I have been having really bad neck/shoulder and upper back problems for several years, as the result of a weakness/instability in my rotator-cuff. After a couple of bad flare ups in the space of about a year, and after my physiotherapist recommending I try Yoga or Pilates a number of times, I signed up for a Yoga/Pilates fusion class at my gym being taught by Janis.
Having seen quite a bit of improvement just from attending this class casually, I arranged some private coaching sessions in her studio so she could better assess my shoulder and recommend the right exercises. I found that receiving individual assessment and a specific set of exercises to address the underlying issue PLUS, being able to ask questions, receive feedback and updates/tweaks to my program based on my progress and her observations has really helped.
I’m really happy with my progress so far and my shoulder, neck and back continue to improve as I follow Janis’ advice!Carrick Lebrecht
When I met Janis I could not exercise without pain and further injury. I had fractured my tibia, tore my ACL, meniscus, twisted my knee cap etc. After months of working together my knee is strong and stable. She has worked on all of my muscles to make each one strong and supporting my body structure properly. Our sessions are challenging, interesting and fun. Janis uses LOTS of different props and techniques in every workout. She “reads” my body to see what is best for me each time. My body has definition everywhere!!! Arms, back,legs, butt, waist!!! My muscles are firm and sculpted.
BUT, the very best part of her routines is I feel fantastic at the end of each one. I can go through my day looking better and feeling stronger, not exhausted, like I did with my previous training programs.
Janis truly provides a unique, effective, and individualized experience. I love it. I am sure you will too.Tammy Schmidt
I’ve been taking Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling with Janis for over a year now, and previously went through her health coaching program. Both are amazing. The health coaching came at the right time, right after I had a baby and was struggling to get back into eating properly and being as active. I lost weight and changed the way I eat – I became a vegan as an end result of the coaching.
I then added Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling to address some 10+ year old injuries that were impacting my daily life and activities. Since starting, my mobility has improved, I’m no longer in daily pain and my figure has also changed significantly. People think I’ve lost weight, even though the scale hasn’t budged a bit. I’m even stronger than I used to be! I’m definitely stronger than I used to be, and my core strength is now back. Most importantly, my pelvic floor is seeing improvements. I highly recommend seeing Janis to transform your body, in ways that you may not have expected.Diane Sandbrand
Janis is passionate about the work she does and how she helps people. She listens well to her clients and applies her knowledge in ways that truly help achieve the client’s desired outcome. She taught me how to walk, stand and lay down as an adult. Sounds silly, but it is true. Years of bad habits had resulted in poor posture and pain. She helped me understand and adjust in minutes, gave me tips that I will carry forward for the rest of my life.
She is just as passionate about how she runs her business and helps her team. Her background in fashion comes forward in how she approaches all the small details of her business. Everything is well put together and thought out.
I highly recommend and respect Janis and everything she does.
My son had a sports related injury that just was not getting better even with physio and rest. A friend recommended Janis and I took my son to see her. We both felt very comfortable with Janis right from meeting her. She is professional, knowledgeable, warm, and kind-hearted. After the first exercise that Janis had him do, his wrist was feeling better! It has now been months since he has seen Janis, but his wrist continues to be fine as long as he does a very quick exercise a couple of times a week. Janis also worked with him on injury prevention and this has been invaluable to him in terms of being able to continue to train 20 hours a week at a sport that he loves. Janis was absolutely amazing with my son and explained everything to him in a way that even a 13 year old boy could understand – not something that just anyone can do;) He now
understands the importance of taking care of his body and what he can do to reduce the chance of injury.
I was so impressed with Janis and her work that I have recommended her to several other friends.
Thank-you Janis!!!Cheryl Ritter Sawatzky
I’ve been seeing Janis for years now and it’s has transformed my life. I had chronic daily pain that was impacting my entire state of mind. I also didn’t have the regular range of motion I should have, all due to a skidoo accident over a decade ago. It took a few years, as my body was quite stiff, but I have been pain free for a few years now and it’s transformed my life. I have the normal range of motion most people have, and have increased both strength and flexibility for areas that I favoured previously.
I still see Janis regularly and have amazing core strength which helps me in everything I do.Diane Sandbrand