Meet our Team of Professionals
Deidre Pretlove PT, BPE, BScPT
“My founding philosophy formed by both my professional training and my experiences as an athelete is to encourage and promote the active quest for improved strength, fitness and health”
Bachelor Of Physical Education. Sports Science, University of New Brunswick.
Bachelor of Science. Physical Therapy, University of Toronto.
Deidre created Personal Best for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness, whether healthy or injured, to find and sustain their personal best.
“My vision was to develop a clinic that integrates hands-on therapy with patient self-management in the later stages of healing and a safe and effectice exercise program for rehabilitation, Pilates. It’s always such a delight to see the increase in energy, confidence and vitality that invariably follows such achievements.”
Holly Mitchell BA (Hons), MScPT
Holly graduated with a Master's of Science in Physiotherapy in 2009 and has since spent the past 6 years in private practice in both Canada and Australia.
After being exposed to a thriving clinical pilates culture in Australia, Holly developed a special interest in spinal rehabilitation and the correction of faulty movement patterns through Pilates practice.
Holly also enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions by incorporating myofascial release techniques, joint mobilizations, neural tissue mobilizations, and active exercise based rehabilitation.
Holly reserves a good portion of her treatment sessions to ensuring adequate patient education has taken place as she believes that better collaboration with her patients leads to better healthcare outcomes.
Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Personal Trainer
Julie works with post rehabilitation clients, seniors, post motor vehicle, conditioning for athletes, performing fitness and nutritional assessments for executives.
Julie Williams has over twenty seven years’ experience in the fitness, recreation, rehabilitation industry; and was voted one of NOW magazine’s Best Fitness Trainer.
Julie is a Registered Kinesiologist and professional member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto.
She is also a certified personal trainer (CPTN, CSEP) who works with a range of clients from post rehabilitation clients to senior clients, post motor vehicle, conditioning for athletes, to performing fitness and nutritional assessments for executives at a wellness centre.
Julie is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (IONC) and Certified Nutritional Consultant who has an Applied Holistic Nutrition First Class Honours diploma from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
Registered Massage Therapist
Specializing in hydrotherapy, pregnancy and labour massage.
Dawn is a graduate of The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.
She has special training in pregnancy, labour massage and the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. She has over ten years rehabilitation experience treating patients with a variety of sport and motor vehicle injuries.
Dawn is available for bookings Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Joan P. Baker
Certified Pilates Instructor
Joan brings more awareness to anyone with acute injuries, or clients who just wish to strengthen their bodies, to pay attention and honour their daily physical movements, young and mature.
Joan’s passion for teaching Pilates began eignteen years ago teaching Fitness classes to business executives.
Through her own experience with illness and injury, Joan fell in love with Joseph Pilates’ original exercise regime trademarked “The Method”, and Pilates became a lifestyle.
Joan looks forward to bringing more awareness to anyone with acute injuries, or clients who just wish to strengthen their bodies, to pay attention and honour their daily physical movements, young and mature.
Kamal Gill B.Sc
“Your health is the foundation to all happiness... Pilates should provide results and be an enjoyable part of your week.”
Kamal is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and Rehab Conditioning Specialist.
Kamal entered Pilates training after many years of personal training and practicing Yoga. She was impressed by the catalogue of over 500 exercises allowing instructors to create individual program of routines, at any stage of their fitness goals. Kamal focuses on finding a person's unique path towards increased fitness, flexibility and alignment.
“Your health is the foundation to your happiness and goals. My focus is on providing personalized instruction, support and tools for each person. Pilates can provide results and also be an enjoyable part of your week."
Certified Therapeutic Pilates Instructor
“Growing up as a dancer provided me with a great sense of body awareness and a passion for movement from an early age.”
As a teenager, Caitlin was introduced to Pilates as a form of rehabilitation for a hip injury.
In a short amount of time she found she had less pain, greater mobility and a noticeable improvement in her dance technique. She is incredibly passionate about sharing the practice of Pilates with dancers and non-dancers alike and especially enjoys working with those recovering from injury. As a certified Instructor
Caitlin combines her Pilates knowledge with a lifetime of dance experience to offer unique and challenging classes. Her goal is to help others to feel more connected to their body and she enjoys witnessing the confidence that comes with ease of movement.