Peggy was frst introduced to pilates while training as a dancer over 25 years ago. In 1999, she certifed with STOTT PILATES and has continued to pass on her expertise, enthusiasm & passion for pilates throughout her journey... eventually opening her own studio, Momentum Pilates, which has been growing strong for over a decade. Her desire to help people experience the life-changing benefits pilates can bring to everyday life has seen her advance her learning of the human body, becoming a Fascial Stretch Therapist.
Peggy's goal for everyone she works with is always the same - to help them move through their daily lives with more strength and confidence in what their body can do.
I got into a pilates class by accident and ever since it has changed my life. I am an Accountant by profession and a Pilates Instructor by passion. Born in India, raised in India and Dubai, I am now living in Kingston. I have always been a movement enthusiast since a very young age, from being an Indian classical dancer and now a certified Fletcher Pilates Instructor. I have attended several movement therapy workshops to learn and put emphasis on movement. My love for pilates grew when it became my platform through which I gained resilience physically and mentally, and that is when I decided to make a difference in people's lives by helping them move through pilates. Big or small , easy or hard - I believe movement is the best way to heal.
Emma has been teaching Pilates for over 13 years. In 2010 she moved to Kingston and began teaching at Momentum Pilates with Peggy. Her experience includes teaching in a Community Centre and Yoga studio in Toronto, and at various locations in Kingston. She is Mat and Reformer certified through Pilates For life/Movement for health, and Balanced Body and is a certified Movement Specialist through Body Harmonics in Toronto.
Emma continues her Pilates education and is a member of CanFitPro. She has expanded her knowledge and skills through training, lectures and workshops on Postural Analysis, Functional Anatomy, Prenatal and Special Populations, Neurobiology of the Spine, Running Mechanics and Feet Fundamentals in Pilates, along with several specialized courses including Weight Loss Boost for Pilates.
Emma looks forward to sharing knowledge with clients to help them achieve their Pilates goals. Her goal as a teacher is to ensure that each participant will leave her class with a smile on their face and feel longer, leaner, and more balanced.
Dancing since the age of three, Gloria's body was aching and in need of something else. During Aromatherapy training, Pilates was suggested and she was hooked. After certifying as a Stott Pilates Mat Instructor in 2000, Gloria also trained with Colleen Craig and Pilates on the Ball. In 2011, the Melt Method was introduced to her and she was off to New York to begin training with Melt Method creator, Sue Hitzmann, becoming the first instructor in Ontario. In 2015, Gloria and her husband Cliff left Toronto for Gananoque and she is thrilled to introduce more people to this self-treatment that helps alleviate the negative effects of daily living.
Throughout my 25-year career in sales, customer relations and marketing I was always looking for that form of exercise that would hold my interest and help balance my life. After discovering Pilates in 2013 and experiencing firsthand the positive impact pilates had on my daily life, I've never looked back! Inspired by this method of exercise - with its approach to both mind and body - in 2015 I began the journey to become a certified Stott Pilates Instructor. When I'm not at the studio I can be found supporting local businesses as the CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. A BIG thank you to all the Momentum clients who have embraced my journey and have participated in my classes so far. It goes without saying the support of Peggy and the entire staff has been greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you in class soon! In the meantime, sharing with you my favourite Joseph Pilates quote... "Change happens through movement and movement heals."
I was born and raised in Sweden and have lived in Canada since 2004. In my earlier years I worked as a technician in a research laboratory, then started my family and became a stay-at-home mom raising my two, now grown, beautiful children, and loving every minute of it! In later years I received my PSW diploma and provided care for the elderly and now most recently, completed training and examination in Tactile Massage. My passion lays in helping and caring for people with the goal of making their life a little better in whatever way I can. What captured my interest about Tactile Massage was the scientific aspect of this method due to my early years in the research lab and the many ways it can improve people's quality of life. Now, more than ever, many of us are stressed, anxious, lonely and isolated. My desire is to help and provide some relief, making life a little sweeter for each one of us.
I live on the water in Amherstview with my husband. We are blessed with a big family with three beautiful grown up daughters, three wonderful son-in-laws, and 6 grandchildren.
My brother and I own a local company which includes three boutiques- Fancy That, Roundstone and Limestone and Ivy. Our mother started the company is 1974 and I joined in 1985. Two of my daughters also work in the business, and I love that I can share my passion for fashion with the people I love and the Kingston community!
I have been teaching fitness in Kingston for 4 decades. I have a love for the wider spectrum of fitness. I teach step, spinning, body sculpt, and Pilates. I love teaching Pilates since it is the basic foundation to building a strong and healthy core. I think having a strong core makes a happy and healthy body. Active aging is an important part of my life. I love seeing what fitness does to my own body and others that I train. I love how actively moving our bodies changes not only our physical body, but also the psychological, social and functional aspects of our lives. I love motivating people to keep active to improve their physical, mental and social health. I have also completed over 50 triathlons, 6 marathons, 5 half Ironman competitions and 1 Ironman Competition.
Myola was introduced to pilates while attending York University as a dance major. After graduating with a BA in Dance, she moved to BC and began practicing pilates with increased focus and interest, making it her goal to become a pilates instructor. She completed the Stott Mat and Reformer training and gained experience as a pilates instructor for a few years before deciding to complete her training on all of the equipment, eventually becoming a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor. She has experienced firsthand how amazing pilates is, both personally and as an instructor, and has witnessed how - with the right instructor and commitment from the client - huge shifts can occur.
Still having a love and passion for dance and movement, Myola has choreographed and performed in several shows and festivals, and has trained in contemporary dance, contact improv, ballet and contact body juggling. She has attended workshops in various movement styles including the Eric Franklin Method, Mind Body Centering, Laban Movement Fundamentals, Feldenchrist, Itchush and Counter technique. She has two daughters who inspire her movement practice on a daily basis, and is thrilled to be joining the Momentum Pilates team!
I have been a mover since I was born. In my early years of life I participated in dance, track & field and swimming. I attended and completed University of Toronto with a degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education and then moved on to get my full certification in STOTT Pilates. I have been teaching a combination of pilates, yoga, TRX and strength training for almost 10 years. My classes are challenging and my focus has always been on form. I cue with precision and really encourage you to move with intention. I will encourage you to focus on your form, your breathing, becoming centered and finding control in your movement.
Pascale has been involved in the fitness industry since 1996. What started as a way to stay fit quickly became a passion, and she became an instructor and personal trainer. After discovering all the benefits of pilates she took her Pilates Mat Instructor Training by Physical Mind Institute in 2001 and never looked back. She believes in the "stability before mobility and quality before quantity" approach and applies it to all her classes: Pilates, weight training, cardio and yoga. Pascale is currently working towards her Balanced Body Comprehensive certification, and is a Level 2 certified Fascial Stretch Therapist.
Sarah is a movement instructor and dance artist formerly based out of Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Performance Dance Program at Toronto Metropolitan University and has recently returned to school to pursue her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy at Queen's University. Sarah was introduced to the classical pilates method throughout her dance training, but only in her university career discovered pilates as a tool for cross training and rehabilitation. Pilates has given her the agency to listen to her body and helped her commit to moving in a mindful way. Having completed both her Matwork and Reformer certifications through the Mindful Movement Centre, she began her teaching practice at various studios in Toronto in 2018 (Mindful Movement Centre, Totum Life Science, Body Mason). She is also a dance instructor, with experience teaching individuals of all ages contemporary and ballet dance techniques. Through her work as a pilates and dance instructor she has had the opportunity to work with different populations including newcomers to Canada through a program with JumpStart as well as older adults and individuals experiencing various illnesses or injuries. Sarah is interested in anatomy and is passionate about the rehabilitative capacity of movement. Her practice strives to empower movers to strengthen their bodies in a functional, sustainable, and enjoyable way.
Shannon has been in the fitness industry since becoming a certified Group Fitness Instructor in 1998. In 2000 she became a certified Personal Trainer, and is now a certified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body. She is currently the Office Manager at Momentum Pilates, while also teaching mat and reformer classes. Her love of pilates grows everyday, as a result of witnessing and experiencing the benefits pilates brings to the lives of all Momentum Pilates' members!