Our Expertise

At Precision Pilates we believe strongly in Joseph Pilates’ original teaching. Not only have we watched our own bodies transform, heal, learn, and thrive with his method, we have also watched our clients do the same. Pilates is accessible to everyone, whether you are a high performing athlete, someone overcoming injury, health issues or life stressors, or if you are an average person looking to strengthen and tone your body. Pilates will help you move better and feel better from the inside out.

All of the exercises we teach were developed by Joseph Pilates and handed down directly to the first generation Pilates teachers who studied with Joe himself. They, in turn, have shared this method with others. This direct lineage is only experienced with Authentic Pilates teachers. Cara and Carol are incredibly fortunate to both have learned from these esteemed teachers and passionately pass along what they so graciously shared with us.

Cara, studio owner and senior teacher, has learned from many of the greatest Pilates teachers in the world. In addition to her original training with Clare Dunphy in Boston (a second generation teacher), she has attended more than many Authentic Pilates conferences during her career. She has taken private lessons and workshops with Jay Grimes (who learned from Joe Pilates himself), Brooke Siler, Anthony Rabara, Dorothee Vandewall, Kathi Ross-Nash, Dana Santi, Peter Fiasca, Sean Gallager, Chris Robinson, Cary Regan, Dan Agren, Murat Burkin, and others.

Cara’s Pilates expertise is met equally by continued education in the field of human movement. Cara has successfully completed a Masters of Science in Kinesiology (MScKin) at the University of New Brunswick. Cara hopes to work with government and private organizations to help reduce pressure on the current medical system by advocating for better use of allied health professionals and exercise programs.

Our other incredible teachers have a minimum of a 700hr Authentic Pilates teacher training apprenticeship and have attended multiple conferences.

Carol Illsley brings a special understanding of Authentic Pilates to our team as someone who used Joseph Pilates’ method to recover from a motorcycle accident that left her disabled for 20 years. She began as Cara’s client nearly fifteen years ago and has since become one of the most outstanding Pilates teachers in Canada. Carol is continually committed to learning about the body and digging deep with her own practice.