Daniela Tempesta
Group Fitness & Pilates Coordinator


To register for classes, contact Recreation Services at 604.269.8800 or register online. 


The Arbutus Club has a fully equipped Pilates studio complete with mats, five reformers, towers, cardio-tramp rebounders, chairs and one Cadillac. Pilates helps you improve your body’s posture, strength, flexibility, circulation and respiration. It also improves general body awareness and balance.

Pilates Assessments

If you are new to Pilates or would like a refresher, we strongly encourage you have a Pilates skills assessment prior to registering for a class.  This is a great way to get comfortable with the reformer and its parts, as well as determine if you should go straight into a class or benefit from taking a few private lessons first. Please email Daniela to book a session at:

Private Lessons


Private    $96.50 (55 min)
Duet $51.50/person (55 min)
Trio $41.00/person (55 min) 
Class Drop in $31.00 (55 min)


Private $96.50 (55 min)

Book a Lesson

Please note that prime timeslots are reserved for classes first and privates/semi-private sessions are scheduled around that.  This is to maximize the number of member participation in our program.  Please also note that in order to service everyone, private slots are open to multiple members/instructors using the room at the same time. To book a private lesson please contact Daniela Tempesta, Group Fitness & Pilates Coordinator at 604-269-8807 or email

Program Policies

Make-up classes are allowed. Please communicate with your instructor if you need to miss a class. It is at the instructor’s discretion and availability to allow a make-up. All make-up classes must be made within that session's offering.

We apologize but are unable to indicate what class has availability for drop ins (make up classes) outside of what is stated in Gametime.  If a registered class has a spot open, please show up as there is a good chance you'll get into the class.  Please do not register for the class in Gametime unless you want to commit to the remainder of the session classes.

You are welcome to come to a class that shows as full in Gametime, however we will not be able to confirm you can attend until the start of class.

Masks and socks are optional in class. 

For a full refund, cancellations for privates and semi-privates must be made 24 hours or more prior to the start of the session. Any cancellations made within 24 hours or less will be charged full price. Rebooking privates/semi privates is at the discretion and availability of the instructor. 

To book a private lesson, contact Daniela Tempesta, Group Fitness & Pilates Coordinator:  Please note that prime timeslots are reserved for classes first and privates/semi-private sessions are scheduled around that.  This is to maximize the number of member participation in our program.

When registering for classes, please remember to limit yourself to no more than 2 total classes to allow for more members to participate in our programming.  Anyone registered in more than 2 classes after registration day will be asked to remove from 1 of them. You may waitlist yourself for 2 additional classes.

Drop-ins are permitted based on availability and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

See Make Up Classes for more information.

Please arrive to class on time. Participating in the warm up helps prevent injuries and unnecessary disruption to the rest of the class.  Those who are more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to enter the studio. 

Classes do not run on statutory holidays or the weekend if a holiday falls on a Friday or Monday.  Please feel free to book a private with your favourite instructor or connect with the Group Fitness & Pilates Coordinator for assistance with that. 

REGULAR PROGRAMS: For a full refund of weekly Pilates programs, cancellations must be made a full week prior to the start of the program. Please contact the Registration Desk at for all cancellation requests.  Cancellations will only be accepted with a medical note after the start of the first class, no exceptions. 

Instructor Profiles

Alexandra Nicolas
Teaching since 2021

Graduate of The Pilates Center (Boulder) Advanced Teacher Training Program

Alex first came to Pilates because of low back pain induced by many years of sitting at a desk. After a few months of practice, she was feeling better and her low back pain was on its way out. A few years later, reading Joseph Pilates' Return to Life through Contrology, she was blown away by his vision: empowering people to take care of their physical and mental health in a proactive manner through breath and movement. When the pandemic hit, she took the opportunity to enroll into The Pilates Centre Teacher training program. Having recently graduated, Alex is looking to inspire and empower people to take care of their physical and mental health in a proactive manner through breath and movement.

Hadas Shapira
Teaching since 2017

Pilates Comprehensive instructor from "Balanced Body"
"Franklin Method" Pelvic Floor Fascia Triner

Hadas has a background in Israeli folk dance and Rhythmic gymnastics sparked Hadas with curiosity and awareness to explore the body movement components.

After having her two boys and dealing with chronic back pain, Hadas found Pilates as a restorative and healing tool to gain her strength and health back.

Helping clients gain their body awareness, inner strength, and understanding of their natural alignment guidelines defined Hadas’ practice and source of empowerment.

Peter Chen
Teaching since 2019

Certified Mat and Apparatus Pilates Instructor
Franklin Method Level 2 Educator
ACE Instructor
Canadian Finalist (Top 6) in Ballroom Dancesport

Peter came from a competitive dance background and was introduced to Pilates through his physiotherapist. Pilates helped him learn awareness through movement and was monumental to his successful dance career. He is also a personal trainer specializing in functional training. Peter is a Level 1 Franklin Method Educator, and enjoys applying functional anatomy, imagery, and awareness training in his class. Peter believes that every exercise and repetition in Pilates is an opportunity to learn, and the experience and heightened awareness can be applied to everyday life

Tetiana Verovkina
Practicing Pilates for 18 years
Pilates teacher USA and UA Certified 
MK Pilates (Michael King Pilates) 2008
Lolita's Legacy Diploma 2019
Higher education of Physical culture and sport (master's degree) 2002
Pilates is Tetiana's way of life; she has been studying the Pilates Method and its history since 2005. She has participated in more than 50 seminars with world leading teachers. With 18 years of successful practice with different bodies of clients (people after serious injuries, people with scoliosis, arthrosis, osteoporosis, pregnant women and professional athletes) as an individual trainer and a trainer for group classes. Her creative path began in Ukraine and now she has chosen Canada to implement her professional skills, she practices Pilates on a daily basis and believes it has the power to make people happier.

Tasha Vu
Teaching since 2015

RYT 95 hr
RCYT (registered children’s yoga teacher)
250hr Mat and apparatus pilates teacher
500hr Blissology RYT in progress

Tasha started her yoga and pilates trainings wanting to go deeper into her own practice and found her teacher’s voice at the same time. Practicing for over 20 yrs and teaching for 9yrs; Her unique blend of power and stretch will aid in reaching not only fitness goals but to ease the body into a more mindful practice.