Why Choose
Reform Pilates?


Future Proof Your Body with Classical Pilates

Throughout history human beings have used movement to heal. Movement is our first language and how we relate to the world around us. Classical Pilates develops physical awareness that supports mobility, nervous system function and mental focus. We deliver authentic Pilates training that is simply not available in larger studios.


Treat and Prevent Posture Related Pain

The Classical Pilates method broadly focuses on uniform development and is scientifically proven to provide the proprioceptive awareness, resistance training and neurological integration necessary to address pelvic instability, lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis and osteoporosis. Our students build confidence and strength in a knowledgeable, safe and supportive environment. The effects of gravity and ageing are real. Classical Pilates will support and enhance your health and well being.

Mental Focus

Learn Concentration for Better Performance

Your awareness and ability to execute efficient and specific movement is key to success in any sport. Today, more than ever, the ability to concentrate on a given task is invaluable and related to your enjoyment of life. 

We lead you through training that is focused, specific, progressive and incorporates the fullest expression of movement that you are able to achieve during your entire session. You will undoubtedly feel the benefits of awareness-based, embodied movement.

Pelvic Floor Health

Address Pelvic Stability and Function

Pilates is a good choice for anyone wanting to optimize pelvic floor function. Exercising correctly will help to maintain or improve good posture and provide trunk support. Doing “core” exercise incorrectly can increase the chances of developing diastasis recti or worsen urinary incontinence and contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction.

Weight lifting in general is a risk factor for pelvic floor dysfunction. We know that chronic strenuous loads that increase abdominal pressure repeatedly can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction. It is important that you work with someone who has experience with weight training and pelvic floor education.

Significant physical changes that new moms experience can be challenging and frustrating and it is important that you work with a professional that has expertise in breathwork and can support the mental and physical challenges that occur post baby. 

Marlene is a Level 1 Hypopressives Instructor who teaches effective exercsies that decompress the pelvic cavity, helps you build optimum core function, addresses pelvic floor issues and guides effective breath work. Classes can be in-person or online.


​“Reform Pilates is a great studio in a convenient location (just a couple blocks away from Waterfront Station, in Gastown). Marlene is a Pilates instructor’s Pilates instructor. I know, as it’s my profession as well and Marlene is one of the few instructors in this city that I choose to go to in order to deepen my own embodiment of Pilates.”

–Oliver G


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