Retrofit Bodyworks was founded in 1999 by certified instructor and former professional dancer, Barbara Grant. The first to introduce Pilates to Toronto's Bloor West Village, Retrofit Bodyworks initially offered group classes at Swansea Town Hall.
Immediately, demand for Barbara's expertise grew. In a matter of months, Retrofit Pilates opened its first fully equipped studio in Windermere Court while increasing its classes at Swansea Town Hall and Windermere United Church. Referrals from clients continued to create an overwhelming demand.
In the summer of 2002 Retrofit Bodyworks expanded into a brilliantly sun-lit, 2100 square foot space at the corner of Bloor and Windermere, which housed one studio for private and semi-private sessions plus a large studio for group classes. Mid-2004, we "annexed" back our original space steps away from our main studio, to meet the need for added space. In 2007 we renovated another studio in the same location. Our sunny main studio in Suite 206 now houses our machine group classes and company offices while our Suite 106 studio provides a beautiful space for private and semi-private sessions as well as a large space for mat classes.
In 2010, Retrofit launched its new logo and website. Known now simply as Retrofit Pilates, we continue to serve Toronto's west end. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of Pilates instruction accompanied by excellent customer service and generous community involvement. With a team of over a dozen highly trained instructors, and knowledgeable and friendly support staff, we are now equipped to serve the broadest possible range of clients with diverse needs, goals and fitness tastes.
I said I would do it and I kept my word! Here is a sneak peek at my audition video for Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Contest 2018. Want to see more??? Go to Pilates Anytime and keep your fingers crossed! #californiadreaming🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️
It's all in the details! #Throwback to our Intro to Circuit #workshop with @the_sleepy_pineapple aka Shawn teaching us all about the wonderful things you can do using the #springboard #bodhi and #wundachair chair. Shawn has open slots for private clients if you'd like to further explore these Pilates techniques one on one!
Our #wcw today and everyday is the wonderful @ruthruttandoula. Our resident Pilates Doula fosters an amazing community at Retrofit for new and expecting mothers. Every client working with Ruth privately or in our pre/post natal classes recieves personalized care and support throughout their pregnancy and into parenthood! Thank you for creating a space for new parents and for all you do!
1 week ago Awwwww! Thank you! It truly is my privilege and honour to work with my clients, building relationship and community while making it work for them! ❤️
#Mermaidmonday is for #Mermen too! Don't leave the men in your life out of your fitness fun! Pilates has a rap of being a female led community, but the benefits of Pilates should be experienced by EVERYONE! You can gift the lucky man in your life a month of Pilates for only $99. Call the studio for details! #getmovin #motivationmonday #fitnessforeveryone 💪
It's #teasertuesday ! Check out P!nk doing Pilates like a pro! P!nk is a huge fitness idol of ours! She's always been very open about her self-love focused fitness journey, and has always shown value in progress, not perfection!
Parenting ain't easy. Our Pilates Doula Ruth Ruttan is here to help! Baby Bump is a Reformer class for expectant parents who want to stay active throughout pregnancy, as well as prepare their bodies for life with baby! Our Post-Natal Baby Barre class helps new parents get back into fitness, and bond with baby! Visit our website for a full class schedule!
June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse awareness month! Our very own Pilates Doula, Ruth Ruttan wrote an informative and personal piece about her experiences with Pelvic Floor Health Issues. Thanks for your sharing, Ruth! If you're looking to improve your pelvic floor health, booking a one on one assessment with Ruth or one of our other private instructors is a great start!
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