Lela has been practicing Pilates for over 18 years. She is the owner of Lela D Pilates Studio where she is devoted to helping people improve their posture and strength through her Pilates private lessons. Lela is also very passionate about developing aspiring Pilates instructors through her BCRPA accredited Pilates Teacher Training course. She is committed to the development of each of her trainees and offers mentorship programs, CEC skills workshops, opportunities to observe her classes and pre-evaluation feedback to her students.
Each week Lela offers a variety of Pilates group mat classes from Beginner Basics, to All-Levels and Level 3 class both live in studios and on line.
Lela is a graduate of Classical Pilates training through The Pilates Centre in Boulder Colorado USA, where she completed her program requirements at Kalijo Pilates on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Lela has a Certificate in Health and Wellness from Simon Fraser University and is Nationally and Provincially Certified with NPCP and BCRPA. She is a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL), workshop presenter, and an active member with The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
With over 30 years of teaching & training experience as a BCRPA Fitness Instructor, Pilates TFL and Personal Trainer, Lela is committed to developing strong industry leaders. She has mentored and helped launch hundreds of new instructors into the industry. You can be confident that you will receive the appropriate training & support to become a BCRPA Pilates Fitness instructor and begin your journey in the Pilates Fitness Industry.
"I teach how to teach—not just what to teach. I will help you develop into an instructor that will inspire and motivate your participants to adopt a healthy & active lifestyle and come back to your classes week after week.
My teacher training focuses on the classical sequential order of exercises as described in Joseph Pilates book, Return To Life Through Contrology. This sequence is linked by a seamless flow through transitions but we also learn the modifications and progressions that makes Pilates so very effective for everyone."
I believe that the Pilates method of exercise is beneficial for everyone, from the de-conditioned beginner, to the elite athlete no matter what age. My lessons and classes focus on the classical Pilates method & sequence which is rhythmic, fluid and focused, connecting one movement to the next to build strength, flexibility and endurance which will ultimately produce uniformed development of the body.
During your private lessons the focus is on you. Your fitness goals and your personal physical development.
Taking Pilates classes are a great way to maintain your Pilates practice and continue your path towards uniformed development.
"Through proper repetition of the exercises Contology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit" Joseph Pilates - Return To Life Through Contrology
"I find Lela’s Teacher Training instruction to be both engaging and detailed! She includes the history of the founder Joseph Pilates and the discipline. She teaches easy to follow form of the exercises, flow of a class, all while paying special attention to queuing and precision! " - Zella
"Lela is a great teacher who is always encouraging and positive. I find her direction really easy to follow and her verbal cues very helpful in getting the most out of a Pilates workout." - Andree