June 11th, 2012
I recently diagnosed myself as having fallen into an exercise rut. (Symptoms include: humbled by a Kerrisdale granny at ballet boot camp, scanned the yoga studio for an emergency exit, and found myself running away from hills rather than up them.)
Enter MG Pilates, a new private studio in Kits. At MG Pilates, experienced instructor Matthias Gustavsson will design a program to suit your individual goals and fitness level. Whether you are a reformer expert, recovering from an injury or in need of a fresh approach to your exercise routine, Gustavsson calls on over a decade of Pilates teaching experience to help you find your optimal function and balance. After three sessions, I’ve already noticed improvements in my core strength as well as in my overall motivation to run, stretch and practice.
The MG Pilates studio may be serene, but prepare yourself to work extra hard over the one-hour session ($95). Pilates is a total body work-out and splurging on private classes means there’s no room for the cheating maneuvers I usually pull.
Bring it on, granny. —Julie Whelan
Three 45-min introductory private sessions: $225, MG Pilates, 2130 Yew St., Vancouver, 604-724-4332, www.newmovespilates.com