About Matthias Gustavsson
Matthias Gustavsson has been teaching Pilates since 1999. He is a certified Pilates teacher with the Pilates Method Alliance since 2007 and holds certifications in CranioSacral Therapy, Touch for Health levels 1-4, Hyperton-X Stretch and Release System levels 1-2, and Specialized Kinesiology. He served on the Board of Directors for the Pilates Association of Canada in 2002-2004.
Throughout his career, Matthias’ training has been influenced by Diane Miller, Mary Bowen, Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence, Michelle Larson, Susannah Steers, Sandy Acton and Susanne Ryder. In turn, Matthias is actively involved in the Pilates community. His energy and enthusiasm has made him a sought-after instructor trainer. Matthias has been directly involved in the certification of a number of instructors in the industry.
Matthias takes a holistic approach to health and fitness that considers how all aspects of life impact the body. He strives to design programs that achieve and maintain optimal body function. He believes that dysfunctional, unbalanced movement patterns performed today can progress to more serious ailments if they remain uncorrected. The goal is to correct these issues before they manifest as serious problems.
“Once the body is balanced the Pilates method helps you sustain correct function as well as push your movement abilities to new levels.”
Matthias is an active triathlete, researching and implementing the aspects of Pilates that can improve performance in endurance sports.
"I've been working with Matt for a year and half. I feel stronger and better able to manage the chronic back pain"
My weekly session with Matt is an essential wellness component in my life. He helps me navigate through the physical and emotional challenges associated with becoming a Senior. Matt has created an individualized one on one Pilates program that evolves with my ever changing needs. We are always able to accomplish a beneficial work out despite any flare ups related to a vehicular accident.
Three years ago, thanks to Matt, armed with a stronger core, better posture, enhanced muscle development and increased body awareness; I left the indoor bike and tread mill behind and I moved into a more challenging and enjoyable aerobic exercise regime. I now participate in high energy Zumba classes 3 times a week and enjoy my large garden and all the maintenance it entails.
- Frances Stewart
As a result of practising dentistry for several years, I had developed a stiff upper spine. Matt designed a program for me that has resulted in increased flexibility and core strength. I respect his knowledge and expertise and highly recommend this training!
- Maurice Wong