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MEET THE TEAM

Jessica Dalliday

Jessica Dalliday

Founder and CEO - Certified Athletic Therapist and Pilates Instructor

April Corner

April Corner

Marketing and Communications

Becky Sheehey

Becky Sheehey

Certified Pilates Instructor

Emily Norris

Emily Norris

Certified Pilates Instructor

Leah Stajcer

Leah Stajcer

Registered Physiotherapist

Emma Jack

Emma Jack

Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Instructor

Nicole Lemke

Nicole Lemke

Certified Meditation Teacher

Telsi Szanyi

Telsi Szanyi

Certified Pilates Instructor

Kent Sheehey

Kent Sheehey

Certified Pilates Instructor

Sandra Pompa

Sandra Pompa

Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor

Carly Eagles

Carly Eagles

Certified Yoga Instructor

Leslie Piekarski

Leslie Piekarski

Certified Barre Instructor

Rachel Allison

Rachel Allison

Certified Yoga Instructor

Emily Day

Emily Day

Certified Yoga Instructor

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Jessica Dalliday, MA, RKin. CAT(C), Certified Pilates Instructor, STOTT

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 into 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

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.

Our Mission

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.

My Story

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.

OUR TEAM

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 injuries and recovery. 

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.

You can find more information about pelvic floor health by visiting her at Pulse Physiotherapy in Peterborough or following her at Pulse Pelvic Physio on Facebook or Instagram

Emily Norris, BHPE, Certified Pilates Instructor, STOTT

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. 

To connect with Emily or to simply follow along, email her at emily@activeliving.fitness or connect via Instagram @emilytenwest 

Becky Sheehey, BSc. Kin, R.Kin, Certified Pilates Instructor (Body Harmonics) 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. 

You find more about Becky on Instagram @sweathappywellness and on Facebook @sweathappywellness

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

Telsi Szanyi, Certified Pilates Instructor, Body Harmonics

Telsi has worked as a personal trainer since 2015. Her mission is to teach people the medicine of movement as well as bring a little playfulness and joy into the lives of those she works with. She has a background in holistic medicine, psychology, gymnastics, dance, and functional fitness. Pilates has been an incredible supplement to her own personal fitness journey and she is thrilled to share the magic with you!

Learn more about Telsi by following her on Intagram @telsi.flows

Kent Sheehey, Certified Pilates Instructor, STOTT

Kent is a wealth of knowledge with over a decade in the health and fitness industry. His classes are challenging yet therapeutic with a mixture of classical and contemporary exercises with a focus on breath and precise control.

Learn more about Kent by following him on Intagram @koolkent and checking out his website with his wife Becky Sweat Happy Wellness

Carly Eagles, Certified Yoga Instructor

Carly Eagles is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Holistic Nutritionist, Culinary Nutrition Expert, and the owner of Sweet Simple Nutrition. 
Carly began practicing yoga in 2011 and became quickly addicted to its ability to slow things down and connect to the present moment. 
Carly’s yoga style is thoughtful, encouraging and lighthearted, focusing on students abilities and gently building confidence and strength in movement.
When she’s not teaching yoga, you can find Carly experimenting in the kitchen, visiting with friends and family, and spending time outdoors. 

Learn more about Carly by following her on Intagram @sweetsimplenutrition.

Leslie Piekarski, Certified Barre Instructor

Inspired by movement and music, Leslie is a trained dancer having performed, competed, and choreographed across Ontario for 20 years. Leslie has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters of Health Sciences, and practices as a full time paediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
Missing her dance days, a Barre certification with Barreworks (Toronto) was the natural next step to continue to teach and reach a new audience through fitness! Ever since, Leslie has been enthusiastically leading effective and engaging barre classes all over Peterborough! Barre serves as the perfect way to “get out of your head, and into your body”! No dance experience required!!
Learn more about Leslie by following her on Intagram @ellepye

Rachel Allison, Certified Yoga Instructor

Rachel is a 200 hour Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and oil enthusiast who believes yoga is a form of self-love. Allow her to guide you through a gentle flow, restorative class or meditation so you can unwind from the busy world we live in. Rachel enjoys teaching at these classes to remind you to slow down as well as ensure the correct alignment for your body. As Rachel is also a registered psychotherapist her classes often include techniques to you can apply on and off the mat to support your mental and emotional health.

When Rachel’s not teaching yoga she’s spending time in nature with her 3 dogs or working on something self-development related.

Treat yourself with some much needed me time by attending one of Rachel’s classes today. You can follow Rachel on Instagram or Facebook @healingwithrachel.

Emma Jack, Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Pilates Instructor

Whether you’re an Olympic-level athlete or someone who wants to stay active with their grandkids, Emma Jack is passionate about helping you feel your best. After years of seeing the positive impact Pilates had on her own health, Emma incorporated her learnings from STOTT Pilates rehabilitation training into her physiotherapy practice.

Her educational background spans two universities and three degrees — but Emma’s learning didn’t stop there. She’s a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, has her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, and is a member of the International Federation of Sport Physical Therapy. When she’s not helping patients at Press Play, Emma works as a therapist with Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team Program.

Emma’s career has given her some amazing opportunities including acting as the medical lead for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. She’s worked with Skate Canada, Canada Basketball, Toronto Rock Lacrosse, and athletes at McMaster and Western University.

You can find Emma on her website Press Play Physio and on Instagram @pressplayphysio

Sandra Pompa, Studio Owner, Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor

After practicing yoga for the first time at the age of 17, she immediately fell in love. Fast forwarding many years later, she became certified to teach and took over an existing studio in Toronto’s West end called Damask Studios. Continuing to deepen her knowledge in anatomy physical education, she went on to obtain her certifications in Pilates and Personal Training.

Motivated to connect with her students on their quest for fitness and health, she believes it is important for all of us to understand our own bodies and how they move. Her mission is to guide students safely in their exercise while integrating proper breath and clarity of the mind. “We may not all be able to touch our toes, and that’s okay.”

Her class areas include: Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow, Yoga Pilates Fusion, Mat Pilates 1 and 2, Pilates Fusion, Strength training and fitness

You can find Sandra on her website Damask Studio and on Instagram @damaskstudios

Emily Day, Certified Yoga Instructor

Emily is a passionate well rounded and experienced instructor with a deep rooted love of all that Yoga encompasses. Taking her Initial training in 2014 through Modo Yoga international in Montreal and since adding modalities from prenatal and postnatal yoga to SUP yoga and restorative with certifications around trauma informed practices and mental health support. Day created a yoga program that currently partners with and runs in the Toronto District School Board.

Emily’s Mind, Body, Soul program is currently running in multiple high schools and alternative schools across the GTA. Emily is a educational partner and vendor for TDSB using her knowledge passion and abilities to support students and staff. Emily is always looking for ways to support her clients and community from running empowerment camps in the summer for young girls to hosting retreats and workshops. Emily is also a practicing level Two Reiki teacher who use her ability to help those around her feel Connected and Empowered.

Day’s favourite style of yoga to practice to is hot yoga and Emily loves guide beginners and share her strong foundation with those around her.

You can find out more about Emily by following her on Instagram @modern.day.yoga

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