The Pilates Method provides fitness training for the thinking body. 


Joseph H. Pilates created this system of movement based upon his principles of whole body health, whole body commitment, and breath.  Pilates exercises are designed to re-educate the body to move in a healthier and functional way, addressing the coordination of movement throughout the whole body.  Today, Pilates is recognized by many health professionals as providing an excellent bridge between physiotherapy treatments and returning to functional movement.

Benefits of Pilates

Strength - gradual weight loading allows for strength building without compromising joint function

Flexibility - lengthening muscle contractions improve range of motion

Alignment - structural imbalances are corrected with proper muscle function and joint alignment

Mobility - joint compression is reduced, alleviating stress on joint structures, providing ease of movement

Awareness - balance, control and coordination improve while building body/mind integration

The key to getting the maximum benefit from Pilates exercise lies in the proper execution of the exercises, under the guidance of a knowledgeable teacher. Consistent Pilates practice develops healthy movement habits for life, improving the quality of  life through a dynamic relationship with the body, mind and spirit.


"The joy and satisfaction that I experience as I become stronger, more flexible, and with better alignment of my body, is impossible to adequately convey.


I, at the age of 70, am stronger and more flexible than I have been for decades even though I have been physically active for most of my life. I had lost height as I was aging, possibly due to osteoporosis. However, during my four years at VPC, my height has been increasing... it is now only 1/4 of an inch less than when I was twenty!"


—  Leigh B

Get started at The Vancouver Pilates Centre!

We recommend first booking a Discover Pilates introductory private session to sample exercises from the Pilates Mat & Towel repertoire and our personal Pilates equipment program.

Discover Pilates    $65+gst

55 minute introductory private session

This appointment gives us the opportunity to assess your fitness goals and provide the opportunity to sample a variety of our programs.  After a short interview, we will spend 45 minutes introducing you to exercises from both the Pilates mat and equipment repertoire to discover the program most suitable for you.

Call now to schedule your appointment at (604)-879-2900

We encourage you to download and complete our intake form and waiver to scan and return to us by email prior to the date of your appointment.

We have a variety of different Pilates programs whether you are looking for a personal program using the Pilates equipment or attending drop-in mat classes.

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