Sep 28, 2020

Studio Location: imotion fitness operates out of the lower level of the BDC Place at 119 Kent Street and operates in partnership with Atlantic Fitness Centre Downtown.

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Stephanie Knickle

Stephanie Knickle
2020 marks Stephanie's 31st year as a certified fitness leader and has the most combined group fitness/pilates instructional experience than any other fitness trainer in Prince Edward Island.  She graduated in 1990 with an honour's degree in Social Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island and received her Bachelor of Education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1993. 
Current and past certifications include:
YMCA of Canada Certified Group Fitness Leader
Island Fitness Council/Fitness New Brunswick Group Fitness Leader & Resistance and Strength Leader

IFC/Fitness NB Group Fitness and Resistance Training Course Conductor

Canadian Physical, Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle Appraiser

Certified STOTT PILATESTM Matwork in Essential, Intermediate and Advanced levels
Certified STOTT PILATESTM Reformer in Essential, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro) 

Certified Group TRXTM Suspension Trainer

Completed training - Personal Fitness Trainer - 2015 (Fitness NB)

STRONG by Zumba certified (2018)

Stephanie's Continuing Education Workshops with STOTT PILATESTM:
Flexband Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Stability Ball Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
Functional Fitness for Golf Matwork and on the Reformer
Fitness Circle Flow workout

Mini-Stability Ball workout
Essential and Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU
Pre- and Post-Natal Matwork
Pre- and Post-Natal Flexband and Stability Ball
Intermediate Pilates on the Edge
Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates on the Edge

Level 1 and 2 Pilates on the Foam Roller

Resistance Training on the Reformer for Teens

Pre-natal Pilates on the Reformer

Athletic Conditioning on the Edge

Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer

Total Barre Training Level 1-2 and for Special Populations


Stephanie Noonan 

Stephanie graduated from Dalhousie University in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Science, specialising in pediatrics and neonatal care. She began her fitness journey with IFC certifications in Basic Fitness and Group Fitness leadership in 1995 and became STOTT PILATES certified in Essential and Intermediate matwork in 2004 and in Essential and Intermediate Reformer in 2007.  She is also certified as of 2006 in Aradia Pole Fitness levels 1-4 and Pole Flow, Cardiolates/Rebounder training in 2007 and Group TRX Suspension training in 2012.  
Stephanie continues to educate herself annually with many professional development workshops including specialised pilates approaches for groups such as pre-natal, osteoporosis and rehabiliation of the shoulder and lumbar regions. Finally, she is certified in Merrithew Fitness' TOTAL BARRE training in levels 1 and 2. 
She believes fitness is a part of a healthy lifestyle and keeping it fun and inspiring makes it more do-able.  She loves helping people achieve a better sense of health and well-being through fitness and getting them to smile while they are getting fit!  

Kathleen MacPhee

From the start, Kathleen has been a “mover”.  From fidgeting her way through school, climbing trees, running the country hills, playing various sports to eventually finding Pilates in her teens.  After practicing Pilates on her own for several years, she decided to pursue an education in Pilates in 2010 and began working with imotion fitness!  STOTT PILATES provided a comprehensive 300+ hour training in Essential and Intermediate MatWork and Reformer - which was just the beginning!   She maintains continuing education every year with STOTT PILATES,  as well as recently completed the “Injuries and Special Populations” course where she received specialized training for Pre/Post Natal, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and other special conditions.  Kathleen teaches Matwork and Reformer both in group and private settings, and is also certified in TRX training.  

She believes Pilates happens in and out of the studio, with awareness of how you’re breathing, how you’re moving, and how you’re thinking.  She lives in Belfast with her 3 young children and husband, and everyone does Pilates!

- Your body deserves the best treatment - it takes you through life and gives you everything you need throughout the day, what will you do regularly for it in return?


Welcome Karina Boswell!

We are excited to have Karina join the imotion fitness training team!  Karian comes from a very physically active background.  She has danced since she was 4, studying Ballet, Jazz, Highland Dance and msot recently, Irish Dance.  She has taken various training workshops, notably with the National Ballet School and Modern dance teacher, Peggy Baker. Karina finds fitness and dance to be the perfect balance to her hiking, canoeing, skiing, biking, waling a way to check in, stretch, and move the body in a fun and natural way. 

She has been on stage as a dancer, in musical theatre, as a music artist, as a model and also starred in an independent suspense film in 2012 which was part of the Montreal film festival.  She was nominated for a 2014, 2016 and 2017 Toronto independent Music Award as a Singer/Songwriter and has had air-play on CBC Radio.  Karina is certified in STOTT Pilates Matwork, Kripalu Yoga, Pre-natal yoga, Chair Yoga for Seniors, Power Yoga, Zumba, Ballet Barre and Total Barre Fitness, Beginner Bellydance, Power Circuit, Aquafit and teaches a variety of classes including Stretch and Strength classes for dancers.