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.
Marketing and Communications
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Meditation Teacher
Certified Pilates Instructor
Jessica Dalliday, MA, RKin. CAT(C), Certified Pilates Instructor
My name is Jessica Dalliday and I created Pilates on Demand, an online Pilates class platform designed for real bodies.
I created Pilates on Demand to conveniently bring Pilates, meditation and rehab expertise to the comfort of your home. As a busy working mom, I know how hard it can be to fit exercise in to your busy day. Pilates on Demand allows for convenient and safe exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime and at any skill level.
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 appropriate for your fitness level.
I strongly believe in body acceptance and my number one goal with Pilates on Demand is to help you feel stronger and more confident in your own skin.
Our vision is to create a world where we don’t feel like we need to change to fit in.
We want you to want to take care of yourself regularly so that you can feel happy and confident in your body, and go after your dreams without judgement.
We want to create a world where everyone feels strong and empowered, a world where we can be present and truly enjoy who we are and what we’ve built.
Here at Pilates on Demand, our mission is to shift the focus from appearances onto all of the other incredible things our bodies can do. Pilates is an excellent form of exercise that safely strengthens the body’s core, while improving posture, flexibility and coordination.
We believe that everyone can benefit from a regular Pilates exercise routine and we are dedicated to ensure that people everywhere have access to Pilates no matter how many commitments they have, where they live, what fitness level they are 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 call SERIES and CHALLENGES where all you have to do is show up and follow along.
Everyone deserves to be happy and successful in their body and we’re here to give you the tools to help you shine.
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 am committed to raising awareness and as much funds as possible.
Each year Pilates on Demand raises and donates money to the Peterborough Butterfly Run.
No one should have to give up their dreams of being parents because of finances alone.
April Corner, Marketing and Communications
April is a passionate and creative individual who loves helping others. After studying Fashion in College and seeing the body negativity within that industry, April shifted her focus and began her body positive journey. She has a background in customer service, client coordination and communications.
You will often find April bringing up dogs into her conversations. To say she loves them is an understatement. In her spare time you will find her hanging out with her Catahoula Leopard Dog named Nixon (@nixonthecatahoula).
She is born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario and loves supporting her hometown.
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.
Nicole Lemke, BScN., Certified Meditation Teacher
Nicole Lemke is a blogger and business-owner from Peterborough, Ontario. Her and her husband Jeremy live in a tiny home with their son Anderson and Gibbs the Aussiedoodle.
Nicole is a Registered Nurse, reiki practitioner, and certified meditation teacher. She is a body positivity advocate and acts as a voice in the infertility and pregnancy loss community.
You can find everything meditation & more at @thetranquilbrain. If you want to follow her personal journey, she’s on Instagram @_nicolelemke where she shares about her infertility and pregnancy loss journey as well as learning to love herself. Nicole’s blog is www.growinguprainbow.com