My Story

Lisa ParishI feel blessed to have grown up in West Van and to now live in North Van and to have parents as active role models.

Throughout school and university, I was a competitive runner as well as participating in every other sport you can think of!  My interest in optimal performance as an athlete led me to pursue a BSc in Dietetics from UBC.

Before settling down to a career, I chose to satisfy my adventurous side by living in Europe for a year where I travelled around and worked as a ski guide in the French Alps.

One of the best times of my life was when I lived in Africa for 2 years, at a time when I had no responsibilities and could go where the wind carried me.

My wellness career started in 1994 as a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. Mary Sayers was a colleague and so it was natural for me to become one of her Pilates trainers when she opened her studio.

I absolutely love to teach Pilates and CoreAlign.  It inspires me to see the improvements in my clients, in their strength, flexibility, balance and their overall feeling of well-being.  I have seen the benefits of Pilates/ CoreAlign to everyone from athletes to seniors.

When I’m not teaching Pilates, I’m counseling people on improving their health through diet or running my dog through the beautiful North Shore trails. I’m kept busy at home with 2 very active teenagers.

I’m also passionate about learning and am always taking courses; whether it be business, health/fitness– related, parenting or personal growth.

If you haven’t tried Pilates/ CoreAlign, I encourage you to come and try a class for yourself. You’ll love the studio and you’ll love how your body feels after even 1 class!

Lisa Parish pilates