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intenSati Class

Sat June 3, 11:30-12:30 pm

at the Pan Am to celebrate National Health and Fitness Day


A refreshingly different workout experience based on cardio moves, mindfulness, breathing and meditation paired with powerful, positive spoken affirmations to take your transformation from purely physical to totally holistic. Participation can also be done from a chair or wheelchair.

Move your body, free your mind, amplify your greatness!

Text me if you want to celebrate your power together so I can save you a spot (P.S its a free class!)

Contact Annabel at 204.999.9984 to save spot


Fri May 26, 6:30- 8:30 pm, with Shannon Frame & Annabel Scott

$75 plus tax

What is breathwork?
This transformational breathing meditation, which is an active 3 part breathing meditation, allows your body to be flushed with oxygen. It gives you the ability to quiet the thinking mind and move into the body.   It enables you to potentially move into an aled state of mind where you can clear stuck energy (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual), calm your nervous system by reducing stress and anxiety, improve clarity and focus, release toxins, boost immunity, and start letting go of what you may be holding on to, creating space for personal transformation and growth.

Benefits of Breathwork:

  • Reset the nervous system
  • Assistance to help you release and let go (stuck energy holding you back)
  • Reduced stress and anxiety (from the source – not on the surface level)
  • Increased connection with your intuition and heart
  • Stronger sense of purpose and self-worth
  • Increased energy and motivation
  • More focus and clarity = more efficient and productive
  • Increased sense of feeling calm, grounded and at peace
  • Improved sleep
  • Stronger immunity by releasing toxins
  • More happiness and joy- so you can show up for yourself and others in your life

  • About Shannon Frame (from The Collective Alchemy in Whistler, B.C)
  • Shannon combines her lived experiences to help others toward their journey of health and healing. Through tools like breathwork and Yoga Nidra, she loves helping you restore balance to your nervous system by empowering you to release stress, anxiety and other blocks from within. Her goal is to help you live a calmer, more peaceful life, have more focus and energy, better sleep and have more productivity. Her hope is that this will allow you to live a life aligned with your purpose, and give you the ability to show up for the things that matter most in your life. She believes in holding a safe space for those looking to go deeper under the surface to release, let go, create space and seek answers from within. She is the founder of The Collective Alchemy which aims at building a community with those that share her same vision for life. @thecollectivealchemy

Pilates Positivity

Are you looking for an exercise that can help you get stronger, improve your posture, and reduce stress? Then look no further than Pilates! Not only can it help with all of those things, but it can also improve your balance, increase flexibility, and even help reduce pain. So, why wait? Pilates can help you achieve better overall health and wellbeing and the best part is that it’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels. So get on the mat and start reaping the many health benefits of Pilates today!

Make an appointment with one of our fabulous instructors today!!

Pilates & You

Looking for safe and natural solutions to stay fit and healthy well into your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond? Think Pilates! Pilates is the perfect individual or group activity. After taking a 10 week course, we can customize your own program, and you may find yourself wanting to engage in additional practices with greater diversity, depth, and challenge, such as yoga or go to a gym. We have in-person group classes, and online classes, and private personal training as well.

Pilates is a 100 year old practice that you can use to ease pain, lower blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce anxiety, and protect against the stresses of life.

 We can show you the simple steps to start your Pilates practice and reap its incredible health benefits from improved strength, balance, and mobility, to lower stress, better sleep, and sharper focus and memory.

It’s no surprise that 25% of office-based physicians are prescribing Reformer Pilates to their patients. That’s welcome news because recent studies show this mind-body practice can ease arthritis pain, lower high blood pressure, boost immunity, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Chair Pilates is a perfect place to start if you have balance issues or difficulty getting down on the floor. We have special raised mats. It’s also a good supplementary practice for anyone who is stuck sitting for long periods of time at work, in a car, or on a plane. Even practicing a few of the moves will help to get your blood flowing and stretch your muscles so you feel better.

Standing Pilates can help you get stronger, balance better, and become more flexible. Practice it solo for a quick session, or combine it with the floor routine for a longer Pilates workout.

Floor Pilates exercises will really stretch you out, improving flexibility and helping you to relax. You’ll also get nervous system and muscle-strengthening benefits, by re-patterning faulty stability and alignment habits.

Reformer and any apparatus Pilates (Cadillac and Stability Chair) support the limbs so you can focus only on your core and never use your back or neck again… so you stay pain-free.

Pilates will fight aging, boost your health and vitality, and keep you looking and feeling years younger!

Be a YES to your life

Lead with Love
in your life
Be a YES to your life
Live your best life with Pilates
Happy Month of LOVE
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Overcoming Anxiety…your “movement pharmacy” is here at our studio

Not only is Pilates one of the best mindfulness practices paired with core and breath, Dr Wendy Suzuki is an intenSati instructor. and we offer intenSati. The whole video Overcoming Anxiety is awesome but watch minutes 15:11 to 17:40 for the intenSati part. intenSati pairs cardio moves with positive affirmations. Join us for small group fitness classes in a supportive, inclusive community based studio.

Don’t be the Fall Guy

Falls are the greatest health risk for most older adults. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Every second, someone age 65 or older suffers a fall, making it the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in this age group. According to the CDC, about 20% of falls in adults lead to life-altering changes, primarily from broken bones or head injury.

“The best way to protect yourself is to address the three main physical conditions that contribute to falls: weak stabilizer muscles, poor core strength, and balance issues,” says Carina O’Neill, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Stabilizer muscles. The stabilizer muscles keep you upright and allow you to easily change directions. Two essential stabilizers for fall prevention are the gluteus medius (located on the side of the hip) and the gluteus maximus (the largest buttock muscle). “These work both together and independently to allow us to stand upright and stabilize the back and pelvis as we move during activities,” says O’Neill.

Core strength. Core strength is vital for fall prevention, as your body’s core is the epicenter from which every movement revolves. “As we walk, our bodies constantly have to adapt to ever-changing ground levels,” says O’Neill. “Adequate core stability and strength help you better react to these sudden changes and prevent potential falls.” The core consists of several muscle groups: the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack” or “abs”); the obliques, located on the sides and front of your abdomen; and the transverse abdominis muscles, which lie under the obliques and attach to your spine.

Stabilizer and core muscles weaken over time as men naturally lose muscle mass, a condition called sarcopenia. “These muscles further weaken from a sedentary lifestyle or when people follow a regular exercise program that neglects these areas,” says O’Neill.

Balance. Sense of balance naturally wanes over time, as do reflexes and coordination. This makes it easier to topple and harder to catch yourself if you do have a misstep. Another cause of poor balance is deterioration of the inner ear’s vestibular system. It feeds information to the brain about motion, head position, and spatial orientation, and it, too, becomes less effective as we age.

Defense is the best offense when it comes to fall prevention. “Take steps now to address areas that place you at a higher risk for falls,” O’Neill advises. Here are some strategies for shoring up your stabilizer muscles, core strength, and balance.

One of the best ways to improve balance is practicing Reformer Pilates. While all Pilates consists of slow controlled movements focusing on weight distribution and proper rotation, Reformer Pilates supports the limbs, allowing stress-free focus on the core. Numerous studies have supported its use to improve balance and coordination and reduce fall risk among older adults and others at high risk for falls, like stroke survivors.

By first understanding what balance is, you can take the appropriate steps to improve your balance. Balance is largely an automatic reflex. And as you move into your 50s and 60s, you may notice yourself becoming less stable.

Loss of muscle mass, slower reflexes, and worsening eyesight can affect your sense of balance. Certain health problems — such as inner ear disorders, hearing loss, heart rhythm disturbances, and neuropathy (nerve damage that causes weakness, numbness, and pain) — may upset balance, too. And shaky balance can lead to a downward spiral.

Pilates is for anyone who has experienced the fear of falling and craves more stability.