Kat Trainor (she/her)
Studio Owner, Senior Instructor
Katherine began her career in movement with dance training at age four. In her early teens Kat trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school and the school of Alberta Ballet. In 2015, she spent a year dancing with Lamondance contemporary company in North Vancouver before travelling to Calgary. In Calgary, Kat danced for two seasons with Decidedly Jazz Dancework’s Professional Training Program. She has become captivated by the art of dance across many genres, and will find a love for any style that connects her to music. To expand her training she has travelled to Brazil, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Winnipeg, Calgary, and more.
Kat combined her love for movement and dance with anatomy to find pilates. After finishing her Functional Anatomy and Intensive Mat course in Calgary, she moved back to Vancouver to complete her full STOTT PILATES training. After completing her certification, Kat was hired to work for Vancouver's only STOTT PILATES Education Centre. Since then, she has completed a number of additional courses and workshops to further her Pilates and anatomy knowledge.
Kat is now the owner of Vancouver's only STOTT PILATES Education Host Centre. She is passionate about mentoring student instructors through the "Ivy League" of Pilates education.
Kat is working towards her specializations in post-rehabilitative conditioning, Pilates for aging adults, and pre-post natal Pilates. As a Pilates instructor she strives to help people reach their full physical potential. As a dancer to keep the unspoken art of expression alive, and to encourage others to do the same.
When not in the studio, Kat can be found cuddling her pup or dancing in her living room.
STOTT PILATES certificate with specialties in:
Flexion free exercise
Shoulder complex stability and exercise
Pelvic Floor exercise - Franklin Method
Postural training & optimization
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and small props
Mini-Stability ball workout
Pilates for Dancers
Pilates for Golfers
Post-rehabilitation training for injuries & special populations
Kat is available for group sessions and privates Sunday through Friday at TMCo.