our team

Linda Jacob

Linda Jacob has been teaching Pilates for over a decade and loving Pilates for 25 years. While in Professional Dance School she had her first Pilates class and instantly loved it. It stayed an important part of her life, and in her younger years would teach it to friends. Once before moving to Mexico so a friend would help her learn a little Spanish, and later in Barcelona to another friend as part of her rent. When she moved back to Winnipeg she knew this was her passion and what she wanted to do full time. Linda is STOTT Pilates certified and loves using all the equipment and props to keep her classes fun and challenging. She is also TRX Certified which compliments the Pilates work nicely.

Anna Smith


Anna originally moved to Winnipeg in 2015 to study at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program (TTP). She discovered a love of Pilates whilst in the program, where she had her first experience with Reformer. After taking her Reformer training in fall 2017 and her Mat in spring 2018, Anna began teaching Pilates while finishing her studies in TTP, and later began teaching Total Barre® and Merrithew Fascial Movement® as well. Anna now has a joint career teaching Ballet, Jazz, and
Modern dance throughout the city alongside her Pilates work.

Amanda Green

Amanda Green has a long history as a celebrated artist. After gracing the stage for 13 years with passion, dedication and creativity, Green earned her way to Principal Dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  Leaving home at a young age to pursue a dance career Green understands the importance of strength and stability and turned to Monique Lavoie for a Pilates base to better her dancing skills.

A career shift came into play in recent years after suffering a devastating hip injury, which left her unable to continue dancing. While sadly her stage career had come to an end, she saw an incredible opportunity with Pilates.  Teaching gives her a chance to utilise her determination, knowledge and passion to educate clients to better themselves and prevent injury. 

In addition to teaching Pilates, Green has recently started her own endeavour- Melt Chocolate Company.  She provides a beautifully executed, artistic approach to chocolate that always leaves you wanting more.

Shawn-Marie Tole

Shawn has been a certified Group Fitness Instructor with the Manitoba Fitness Council for 15 years and a Certified STOTT® Pilates Instructor for 13 years. “I have never been an athlete,” but an advocate of lifelong learning and activities of all kinds, which enhance your health, spirit and mind, Shawn guides her participants through varied workouts by providing support and guidance with a healthy dose of fun. The techniques of the STOTT® Pilates method has helped Shawn overcome serious injury and she uses what she has learned and experienced to encourage others into active participation in their own lives. Shawn especially enjoys teaching those who are new to Pilates and watching the transformation it brings to their lives and bodies.