About Janine

Pilates Function for Back Care & Healthy Active Living

Pilates Function specializes in low impact, science based, mind-body exercise programs, for back care and active aging, to balance strength and mobility for sport and life. Offered both virtually and in person in Kelowna, BC.

Performed on a mat and special apparatus Pilates Function focuses on improving core strength, biomechanics, flexibility, breathing, spine, hip and shoulder function - in short a better moving, more stable, pain-free body. 

Pilates is also highly recommended as rehab for joint replacement surgeries, post cancer treatments, post pregnancy, and other specialized needs such as FHSD and MS. Janine has experience with all of these and has also worked with athletes from junior to Olympic level, hockey to golf.

Janine Trudeau BHK
Certified STOTT Pilates Teacher & Instructor Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher
Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor

About Janine

Hi! My name is Janine. I am a Certified Pilates Teacher and movement professional of 25 years who grew up ski racing in Kelowna BC. I am passionate about helping people move better, decrease pain and live active lives. I believe Pilates is foundational in realigning posture, strengthening the spine and improving balance in the muscles and joints, all necessary for healthy living and sport performance.

As a lifetime fitness professional I have seen many people struggle with the same issues time and time again; low back pain, tight hips, loss of flexibility, and weak core muscles. 

I experienced this exact thing and suffered for a long time with low back pain because of it.

I discovered Pilates in 1999 and took my first training in NYC. I learned first hand how imbalanced my body was. Tight, weak, stuck, stiff.....but with practice I started to move differently, find core stability, free my hips and spine. My posture and breathing improved too and like magic my back pain went away. 

Pilates and its techniques were a revelation to me! I cannot imagine how my back and body would feel today if I hadn't started when I did. I love Pilates and love sharing it with my students to help them find better balance too. 

What My Students Say

Janine's classes are great! With so much attention to detail about the Pilates movements I never question as to if I might hurt myself by doing something wrong. I feel so much more flexible after her classes. Janine explains very clearly as to how each movement affects different body parts, so it's a "learning" experience mentally and physically! Ann Davies


Janine is an outstanding teacher – patient, kind, encouraging, helping you move forward safely. She watches carefully to make sure your form and alignment are correct and provides modifications when necessary. Her feedback after each session was invaluable. She is a truly gifted teacher and wonderful human being to boot! Jane W.


I find a lot of organized yoga and Pilates classes follow a set routine, which can get boring over time. Janine brings something new to every class which makes the hour fly by. I love the attention to form and progression in exercises. I highly recommend her classes to anyone who values mobility and building core as part of fitness routine. R. Hunt