Increase Your Strength and Endurance With SEMI Pilates Sessions!

What is pilates? Pilates is a type of exercise developed by and named for Joseph Pilates. Pilates was living in England, working as a circus performer and boxer, when he was placed in forced internment in England at the outbreak of WWI. While in the internment camp, he began to develop the floor exercises that evolved into what we now know as Pilates Mat Work.

Pilates began working with and rehabilitating other detainees who were suffering from diseases and injuries. After WWI, he packed his bags and took a boat to New York City, where he and his wife Clara taught in their studio from 1926-1966. Pilates passed away at the age of 87 in 1967, but his exercises and theories are with us to this day, having been modified by advancements in the understanding of core training, stability and neuromuscular function.

How Does Pilates Work?:

Pilates sessions strengthen your core muscles, and increase the flexibility of certain muscle groups. Joining the pilates sessions at SEMI's Toronto sports medicine clinic can help you both prevent and treat:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Hip Pain

Did you know...

Pilates is also fantastic core training to supplement other forms of athlete training? A stronger core will help you excel at your chosen sport!

Additional Pilates Information
All pilates sessions at SEMI's Toronto sports medicine clinics are private, and taught by our registered physiotherapists. 40 and 60 minute pilates sessions are available. They may even be covered by your extended healthcare plan! We supply reformers, mats and towels and all other equipment. All you're required to bring is a comfortable change of clothes. Change rooms are available onsite.

We accept as well as cheques

90 minutes of FREE parking underneath the Sheppard Centre...bring your parking ticket up to the clinic for validation.

Contact SEMI today, or reach out to one of our Toronto sports medicine clinics for more information about our Toronto pilates sessions and how you can join in!

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Tip of the Month

Did you know that The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adults between the age of 18-65 should accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity 5 days a week or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise 3-days a week. In addition, strength training should be included twice a week with a minimum of 8-10 exercises at 8-12 repetitions.

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2 Sheppard Avenue E

Suite 601
Toronto, ON
M2N 5Y7

Phone: (416) 223-7364 (SEMI)
Fax: (416) 223-8048
Email: sheppard@semisportmed.com

Monday: 7 – 7
Tuesday: 7 – 7
Wednesday: 7 – 7
Thursday: 7 – 7
Friday: 7 – 5:30
Saturday: Open last Saturday of each month, (times vary) except long weekends, July and August
Sunday: Closed
(Not open long weekends nor Saturdays in July and August.)

40 St. Clair Avenue W

Suite 410
Toronto, ON
M4V 1M2

Phone: (416) 927-7364 (SEMI)
Fax: (647) 930-9536
Email: stclair@semisportmed.com
Monday: 7 – 7
Tuesday: 7 – 3
Wednesday: 7 – 3
Thursday: 7 – 7
Friday: 7 – 3
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Thornhill, ON
L4J 1W5

Phone: (289) 459-7364
Fax: (905) 731-3336
Email: thornhill@semisportmed.com
Monday: 11 – 7
Tuesday: 9 – 5
Wednesday: 11 – 7
Thursday: 11 – 6
Friday: 9 – 2
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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