Getting started

Train with the best

As the Leaders in Mindful Movement, we provide clients with access to the industry’s best instructors and the latest in mind-body exercise.

Our programs are designed to help you find mobility, stability and strength, while helping you de-stress and recharge. Our experienced instructors offer modifications as they teach, tailoring the programming to all ages and abilities.

We offer more than 60 small-sized group classes every week, as well as private sessions geared towards special populations, including athletes, rehab patients, pre- and post-natal, aging or young adults.

Right for you?

The STOTT PILATES® method is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Lindsay G. Merrithew and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, spent three decades refining the method and our equipment to create a safe, effective and inclusive form of exercise.

Our method is suitable for everyone, and you’ll see that reflected in the clients who attend our studio— from active adults to Baby Boomers, to pre-natal clients, rehab patients and elite athletes.

Our classes and sessions aim to help you relieve stress and tension, strengthen your body, improve your posture and alignment, and keep you feeling fit and resilient.

Your first session

Start with success

New studio clients must complete a one-hour private or semi-private orientation session. As a bonus, you will receive a free two-week group class pass, valid for up to five beginner group classes from the day of your orientation session.

After this orientation, new clients can purchase a block of five or 10 private sessions at reduced rates. Check our fees for more information.

Corporate or group rates are available upon request.

What to expect

During your orientation session, you will be introduced to the foundations of the STOTT PILATES method and you’ll learn how to work with our equipment and props. Your instructor will lead you through a complete workout while conducting a postural analysis to identify if you have any muscular imbalances or dysfunctional movement patterns.

At the end of the session, you'll receive direction about the types of classes and services that are best suited for you.

Upon arrival

As a new client, it is recommended that you arrive 15–20 minutes before your first session. You’ll be required to complete a liability waiver and personal assessment and we’ll give you a tour of the facilities. After your session, we’ll introduce you to our booking process and online schedule so it’s super convenient for your next visit.

Clients under the age of 16 require the signature of a parent or guardian; please contact the studio to learn more about what services are appropriate for younger clients.

Already a pro?

Have you been practicing Pilates for years? We still encourage you to take advantage of our introductory orientation offer so our instructors can assess your ability and tailor the workout to match your level of fitness. This will also help ensure that you understand how to use our equipment safely and effectively.

Be prepared

Standard check-in process

New clients should check-in with reception on the 5th Floor. Regular clients attending classes at our 2nd Floor Studio do not need to check-in with reception in advance, but feel free to pop by to say hi or to use the change rooms and showers.

Don’t be late!

As a courtesy to yourself, our instructors and other clients, please arrive at least five minutes before class. If you do arrive late, quietly enter class and start in on the next rep. If clients arrive too late or make a habit of being late and disrupting other clients, they may be asked to sit out.

Location, transit and parking information

Dress comfortably

You don’t need to own the latest athletic gear to get a great workout! We encourage you to wear comfortable workout attire that is form-fitting so that your instructor can observe your body in action.

For our Pilates-based classes and sessions, shoes are prohibited, but socks are encouraged. When taking a Halo® Training or CORE class, shoes are recommended; this is clearly indicated in the class description.

Eat

Don’t let an empty stomach distract you from getting the most out of your time with us. It is important to ensure that your body is adequately fueled for your workout. We recommend a light snack one hour to thirty minutes beforehand.

Hydrate

Water is vital to a healthy body and we recommend drinking water, herbal teas or fresh juices before and after your session. Our facility is equipped with filtered water stations so be sure to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated during and after your session.

Amenities

Change rooms and showers

Our 5th Floor facility has washrooms and fully-stocked showers. We offer free access to clean towels, hair ties, toiletries and blow dryers, so you feel refreshed for your day!

Lockers

Help yourself to a loanable lock at our front desk and safely store your personal belongings in the change room lockers.

Wi-Fi

Access free Wi-Fi at our studio:

  • Network: MERRITHEW-GUEST
  • Password: pilatesstudio

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