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Sep 15, 2017

Sept 30 MELT Intro Roller Workshop

Author: Pilates EQ     The MELT MethodRoller Workshop- Sept 30, 2017  Discover Pain Free Living at any age!The MELT Method® is a revolutionary self-treatment that eliminates chronic pain through a series of easy, precise techniques that use a soft body roller and small balls to quickly rehydrate connective tissue, allowing the body to release long-held tension...
Jun 15, 2017

2017 Early Fall registration sale

Author: Pilates Eq     Early Fall Session Registration Fall Session- Sept 9 to Dec 18-  5% sale on until June 30th We are opening up the fall registration today and offering a 5% discount to those clients who purchase the full 14 week session before June 30th.Save your current class spot by purchasing a session with the studio in person or via email by June 24th...
May 19, 2017

2017 Summer Session

Author: Pilates EQ     Summer 2017 Session Our new summer session is from Mon. July 3 - Sat. Sept 1. The session lengths will be: Mon. and Sat. classes - 8 weeks  (closed Mon. Aug 7) Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri classes - 9 weeks The schedule is available to view- just scroll through to the July using this link view online schedule here...
May 3, 2017

Road to Joyful Movement Workshop

Author: Pilates EQ   Road to Joyful Movement   May 13th workshop Led by Kim Novotny, BPh.Ed - Co-owner of Pilates EQ   Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 pm – 3:30pm Cost:     $50.00   This two-hour workshop will focus on two important self-empowering techniques to improve your movement:Melt Method TM (hands, feet and face routines)  Hanna Somatic TM Movement   During this workshop you will learn how to: Reduce mind and body stress Reduce inflammation that causes pain Reduce fatigue Increase energy and vitality Increase strength and flexibility Increase joy and happiness Increase overall health   Kim’s certifications: Core Dynamics Pilates TM Melt Method TM Yamuna Body Rolling TM Hanna Somatic Movement TM Register online at www...
Mar 16, 2017

2017 Spring Session Registration and Sale

Author: Pilates EQ Registration for Spring 2017 Session (April 17- June 30) Our new spring session will run from Mon. April 17th - Fri. June 30. The session lengths will be: Mon. and Sat. classes - 10 weeks  (closed Mon. May 22 and Sat. July 1) Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri classes - 11 weeks The new schedule is available to view- Go to the schedule and just scroll through to the April 17th...
Jun 14, 2016

Fall 16 Session Early registration and Summer Update

Author: Pilates EQ   Summer Session- July 4- Aug 29 There is still time to register for the full 8 week session and get the session bundle at $216 ($27ea) for equipment classes and $128 ($16 ea) for Mat classes.  Summer 6 visit drop in passes for the session are on sale now.  SALE! If you purchase them before June 25th you will save 5%...
May 17, 2016

Summer Schedule and Sales

Author: Lorraine   Summer ScheduleJuly 4 to Aug 29- an 8 week session Early bird sales available! Option 1-Register for an 8 Week session and guarantee your spot! Register early for the session - Save 10% between May 24 to June 11      Equipment Mat 8 week session  all classes $216...
Feb 26, 2016

Spring Session Registration Starts March 1

Author: Pilates EQ   Registration for Spring 2016 Session Begins March 1, 2016 Our session will run from Mon. March 28 to Thurs. June 30 (closed for Mon. Victoria Day, May 23, Canada Day July 1 and Sat. July 2). The class lengths will be: Mon, Fri and Sat. classes - 13 weeks Tues...
Feb 25, 2016

Kim to Ride in the Best of the West Cycle Tour

Author: Pilates EQ   Kim to ride in theBest of the West Cycle Tour  Friends, In June, Kim and I will ride 866km to raise funds for child and adolescent mental health (CASA).  Mental illness touches us all one way or another.  Besides a horrendous personal suffering caused by mental illness, it is projected that the global economic cost over the next two decades will be more than the cost of cancer, diabetes and respiratory ailments COMBINED...
Jan 20, 2016

MELT and YBR Release Workshops Feb 6 2016

Author: Pilates EQ   On Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 we are presenting two body release workshops to help relieve stress. Register for one or both and save! See details below. MELT Method- Hand and Foot Treatment- 1-2:30pm Do you want to ? erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck and low back get releif from arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel sydrome Learn how the connective tissue in your hands and feet gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement...
Nov 12, 2015

Nov 28 2015 Local Shop the Neighborhood Special

Author: Pilates EQ   Shop the Neighbourhood November 28, 2015   Pilates EQ is participating in the Yellowpages Shop the Neighbourhood Campaign on Sat. November 28, 2015   Purchase our New Client Special of an Introductory Private Session for $65 plus GST and receive a Complimentary Infrared Sauna (Value of $20)...
Oct 25, 2015

MELT Roller Workshop on Nov 14 2015

Author: Lorraine Kruper    Is pain keeping you from the healthy active life you desire? The MELT Method® is a revolutionary self-treatment that eliminates chronic pain through a series of easy, precise techniques that use a soft body roller and small balls to quickly rehydrate connective tissue, allowing the body to release long-held tension...
Sep 19, 2015

MELT & YBR Release Workshops Oct 24

Author: Lorraine Kruper   On Saturday, October 24, 2015 we are presenting two body release workshops to help relieve stress. Register for one or both and save! See details below. MELT Method- Hand and Foot Treatment- 1-2:30pm Do you want to ? erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck and low back get releif from arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel sydrome Learn how the connective tissue in your hands and feet gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement...
Sep 17, 2015

Yoga Therapy with PAUL CRAMER

Author: Lorraine Kruper   Yoga Therapy with PAUL CRAMER    What if you could move more fluidly & with greater ease?   Wed 10 AM- Yoga Therapy for Pain Free Movement   The goal of this class is to learn new ways of moving.  Through the therapeutic application of yoga, we gain an awareness of how to feel better through movement...
Aug 25, 2015

Return to Life Week attend classes that week at half price

Author: Lorraine Kruper     We hope you have all had a wonderful summer, taking full advantage of the beautiful weather we have had this year in Alberta!  Just a reminder that our summer session ends on Sept 5th.   Fall 14 Week Session- Sept 14th- Dec 21   The feedback to date on our return to sessions has been very positive and classes are booking quickly...
Jun 14, 2015

Fall Session and Early Bird Discounts

Author: Lorraine Kruper   Fall 2015 Session  A return to registered sessions As many of you date back to our old location on Parsons Rd., you will remember we ran all classes on a registered sessional basis. This guaranteed preferred spots for clients and a more consistent enrollment in classes.  After moving to Whyte Avenue, we have tried several alternatives similar to the yoga studios ranging from membership to various drop in passes...
Jun 10, 2015

New! Therapeutic Yoga with Paul Cramer

Author: Lorraine Kruper   Therapeutic Yoga and Movement Therapy Class with PAUL CRAMER     a 6 week workshop  Wednesdays @ 10:00 -10:55 am  July 8-Aug 12, 2015      Move, Stretch & Breathe for only $99+ gst    What if you could move more fluidly & with greater ease?   This therapeutic yoga class is ideal for people working through chronic conditions, pain or limited mobility...
May 24, 2015

Summer 2015 Specials

Author: Lorraine Kruper Summer Sizzler Specials 8 visit passes Mat Summer Sizzler Pass $128 ($16/class) Equipment Summer Sizzler Pass $216 ($27/class) Passes valid during the 10 week Summer Session June 29 to Sept 5  Buy before June 30  to Save 10%    Mat Sizzler  Early Bird Special- $115...
Mar 11, 2015

MELT and YBR Release Workshops April 18

Author: Lorraine Kruper     Join us on Saturday April 18, 2015 for two exciting body release workshops.    Angie Hubble, a MELT Method instructor for Hand and Feet, will lead a treatment workshop to release “Stuck Stress” from your body.  The MELT Method is a simple self- treatment technique created by Sue Hitzmann to help people get out of and stay out of chronic pain...
Jun 20, 2013

Kim supporting the Le Tour of Hope

Author: Lorraine Kim is on a volunteer trip with the Le Tour of Hope fundraiser for the Kids with Cancer Society.  Her husband is riding in the race along with Nick Lees and many other cyclists.  She had this to say.   Hi all!  Riders just finished a gruelling day of cycling from radium to Lake Louise...
May 6, 2013

Your Core Strength

Author: Kim Novotny  Awhile back I did a blog on my first Pilates experience and my epiphany about breath.  For those who did not read this blog, it was a light bulb moment for me in regards to how much holding of breath I had been doing while moving versus using my breath mindfully while moving. The difference in how my mind and movement felt was night and day...
Mar 25, 2013

Creating a Positive Change 21 Day Activity Challenge

Author: Tiarra LaBranche "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one" astrid alanda       The reason I joined this 21 day activity challenge was to create a positive change into my life, to make a habit of taking care of my body on a daily basis.        I have recently joined the Pilates EQ team as a marketing consultant, along side my jewelry business that I run...
Feb 3, 2013

Breath & Pilates

Author: Kim Novotny There are many reasons why Breath is one of Joseph Pilates 7 principles. Today I am going to refer to one of these reasons by sharing my very first Pilates lesson with you.    On an intellectual and instinctual level we all know that breath is fundamental to our lives, we wouldn't be here without it! Somehow we manage to get along with very shallow breaths or even holding it altogether as we race through our fast paced lives...