Own a Reformer

Free Freight You can order your very own Reformer. Ask Monique to send for a quote, free shipping this month.


New INTRO classes

If you have friends or family that have always wanted to take a Pilates equipment class, they can join any of the following, knowing the instructor will be teaching the basics, step by step. Providing you have no serious  injuries, sign up online.
Intro Pilates St Vital Location
Every Tuesday  @ 12:30 & 5:30 pm
Saturdays @1:00 pm
Intro Pilates Downtown Location
 Every Thursday  @ 12:00
Drop-in fee $25.00
10 class pass $195.00



Documentary about 3 boys dancing at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. One of those boys featured is my son Michel, 14 at the time. It will air Sunday January 17th 2016 at 12noon channel 912 with Shaw and channel 409 with MTS


Dans l’univers de la danse classique, les danseuses sont souvent mises de l’avant, dans toute leur élégance… mais qu’en est-il des danseurs ? Le documentaire « Les boys du ballet » plonge dans l’univers de trois garçons qui s’investissent corps et âme dans le ballet depuis un très jeune âge : Logan, 10 ans, Michel, 14 ans et Philippe, 21 ans. Ils sont tous les trois danseurs au Ballet royal de Winnipeg, l’une des plus vieilles compagnies de danse en Amérique. L’école compte une division récréative, une division professionnelle, ainsi que le programme des aspirants, le plus haut et dernier niveau. Chaque année, le Ballet royal lance un processus d’auditions à travers le Canada afin de recruter les talents les plus prometteurs dans son école professionnelle. Sur les 500 jeunes qui auditionnent chaque année, le Ballet Royal de Winnipeg n’en accepte qu’une centaine dans son école d’été. Au terme de cette courte formation estivale, l’école n’en retient qu’une trentaine

Pilates gift certificate for the wellness conscious

Meet Monique Lavoie, Owner of Pilates Winnipeg and STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer

Monique teaching Star  Reformer exercise that is killer on core

Monique teaching Star
Reformer exercise that is killer on core

Monique is a serious goal crusher and a true inspiration when it comes to living with purpose and doing what you love. She has had such a positive influence on the Dance and Pilates community and we can’t wait to see what’s next for her.

Is PILATES WINNIPEG on your list of classes to try for 2016!                                  

Text for an appointment 204-955-8900


Purple Day

Every once in a while clients will come in wearing all the same colors.  Cool!

A psychic connection to each other ?  Perhaps or just a coincidence more likely. On this cloudy day in downtown Winnipeg, purple was dominating.purple day 1

enjoy the rest of your weekend



Dancers and Pilates are a match made in core-strengthening heaven! Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson reveals the “secret weapon” that keeps her in shape and stage ready.

Best kept secret in fitness. The power of Pilates….give it a try at Pilates Winnipeg,       254 Edmonton street

Watch this video demonstration by National Ballet of Canada principle dancer.


Reformer will change how you feel about Pilates

I’ve heard so many people lately saying “oh I’ve tried Pilates and I didn’t like it”
What they don’t know is that the majority of the pilates exercises are done on equipment.The Reformer is the key to understanding Pilates. If all you’ve tried are Mat classes, consider equipment-based classes. It is dynamic, fun, safe and so effective.

Consider these 5 myths about Pilates: PW 5

1- Pilates is slow and boring

2- Pilates is for woman

3- Pilates is like yoga

4- Pilates is expensive

5- Pilates is to easy

If you are one of those people who think you won’t like Pilates, think again. Try it, I know you will love it!


Book your class today PILATES WINNIPEG 204-955-8900

Passion for Pilates

 Kal Barteski has found back-pain relief with Pilates.

Kal Barteski has found back-pain relief with Pilates Winnipeg (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

KAL BARTESKI, artist, painter, poet and creator of ‘brush script” art

Her Favourite workout?  Without a doubt, my favourite workout of my entire life would be a solid intermediate workout on the reformer (a machine that provides resistance to assist in developing proper alignment, core strength and flexibility). I found Pilates on the reformer after a long love affair with the gym and a drag of a back injury. Pilates is a workout for your body, but also for your brain. I love the challenge. I love the connection, the feedback, the endorphins. I love the body awareness. I love the physical test and intelligence behind the science. Read more…


Lisa Howell is Coming to Winnipeg February 2015

Due to popular demand Lisa Howell from Sydney, Australia is finally hosting an intensive Dance Teacher Training weekend for Dance Teachers and Health professionals in Winnipeg: February 20 to 22, 2015Lisa 3

Whether you are a dance teacher who wants to give more to your students, or a health professional who works closely with dancers, this 3 day intensive training course will be very powerful for you. The focus of the course is to help fine tune your observation skills, assessment of technical faults and anatomical restrictions, allowing you to work with dancers at a much higher level. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how to correct these issues with specific exercises or stretches, and how to integrate this into a dancers training and class work.

Lisa is the owner and creator of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and has a strong history in classical dance and is well respected both nationally and internationally for her work with young dancers, professional dancers and dance teachers. Lisa’s focus is on education to prevent injury and maximise performance rather than waiting for injury to occur. At the 2007 IADMS conference her poster on pre-pointe assessment was joint-winner of the award for the poster making “The Greatest Contribution To Dance Medicine” and continues to develop programs to educate and inspire young dancers to become the best that they can possible be. Lisa is also a qualified instructor in The Pilates Method and has had extensive personal involvement in various forms of Dance and Yoga. Throughout her professional studies and career she has continued her involvement with dance and uses her personal experience as a constant learning tool to advance her knowledge.

For more information on Lisa’s workshops and how to register please go to: