FITNESS IS FOR EVERY BODY
Regardless of your starting point, Imotion fitness classes will make you strong and flexible, so you can continue doing all the things you love to do, with more mobility and less pain.
PROGRESSION NOT PERFECTION
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START.
It might feel like your body’s starting to betray you, and if you’re over here on the other side of 40, it sort of is. But you can feel better!
Aging doesn’t have to be a pain. Imotion fitness classes will make you strong and flexible so you
can continue doing all the things you love to do, for as long as you can, with more mobility and less pain.
Warning: You might even have some fun along the way. Get the upper hand over the aging process.
If you don’t know where to start, start here.
We value movement. The human body was meant to be in motion. We are supposed to move.
At Imotion, we practice mindful movement, and we help our clients become more aware of how their body moves in space.
We value the full scope of fitness: strength, endurance, flexibility. It’s all of these things combined that make you healthy. We incorporate all aspects of fitness into our classes, adding variety and excitement to every workout. No two classes are ever the same.
We value our mental, physical, and spiritual health.
We know that it is important to exercise and to rest. To get proper nutrition and hydration. To get sunshine and fresh air. We strive for wellness in all aspects of life.
We value progress over perfection.
Fitness is a journey. Exercise is a progressive practice.
You can literally start by just moving your neck and grow from there. The goal is progression, not perfection.
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and a cause close to Stephanie’s heart is the Mental Health Association – Consider donating at canadahelps.org
Hard Cord Fans
“In my business, I need mobility, so I need someone who can help me maximize my mobility and that’s Stephanie. It’s extremely important for women to stay active and stress-free as we age because we begin to lose muscle and bone density. Pilates and yoga are so important for this. I’ve told Stephanie what I need from my side of a golf swing, and she has adapted my workouts based on that. Stephanie looks at what you need and tailors everything to that. Anyone can benefit from what she’s doing… there is no age limit. When I first became a professional athlete, I would be in the gym four hours a day, but I don’t have the time to do that anymore. I can go see Stephanie for 35 or 45 minutes and get a totally maximized workout that I still feel the next day. She is also very caring and wants the best for everyone she works with. If you’re thinking of reaching out to Stephanie, do it. Give her a call. I promise if you commit to her, she’ll commit to you.;”
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45. I required multiple rounds of chemo, radiation, and a double mastectomy. I had excessive scar tissue everywhere, and my skin was in bad shape from the radiation. Approaching my 50th birthday, I decided to make it the year of Karla so I reached out to Stephanie about doing some private classes so that I could make myself stronger and in better shape to turn 50.
When we started, I explained where my limitations were due to scar tissue, that I wanted a stronger core, and to get into a better overall shape. After some private classes, I moved on to mat pilates and I got strong enough to join a beginner reformer class. I didn’t think I was ready, but Stephanie disagreed. “You can do it and you will love it.” I trusted her. I was able to do it and I did love it.
Stephanie was always able to offer variations of exercises that I could do, regardless of my limitations. After working on some scarring, she suggested that in order for me to be more functional to do the activities I loved to do, I would need additional help. So I started massage therapy to loosen things up so we could work on making me stronger. We accomplished quite a significant difference in my range of motion, and I was able to keep up with my exercises at home when COVID-19 restrictions closed the gym.
At Imotion, you’re going to get encouragement. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from—you can do something. That little something will make you better and that something will lead to the next something. You won’t be sorry.”
“My first introduction to Stephanie was 11 years ago when I had my third child. I saw a message about a mom and baby fitness class and because I had experienced postpartum depression with my first two children, I wanted to find something to help my mental and physical health. I put myself out there even though I never would have thought of myself as being athletic, and it really helped me.
I was one of the older moms in the group but everyone was so welcoming. Stephanie managed to give individual attention to everyone, even though there were a bunch of people in the room. She knew who to push, who to leave alone, who needed adaptation, who needed suggestions for how to do things differently.
She can really read the room and make people feel like they are the most important person in front of her.
Everyone has a great workout and nobody has been singled out because she is so subtle with giving her modifications. Her personality is what really draws me to her and why I miss the classes so much when they can’t take place in person! Stephanie is super athletic but never makes you feel intimidated. You know that she has your back and will get you to your goal.”
MIND – BODY – CORE
Join Us In Studio
Imotion fitness operates out of the lower level of the BDC Place at 119 Kent Street and operates in partnership with Atlantic Fitness Centre Downtown.
Imotion Fitness MIND BODY CORE owner/operator Stephanie Knickle, along with an experienced and certified STOTT PILATES® team of trainers, is pleased to offer a wide variety of core-focused classes for all levels of STOTT PILATES® matwork and specialty classes such as Group TRX® Suspension Training, Pilates for Osteoporosis and all levels of Reformer training. Our focus is helping clients create strength and proper alignment from the inside out.
Our physical studio is now open to limited class numbers. A new session starts again September 1 – 30 for both Reformer and Mat classes! Please check the schedule page for more details.
Online classes more your style?! Join our NEW group! We offer seven LIVE or On Demand total body fitness workouts per week, PLUS a bonus monthly workout of TRX, YOGA, Barre and more…!
Stephanie is in her 18th year of practicing and teaching STOTT PILATES® and celebrates 30 years this year as a Certified Group Fitness and Resistance Training leader on Prince Edward Island!