Instructors

Fiona Hermanutz - Owner - Master Teacher Trainer for PAI

Education:

Bachelor of Education Degree:  Major- Physical Education,  Minor- Atypical Education, University of Alberta, December, 1990.

 

Certifications:

         -July 30, 2016.  Master Instructor Trainer.  Fully Comprehensive.  All courses for the Pilates Academy International. Kimberly Corp and                Katherine Corp

         -May 16, Yoga Tune Up Ball.  Roll Model Method

         -August 22, 2015.  Silk Suspension Instructor and Master Instructor Trainer.  Pilates Academy International.  Kimberly Corp and Katherine            Corp

        -June 9, 2013.  Balance Body Barre.  Portia Page.  Nora St John.

        -February 17, 2013.  Pfilates Program of Advanced Expertise in Pelvic Floor Training. 

        -April 21, 2007 – Nov 11, 2011.  Balance Body University.  Fully Comprehensive.  Balance Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training             Test Out.  Katie Santos.  Nora St John. (June 15, 2012)

        -October 17, 2006.  Pilates Coach TPC.  Reformer Level 1, Functional Tower, Chair Barrel Spine Corrector and Bender Ball Trainer.  Leslee             Bender.

        -October 17, 2006.  Pilates Coach. Anatomy in Clay Training

        -December 12, 2004.  Preparatory and Classical Mat Work Repertoire of the Pilates Method. Steve Bryson

        -Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Physiology courses.  University of Alberta. 1985 – 1990

        -CPR and Standard First Aid - updated

 

 

 

 

 

Biography:

Fiona Hermanutz has been active in sports and activity all her life.  Her first interest in teaching movement came with her Education Degree, specializing in Physical Education.  She has been an educator in the schools from 1990 through to 2014.  She has been involved in coaching, teaching, and mentoring students for years in the education system.  She designed the Fit For Life Program for Sir George Simpson while teaching Physical Education.  She retired out of her position at Sir George Simpson in June, 2014 to pursue and continue to grow her Pilates business; Mobile Fitness and Pilates.   Since then, her passion in fitness for all ages has increased.  She has been involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years teaching young children to seniors.  Her expertise ranges from traditional step classes, to intense spin classes, to technical Pilates mat and equipment classes.  She has presented at numerous fitness conferences and workshops for fitness leaders and education teachers. 

Fiona’s fitness profession started with her teaching in various clubs and studios while also teaching junior high and high school.  She started Mobile Fitness in 2001, realizing there was a need for different forms of fitness in the schools.    She would travel to schools and teach athletic type classes to students as well as offer Professional Development workshops and seminars within the schools for teachers involved in daily physical activity with students.  Through Fiona’s journey in the fitness industry, she branched into the Pilates world when she took a serious injury and found a whole new movement she had never experienced. The rehab and maintenance of Pilates made her realize that effective and precise core training and alignment work did wonders for the body! This training gave Fiona her movement back and started her passion for Pilates and the various benefits it offers.

It was at this time she took her first certification with Steve Bryson and Body Works Pilates in Edmonton.  In December of 2004 she finished her Preparatory and Classical Mat Work Repertoire of the Pilates Method.   She expanded Mobile Fitness, changed the name to Mobile Fitness and Pilates and started teaching out of her own location rather than traveling to various clubs and schools.  Through the years of 2005- 2007,  Fiona took numerous certifications, and courses to expand her knowledge in Pilates. As she grew in her knowledge, she also grew as a company. In April 2007, Fiona started her journey to her full comprehensive training with Balance Body.   As her clientele base grew she realized the need to expand.  She opened her smaller studio in September, 2007. This studio offered a 1200 sq ft Pilate’s equipment, TRX, mat, and weight training studio.  On November 11, 2011, Fiona finished her final test and write out with Balance Body. With two young children, and still teaching part time in the schools, this journey has been small stepping stones.   With steady growth and a team of amazing instructors passionate and dedicated to movement, Mobile Fitness and Pilates opened a larger studio to serve their clients better. The new 2000 sq ft, fully equipped studio opened in the Spring of 2013. Fiona retired from her part time teaching position in the schools to work full time at the studio.    Fiona presently teaches various classes in her studio and works hand in hand with a number of physio therapists, massage therapists (on site) and chiropractors.   Her passion is to educate young and old to move effectively and efficiently in their bodies!  Fiona works with rehabilitative clients all the way to elite athletes of all ages.  In the summer of 2015, Fiona travelled to New York City to Pilates on Fifth where she started her new journey.  She brought Silks Suspension Pilates to St. Albert and area, and became a Master Teacher Trainer for Pilates Academy International. Mobile Fitness and Pilates is now a Satellite Center for Teacher training for Pilates Academy International with the guidance of Kimberly Corp and Katherine Corp.  On July 30, 2016, Fiona became a Master Teacher Trainer, Fully Comprehensive in all courses for the PAI.   In 2016 Mobile Fitness and Pilates incorporated and is excited to be able to offer teacher training to instructors in Alberta and the surrounding area. Fiona and her team continually strive to educate and better ourselves to provide a stronger foundation of learning to each client that walks in our doors! 

Ayla Hermanutz

Education: 

University of Alberta, Animal Biology and Conservation B.Sc

 

Certifications:

    -Pilates Academy International SilkSuspension Pilates all levels with Trainer

      Fiona Hermanutz, 2016

     -Pilates Academy International Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Postural Anaylsis  with Trainer

      Fiona Hermanutz, 2016

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Mat  1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2016

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Reformer  1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2017

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Barrels  1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2018

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Chair 1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2019

     -AB-EZE with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2019

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Caddie 1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz - presently taking 

     -CPR and Standard First Aid  

 

Biography:

Ayla has been active in Pilates on mat, apparatus since she was 10 years old. Learning an amazing appreciation for how the body moves and responds to various patterns, as well as a keen understanding on biomechanics and anatomy has motivated Ayla to pursue a comprehensive training in mat and apparatus.  

 

After a number of shoulder dislocations and shoulder surgery, Ayla turned to Pilates, specifically SILKSUSPENSION and stabilization work to gain her strength, mobility, and flexibility back in her upper body.   Her training in SILKSUSPENSION and the numerous stabilization exercises has allowed her to therapy herself back to full strength.  Ayla has a background in numerous dance disciplines as well as volleyball.  She has an athletic twist to her movements and Pilates. Her passion for helping others shines through in her direction she has chosen in her studies at University. She aspires to continue in the medical field with animals and or people.  Her passion is evident in her approach she teaches with. 

She is a young and enthusiastic instructor and we are happy to have her on our team. Her training is with PILATES ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL out of New York City.   

Jasmine Van Staveren

Education:

NAIT Personal Fitness Training Diploma, Edmonton, Alberta 

 

Certifications:

     -CSEP- Certified Personal Trainer

     -NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Mat 1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz 2018

     -AFLCA – Group Exercise Leader, Aquatic Leader, and Spin Leader

     -TRX Certified

     -Agatsu – Joint Mobility Certified-Agatsu – Kettlebell Certified

     -Family Passages – Pre and Post Natal Certified

     -First Aid

     -CPR

 

Biography:

Jasmine Van Staveren comes from a strong athletic background while growing up playing for the St. Albert Women’s Rugby team, Rugby Alberta, as well as currently being a part of the St. Albert Triathlon Club to name a few.  Jasmine has bout 9+ years of coaching experience in the artistic gymnastics and cheerleading world, where she coached both recreationally as well as competitively.  She has been in the fitness training industry since early 2012 spending time working in both public and private studios, doing personal training, group classes, as well as working with athletes and sports teams. Throughout her time as a coach, as well as being in school and in the industry Jasmine has found her passion of working predominantly with rehabilitative and corrective clients, as well as special populations.

Being physically active her whole life Jasmine decided to take the Personal Fitness Training Diploma at NAIT where she worked with the men’s Basketball team as a team trainer, and finished her Diploma with honours while receiving her CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer certification and her NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist certification. Through discovering more about the fitness industry and what it has to offer Jasmine over the next few years started to dig deeper focusing on obtaining more specialized fitness certifications allowing her to offer more to her classes,  more to her clients, and to continuously expand her knowledge of the fitness industry as well as the human body.

On a personal level Jasmine still currently trains with the St. Albert Triathlon club and is hoping to train for her next triathlon for this upcoming summer.  Along with her personal fitness goals, Jasmine is always looking to expand her knowledge and what she can offer her clients by looking for more certifications and continuing education opportunities.

Cathy Schmidt

Education:

Doctor of Chiropractic, CMCC, Toronto 2013

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, McMaster University 2012

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Alberta 2008

 

Certifications:

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Reformer 1 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2018

     -Standard First Aid/CPR C 2018

     -STOTT - Intensive Mat Plus 2015

     -STOTT - Total Barre 2015

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Chair 1 and 2 with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, presently working on 

 

Biography:

Cathy grew up in Westlock and was involved in pretty much every sport Westlock had to offer, including Ukrainian dancing, swimming and volleyball. She started incorporating pilates into her dry-land training at a young age and quickly noticed an improvement in core strength, flexibility and coordination. 

Her interest in athletics and the human body led her to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. She then moved to Toronto to study Chiropractic after a chiropractor helped her with a longstanding neck injury. 

Cathy is passionate about helping people overcome their injuries and strongly considers anatomy and alignment when choosing exercises for her classes. We are blessed to have Cathy as part of our team and all the expertise she brings to the area.

Gelaine Shmryr

Education:

Bachelor of Physical Education, 2001 University of Alberta

 

Certifications:

     -Comprehensive Pilates Mat and Prop Instructor Training,- Trainer Tracy Friesen,  December 2005

     -Comprehensive Pilates Full Apparatus with Pilates Method Alliance, April 2008

     -SilkSuspension Training with Pilates Academy International - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, June 2016

Biography:

Gelaine graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Physical Education.  Her career started as an Exercise Therapist in a treatment team setting, focused on rehabilitation for individuals after injuries.  She is now primarily involved in working full time as a Quality Assurance Manager for an Independent Medical Assessment company.  Gelaine remains her good standing with bothe the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist as well as with the Alberta Kinesiology Association (AKA) as a Professional Kinesiologist. 

Gelaine first became introduced to Pilates as a personal interest in 2004 and has now been a Pilates instructor for more than 10 years.  Taken under the leadership of Tracy Friesen, Gelaine initially completed the Comprehensive Pilates Mat and Props Instructor Training in December 2005, and later completed the Comprehensive Pilates Full Apparatus Instructor Training in April, 2008.  (certified by Pilates Method Alliance)  With Fiona Hermanutz as the trainer, through Pilates Academy International out of Pilates on Fifth, Gelaine most recently became certified to instruct SilkSuspension Pilates in June, 2016.  She has been an instructor with Mobile Fitness and Pilates since 2009.  We are blessed to have Gelaine as an instructor sharing her expertise, knowledge, and passion for Pilates with our clients. 

Zane Hermanutz

Education:

WindTurbine Technician - Lethbridge College

NAIT and SAIT - Electrician - Trades

 

Certifications:

     -ABP - Pilates Academy International March 2019

     -SilkSuspension Training - Pilates Academy International - Suspension System - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz - February 2019

     -AB-EZE with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2019

     -Medical First Responders Course - NAIT - February 2018

     -Alberta Basic Security Training - Tip of Spear - May 2018

     -ITLS  International Trauma Life Support  Basic Provider Care - NAIT  - March 2018

     -Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors - Nov 24, 2013

Jenell Desharnais

Education:

MacEwan University - Early Learning and Child Care - presently attending

 

Certifications:

     -ABP - Pilates Academy International - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz - June 2019

     -APMat 1 and 2 - Pilates Academy International - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz -  Presently taking

     -Level C First Aid and CPR Adult and Child

Biography:

Jenell had always lived an active life playing sports, focusing mainly on basketball.  She has always had a keen interest and appreciation for the movement of bodies and injury rehabilitation.  Jenell has recently started coaching basketball at a high school level, and wants to bring her love of coaching and teaching Pilates to the world.  She has been doing mat and apparatus Pilates since the age of 14, and is excited to continue down this path.  Mobile Fitness and Pilates is excited to have her join our team of instructors.  

Currently attending MacEwan University, Jenell is in the Early Learning and Child Care Program with aspirations to become a preschool teacher.  She has always had a strong passion for working with children and wants to combine her passion for play and movement to that.  Jenell's training is with PILATES ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL out of New York City, Pilates on Fifth.  She looks forward to continuing her journey as an instructor and learning new ways to move the body. 

Megan Lawrence

Education:

     -MacEwan University Human Resources Major, Bachelor of Commerce

    -Harbour Dance Centre Intensive Training Program (Dance) 

 

Certifications:

     -Pilates Academy International Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Postural Anaylsis, 2019 - Trainer

      Fiona Hermanutz

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Mat 1 and 2, 2019- Trainer Fiona Hermanutz

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Barrels 1 and 2, 2019 - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz

     -AB-EZE with Trainer Fiona Hermanutz, 2019

     -Pilates Academy International All Populations Reformer 1, 2019/2020 - Trainer Fiona Hermanutz - presently enrolled.

     -CPR and Standard First Aid

Biography:

Megan comes from an active background.  Being a competitive dancer growing up and dancing at a professional level, she is no

stranger to how the body moves.  Through time as both a dance teacher and assistant, she has developed a passion for teaching and is excited to further this in the direction of Pilates.  Megan has done Pilates, both mat and reformer, since a young age as a form of cross training for dance.  Pilates has assisted Megan in her recovery from numerous ankle injuries and has given her a better understanding of rehabilitation and anatomy in the body.  Currently a BCom student at MacEwan University, Megan is interested in tying the aspects of business and movement of both Pilates and Dance into her future.  Her Pilates training is with Pilates Academy International based out of New York.  Megan can no wait to further her education and certifications in the near future.

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