The largest and most experienced team of instructors in Quebec!

Pioneers in Pilates

In 1999, Connexion Pilates opened the first Pilates studio on Montréal’s North Shore, and has built that studio into a community of 8,500 members and employs 17 highly qualified instructors. Connexion Pilates is now the only centre in Quebec that is certified by MERRITHEWTM hosting center, offering STOTT PILATESMD certification to instructors.

Our team

The founders

Lynn Grenier

Owner

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR IN STOTT PILATES®, POLESTAR PILATES™, GYROTONIC™, STRETCHING CANADA™ LEVEL 1

In 1999, Lynn registered with the STOTT PILATES® training centre in Toronto and opened the first Pilates studio on Montréal’s North Shore. With close to 20 years of experience, she has built a solid reputation, and currently trains everyone from high-level athletes to those undergoing rehabilitation. The secret to her success? Teaching every class with a specific intent while remaining attentive to the needs of her clients.

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR IN STOTT PILATES®, POLESTAR PILATES™, GYROTONIC™, STRETCHING CANADA™ LEVEL 1

There was never any indication that Valérie would end up teaching Pilates, much less pursuing training to make it into a career. However, when her colleagues at work suggested that she channel her boundless energy into sports, she jumped headlong into Pilates. She started teaching Pilates in 2001 with attentiveness, respect and delight. Within a few years, she had become Co-Owner of Connexion Pilates. Her professional secret: Preparation before every class!

Valérie Couture

Owner

Our certified Pilates instructors

Carolyne Gilbert

STOTT PILATES and POLESTAR PILATES Instructor

Carolyne is a dedicated athlete who discovered Pilates as a result of injuries that she suffered. Pilates healed her pain and improved the overall quality of her life, so she decided to make it her career. After taking her initial training at the STOTT PILATES studio, she joined the Connexion Pilates team in 2002.

Her greatest strength? Her ability to communicate concisely, remain focused and incorporate a touch of humour into her teaching!

ISABELLE MILETTE

STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor

Isabelle has loved Pilates since 1997, and she is truly a natural! Her enthusiasm led to becoming an Instructor in 2005. She loves everything about her work related to the functioning of the body, which allows her to see the progress and improvements among her clients, and she draws inspiration from their success. She is creative and attentive; qualities that make her a very popular Instructor!

VÉRONIQUE LEFEBVRE

STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor

In 2015, after one year of Pilates, improving her posture, reshaping her body and increasing the strength of her muscles, Véronique was so enthralled that she wanted to teach it. She has mastered the art of observing her clients in order to make the necessary modifications or changes, and in doing so, she is able to maintain a positive attitude while making delicate corrections aimed at optimizing each exercise!

PATRICIA DUTHILLEUL

ANN MCMILLAN PILATES Certified Instructor

Patricia was a Massage Therapist who was fascinated by conscious movements that help to develop and strengthen the ties between body and spirit, and in 1998, she opted for a career as a Pilates Instructor. Since then, she has seen the benefits that her clients reap from her approach, as she focuses her time and attentiveness on them to provide them with the best possible experience.

MÉLANIE GAGNON

STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor

Being set free from migraines was only one of the benefits that Mélanie enjoyed when she first took up Pilates in 2000. Her curiosity produced a desire to teach, and the training that she undertook now allows her to share her newfound passion. Mélanie carefully prepares herself before each class, which she leads with calm and assurance, exuding confidence and encouragement!

JULIA HARNASI

Ann Mc Millan, STOTT PILATES & FIDA Certified Instructor

Originally from Hungary and mother of three daughters, Julia loves exercise and natural health.

Julia has always been passionate about the immense possibility and the variety that Pilates exercises procure. She continues her  Pilates education every year, thus expanding her knowledge in order to offer ever more appropriate and varied courses.

Her objective is to transmit the desire to move and facilitate the increase of energy and well-being. Her classes are enjoyable, personalized and tailored to your needs in order to help you achieve your goals.

 

For Julia, it is gratifying to see the benefits of Pilates on you: to see your silhouette lengthen, to know that you have more strength, flexibility, more balance, less pain and finally to hear yourself say after each session: “That felt good!”

Photo profil - Julia Harnasi - Instructrice STOTT PILATES chez Connexion PilatesA
Photo profil Isabelle Babin instructrice STOTT Pilates

ISABELLE BABIN

STOTT PILATES Instructor

Competitive sports enthusiast from a very young age, Isabelle does a lot of stretching to avoid injury. Isabelle began her spiritual journey with yoga, which she has been teaching for a few years. When she discovered Pilates, she was amazed at the benefits on the body, namely internal strength, balance, better alignment and better posture Isabelle wishes to share her knowledge and passion for Pilates.

MAUDE PROULX-CHARTIER

STOTT PILATES Instructor

Maude is a passionate woman who leads a busy life! Practicing several sports, from ski touring, to swimming and climbing, it is the well-being that Pilates brings to her that has pushed her to make the big jump in this discipline.

Maude constantly strives to surpass herself and refine her knowledge, and enjoys helping others push their limits too.

Whatever your starting point, rest assured she will accompany you at your own pace and will give you all the tools to integrate Pilates into your lifestyle. Her approach: one step at a time, without pain and any pressure.

Photo profil Isabelle Babin instructrice STOTT Pilates chez Connexion Pilates
Photo profil - Libby Koukourakis - instructrice BASI - STOTT Pilates chez Connexion Pilates

LIBBY KOUKOURAKIS

STOTT PILATES, BASI Certified Instructor

Libby has been practicing and teaching Pilates for several years.

She improves her skills regularly in order to energize her courses and adapt them to the needs of her participants.

She has such a lively energy, you are guaranteed not to be bored during the hour doing Pilates with Libby!

VICTORIEN HOERTH

STOTT PILATES Instructor

Fascinated by the potential of the human body, Victorien appreciates accompanying you until you achieve your goals thanks to his attention to detail.

He began with a Physical Activity Sprots Training Degree and since her was interested in the psychological aspect of performance, subsequently specialized in psychological preparation and coaching.

 “With Pilates I rediscover the teaching, the well-being aspect and the aspect of educating people to do the exercises correctly. “

Other people’s well-being being one of his main concerns, he will guide you with kindness and good humor during your classes.

instructeur - STOTT Pilates chez Connexion Pilates

SOPHIE TREMBLAY

Assistant and STOTT PILATES enthusiast

Sophie has been an Assistant and a member of the team since 2013, and in her own words, will always be a Pilates enthusiast! The well-being and satisfaction of customers are an integral part of her personality!

ANDRÉ LALONDE

Instructor, Kinesiologist and Athletic Therapist

A Kinesiologist, Athletic Therapist and Instructor, André has been practicing and teaching the Pilates method since 1999. A proponent of ongoing training, his work is enhanced by the successful completion of numerous courses (over the years, and still today) offered by professionals in the areas of rehabilitation, posture correction, mobility restrictions and muscle pain.

Photo profil - Manon K Grenier Collaboratrice Connexion Pilates

MANON KATYA GRENIER

Client & Administrative Services Supervisor

Social Media Account Manager

As a collaborator and a Connexion Pilates supporter for several years, Manon is always available to meet the needs of customers and employees.

She helps communicate and apply Connexion Pilates values on a day to day basis.

The spirit of a family support system within the team, as well as outstanding customer service are paramount in order to make the atmosphere of the studios warm and welcoming. It is what makes your  visits enjoyable.