Why Pilates is right for you


Improves Posture and Reduces Back Pain

With a focus on core strength, Pilates helps correct posture and alleviate back pain, making your day-to-day activities easier and pain-free. Embrace the movements that teach your body to move more efficiently and with greater harmony.


Increases Flexibility and Strength

Unlike workouts that focus on bulking, Pilates stretches and strengthens your muscles simultaneously, leading to an overall increase in flexibility, strength, and muscle tone. Experience a workout that enhances your body's ability to move with grace and power.


Enhances Mental Well-being

Pilates requires concentration, focus, and deep breathing, aligning your body and mind to reduce stress and increase mental clarity. Join us to discover a mental oasis that rejuvenates your spirit along with your physique.


Adaptable to All Fitness Levels

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced athlete, Pilates classes are tailored to meet you where you are. With personalized attention from our certified instructors, find the perfect class to meet your goals and exceed them.

In the Pilates studio at our Metrotown Burnaby clinic, the clinic owner, Elma, is expertly demonstrating a kickback pose on a Pilates reformer. Dressed in coordinating pink activewear, Elma maintains perfect form with one leg extended back, toes pointed, and the other knee stabilized on the carriage. Her arms are straight, gripping the reformer's handles, showcasing the strength and control required for this exercise. The studio's large window reveals a view of the urban landscape outside, with high-rise buildings in the background, providing a contrast to the focused tranquility inside. This image captures the essence of Pilates practice, highlighting balance, core strength, and the elegant efficiency of movement.

Why choose us?

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    Personalized attention, faster results: Our small group classes have limited spots, so you get the instructor's eye on your form, leading to quicker posture improvements and fewer aches. No more getting lost in the crowd!
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    Targeted exercises, lasting change: We design exercises specifically for YOUR posture needs, addressing imbalances and weaknesses that contribute to slouching or pain. Generic routines just don't cut it!
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    Community support, lasting motivation: Small groups create a supportive environment where you can learn from each other and stay motivated. It's more fun and effective than struggling alone!
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Frequently asked questions

1. What is Pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact exercise method focused on strengthening core muscles, improving flexibility, and developing proper body alignment. Our small group classes specifically target exercises to improve posture by addressing imbalances, strengthening weak muscles, and increasing flexibility in tight areas. This leads to better posture, reduced pain, and improved overall well-being.

2. What are the benefits of small group Pilates for posture correction?

Personalized attention: Instructors can provide individual feedback and adjustments to ensure proper form and maximize results.
Targeted exercises: Classes can be tailored to address specific posture concerns and needs.
Increased motivation: Working alongside a small group can be more motivating and engaging than solo practice.
Reduced risk of injury: Instructors can closely monitor form and prevent improper movements that could lead to injury.

3. I'm a beginner. Is small group Pilates right for me?

Absolutely! Our small group classes are designed to cater to all levels, including beginners. Instructors modify exercises based on individual capabilities, ensuring a safe and effective workout for everyone.

4. What should I wear to a Pilates class?

Comfortable, form-fitting clothing that allows for freedom of movement is best. Opt for leggings, yoga pants, or shorts and a fitted T-shirt or tank top. Avoid bulky clothes or shoes with heels.

5. How often should I attend Pilates classes for posture improvement?

Consistency is key for seeing results. Aim for 2-3 classes per week, with an option for additional sessions depending on your individual goals and needs. Our instructors can help you create a personalized plan for optimal posture improvement.

Inside the well-lit Pilates studio, Elma, the owner of the Panda Pilates clinic, is captured in the midst of performing the 'Hundred' exercise on a pastel pink mat. She is wearing a black tank top and leggings, which allow for free movement and complement the clean, minimalistic interior of the studio. Her legs are lifted in a tabletop position, extended at an angle, with her toes pointed elegantly. Elma's head and shoulders are raised off the mat, her gaze focused on her abdominals, engaging her core in this classic Pilates exercise that emphasizes precision and breath control. The mirrored walls reflect her form, as well as the modern and spacious studio around her, highlighting the calm and focused atmosphere ideal for Pilates practice