unique: At Core body science, we have a wide variety of instructors with different styles and experiences. We like to stay flexible because we are passionate about making Pilates accessible for everyone. With all our expertise working together as a team, we provide you with a deep pool of knowledge that is adapted to you. Here you can choose the best fit for your needs.
What is it: Fascia is a type of connective tissue and is the wrapping and binding substance that covers organs, muscles and bones. Fascial stretch therapy is the art of manual therapy and movement merged with science. Stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. FST also targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication. A therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through varying planes of movement. There is no pain, not even discomfort. Instead, the gentle movement is stimulating and relaxing at the same time.
Who is it for: Anyone who feels tight and restricted. If stretching does not provide relief of muscle tension or lengthen muscles then your fascial connective tissue needs to be stretched to released. FST can be a stand alone treatment or integrated within other training or therapy for faster and longer lasting results. FST is done on a massage table and is painless.
Why is it unique: Fasica is similar to sausage casing. If it is too tight it NeuroMyoFascial system must be incorporated for optimal results in pain management, rehabilitation and functional training.
Key Benefit: Increase range of motion, muscular balance and symmetry,improved performance, reduced pain, improved posture, improved muscle function, improved circulation, decrease compression and impingement in joints.
What it is: NeuroKinetic Therapy is a sophisticated form of manual manipulation that combines motor control principles and manual muscle testing. Certain muscles become inhibited when an injury has occurred and forces other muscles to become overworked. Compensation patterns develop in the muscles unless those muscles are convinced to change. Manual muscle testing allows us to find muscles that are weak or dysfunctional in relation to other muscles. Gentle manual therapy releases the "kinetic chain of injury" to restore balance to the brain's motor control centre. Specific exercises are assigned to "burn in" the new functional pattern. This reprograms both the brain and the muscles' understanding of the injury. The result is restored function and the elimination of pain. NeuroKinetic Therapy identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction, and corrects it quickly and painlessly.
Who it is for: Excellent for people with an ongoing, long term issue such as cranky hip, elbow, neck, back, carpal tunnel, shin splints, plantar fasciitis that has not responded to other forms of treatment or returns shortly after other forms of treatment.
Why it is unique: NKT treats the cause of dysfunction, not the symptoms. NKT system is the missing link in your treatment protocol.
Key Benefit: Neurokinetic Therapy identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction and corrects it quickly and painlessly.
What it is: Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, also known as Neurofunctional Acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into defined sites and stimulated for the therapeutic purpose of altering abnormal activity of the nerves in musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders, sports injuries, functional problems, headaches, stress-related disorders and chronic pain. Changes are created in the peripheral nerves/muscles, spinal cord, brain stem, brain and cerebellum (motor control centre). The magnitude of how much of the problem lives in each area depends on the severity and length of the issue and influences how the treatment is approached. The needles are painless on insertion.
Who is it for: Anyone who has done soft tissue and manipulation therapies with limited success. When these therapies are combined in the same session with neurofunctional acupuncture the results are unprecedented in creating positive change in motor function and reduction of pain.
Why is it unique: Like NeuroKinetic Therapy, Neurofunctional Acupuncture reprograms the brain and muscles' understanding of the injury to restore function and eliminate pain. Neurofunctional Acupuncture addresses the issues through more complex pathways on a biological, metabolic and chemical level. Unlike other forms of acupuncture Contemporary Medical Neurofunctional Acupuncture can determine the dysfunction on multiple global and minute levels. A truly individual treatment plan can be created with success measured by functional outcome measures.
Key Benefit: A single session yields a positive change and outcome in the issue.