Beyond Pilates is dedicated to the original philosophy of Joseph Pilates, which advocates physical fitness as the first requisite of happiness. By upholding the fundamental principles of the Classical Pilates Method, we give our clients the means to enhance and empower their lives through the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.
At Beyond Pilates, we approach everything with passion, commitment, curiosity and an open mind. We strive to learn, and to get better at what we do.
We believe Pilates can make a difference in your life.
We have created a place where learning and practising the Classical Method is a natural and creative process. Whether you are a newcomer taking your first mat class, or an experienced instructor, the quality of your learning experience is very important to us.
At Beyond Pilates we integrate a holistic understanding of the complex and delicate intricacies that bind the body and the mind with the teachings of Joseph Pilates.
My commitment to you
I pledge to continually strive to learn, and then to meet your health and fitness needs through the Pilates Method. My principal goal is to empower all who come to my studio to be in control of their own health and well-being, and to provide a supportive atmosphere in which practitioners may grow, learn, change, be nurtured and guided in their process towards a happy, healthy, self-actualized life.
I am committed to providing superior service in a courteous, friendly manner: from convenient, flexible scheduling, to prompt attendance to phone calls and messages, with time and care given to your special, individual needs.
I am highly trained, caring, enthusiastic and dedicated to your health and wellness. I chose to become a teacher because I was profoundly affected by my own experience with The Classical Pilates Method. This is why my commitment to you is so powerful.
Because it is my sincere objective to meet your personal needs, I encourage and appreciate your thoughtful suggestions and ideas.
Beyond Pilates Inc. is the accumulation of a very long process and represents everything I have learned over my career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. The animating spirit of the Beyond Pilates studio is very much that of a collective. Our team of teachers is dedicated to the principles of expertise, empathy and trust. Whether you are interested in attaining a better integration of mind and body or rehabilitating after an illness or injury, we believe that the Classical Pilates Method can be key for you to meet your personal goals. The reciprocity of the learning process is a joint endeavour between teacher and student. We encourage and appreciate your suggestions, ideas and insights.
Noam Gagnon - Choreographer-Performer-Pilates Teacher and Teacher Trainer.
Noam Gagnon is an acclaimed dance artist who, over the course of his career, has helped lead Canadian dance into the forefront of the international stage. Artistic Director of Vision Impure, a satellite company of The Holy Body Tattoo, Noam has created work that has received both critical and audience acclaim in Canada, the U.S., as well as Europe, Australia and Asia. He has performed independently for many of Canada’s and Europe’s leading choreographers. Noam is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Noam began studying the Pilates Method in 1987 and after an intensive 1600+ hours of training received his first teaching certification in 2003 from the The Pilates Center of Boulder Colorado, North America's leading Pilates teacher training programme. Noam's years of experience in the Pilates Method, combined with his experience in dance performing, teaching movement and choreography, prompted him to found Beyond Pilates in Vancouver, Canada in 2005. His teacher training programme followed in 2006. Noam began studying the Franklin Method in 2011, graduating after a three year programme in 2015 as a Franklin Movement Educator Level 3. In 2016 Noam graduated from the yearlong Pilates Masters Program at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles California where he studied with Jay Grimes, a first generation teacher who was taught by Joseph and Clara Pilates.
The mandate of Beyond Pilates is to integrate a holistic understanding of the complex and delicate intricacies that bind the body and the mind with the teachings of Joseph Pilates, keeping his original method and philosophy alive. Our programme aim to reflect the goals and intention of Joseph and Clara Pilates’ original 8th Avenue studio in New York City.
Beyond Pilates uses GRATZ equipment.