Kiki Laxton Certified Pilates Instructor
Kiki Laxton brings nearly 15 years of experience to her Pilates teaching. She trained comprehensively for two years with the highly renowned Kelly Goulon Studio in London (UK), and has worked extensively at respected studios on the North Shore. Kiki specializes in classical and clinical Pilates, as well as pre/post natal classes. She is also a qualified Fletcher Pilates Instructor (since 2011) and is a certified Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) instructor. She has been a certified Pilates Foundation instructor since 2004. Her clients range from those wanting general fitness to those with specific rehabilitative or Parkinson's needs, but all of them have enjoyed the benefits of feeling stronger and fitter with improved posture after training with her.
Born in Hong Kong, Kiki has worked throughout Asia, Europe and North America. She holds an MBA from Edinburgh, as well as a BA (Hons) from Leeds and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and French. Kiki emigrated to Vancouver with her husband and three children in 2009. She currently lives in West Vancouver. When she is not teaching, Kiki enjoys hiking in the outdoors, spending time with her family, swimming and reading.
Linda Baker Certified Pilates Instructor
Linda discovered Pilates through dance and, through Pilates, she discovered the joy of connecting with people and guiding them on their journey to move with strength, flexibility and confidence. After completing university, Linda travelled across Canada as both an independent artist, and as a dancer and choreographer with a dance company that she co-founded.
Linda find Pilates ultimately reaches for the integration and balance of the body in form and ease of movement. Linda's work is informed by energy, movement, structure and intent from both Pilates and other integrated movement techniques.