Welcome to Core Centric

We are excited to have you with us!

We love Pilates and want you to love it too. At Core Centric we pride ourselves on helping you maximize the effectiveness of your workouts. We therefore require new clients to contact us prior to any bookings so that we can determine the best way to get you started.

About Us

Core Centric is a fully equipped Pilates studio with yoga and wellness classes, located in the heart of River Heights in Winnipeg, MB. We pride ourselves on offering a positive, professional and caring environment for all our clientele. We specialize in private instruction and small group classes, taking a personal interest in you and your fitness needs. Our qualified staff use their knowledge of anatomy and movement combined with their years of teaching experience to help correct your form and guide you in achieving the most out of your workouts.

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Our Team

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Leslie Crozier

Owner / Instructor

Leslie Crozier is a detail-oriented, results-driven instructor who is committed to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals. Her passion for Pilates stemmed from her own interest to strengthen and condition her body while working as a professional contemporary dancer. She uses her in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology and movement to create challenging group classes and targeted individual instruction. Leslie is a seasoned teacher with over 20 years experience which started with a focus on dance and expanded to Pilates (2007), TRX (2014), and Yoga (2015). She is a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor (mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels), a Certified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, and TRX Group Trainer.

Jacqui Vincent

Instructor

An injury required that Jacqui spend countless hours rehabilitating her body. Pilates has since become a necessary part of Jacqui’s life and has inspired her to help others through it. Jacqui became a certified Stott Pilates Instructor in 2001 and recently completed her TRX Suspension Training Course. She is specially trained to help clients who have injuries and for several years has been working with special populations who require rehabilitation. Jacqui's workouts will make you aware of your body and challenge you, all while making you feel safe and supported in your fitness journey. You will love your classes with Jacqui!

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Lisa Mills-Hutton

Instructor

Lisa's journey into the Pilates world begin in 2004 while training for her Royal Academy of Dance advanced ballet exam. Her ballet instructor suggested she reduce the number of ballet classes and add in two pilates classes a week. Within a month she noticed a huge improvement in her ballet technique. Ever since then Lisa has been a strong advocate of Pilates for dancers and anyone who wants to move. She has enjoyed teaching Pilates since 2006 when she certified as a Stott Pilates Mat Instructor and she completed her Stott Pilates Reformer training in 2015. Lisa has a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) degree, and has been working in private practice physiotherapy since 2009. Lisa Mills-Hutton currently works as a physiotherapist at Tuxedo Physiotherapy. Lisa brings her combined knowledge of dance, pilates and physiotherapy to offer a challenging, lively and dynamic Pilates class. She is thrilled to join the team of passionate and knowledgable instructors at Core Centric.

Heather Schiller

Instructor

Heather Schiller is a dance instructor, choreographer, and certified Stott Pilates instructor in both the mat and reformer curriculum. Dance has been her main passion in life for the past 30 years so physical health and wellness has always been a priority. Heather came across Pilates in 2009 while dealing with a recurring injury resulting from her professional dance and musical theatre career. She found that incorporating Pilates in her daily routine alongside treatment, her injury improved dramatically and her body gained strength and balance. These positive results and new knowledge of the importance of muscular balance inspired Heather to become certified herself, and help others improve their lives with the benefits Pilates provides. In 2018 Heather completed her TRX Suspension Training Course to add another dimension to the classes she offers at Core Centric.

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Kendra Penner

Instructor

As a professional dancer and dance teacher, Kendra is passionate about movement. A graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program, she has spent over 10 years training and working in the Canadian dance scene. Her teaching experience ranges from Creative Movement at The School of Contemporary Dancers to Ballet at the DanceXpress in BC. Kendra completed her training in Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer and TRX Suspension Training Course in 2018. She is excited to be able to incorporate this background into her instruction at Core Centric, offering her students a multi-faceted experience. Kendra’s personable nature and enthusiasm to learn; coupled with her understanding of the human body and attention to detail are great assets to her teaching style.

Treasure Waddell

Instructor

Treasure Waddell is a Winnipeg based Independent Dance Artist, Choreographer, and Teacher of Dance, Yoga & Pilates. She has been a dance educator for over 20 years in the Winnipeg community, teaching various age groups and levels ranging from recreational to pre-professional and professional. Treasure started her Stott Pilates training in 2006 and has completed her Mat, Reformer and Total Barre. Treasure completed her Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training™ and Pranassage Practitioner™ Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and draws inspiration from her study and practice of Iyengar Yoga. She has also completed her TRX Suspension Training in 2020.

Treasure enjoys the ongoing exploration and confluence of her Dance, Yoga and Pilates practices.  She is grateful to be a part of the Core Centric community of teachers and clients who are interested in cultivating a deeper understanding of their body and a thoughtful, balanced approach to movement.

 

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Camila Schujman

Instructor

Camila Schujman is a professional dancer, performer, and emerging choreographer based in Winnipeg. Over the years, she has incorporated Pilates as part of her own training and rehabilitation program. She currently holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree from the University of Winnipeg, specializing in dance. Camila is always seeking ways to deepen her understanding for movement and the human body, and she plans to continue her education to become a physiotherapist. She completed her Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training and TRX Suspension Training in 2020. Camila’s keen eye for detail, thoughtfulness, and positive intentions make her a great addition to the Core Centric team.

Neilla Hawley

Instructor

Neilla has always had a keen interest in movement and chose to pursue Pilates because of the technique’s focus on strength and muscular repatterning. As a professional contemporary dancer, they have spent over six years training and performing in both Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory) and Quebec City (Traité Huron-Britanique). Currently dancing with BOSS Dance Team, Neilla completed the Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer and TRX Suspension Training Course in 2020 and is a 2018 graduate from the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers. Their passion for helping make connections, build body awareness, and improve longevity in clients' fitness journey makes Neilla a great addition to the Core Centric team.

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Allison Brooks

Virtual Instructor

Allison became interested in Pilates after struggling with her own reoccurring injuries as a freelance contemporary dancer. Motivated by the idea of becoming a more efficient mover, Pilates offered her a deeper understanding of the connections within the body. Allison completed her Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer training and TRX Suspension Training Course in 2018. Her extensive background in dance and movement has given her a keen eye for detail. This combined with her thoughtful nature make her an excellent addition to the Core Centric team.

Lyndsey Dueck

Administrator

Lyndsey is the key contact for our clients to make sure their experience at Core Centric is amazing! She is our point person in supporting clients with scheduling, inquiries, and day-to-day day communications. In addition to this, Lyndsey plays a key role in social media, event planning, merchandise purchasing, and coordination with non-profit organizations. Previously, Lyndsey held executive assistant roles in the corporate world and ran an administration consulting business. Lyndsey loves the Core Centric culture and our clientele and she plays a key role in making all our days brighter!

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Photos by Kendra Penner and James Turner.

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