MEET THE TEAM
Founder and CEO - Certified Athletic Therapist and Pilates Instructor
Jessica completed her Bachelors of Science degree from McMaster University before receiving her Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and Athletic Therapy certificate from York University. She then went on to become a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Pilates Instructor through STOTT Pilates in Toronto, ON.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Pilates Instructor
Jessica Dalliday, MA, RKin. CAT(C), Certified Pilates Instructor
My name is Jessica Dalliday, and I am the owner and creator of Pilates on Demand, an online Pilates class platform designed for real women, with real bodies. The classes range from pre-pregnancy, to prenatal, postnatal and beyond.
I created Pilates on Demand to conveniently bring my Pilates and rehab expertise to the comfort of your home. As a busy working woman, I know how hard it can be to fit exercise in. And now as a mom, I know it can be even harder because you can’t leave your baby unattended! Pilates on Demand allows for convenient exercise that you can trust is safe and good for your body.
With a masters degree in Kinesiology and as a certified Athletic Therapist, registered Kinesiologist, certified Pilates Instructor and certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist, you can feel confident that the exercise chosen for you is right for your fitness level.
I created Pilates on Demand to take everything you love about fitness classes and bring it to your home. I strongly believe in body positivity and my mission is to help you feel confident in your own skin.
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise that safely strengthens the body’s core, while improving posture, flexibility and coordination. We believe that every woman can benefit from a regular Pilates exercise routine and we are dedicated to ensure that women everywhere have access to Pilates no matter how many commitments they have, where they live, what fitness level they are at or what their bodies look like.
Here at Pilates on Demand we know how hard it can be to decide what kind of exercise to do and when to fit it into your busy schedule, that’s why we created a decision-free format of classes we called SERIES, where all you just have to show up and follow along.
There’s no reason you can’t be happy in the body you’ve got. We’re here to help you set up a better self-care routine so that ultimately, you can achieve your health, fitness and body image goals.
After battling an exercise and eating disorder for many years, my health was put in jeopardy when I found out I wasn’t able to to have kids because of my so called “healthy lifestyle.”
After that, I was determined to start moving my body in a more positive, natural way, rather than trying to use exercise to control the way I looked.
After stopping the restrictive eating and exercising, I am happy to say I have my health and my fertility back!
It has been a hard road but dealing with infertility has taught me so much about myself and others struggling.
I am a strong believer that everyone should have an equal chance at fertility and that is why I’ve started my own Infertility Foundation.
A small percentage of every sale each month will go towards helping couples and individuals who are struggling financially to afford fertility treatments.
No one should have to give up their dreams of being parents because of finances alone.
Leah Stajcer, MPT, BAKin(Hons), Registered Physiotherapist
Leah attended Western University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2011. She went on to complete her Master’s of Physical Therapy at Western University in 2013.
During her time in London, Leah worked as an athletic trainer for the varsity women’s rugby team, giving her experience and an understanding of sports
After graduating, Leah moved to Ottawa to work as an orthopaedic physiotherapist. She has continued to enhance her career with further studies and certifications. Leah has continued her education in the fields of acupuncture, dry needling, soft tissue release and manual therapy levels 1, 2 and 3.
Her interest and passion for pelvic health physiotherapy has led her to complete Level 1 Incontinence, Level 2 Pelvic Pain and Level 3 Central Mechanisms to Pain certifications.
Emily Norris, BHPE, Certified Pilates Instructor
Emily has always had a strong passion for health and fitness and started out her education by receiving an Advanced Diploma in Fitness Management at Cambrian College in Sudbury. During this program she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and then went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education at Laurentian University.
After working as a personal trainer for several years, she has discovered a passion for working with, and programming exercises for those with physical disabilities and now works in the rehabilitation setting at Active Living Physiotherapy in Peterborough.
Emily recently became a certified Pilates instructor through STOTT Pilates to not only build upon her knowledge of exercise physiology, but to offer more variety to her background. She also is a Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist, catering to her role as a rehab trainer by accommodating those with pelvic floor issues after pregnancy.
Emily teaches part time at The Willow Studio in Peterborough, offering all levels of Pilates classes as well as fitness classes for postpartum women.
Becky Sheehey, BSc. Kin, R.Kin, Certified Pilates Instructor and Holistic Health Coach
Becky Sheehey is a Registered Kinesiologist, Pilates Teacher, and Holistic Health Coach specializing in functional movement and corrective exercise.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Guelph Humber, Becky worked as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy setting for 5 years and continues to work in a therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation setting.
As a “recovered runner”, Becky learned the importance of pilates and core training from dealing with many running injuries and chronic pain. She lends her own personal experience with injuries and pain to the work she does with clients and in classes.
With a passion for movement, and the mission to help women to live happy, healthy, and pain-free, Becky brings a class packed with information, safe & effective movement, and fun.