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Who We Are

Westdale Pilates is about showing yourself love and compassion, not only through fitness but through exploration of what it means to live your most authentic life to the fullest. Through movement, we empower people to get more acquainted with their bodies and, in doing so, help them to feel confident in their own skin.

Karina Vohle 
Studio Owner & Founder

Fully Certified STOTT PILATES ® Instructor

  • Matwork

  • Cadillac, Chair and Barrels 

  • Reformer

ISP Certified 

Pilates for Neurological Conditions 

Pre-/Postnatal certified

Certified BARRE Instructor

I believe in the immense benefits of Pilates and I am  passionate about educating my clients. Once you pay attention to your alignment and posture you can really make a change. There is nothing more rewarding to see a client walk out with a smile on their face, without aches and pains. Movement heals!

As a fully STOTT PILATES certified instructor, I rehabilitate clients with hip and knee replacements, shoulder injuries, numerous musculo-skeletal injuries, including herniated/bulged discs.  I train clients with MS, Fibromyalgia, Oesteoporosis

and Scoliosis.

I would love to help you on this movement journey and hope you find the class a happy, inclusive, positive and  body-changing place to be!

What does Pilates mean to you? The foundation of exercise & movement - movement heals!

 

Favourite music to play in class? CHILL OUT with Electronic Vibes, GET A SWEAT ON with some 90's dance tunes

 

What makes you happy? Outdoor adventure with my family, travelling, riding horses

 

Favourite food? Couldn't live without chocolate!

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Meet The Team

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Fully Certified STOTT PILATES ® Instructor

  • Matwork

  • Cadillac, Chair and Barrels 

  • Reformer

ISP Certified 

Pre-/Postnatal certified

Certified BARRE Instructor

What does Pilates mean to you? It heals my mind & body to connect everything together in harmony . It calms down my thoughts and allow me to focus on my full inner strength, building awareness of movements. My brain establish a communication with my muscles to follow a certain sequence of movement in a steady controlled pace. I feel powerful. 

 

What makes you happy? Seeing my clients improving and achieving their goals. Educate my clients about posture alignment and the effects of a poor deviated posture.

 

Favourite food? Mediterranean and Italian.

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BALANCED BODY Trained

  • Pilates Mat

  • Reformer

  • ISP (Injuries and Special Populations)

What does Pilates mean to you? A longer healthier life that can be pain free. Pilates gives mobility which in turn makes you feel better and makes you forget about the ageing process. 

Favourite music to play in class? Pilates lounge for regular classes and something a bit more upbeat for dynamic or jump with or w/o lyrics.

 

What makes you happy? Spending time with my husband and our cat Clarke. Hikes, shopping, cars, personal pilates practice, teaching and making others feel good. 

 

Favourite food? Chicken wings, ribs, sushi, tacos...I could be here all day... 

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STOTT PILATES Certified

  • Pilates Mat

  • Reformer

  • ISP Certified

What does Pilates mean to you? Pilates keeps me feeling healthy and strong not only during classes but also in my day to day life. I love how Pilates encourages me to move mindfully and to be present.

Favourite music to play in class? Any music that suits the flow of the class!

 

What makes you happy? Being with my family

 

Favourite food? Too many to choose!

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BODY HARMONICS Trained

  • Pilates Mat

  • Reformer

  • Barre

  • ​500+ hr Yoga Trained

What does Pilates mean to you? Pilates is a complete mind/body exercise system. As
a movement enthusiast it excites my mind to make connections within the body and to
follow the journey of the body healing itself. Recently I’ve been thinking of Pilates as:
Physiotherapist meets Personal Trainer, an intelligent, integrative movement system.
My mantra for this work is: move, breathe, heal.

 

Favourite music to play in class? A mix of many things! I have soooo many playlists
from years of teaching yoga. I’m having fun playing songs with more of a beat for Pilates.

 

What makes you happy? Spending time at home with my partner and my cat. Being in nature. Getting my heart pumping. Travel (although it’s been a while). Reading a good book (in the sun). Teaching
Pilates.

Favourite food? Plant based pizza!