Testimonials

Testimonials

"Put simply - Janine Changed my life!  
We first met over 25 years ago as colleagues at The Fitness Group in Vancouver. I have always held her in high regard both personally and professionally.
In February 2016, humbled by a fall and fractured pelvis, forced to sit still while sorting out next steps (literally), I knew immediately that Janine was the person I wanted to guide my recovery. Her professional expertise, depth of knowledge and compassionate presence was exactly what I needed to tend to this injury and 62 years of living.
Our sessions have been filled with laughter, tears and a tremendous amount of wonderful work. Now, nine months later, I am able to do all the things that matter most to me. Whether it’s playing with grandchildren, or taking long walks on the Sea Wall, or contemplating an active adventure, I give thanks every day for Janine’s brilliance!"
Jo-Ann Stansfield, November 2016

"As the coach of the Norwegian College of Elite Sport I have had the privilege to use the competence of Janine Trudeau as a Pilates Teacher for 3 years when working with the golf players at the school. There is no question in my mind that Janine has contributed to the fact that we have had top international players representing the school at the age between 16 to 18 the last few years. The correlation between progress in playing golf and the progress of the physical attributes such as core strength, balance and flexibility is striking. By working with Janine and using her expertise in the area the players are now more aware and conscious in their practice. They are also more fit and build for golf. I can strongly recommend Janine Trudeau if you want your athletes to perform better!!" 
Christer Bengtsson, Director of Sports, Golf - Norwegian College of Elite Sport, 2010

"I have an injury in my low back and problems with my hips. Pilates was like a miracle to me. With Pilates I can exercise without getting pain in my back. Pilates made me able catch up with activity like jogging, biking, skiing and mountain hiking. Thank you for bringing me back to my old life Janine. I have tried other Pilates classes but I really miss your teaching. Other Pilates instructors teach Pilates, but you are Pilates. The best teacher ever!" 
Kari Sunde Fjeldvang (51)

"I have taken Pilates classes with Janine for about two years and I already miss her. No matter how tired I was when I came to class, I always felt refreshed afterwards. Janine taught me how to engage my ‘core’ and always helped me put my body into the best position possible to maximize the benefit from each exercise.  I am much stronger than I was before I started Pilates with Janine, have much better balance, and no back pain.  Thanks Janine! "
Debbie Kraus, Vancouver, BC December 2016

"I can recommend Janine’s classes without reservation and I’m so grateful to have had her as my instructor for 2.5 years. I was in my late 50s and had decided that my core needed some attention. Choosing Janine’s pilates classes was a good decision. Going once a week, I’ve improved my core strength, shoulder stability, and spinal flexibility. Did I mention better posture and a more fluid walk? Add to that, Janine is the best instructor ever. She gives clear, detailed instructions. She works with you where you are, offering gentle support to reach your goals. I can’t speak highly enough of her – a lovely person, encouraging and kind. And then it was just fun meeting new people in class. Taking Janine’s classes has been a rewarding experience for me in many ways, and I strongly encourage you to give them a try."
Wendy Hunt, Vancouver BC, December 2016

"Studying Pilates and yoga with Janine has given me the means and the resolve to grow younger each year.  I say this as I struggle with arthritis and a host of age-related conditions in my 75th year.  She knows her craft well and she cares deeply about each of her ‘students’.  The combination of knowledge, skill, and caring shows in Janine’s ability to read my physical and mental state upon entry to her studio and then adjust her planned session to suit my condition.  The hour passes quickly and then I leave renewed and resolved to live life not in the grip of physical ailments, but in the hope and realization that I can be younger next year.  Janine Trudeau is a special person and an exceptional teacher!" 
Dan Pratt, December 2016

"If you want to breathe deeper, feel more ease in your body and more grace in your life, invite Janine into it. Through mindful, quiet, and exquisite attention, Janine teaches you to move with fluidity and strength, re-imagine what is physically possible, and 'inhabit your habits' in a new light. Treat yourself!"
Adrienne Burke, December 2016




Janine at Mt Kilimanjaro summit, Sept. 2016
Pilates Gives You Wings!