Meet our Team of Professionals
Deidre Pretlove PT, BPE, BScPT
“My founding philosophy formed by both my professional training and my experiences as an athlete 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 effective 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.”
Kate Fewer PT.
“I aim to help my patients become more informed about their body and offer practical tools to maintain health including leading an active, movement-rich life which is vital to your health and wellness.”
Bachelor of Science. Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth, England in 2008.
Kate strives to tailor her treatment to each individual and work with them to achieve their fitness goals. She focuses on issues ranging from repetitive strain work injuries to sports related injuries. She is currently continuing her eduction in pelvic health, Pilates for rehabilitation, Medical Acupuncture, the Mulligan Concept and McKenzie Treatment techniques.
“When I’m not at the Clinic, I enjoy running, hiking, Pilates, yoga, travelling and biking around Toronto.”
Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor
Guiding rehab sessions for over a decade in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and finally back home in Toronto
A holistic approach to Pilates sessions
Genevieve is passionate about working with beginners, pre- and post-natal clients, and those working through injuries and setbacks.
She is trauma-trained and incorporates her training in nutrition, mindfulness, and somatic movement.
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 eighteen 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.
Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Pilates Instructor
“Empowering individuals to gain self-awareness, break down faulty patterns and working towards a functional place that feels good”
Kinesiology Graduate, University of Waterloo
With her background in kinesiology and incorporating Pilates as a fitness tool, Alisha found a natural fit in rehab, working over the years with a range of health care providers to care for the needs of clients.
She is a Eldoa Level 2 Instructor, certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy, TRX Suspension Training and Spin Instruction.
Currently working towards her Diploma in Massage Therapy, Alisha is looking forward to adding more hands on experience to her skill set.