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Studio FrontAbout the studio

Pilates by Bernadette is a warm friendly, intimate Pilates studio, located in Pickering, Ontario, right in the heart of Frenchman's Bay, steps away from Lake Ontario, offering a wide range of timeless and cutting-edge workout programs and classes. Specializing in Private, Semi-Private Sessions, and Small Group Classes that focus on developing unique programming that inspires and motivates clients to achieve their specific needs and goals ranging from rehab to athletic performance. Boasting loyal clientele, expert instructors and a fun and friendly environment.

All Sessions incorporate Mat, V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Stability Chair, Barrel and various pieces of light equipment plus TRX Suspension Trainer and Barre. The professional equipment that we house is top of the line from STOTT PILATES, which is also the method incorporated in our fun, safe and effective workouts. The STOTT PILATES method is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. All our dynamic trainers are certified STOTT Pilates instructors.

We also offer private Specialty Classes that are designed for people who have specific needs or requirements. With specially designed programs, we can help continue the rehabilitation process, exercise without pain and strengthen areas of weakness. We work with the client’s physical therapist, chiropractor or occupational therapist to help achieve the client’s goals.


Bernadette Recto

Owner and Director

Bernadette is a former professional dancer trained in various forms including ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. With several years of progressive teaching experience in the fields of dance and fitness, Bernadette discovered and fell in love with Pilates after an injury. This led her to pursue her passion in teaching, interest in the human body and movement, and STOTT PILATES Education in 2004. She is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, Injuries & Special Populations, Indoor Cycling, and a qualified instructor for ZEN•GA™ Mat & Equipment; Total Barre™;TRX Suspension and RIP Training; and MELT method.

Bernadette was a hands-on and cherished instructor who collaborated and delivered Pilates sessions to clients from a STOTT Licensed Training Center. In addition to running her own studio, she continues to learn and train in a variety of other disciplines, attends various workshops and assists numerous STOTT PILATES Master Instructor Presenters at Canfitpro International Fitness and Conference & Trade Shows.

Bernadette was honored to be one of the recipients of the first Pink Tea Party's International Women's Day Award in April 2019. This is in celebration of inspirational women who break down barriers and make a difference in the Pickering community.








1295 Wharf Street, Unit 39, Pickering ON, L1W 1A2 | tel 416-779-0235 | email:
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