• I just had to write and share my personal experience with Lyn Hope and Full Circle Pilates.

    I would never have thought I would need or want a personal training program, until I met Lyn. She was introduced to me through an information night my local chiropractor, Dr. Vanda Corbett, invited me to in High River.

    I've always struggled with my posture, but didn't know how to correct it. I had scoliosis as a young adult, some knee injuries and a fall on the trampoline but otherwise no broken bones or anything, so I thought that just pushing my shoulders back would fix my posture. Thats what I always heard as a kid; the problem was that I couldn't maintain it and thanks to Lyn, I now know that is not the key. I also have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyn has created a program which fits my particular needs, and my body's limitations. She listened to my goal;s, my concerns and assessed my body before she created my personal training program. I love it!

    Lyn has helped me see my weaknesses and after only a few private sessions I could feel the difference! I love the one on one training. I never felt comfortable in a class. By the time the instructor explained what to do and I understand, she was on to the next step. I also never received proper instructions on how to position my body while I was doing a particular exercise; Lyn has provided that information in a way that makes so much sense. She never moves on until she knows I get it and I've done the exercise properly. My body is responding in a way I only dreamed of.

    Some of the high points of training with Lyn and Stott Pilates are:-

    1. I never feel pain, not during or after. I do feel that my muscles have been worked, but not overworked.
    2. I understand the connection between muscles and spine, proper breathing to support the exercise.
    3. I've learnt that many problems which only get worse with age, do not have to; they can be corrected and I can expect to age without pain or slumped posture.
    4. I also know that not allPilates are the same; I love Stott Pilates not just for the exercise, but because it is supporting my spine and aligning my body in a healthy easy pace.
    5. Lyn is always prompt, she respects her clients ti,me and although I have a lot of fun during my class, its always a thoroughly efficient use of my time.

    If you want to look better and feel better, then I cannot recommend Lyn Hope and her teaching methods enough!

    Heres to youthing and full circle living.

  • By the time that I was referred to Lyn, I had tried many approaches to relieve pain in my neck and back as well as headaches. Through a group class and then personal training with Lyn, I have been nearly two years without pain and headaches. Lyn took into consideration my bodies individual needs. She taught me that the form and breathing of Stott Pilates leads me to a more balanced body. I have a greater awareness of my body and what it needs to be healthy and happy. My running has become more fluid, my flexibility has increased and my back is stronger.

    If you have never done Stott pilates, Lyn will make the sessions inviting, effective and all about you. If you are seasoned, Lyn will take you to the next level!

  • One on one training with Lyn has benefitted me both physically and emotionally. She has an extensive knowledge of physiology, and creates a program that is great for your individualized goals. I have seen wonderful results from working with Lyn, while having a lot of fun. I recommend Pilates with Lyn for people of all levels and capabilities. Be prepared to work hard and have FUN!

  • I began going to Lyn Hopes Pilates classes 3 years ago. I had some back and neck injuries that were permanent and was advised that increasing my mobility and flexibility would prevent further deterioration. My first experience in Lyns classes was quite amusing. I found myself concentrating so hard on the movements that I forgot to breathe!!! Of course breathing was an important part of Pilates mostly to prevent expiring!!!

    Lyn is conscientious, patient and helpful. She gives clear instructions and more importantly we can all laugh. 3 years on, I attend 3 or 4 sessions a week. All the classes are different and concentrate on core strengthening of different parts of the body. I am stronger than I have ever been in my life and have very little pain now. Lyn is most helpful and caring when I have hurt myself due to lifting, gardening or other events and instructs me on what to do or not to do in the sessions. She often tailors the classes to assist me to rebuild that area of my body. Lyn provides a safe, private, caring and very professional, but friendly environment to learn Pilates. The classes are small and intimate in her private studio and it is such a nice setting for classes. Most importantly she is very knowledgeable and diligent in her instruction, caring in her approach, and she can laugh! I look forward very much to her classes - they are so much fun!

  • We like to tease Lyn that she's a hard, cruel taskmaster and that the exercises we do are pure torture, but the truth is we really enjoy her well planned and professionally executed workouts. We've tried other forms of exercise from Tai Chi to Yoga and free weights, but Pilates provides us with the best balance of flexibility, strength and cardio training. We stepped away for a year to try other programs and just had to come back.

    Harry & Jeanne
  • I am a 61 year old woman, who has been active all her life, as well as taking classes in yoga, pilates and using a gym membership. Over the years with having scoliosis and pronating ankles, I was shifting my weight onto one side of my body while walking, which started giving me considerable pain. I have come to learn that one may be exercising a long time, as I have, but doing exercises incorrectly. It's great having Lyn go through each exercise and give you feedback on how your body should be working and which muscles should be engaging. Doing one-on-one sessions with Lyn has helped relieve my hip and lower back pain and improve my posture while walking, standing and sitting. Sessions are always challenging and a good variety. Every day I get stronger and more balanced ; and, I wouldn't be able to achieve this without her!