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 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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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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Jessica became interested in Pilates when she started working as a Physiotherapist at Tuxedo Physiotherapy. Jessica saw how beneficial Pilates was for clients and was eager to learn more. Jessica has always enjoyed being active and is excited to share this love of movement with others through teaching Pilates classes at Core Centric. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Manitoba.
Photos by Kendra Penner and James Turner.