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Oct 2, 2021

Fall 2 Session

Author: Pilates EQ   Fall Session #2- Tues. Oct 12- Sat. Nov 13 Register Now! Our next  session starts after the Thanksgiving weekend on Oct 12 (see note below) for in-person equipment classes and live Virtual Pilates Mat and Somatic movement classes.  We have kept the shortened sessions...
Aug 22, 2021

Fall Session No 1 registration

Author: Pilates EQ Newsletter- August 2021   Summer session ends soon! Summer session is ending on Tues Aug 31.  We are taking a break from group classes from Sept 1- 3.  Virtual and In-person private/duet sessions are available on Sept 1.  A great time to treat yourself.  Please email the studio...
Jun 21, 2021

21 Summer Session

Author: Pilates EQ Summer Session July 5- Aug 31 Before we start with details of the summer session, a reminder that the current Spring #2 session will be coming to a close on June 30th.  We are going to celebrate Canada Day in style and be closed for July 1 thru July 4th.  Summer Session will...
May 10, 2021

Register for Spring 2 Virtual Class Session

Author: Pilates EQ   Studio Updates Dear valued clients,Thank you for your ongoing support of Pilates EQ during these very difficult times. In light of the current COVID 19 situation, we wanted to provide you an update regarding an extension of the temporary...
Mar 17, 2021

Spring Session and Studio News

Author: Pilates EQ     STUDIO NEWS Spring 2021 is here!!! This email brings news of significant changes for Pilates EQ as well as important spring registration information. One year ago, almost to the day, our classes were suspended because of COVID-19...
Feb 6, 2021

Feb 8 Studio Reopens and Winter 2 session

Author: Pilates EQ Studio in-person sessions starting Feb 8 We are excited to welcome you back for private and semi private (clients from the same households only) sessions starting February 8.  Please contact the studio if you would like to book a session.  Spaces are filling fast so...
Dec 9, 2020

Studio Temporary closure and Winter registration

Author: Pilates EQ   Temporary Studio Closure, 2021 Classes and Christmas Break Thank-you all for the continued support of Pilates EQ both in-studio and virtually. We appreciate your encouraging words, your flexibility with changing with COVID 19 restrictions and your willingness...
Oct 20, 2020

Fall 2020 2nd session start Nov3

Author: Pilates EQ   2nd Fall Session - Tues Nov 3 - Sat. Dec 19th Existing clients- save current class spot before Oct 23 Open registrations starts Oct 24 5% sale on full session passes only until Oct. 31st. Click here to view 2nd FALL SESSION SCHEDULE  Our 2nd Fall schedule will...
Aug 21, 2020

Fall session 2020

Author: Pilates EQ   Fall Session (Tues. Sept 8 - Mon. Nov 2) Registration starts today -August 21!Thank-you to all Pilates EQ clients for your support and understanding dealing with all the changes to protocols, schedules etc that have been neccessitated by COVID-19.  Our Fall...
Jun 18, 2020

Summer 2020 Register Now

Author: Pilates EQ   2020 Summer Session Thurs. July 2 - Mon. Aug 31 In response to client requests, our summer schedule offers in studio equipment and virtual mat and somatics classes.  The session is 8 weeks in length with the exception of Thursday and Friday classes which are 9 weeks. ...
Jun 10, 2020

Studio Reopening July 2

Author: Pilates EQ   Welcome Back! We're very excited to open our doors again and see you in person.  We have decided to take a graduated approach to returning to the studio and we will be opening up in person starting July 2.  We just received the final government decision on our stage...
May 7, 2020

Spring Virtual Extended to June 30

Author: Pilates EQ   Spring virtual programming extended to June 30     The government announced last week a three phased approach to relaunching the Alberta economy.  We Albertans, have...
Mar 31, 2020

Physical Studio Closure and Virtual classes

Author: Pilates EQ   Dear friends,Thank you for your ongoing support of Pilates EQ during these very difficult times. In light of the current COVID 19 situation, we wanted to provide you an update regarding an extension of the temporary physical closure of the studio,  the exciting new virtual Zoom classes and adjustments...
Mar 16, 2020

Canceled Winter Session Group Classes

Author: Pilates EQ Suspension of Winter Session Group Classes As Health Officials are stepping up measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, we are suspending all group classes and open space sessions until April 3.  We hope that these short term measures will contribute to "flattening...
Mar 13, 2020

Health and Wellbeing

Author: Pilates EQ   Health and Wellness- COVID 19 Coronavirus update  Your health is important to us. While the worldwide risk is rising, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Alberta is still low. We are monitoring the situation closely and following any guidance provided by the Alberta government...
Mar 6, 2020

Spring 2020 and New Teacher

Author: Pilates EQ   Spring 2020 Session - Sat. Apr 4 to Mon. June 29 How do I register? To guarantee a space in a class, you register for the full session and purchase an 11 or 12 week session  pass ( that depends on the day of the week for the class).  If you are unable to...
Jan 31, 2020

Looking for a way to be pain free

Author: Pilates EQ       Live Pain Free! Pilates EQ is excited to be hosting Elizabeth Wakley from Essential Somatics for a Fundamentals Immersion Workshop on April 18 and 19 (9am-5pm daily). If you are seeking...
Nov 1, 2019

Winter Session Registration and News

Author: Pilates EQ     Welcome to November- Whats happening?   So glad that there isn't snow accumulating on the ground just yet! Thank you to everyone who purchased our 15th Anniversary commemorative Pilates EQ T-shirts.  We have a few left in stock so grab them while you can.We will be...
Sep 10, 2019

Special Anniversary Essential Somatics Class

Author: Pilates EQ   Join us on Saturday Sept 14, 2019    
Aug 30, 2019

Help us Celebrate 15 Years in Business

Author: Pilates EQ   Wow Has time flown by!  It seems like last week that we opened Pilates EQ on Parsons Road.  I think the old saying goes... " Time flys when you are having fun" and we truly enjoy what we do!  Helping wonderful clients to find ease in their bodies and build strength to enjoy life...
Jun 13, 2019

Save your class spot for Fall 2019

Author: Pilates EQ   Fall Session- Sept 7 to Dec 20 Existing clients save your spot! – June 15 to June 30  Before we all start enjoying our summer, we would like to give existing clients a chance to early register to save your current class spot and save 5% as well! The pass that you need to buy...
May 31, 2019

2019 Summer session

Author: Pilates EQ   Tues. July 2 - Sat. Aug 31 The schedule is available online and here is a PDF to view as well. The schedule is subject to change if registration does not make our class minimums. Please check the online schedule prior to attending classes.The studio will be closed ...
May 14, 2019

Changes at Pilates EQ

Author: Pilates EQ   Spring is here!     Spring is a time for growth and change and we have news to share with you.  As of June 30, 2019 our Pilates EQ partnership...
Mar 4, 2019

2019 Spring Session registration

Author: Pilates EQ   Spring 2019 Session - Sat. Mar 30 to Fri. June 28 How long is the session? Mon., Fri. and Sat. classes are 12 Week sessions and Tues, Wed., and Thurs.  classes are 13 week sessions What classes are offered? Here is ...
Nov 1, 2018

2019 Winter Session

Author: Pilates EQ   Winter 2019 Session - Sat. Jan 6 to Fri. Mar 29   How long is the session? Mon. and Sat. classes are 11 Week sessions and Tues, Wed., Thurs. and Fri. classes are 12 week sessions What classes are offered? Here is  a link to our...
Oct 18, 2018

What is Somatics Education & How can it help me

Author: Pilates EQ Over the past year we have introduced a sensory motor training called Essential Somatic Education to our studio.  We have found that this method helps virtually all of our clients increase their body awareness and has help many deal with chronic pain.  We teach the training in our privates. ...
Jun 18, 2018

2018 Fall Registration

Author: Pilates EQ     Early Fall Session Registration Fall Session- Sept 8 to Dec 175% sale on until June 29th The session will be similar to the current spring 2018 offering but with a few changes to the levels of classes.  If you have any questions about what a class is or what level of class...
May 28, 2018

2018 Summer Session registration

Author: Pilates EQ   Summer 2018 Session at Pilates EQ Our new summer session is from Tues. July 3 - Fri. Aug 31. The session lengths will be: Mon. and Sat. classes - 7 weeks  (closed Sat. Aug 4 and Mon. Aug 6) Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri classes - 9 weeks The...
Mar 5, 2018

2018 Spring Session registration

Author: Pilates EQ   The New Spring 2018 SessionMon. April 2- Fri. June 29 Registration starts today for our spring session.  The session lengths will be: Mon. and Sat. classes - 12 weeks  (closed Mon. May 21) Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri classes - 13 weeks When...
Nov 13, 2017

Winter 2018 Registrations

Author: Pilates EQ     2018 Winter Session  - Sat. Jan 6 -Thurs. Mar 29 In addition to most of the existing classes, we have a few new classes:  Our first afternoon Rejuvenating equipment class -(Rejuv. EQ I/II ) - Tues. 2:00pm  Hanna Somatics class -Wed. 7:55pm  Please review...
Nov 3, 2017

The MELT Method Progressions Workshop

Author: Pilates EQ     MELT Method Progressions Workshop Saturday, November 25 1:00-3:00 pm Cost $60.00 What will you experience? Reinforcement of the MELT moves from the MELT Intro workshop Advancements into more body specific areas Focus on the front line, lateral...
Oct 3, 2017

Road to Joyful Movement Workshop Oct 21

Author: Pilates EQ   Saturday, October 21st  workshop Road to Joyful Movement Led by Kim Novotny, BPh.Ed Co-owner of Pilates EQ       Saturday, October...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 $216.00...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...