STOTT Pilates CERTIFIED, TOTAL BARRE CERTIFIED, FIS (CAN-FIT-PRO), CERTIFIED POSTNATAL SPECIALIST.
Ryann is a movement specialist with experience in multiple disciplines across many fields. She began her movement journey with her Theatre Performance degree at Louisiana State University where she was introduced to aerial silks and circus. She fell in love immediately and started an aerial performance company, practiced many different styles of movement, and traveled internationally to perform. She taught circus and fitness classes, and played an integral role in the creation of the Physical Theatre Program at her university. Though a wonderful and memorable time in her life, she was dealing with a lot of injuries and turned her focus to Pilates style workouts to rehab and retrain her body.
After moving to Halifax, she studied the Stott Pilates method and completed a Barre teacher training to further her knowledge of body awareness, alignment, and functional movement. She will soon complete a Postnatal Fitness Specialist certification, because she saw such a great need for movement teachers with intimate knowledge of how to help mothers re-learn their bodies after giving birth. Ryann believes that movement is the best way to lift your spirits, enhance your mind-body connection, and just feel good. She uses the Stott Pilates principles with the concept of joyful movement to give a fun and educational movement experience to make you feel great in your body.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Dalhousie University ’18) and a Masters in Kinesiology (Wilfrid Laurier University ’20), TFR METHOD SPIN & FITCAMP.
Erica grew up in Halifax playing many sports since a young age. She specialized in ringette, where she played for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games in 2015. Her love for physical activity inspired her educational path as she has completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Dalhousie University ’18) and a Masters in Kinesiology (Wilfrid Laurier University ’20). Over the years, Erica has coached youth ringette athletes on the ice and off the ice focusing on conditioning. At the Fitness Room, Erica enjoys using her education to promote healthy physical activity routines that are attainable, focusing on proper technique, and providing a motivational climate for all!