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Trimetrics Summer Newsletter 2012

Greetings all! It’s finally here!
While we as staff will be taking summer breaks to relax with family we are already booked ahead for all services with a wait list for some. If you cannot see you regular therapist due to schedule or vacation conflicts be assured that we have full coverage to meet your needs. Between breaks we are working on plans for autumn 2012, improvements to website and blog for your convenience, as well as developing new programs for the Clinical Pilates team.

We wish you all a wonderful Olympic summer wherever your travels take you!

Siobhan O’Connell Registered Physiotherapist, and Trimetrics Associates.

Summer Pilates Training

Private Semi and Group training will run with separate terms for July and August to accommodate travelers. If you are an existing semi or group client win a spot that works for you, please signup a.s.a.p. to keep that spot for the summer months.

We also offer a drop in schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Availability is limited but you may book in ahead to reserve you space. The normal 24 hour cancellation policy applies. Many clients are also pre booking for the September term in order to be assured of days and times that work for them.


Staff news!

Welcome! With pleasure we welcome Helen Lockhart R.M.T., Kay Leong, Romney Pearson, and returning new mama Lynsay Arkley to the Pilates team. Read their bios below.

We also welcome Gloria Escalante to our administration team. She will manage the front desk in the afternoons.

Departures …with sadness we say farewell to Anna Taubitz who returns to Germany to resume her physiotherapy career, and Dana Henry R.M.T. who returns to home base in Maple Ridge. It’s been a privilege to work with such skilled, warm, and compassionate professionals. Lindsay Hughes (administration) also leaves us to pursue new work.


Staff News: Helen Lockhart

Helen has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for five years. Her goal is to achieve the best possible results for her patients. She has worked with a broad range of patients with symptoms resulting from stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, athletic activities, pregnancy, poor ergonomics and imbalances within the body. She uses a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, swedish massage, stretching, and strengthening... Read more...

Staff News: Kay Leong

Katherine (Kay) Leong - Certified Pilates Instructor
Kay is amongst the few to receive certification by renown master teacher, Dianne Miller after successfully completing a rigorous and lengthy 2 1/2 year internship teacher training programme. Although Ms Miller remains a major influence, Kay believes it is important to draw from other sources to better understand varying issues presented by each client. With her classical orientation, she is influenced by 1st generation teachers, Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry and continues to expand her knowledge in workshops with Jose Marie Blom-Lawrence and Michelle Larsen... Read more...

Staff News: Romney Pearson

Romney Pearson - Pilates Instructor
Since starting dance at an early age, body movement has always been an integral part of Romney’s lifestyle, and becoming a Pilates instructor has proven to be a natural transition. In 2008 she received her first level of comprehensive training with Peak Pilates and has been working as an instructor ever since. Romney has found a true passion in helping others improve their physical health and well being and has found the Pilates method to be one of the best avenues to accomplish those goals...


Staff News: Romney Pearson

Lynsay Arkley, Certified Pilates Instructor
Born in Hampshire England I was a personal trainer for 5 years before Pilates got my attention. Suffering from a variety of physical complaints from my previous career with racehorses I was advised by someone wiser than myself to try Pilates exercise to address my pain and muscle imbalanced. I have never looked back!...


Trimetrics Blog and Facebook: Thank you!!!

We receive 70% of our referrals from you, our satisfied clients, by your word of mouth, while physicians, specialists, and professional colleagues constitute 30%.

We, as self-employed therapists, are hugely grateful to you our clients for those referrals; we value them enormously and do our very best for each and every one.

We invite you to check us out here on our blog at
and on Facebook at
Your LIKES really help us to draw referrals from the web and beyond !


Healthy Summer Reading!

Summer is an excellent time to make shifts in habit and some inspiration always helps!

The Pilates Bible Our bible can be yours too! This is what we use in the clinic for clients who want to work on exercises at home or while travelling. Written by Lynne Robinson ( it provides excellent photographs and progressive exercises with crystal clear instructions, consistent with those we use in the clinic. We encourage clients bring in their own copies for reference during private sessions so that as a component of the session, specific exercises can be worked on in detail with their instructor for the all important homework.


Eat to Live

Eat to Live by Dr Joel Fuhrman ( and While there are hundreds of weight loss books on the market this one appeals as it approaches the matter of superior nutrition from the point of view of cell health and using nutrition to PREVENT the initial changes in cells (frequently an inflammatory response) that precipitate just about every degenerative disease. This book is about loving NUTRIENT DENSE food, that prevents cells from breaking down, savoring increased energy, reduce dependency on medications, and yes indeed, lose weight. This is an eating lifestyle that any people diagnosed with a serious illness take on immediately with the idea of “food as medicine”. Why wait? It makes a ton of sense and hard not to read without making at least some shifts in day to day purchasing and cooking choices. Read more...

Plenty. Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi.

Yotam Ottolenghi is a renowned chef and author, and owner of 4 eponymous “haute –couture - food- to- go shops” in London’s best neighborhoods. His philosophy for first-rate food that is gorgeous to look at, tasty and healthy translates to his weekly vegetarian column for The Guardian... Read more...


Meditation, by Dr. Jonni Gray, has a plethora of offerings whether you are a beginner or more practiced with meditation. Several of us at Trimetrics are really enjoying the Sunday membership: each Sunday morning there is fresh theme based 10 minute meditation in our inboxes. Hard to imagine a more wonderful way to end or begin a busy week. Visit her at