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Carolyn Barr

Carolyn Barr - Pilates Instructor

  • 21 year career on Bay Street in high pressure roles in Market Data and Transaction Services.
  • Always had fitness as a stress release and to help balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Was introduced to Pilates in 2000 and started to understand the value of proper alignment and efficient muscle recruitment for maximum results.
  • After taking Pilates mat classes for 2 years, she began taking privates sessions on the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair). The equipment work and its profound results on her body are what started the wheels turning.
  • In Fall of 2004 Carolyn left Bay St. to pursue her Pilates Mat and Equipment Certification through Body Harmonics, Toronto and PhysicalMind Institute, New York.
  • Results oriented and a good communicator, teaching Pilates was a natural fit for Carolyn.
  • Combining her skills as a business woman, Pilates instructor and the highest standards in customer service The Pilates Barr started in her home in Jan 2005.
  • Carolyn continues her Pilates practise and studies weekly, under the tutelage of Pilates Master Teacher, Susan Greskevitch.

Carolyn’s Education

Gordon Barr

Gordon Barr - Pilates Instructor

  • Movement has always been a part of Gord’s life. He attended the Dance Program at York University and then onto Toronto Dance Theatre apprenticeship program.
  • He has been involved with a number of different companies in numerous dance performances and has taught dance and fitness programs in the Toronto area for years.
  • He started taking Pilates in 2000 to aid his recovery from a severe back injury. This study rekindled a strong connection to his dance background and prompted him to apprentice and assist in teaching.
  • From there, he studied and obtained two mat certifications, one from the Physical Mind Institute and one from Body Harmonics. Shortly thereafter he was leading classes at the Pilates Barr.
  • Gord further added to his accreditation by completing his Reformer equipment certification through Body Harmonics and is now an equipment instructor as well.
  • He is a key part of The Pilates Barr as husband of the owner, renovator, support system and teacher.
  • Gord’s classes are full of variety and challenge taken from his years’ experience with dance and other modalities.
  • He continues his own Pilates practice and advances his education by attending workshops, seminars and classes regularly.

Gordon’s Education

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