Pilates Is A Type Of Movement Therapy That Addresses Postural Imbalances, Habitual Movement Patterning, And Underlying Weaknesses And Or Tensions In The Body.
It is an effective approach for improving function in joint, muscle, and fascial systems. Pilates aims to re-educate movement through specific programming, dynamic imagery, and cueing. It is an adaptable technique and can be used for athletic conditioning and cross training, as well as injury prevention, chronic pain management, and rehabilitation.
How Pilates Can Help?
Pilates can help people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. It is adaptable to an individual’s specific health and movement goals. Pilates is a suitable complement to manual therapies such as Physiotherapy and Massage. It can assist with conditions such as;
- Low back pain
- Hip impingement syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Post Operative Rehabilitation
- Plantar fasciitis
- Injury prevention and recovery
- Athletic conditioning and cross training
- Core Stability
- Pelvic Floor Health
- Muscle tightness or dysfunction
Pilates at Strive
Your first session will involve a physical movement assessment to address habitual patterning, instabilities, and postural imbalances. An individualized program will be created based on your therapeutic and strength training needs. Your session will involve exercise training on the Pilates reformer, and be further supported with hands-on cueing, and personalized exercises for independent progress. Pilates is a suitable complement to many other therapies offered at Strive, and as a team we will help you achieve your movement and health goals.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Therapeutic Pilates and Dance Conditioning
Lily McEvenue is a certified Pilates instructor, and professional dancer. Being a dancer herself, Lily has a keen understanding of dynamic movement, as well as personal experience with injury recovery and prevention. Lily is proud to have danced on notable stages such as The Royal Opera House of Versailles, The Stratford Festival, and Mirvish theatres; as well as in TV shows for the CW Network, Global TV, and Netflix. She continues to perform alongside her teaching career, and uses her unique background to support dancers and athletes of all levels, as well as people of all backgrounds, and abilities.
Milena began practicing Pilates in Montreal in 2001. Her interest in the method led her to acquire her certification with Polestar Pilates in 2008. Since then she has taught in various studios, health and fitness centres and corporate facilities. She has participated in workshops with distinguished instructors Brent Anderson, President and CEO of Polestar Pilates and Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel. Aside from continuing her Pilates education and practice, Milena is a visual artist and obtained her MFA from York University in 2014.