Pilates for Pregnancy

Join the hundreds of women who have experienced Boditree Pilates whilst pregnant, and benefit from the beauty that is Pilates, pre and post natally.

Pregnancy is an important time for experiencing custom designed Pilates workouts, as it helps the mother to be prepare for childbirth. Just like all of our new clients at Bodtiree Pilates & Healing, the process commences with 4 introductory sessions, and this is where we design your workout and teach it to you.

Pilates will help you feel in control of your body whilst it changes during each trimester, and the work will prepare you not just for labour, but also for the sleepless nights that follow. Postural integrity and pain management are very real considerations in post-natal health, and we are dedicated to serving this population with immense care.


What is Pilates? How is it Different?

Pilates is a form of exercise that many have heard about but not that many have actually experienced. If the name “Pilates”  does not really conjure up a picture for you, read along and learn about this amazing form of physical fitness:

  • Pilates allows you to train and strengthen muscles using resistance and body weight without requiring impact or heavy weights.
  • In particular, Pilates strengthens the deeper postural muscles found in the core. The movements and techniques of Pilates access the essential muscles required to protect your back and allow you to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities.
  • Pilates is not cardio-vascular exercise, but involve conscious use of the breath, which helps tone your respiratory musculature and oxygenates your entire body by getting the blood flowing to all areas.
  • Pilates builds long and flexible muscles as opposed to the bulkier muscles created by weight training. Due to this, many athletes use Pilates as a counter balance to traditional sports training, to prevent injuries and to rehabilitate existing ones.
  • Pilates is a great way to not only get in excellent shape, but to regain good posture, flexibility and tone. As you progress through your exercises more and more benefits are revealed to you…better walking and running, better skiing and a feeling of standing taller and with ease.

If you are curious to try it, give us a call at 604-736-2634 to talk about how Pilates can benefit you and take a look at our Testimonials to read  our client’s stories.


Pilates as Physical Therapy

Boditree Pilates offers one-on-one Pilates in Vancouver BC. Our clients all begin with our comprehensive evaluation, where we take into consideration your physical condition, your goals and any information from your physician, physiotherapist or other therapist. At Boditree Pilates and Healing, we have experience in working with a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular issues. We get to know you through and through, and then we create a customized program of Pilates, release work and other modalities in order to get you exercising, healing and back in to life!

Our instructors have specialized training for prenatal and postnatal pregnancy care and in release work and many other healing techniques.

Take a look at our Testimonials to read about how our clients have benefitted from Pilates at Boditree and call us at 604-736-2634 to discuss getting started on getting you back into fitness, right now!

Are you too out of shape for Pilates…?

The answer is NO! pilates is perfect if you are ‘out of shape’

PIlates Is the ideal exercise for bringing you back to fitness and an active life. At Boditree Pilates and Healing, we custom design each client’s program in order to address any issues and goals you may have, at any age. Our clients come in all ages, ‘shapes’  and sizes, and we create programs that are helping people right now!

Did you know that Joseph Pilates devised the first versions of his exercises for fellow World War One internment camp detainees, many of whom were in poor health or injured? Right from the beginning, Pilates was able to create exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate even bed-riddent fellow inmates.

So bring your brand new joints and old worn out ones, your post-natal abdominals and pelvic floor, your unused postural muscles and aching feet, neck or any other body part to us…we can help!  There is a reason more and more Physiotherapists are embracing and incorporating Pilates in to their practices…and at Boditree you can get one on one training with Pilates and the ongoing support you need to ensure you are getting the results you need.

At Boditree Pilates & Healing, we are wheelchair accessible and welcome all clients to experience and enjoy Pilates. Call us for an initial consultation and discuss your needs and how we can help!  604-736-2634



Risa Mathews Radio Interview

Listen to Risa Mathews of Boditree Pilates & Healing in her interview with Darien Gold on All Things Pilates.

LIsten to the podcast with risa mathews & darien gold

From Darien’s site….”Feel like you’re beginning to slouch? Starting to hear creaks and pops in your joints? Then “All Things Pilates” is for you! Instructors and health practitioners join me as we teach you how move with strength and ease. Also, you’ll be educated about the two main approaches to Pilates: classical and contemporary. Pilates is a global phenomenon and it’s yours both live and when time permits.” https://dariengold.com/radio-show/

Boditree has added additional Studio Space for Group Classes!

Boditree has expanded services by building a room dedicated exclusively to non-apparatus movement classes. We did so without altering our existing apparatus space, where we have our fully equipped classical Pilates studio. We are thrilled to offer Vancouverites more diversity in the services we offer at Boditree, with the launch of this new room at Boditree. Our annual Pilates Teacher Training program will also utilize this space for practice teaching, choreography, and professional development.

Drop by and see our new, bigger space!

Group Classes in our New Space at Boditree

New Classes & New Space!

New classes launch October 21st, 2019 – we have small classes at great prices to warm your fall evenings and afternoons with great workouts! All in our fresh new studio we are adding to accomodate our classes and floorwork. Check out the classes on our website and visit the studio to look at our amazing space, we know you will want to come back for more!

Group Fitness

We have added even more studio space for you at Boditree

We are building a new private floor space room for all things Pilates Matwork, Fletcher Barre/Floor/Towel classes, signature Boditree stretch and release classes, teacher training, and more !! The new classes launch October 21st, 2019 – sign up early to reserve your spot !  all classes are a maximum 6 participants to ensure quality of instruction and experience ! Join us !

Connie Myers is Back !

Boditree instructor Connie Myers is returning from the Yukon this month, make sure to book your sessions before she fills up !

Call us at 604-736-2634 and make your appointment today!

A Career in Pilates?

Considering a career in in health and fitness? You may be on the right track!

Did you know that according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, work for fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

If you enjoy doing Pilates you may like to explore training to be a Pilates Instructor.   As an instructor, you get to help people get in shape and to rehabilitate from injuries and postural issues, which leads to great job satisfaction! Employment may be found at a Pilates Studio or Community Center, and as a qualified Pilates Professional you may also open your studio or offer one on one training to clients. Many instructors also enjoy the active nature of the job, where sitting is not really part of the program for you or your clients!

Pilates is a form of exercise that very accessible to all types of people, and instructors come in all ages and sizes as do their clients. Modifications to the ‘Classical’ repertoire, allow anyone to benefit from this form of exercise, no matter what limitations they may have. PIlates can be combined with other healing and rehabilitation techniques and is great for all ages, from children to seniors.

If you have tried Pilates and love it, why not take a look at our Pilates Instructor Training Program at Boditree Pilates & Healing  and see if you may be interested in beginning your journey to becoming a Pilates Instructor with Boditree Pilates & Healing?

If you want to try out Pilates for the first time, we also offer a great new client package at an amazing price. Click here to read more!