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
2019 marks Stephanie's 30th 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 us this Fall for classes!  She's certififed in STOTT Pilates matwork and Total Barre, as well as a Personal Training Sepcialist with Can-Fit-Pro. 





Sara Allen

Sara has been passionate about fitness, food and healthy living for as long as she can remember. She completed her BSC in Nutrition at UPEI, as well as a diploma in Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. An athlete since the age of 9, Sara competed in both Synchronized Swimming and Speed Swimming until the age of 25. Using Yoga and Pilates as cross training tools for many years, made Barre a perfect fit for her. She loves the different elements of core, cardio, the feedback method and isometric holds combined with mindful movement and a hot fire playlist.
In 2018, Sara completed her Level 1 Barre and Pre Natal Barre certification through the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association (IBBFA). Most recently she completed her Level 1 Move Barre Certification under fitness and barre guru, Alissa Perzow in Montreal, Quebec.
Sara truly believes in the positive physical and emotional outcomes that barre (and fitness) has, as it improved her struggle with lower back pain and lordosis. Moving everyday helps her to stay grounded, focused and happy. She loves to teach and lives for the energetic music, creative movements and group atmosphere. Favouring form and alignment over speed, you can expect a variety of tempos in her class, as well as progressions and modifications to suit all levels of fitness. Get ready to MOVE and get addicted to that burn!