What is Pilates

Developed from the rehabilitation techniques of Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a safe, sensible exercise system using a floor mat or specialized equipment, that will improve your posture and strength. Safe for most everyone, Pilates improves core strength, flexibility, agility and economy of motion. Pilates is a natural fit with our goal of helping our patient’s achieve their optimal biomechanics- minimize pain and optimize their function!

Pilates Instructors

Our instructors have completed Mat and Reformer training through national leaders in Pilates including Balanced Body University, Basi and Stott Pilates. Five of our Physical Therapists have completed advanced education in Pilates and are integrally involved in our Pilates program as instructors and program development.
Mindy Rice 
Pilates Instructor and Pilates Program Coordinator

Mindy is a registered and licensed dietician who completed her Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Health Spring 2017 and owns her own private nutrition practice- Balanced 360 Nutrition Consulting. Mindy has completed Pilates Mat and Reformer instructor training through Balanced Body University. She is also a long time Zumba instructor.  
Brenda Boyko,  
MSc, PT, Owner

Brenda is one of the owners of Moscow Mountain Sport and PT and has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Pilates for the past 12 years. She was trained through Balanced Body and integrates her 30 years history of working as a Physical Therapist into her classes. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1991 as a Physical Therapist, and also graduated from University of Calgary with a Master’s Degree in Sport Medicine.  Please contact Brenda at brenda.boyko@moscowpt.com for answers to any questions about our Pilates program or scheduling.


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Mat vs Reformer Classes

With matwork, your body provides both the resistance and assistance for Pilates exercises, affected only by gravity and your body weight. Props are often used to help compensate for specific weakness or tightness or other limiting factors to enable everyone to be successful.

Reformers are the most popular and versatile piece of Pilates equipment. While on the carriage, you send it gliding by pushing through the footbar or pulling on the ropes. Progressive resistance is created when the springs to the carriage are extended/ Reformers extend the available range much further, offering either additional resistance or support. Exercises can be easier or more challenging as desired.