ROBYN BAXTER

Robyn is a Certified Pilates Teacher with a passion for teaching and for movement. She has been been teaching Pilates in Ottawa since 2004 and is a current member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She has completed over 600 hours of training involving all of the Pilates equipment (including the cadillac/trapeze, reformer, chair, barrels, magic circle, cylinder, balance board, mat, ped o pull). Her classes and programs are personally designed to suit the needs and aspirations of her clients.

She is also a Science Teacher (B.Sc. in Biology, B.Ed) who is inspired by nature and by the human potential. As a triathelete, paddler, adventurer, traveler, and outdoor enthusiast, she is motivated to combine mental, spiritual and physical training to bring a mind-body connection to daily life, and to help foster this awareness in others. Her classes are designed to enhance core strength and control, proprioception, body alignment and vitality.

CERTIFICATION

Full Teacher Training Program from the Pilates Centre of Ottawa.

• Mat Certification Levels 1 and 2
• Personal Training
• Reformer Certification Levels 1 and 2
• Chair
• Barrels and Small Apparatus
• Cadillac
• Member of the Pilates Method Alliance

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

As a passionate student of perceptive and functional movement, Robyn continues to grow and nurture her own practice and teaching through continuing education in imagery, anatomy, and techniques that lead to positive, lasting improvements in strength, posture, and flexibility.

PMA CONFERENCE 2006 (Palm Springs, CA)
Pilates Upper Quarter Focus (Madeline Black)
Pilates in 3D- Exploring the Cadillacís 3rd Dimension (Rael Isacowitz)
Spinal Rotation (Marin Wilde)
Pilates and Psyche (Mary Bowen)
Thoracic Extension (Diane Miller)
Pilates Themes (Alicia George)

MIND BODY CONFERENCE 2009 (Toronto, ON)
Ethical and Conscious Touch (Body Harmonics Pilates)
Lines of Movement (Body Harmonics Pilates)
Walk-ilates Teacher Training (Ellie Herman)
Pilates and Pregnancy (Alycea Ungaro)

PMA CONFERENCE 2010 (Long Beach, CA)
Gyrokinesis (Juergen Bamberger)
The M.E.L.T Method (Sue Hitzmann)
Discovering a Key to Dynamic Equilibrium: Posterior-Lateral Muscles of the Hip (Irene Dowd)
Pilates Mat: Doing the work and feeling the work (Pat Guyton- Stretch out Strap)
Accessing the Internal Shower through the Equipment (Rachel Taylor Segel)
Creating True Integrated Whole-Body Movement (Amy Alpers)
Pilates Principles (Alan Herdman)

Stott Pilates Workshop 2011 (Ottawa, ON)
Essential Matwork on Stability Cushions (Michele Carini)

Training Junior A Hockey, 2011-2012 season

Training workshop for Carleton Place Figure Skating Club 2011

Pilates for Marathon Runners- The Running Room 2012

Member NRG2GO: Fitness professional teaching abroad

PMA CONFERENCE 2012 (Las Vegas, CA)
Circuit and Interval Training on Pilates Equipment (Amanda Jesse)
Are you locking down your Powerhouse? (Rebekah Rotstein)
The Science of a Healthy Spine (Brent Anderson)
Kathy Grant's Cats and Beyond (Blossom Leilani Crawford)
Pilates for a Mature Demographic (Teresa Maldonado Marchok)
A Resilient Neck (Irene Dowd)

Franklin Method with Eric Franklin 2013 (Ottawa)
The Four Pillars of a Healthy Spine: emotions, strength, balance, flexibility
Psoas: Beyond the Abdominals

Franklin Method: Relax your neck and Liberate your Shoulders 2013
(LivebyPilates, Ottawa)

Pilates For Children Training, 2013(Brett Howard)

Teaching Pilates for Children (2013-present)

Teaching Pilates Abroad 2014 (Mexico)
Fit Bodies Pro Inc. Member