What our Pilates clients are saying...

I have been working with Lisa for the past three years, currently two classes a week. Lisa ensures that all of her students are well trained in the basics of Pilates, including proper breathing, alignment and the muscular benefits of the exercises. As students increase in their proficiency she encourages them to understand the intricacies of each exercise. She is very aware of her students’ idiosyncrasies and ensures their individual exercise programs provide maximum benefit for any physical issues they are dealing with. As well, while certain classic Pilates routines are adhered to, her classes are always changing with new exercises introduced or ways of doing each exercise refined. What I am looking for from my Pilates program is the strength, energy and confidence to accomplish my jobs as a full time artist, active gardener, mother and now grandmother. Lisa's thoughtful instruction and interest in her students' wellbeing has helped me to achieve these goals.

Jane Hennessey

West Vancouver BC, Sunshine Coast, BC

I started taking Pilates with Lisa to help with my scoliosis. After a few months of Pilates I noticed a big difference in my core strength and my back. My back looked more toned, felt stronger and my posture also improved. Lisa is truly a pleasure to work with. She is very kind, friendly, supportive and truly committed to helping you achieve your goals :) She is an amazing instructor and really tailors the sessions to your individual needs. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone!

M.J.

Richmond, BC

Even after several years of taking pilates classes, I learned something new about my body through Lisa’s work on body alignment. She is always mindful of her clients’ age and experience with scoliosis-specific exercise, and ensures each person gets the individual instruction and challenge needed, whether they are 15 or 55. My body and my mind both have to work extremely hard, but the hour seems to go by so fast! I really enjoy her classes, her calm and cheerful manner, and her patience explaining any questions or situations that come up.

Jennifer Butler

Vancouver, BC

I have worked with Lisa for the last two years, enjoying regular weekly private pilates sessions. Lisa utilizes an individualized approach to ensure that programs are targeted to my specific needs.She is extremely supportive, professional and flexible. Lisa sets achievable goals and is always calm and positive. My body and mind have never felt so strong and balanced - working 
with Lisa has been a revelation. 

Sarah M.

West Vancouver BC, Australia

  "We were referred to Lisa Hostman post-surgery. My daughter required highest level of professional training to regain her mobility after having spinal fusion performed on her back at Shriners Hospital in Portland, OR. Lisa, without overstating it and with full sincerity, saved the day. Her extensive training, expertise, in-depth knowledge and patience in working with my daughter brought her back to full mobility, deeper understanding of her body and warm regard and respect for Pilates. In my daughter's own words: "Lisa knows exactly where it hurts and how to fix it, without me telling her." Physiotherapists at Shriners Hospital see children with a wide variety of severe orthopedic issues. In their words: "Your trainer is doing exactly what your daughter needs, she must have extensive knowledge and training. She is doing exactly what needs to be done." My daughter very proudly demonstrates for them all the exercises they prescribe followed by a little comment, "I do this with Lisa!". Lisa Hostman has taken the initiative, time and energy to learn and train continuously about scoliosis. She has inspired my daughters to follow in her footsteps. Training with both my daughters, she opened their minds to a deeper understanding of their bodies in ways that noone has ever taken the time to do. Her work with my gals will have a life- long effect on how they view their physical and spiritual beings. As a parent I have made it my top priority and am fully committed to supporting Lisa in the invaluable work she is doing with my daughters. I extend my gratitude and admiration."

Julia Itkin

Vancouver, BC

I have been doing Pilates with Lisa for almost 2 years on a fairly regular basis. The UBC sport specialist I consult with for my bad knee had told me that Pilates would be helpful in reinforcing my core strength, knee strength and in reducing some coccyx issues I had developed after a post colorectal surgery. Lisa has been working with me with these 3 areas of weakness (spine/tailbone/knees). As a bonus, she specializes in working with Scoliosis, a condition that I also have. Lisa is always cheerful, prompt in answering any request by email and very accommodating with my schedule. She is very knowledgeable with the body’s anatomy. Each private class is varied and the hour always goes by very quickly. Lisa works with me in addressing my different aches, pains and injuries. I have made good improvement with the pain level in the tailbone area and I attribute it to my sessions with Lisa. She really cares about my recovery.

M.T.

West Vancouver, BC

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