12328 102 Avenue, T5N 0L9 Edmonton, Alberta



What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. His methodology and design of his exercises focus on creating a balanced body.  A balanced body is a conditioned body that moves with strength, flexibility, and endurance. It focuses on core strength and stability, which includes stabilizing the pelvis and shoulder girdle while maintaining postural alignment while in motion.

Who Benefits from Pilates?

Everyone! Get the body you've always wanted:

  • Strong and stable core
  • Longer, leaner muscles
  • Better posture, balance, and coordination
  • Enhanced mind-body awareness
  • Relief from stress or back pain
  • Injury prevention
  • Effective post-rehabilitation program
  • Compliment to athletic training

The Studio

The Core Strength Pilates studio is located in Evolve Strength Downtown. Located in the Oliver neighbourhood, just west of Downtown and overlooking the River Valley.  Just off of 124 Street which is known for its independent restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. 

Enjoy a steam and shower after class in the clean and secure locker rooms.

You have access to FREE underground parking just across the alley in the new Condo complex.    

The Instructor

Allysia Nicolle has always loved the body in motion. She started dancing at the age of four and before graduating from High School, Allysia completed the Advanced levels in both, R.A.D and Cecchetti method. She also spent three summers training at the Banff School of Fine Arts Summer Dance Program.

After High School, she moved to Chicago on a dance scholarship to pursue her career in dance...and also, to study.  It was in Chicago that Pilates became an integral part of her dance training and conditioning. In her final year, just before graduation, Allysia tore her ACL.

Upon graduation, Allysia found herself back in Edmonton undergoing knee surgery and commenced a rigorous sports rehabilitation program.  Her program included Pilates; it was here that she fell in love with the Pilates method. Pilates helped her regain her range of motion and regain her strength. With full function of her knee, Allysia did return to the professional dance world.

Currently, Allysia is working towards a full pilates certification and spent time working in a physiotherapy clinic.  In her spare time you can find Allysia taking a Pilates, dance or yoga class. On her Peloton Bike or enjoying the beautiful Edmonton summers on the golf course.


At Core Strength Pilates, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their fitness goals through Private and Duet, Reformer and Mat sessions. With over 25 years of experience in dance and Pilates, Allysia Nicolle's expertise in body movement sets her apart.  We believe that fitness should be a holistic experience that nourishes the mind and the body. Let me guide you on a journey to a stronger, healthier you.



The Reformer is the most widely used Pilates equipment. It has its own repertoire of exercises with the ability to add resistance for a full body workout.


Joseph Pilates originated the pilates technique with a series of Mat exercises. Done on a mat thicker than a yoga mat; you use your own body weight to strengthen your core.


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