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 live in Kingston with my husband of 28 years and we have three beautiful grownup daughters. Together with my mother and brother we own three boutiques, Fancy That, Roundstone and Limestone and Ivy. I run the downtown stores and have been there for the last 25 years. I started teaching fitness 25 years ago and definitely have a love for the wider spectrum of fitness. I teach step, spinning, body sculpt, and Pilates. I love educating people about the importance of being fit as we get older. I also enjoy fitness with my family and we have done many running races and triathlons together and it is wonderful to spend time with them as we work out. I love the triathlon community in Kingston and the confidence it brings to many individuals. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Susan has been teaching classes for 30 years taking satisfaction from sharing her love of the industry with like-minded people and watching newcomers grow stronger and gain confidence in their own bodies. After dabbling in pilates for a few years and gaining an appreciation of its benefits for all age groups, Susan became certified as a Stott Pilates mat instructor in 2015. She is certified in TRX suspension training and as a fitness instructor with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. In addition to TRX and pilates, she teaches step, weight training and barre. She is a commercial banker and enjoys travelling and gardening when not in the studio.
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.