Monica Plewes

Studio Owner & Power Pilates Teacher Trainer

Monica Plewes is the owner of CORE Studio in Toronto, and a Classical Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates.  An expert in the field, she has been teaching Pilates since 2001 and opened her first CORE Studio location in 2005.  She was originally certified by STOTT Pilates and has trained with BASI, before dedicating herself to gain a deeper understanding of the Pilates method, through Power Pilates' rigorous Teacher Trainer program.

Monica started her fitness journey long before 2001.  Her first gig was almost 30 years ago as an aerobics instructor, wearing leg warmers and a Jane Fonda bodysuit. Since then, she has attended countless conferences, teacher trainings, and continuing education workshops. She is a personal trainer, certified in TRX, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, spinning, and Pre-and Postnatal fitness.

Originally from Norway, Monica especially enjoys geeking out on anatomy and archival Pilates material. Her favourite Pilates exercise is Short Spine Massage.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, travelling, skiing, going to the gym, listening to music, and walking in the forest near her home.