The Best Pilates in Toronto
The best pilates studios in Toronto offer the foundation of pilates: strength, length and core. And there are plenty of studio choices in Toronto, all with their own unique way of teaching. Initially, pilates - which was named after founder Joseph Pilates - was invented for rehabilitation and physical therapy. Now, studios have evolved their teaching styles as they continue to learn more about the intricacies of the body's biomechanics.
Here are best pilates studios in Toronto.
See also: The best yoga studios in Toronto
MISFIT studio is located inside a church on West Queen West. Walking up through several flights of stairs, you'll find MISFIT tucked away in a corner. The studio is divided into two rooms, and there's something very holistic about practicing yoga and pilates in a church with light shining in from the arched windows.
Body Harmonics is one of the larger studios in Toronto with two locations (at Dupont/Christie and Forest Hill.) It offers 120 classes across both studios seven days a week. Body Harmonics has developed its own certification and training manuals, and an integrated health clinic with nutritionists, chiropractors and naturopaths.
The Loft is a Pilates fixture in Toronto. The studio is not about attaining the burn and the sweat, but teaching you the importance of the Pilates trifecta - articulation, imprint and breath in order to create a deep support for your body. The Loft is exactly that - an open space overlooking the Junction with lots of natural bright light.
STOTT is synonymous with Pilates. Located at Yonge and Eglinton, it's one of the largest and busiest studios in Toronto and has been a mainstay for over 25 years. It has over 100 licensed training centres worldwide with training and certification programs ideal for rehab and post-rehab clients as well as anyone who is looking to get into the pilates world.
Imprint is a small, independent and private boutique studio which focuses on private and semi-private classes. It has an upstairs and downstairs studio. The group pilates and yoga classes are held upstairs, while downstairs holds the playground of pilates equipment for private and semi-private sessions, as well as health-care services.
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