Jennifer (she/her) is the founder and creator of Have a Nice Day Pilates. With over 10+ years in the pilates world, she is committed to building a movement space that reinforces diversity and strives to set the standard for an inclusive and supportive community. The blueprint of Pilates has taught Jennifer that less is more and mind-body connection will give you superpowers.
Kyle (he/him) is a manual therapist, embodiment enthusiast and avid anatomy nerd. His goal in teaching is to make movement and anatomy an accessible, approachable, exciting form of self-care and holistic wellness. His approach in class is to provide energy that is inviting, soothing, informative, and fun, while emphasizing your ability to exercise agency both in class and out.
Kathryn Gilmore is (she/her) is a lifelong human and lover of movement. Kat aims to create an environment in her classes that encourages strength from a humble & playful place. With a background in contemporary pilates and an overall enthusiasm for dance, Kat hopes to create a space where we can explore sensations through breath connection, rhythm and articulated movement. She encourages us all to remember that we are alive in our bodies and to embrace the joy, the messiness and the unexpected and that every moment, everyday, and every class has the potential to feel just a little bit different.
Carman Chan (she/her) is a movement facilitator and former dancer based in Toronto. Her approach to movement is rooted in connection, curiosity and joy. Depending on what classes you catch her in, her teaching style can vary from an upbeat, energetic sweaty party to a gentle, slow flow (usually, it's a bit of both). Her curiosity peaks when exploring interesting ways we can move and how she can best-serve the individual(s) around her. Lately, she's been spending time with her inner child for insight and inspiration on what it can feel like to witness, experience and share more joy through movement.
Alexa (she/her) is a contemporary pilates instructor who blends play with functional movement. Her goal in class is to guide all bodies towards a true feeling of success. She’s driven by biomechanics but teaches with a positive and encouraging voice, as well as a body neutral spin on things, to emphasize feeling connected to your unique body.
Taryn (she/her) is a movement instructor focused on making movement accessible and fun. Her focus in her classes is to encourage folks to listen to their bodies through each series to find the poses and movements that feel best to them. She believes movement should be guided by celebrating and bringing joy to wherever you might be in your practice.
Caitlin (she/her) started practicing Pilates in 2017 after an injury that left her kneecap in an unstable state and sliding in the wrong direction. The road to recovery was long but the greater challenge was finding the space to connect to her body. With time and patience, Caitlin was able to find a more meaningful connection to her body and to her practice. It is that journey and subsequent connection that inspires all of her classes. Her ultimate goal is to create an atmosphere that is as challenging as it affirming and accepting. She believes the expression of movement is unique and would like her classes to serve as a platform from which all people can find their peace in movement.
Jessica (She/Her) is a movement enthusiast. Her modalities include contemporary dance artist, dance educator, and barre and Pilates instructor. In 2016, Jessica received her BFA in Dance from The Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University), her barre certification from Barreworks in 2018, and her mat Pilates certificate through Equinox in 2022. Her experience, both as a teacher and a dancer, provide the tools to create classes that are functional, but creative. Jessica develops her classes to be accessible for all levels - options to modify or intensify exercises will always be provided. You can expect form and alignment cues delivered through imagery, seamless and expansive sequences (inspired by her dance training), sweat accompanied by smiles, intense burn, and most importantly, the discovery of pleasure through movement.
Sydney (she/her) is an instructor rooted in mindful, music led movement (say that five times fast). Her calm, approachable energy invites you to practice in a way that is unique to you, while her athletic approach will help you find strength and courage to take your practice to new places. Off her mat, you’ll find Sydney flexing her creative muscles in advertising or painting at home with her partner.
Sam (she/her) has been a part of the Toronto yoga community for over 12 years. She challenges students to draw energy from a place of focused clarity while seeking to expand yoga's circle of accessibility to include people of all backgrounds, body types and identities. Her background in sports and training has led her to an active yet playful practice, providing students with a safe place to explore new shapes and transitions with grounded curiosity. It is her honour to share the joy of movement.