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.
Core Centric is a fully equipped Pilates studio 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 Instructors 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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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.
Pilates has become a vital and necessary part of Jacqui’s life since spending countless hours using Pilates to rehabilitate her multiple injuries. This developed and grew her passion for Pilates and inspired her to become an instructor in order to help others.
Jacqui became a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor in Intensive Reformer and Mat in 2002, completed her Cadillac (2006) and Chair (2008) Essential Courses, as well as completing the TRX Suspension Training Course (2018). She has specialized training to help clients who have injuries, and for several years worked with various populations who required 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!
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 is an Architectural Technician by day and a certified Stott Pilates instructor in the mat and reformer curriculum by night. Prior to making a shift into her current career in the world of Architecture, dance had been her main passion and profession in life, 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. Heather is loved by her clientele for the variety and diversity of exercises she offers in her classes and her ability to make all of her workouts fun and challenging!
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 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 and is loved by the clientele for her extensive knowledge of the body, calm nature, and her ability to create a supportive environment for all. Her genuine care for her clients is reflected in her thoughtful class plans, allowing clients of all levels and abilities to move their bodies in a balanced approach.
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. Camila is always seeking ways to deepen her understanding for movement and the human body. She currently holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree from the University of Winnipeg, specializing in dance. With the desire to become a physiotherapist, Camila is currently in the Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. She became a certified Stott Pilates Instructor in 2021 and completed the TRX Suspension Training in 2020. Camila’s keen eye for detail, positive energy and thoughtfulness towards clients make her an excellent instructor and loved by her clientele.
Neilla Hawley is an independent dance artist and choreographer based in Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory) and is a certified Stott Pilates instructor. Their detail and hands-on corrections, coupled with a passion for helping clients make connections, build body awareness, and improve longevity make their classes a welcomed challenge to clients of all levels. In 2020, Neilla completed both the Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer and TRX Suspension Training Course. Neilla is grateful to be able to hone their skills under the guidance of Leslie Crozier and the knowledgeable Core Centric team.
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 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!
Photos by Kendra Penner and James Turner.