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About me

Hi, I'm Julie!
Julie Anderton - owner of Studio 1 Pilates teaching on a river cruise in Budapest
Credentials
  • Fully Certified Stott Pilates Instructor

  • B.F.A. in Dance - University of Missouri -Kansas City

  • Advanced Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dancing

  • Advanced Jazz A.D.A.P.T. Certificate

  • Total Barre Instructor

  • Zumba Certified Instructor

  • ZEN-GA* Qualified Instructor 

  • HALO Qualified Instructor 

  • Roll Model Method Certified Instructor

  • Yin Yoga Certified Instructor

  • Circl* Mobility Certified Instructor

  • 2023 Winner of Ottawa Faces Magazine Best Pilates Instructor Award

I am originally from Ottawa, Canada and first fell in love with movement when I started ballet at the age of 4. I have studied dance professionally throughout Canada and the US, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance, from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

I came upon Pilates while dancing in London, England as a way of conditioning for my dance training. When I returned to Ottawa, I began my teacher training in the Stott Pilates method. After going deeper into the understanding of the work and all of the apparatus, I fell more in love with the Pilates method and all of its benefits. 

I have taught in a wide variety of settings, from dance studios, to corporate classes, community centres to cruise ships! But what I find most rewarding, is to be able to work one on one with clients in my studio where I can design a class and program for what each individual needs to feel better in their own body. I get excited to share my passion for Pilates and am thrilled when clients develop a deeper level of body awareness and core strength, and improve their overall health and lifestyle.

As so many of us adapted during the years of the pandemic, my big pivot was to move much of my work online. It is another skill in itself and I have invested in training and equipment, to be able to offer high quality online programs. Whether it is private sessions, group classes on Zoom, or my On Demand library that I'm quite proud of. It can be challenging to work over a screen, but it has also allowed me to work from anywhere and with anyone! 

My biggest shift post pandemic was to fulfill my dream of moving to beautiful British Columbia. I moved my studio to Victoria, BC where my golden retriever Bailey and I are embracing our new home and all the adventures on this amazing journey. 

Ottawa's Best Pilates Instructor Award 2023
Julie Anderton - Winner of Ottawa's Best Pilates Instructor
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