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 has been teaching for over 30 years and was originally introduced to Pilates as a young Professional Dancer. Linda has lived, taught and danced in four provinces across Canada. Linda works as an Independent Artist, holds a BFA in Theatre/Dance, Co-founded a Dance Company and is a Certified Teacher of Pilates since 2000. She has taught all levels of Pilates and performed, choreographed and taught many forms of dance, theatre and movement therapy across Canada. In her career, she has worked with all ages and abilities as well as created artistic collaborations with artists, musicians and filmmakers creating over forty dance pieces. In the past decade, Linda’s studies have been sharpened with specialized trainings with some Specific Injuries/Issues, such as Stroke, Parkinson’s, & Multiple Sclerosis. Her specialty is in Gentle Movement Awareness and Re-Patterning for Ease and Fluidity. Linda is a sought-after experienced Instructor with a diverse and in-depth knowledge base to draw from for her clients.
Linda enjoys swimming in the ocean, reading in the sunshine and regular visits to the local mountains, especially in the snow. She lives in a quiet part of North Vancouver with her husband, two daughters and bunny, Dusty. Linda considers chocolate its own food group and sometimes bakes chocolate cakes when there isn’t a particular celebration that calls for it. She believes Pilates ultimately reaches for the integration and balance of the body in form and ease of movement, no matter our unique circumstances and interests.
Every experience we have as movers;
Should connect . . .
With our tissues and our bones,
With ourselves and our endeavours,
With each other,
As we Strive to Move On Life’s Journey
Carrying Strength, Flexibility and Confidence...
To work with Linda, please contact her directly at (604) 209 3241