When Linda discovered CALLANETICS™ classes at The Edinburgh CALLANETICS™ Studio she was instantly hooked. After just her first 10 classes she lost 11½ inches (from upper arms, waist, stomach, hips, thighs, right through to her knees!) It was the only exercise regime that she ever enjoyed and kept up with, and the results were great motivation. Linda continued going to classes for four years to maintain the tightening and toning of her body before moving to Vancouver in early 2006.
At the time, there were no CALLANETICS™ classes in Vancouver, nor anything like it. Missing the classes so much and the affect on her body shape, she went about becoming a CALLANETICS™ teacher herself.
Certified in September 2007, Linda was the first Certified CALLANETICS™ Teacher in British Columbia and is still one of only a handful in Canada. Linda teaches CALLANETICS™ classes in 5 community centres, The Arbutus Club (an exclusive private members club), as well as a privately hired space several times a week. In early 2016, Linda was invited to LA to be a part of filming new CALLANETICS™ videos - the first release of official videos in 22 years.
Linda is currently in year 2 of certifying as a Restorative Exercise Specialist™ through Nutritious Movement™ and can also be found teaching Pilates at Boditree Pilates and Healing as an apprentice Pilates Teacher.
The videos on Youtube was a flashback to the 80s and seemed innocent enough. I even poo-pooed the idea that Callanetics would help me. Boy I was mistaken ... I call the Callanetics class my 'tummy tuck without liposuction'. And don't let Linda's kind demeanour fool you, she is one tough teacher!!! ~ Eli
Callanetics is the only exercise class that I haven't tried to come up with an excuse not to attend. ~ Lyn
I have attended Callanetics classes for over two years with visible positive results. I look better from my neck to my ankles and people are noticing and commenting favourably. The most evident change is seen in my hips, thighs and buttocks which are slimmer, tighter and stronger. I have been able to go down two jean sizes. My posture has also improved because my core muscles are being strengthen from week to week. I’m delighted to have found Callanetics in Vancouver. ~ Eva
The unique CALLANETICS™ exercise method is a non-impact body conditioning program that promotes deep muscle tone throughout the entire body. Using a combination of mat work and ballet inspired leg work, this exceptional form of exercise uses precise positioning and tiny (yet powerful) movements to isolate specific muscle groups. This results in a quick toning effect which you'll feel and see within hours.
There comes a time (and it comes to all of us) when our bodies start to sag and need a boost to prevent and reverse the droop! That’s where ‘Linda’s magic’ comes in ... I cannot say enough about the changes Callanetics has made to my body. My muscles are more toned and lifted, which is a wonderful thing when you’re in your fifties. ~ Jill
Linda is a wizard. She brings it all to her Callanetics classes...toning, shaping, flexibility, laughter, a supportive atmosphere, and all delivered with a delightful Scottish accent! After attending her classes for a year while living in Kitsilano, I now drive from Langley every week for my Callanetics "therapy"...totally worth the time and effort. ~ Susan
After nearly one year of weekly Callanetics classes, I have reduced how often I've had to see my physiotherapist. She has told me that I have greatly improved my condition and she thinks it was largely due to increased physical activity that includes Callanetics. ~ Stacy
CALLANETICS™ exercises were developed by Callan Pinckney. Callan Pinckney was raised in Savannah, Georgia. She trained in classical ballet for twelve years and studied other forms of dance, movement and exercise. She had to restore her own body to health when, after an eleven-year backpacking odyssey around the world, the rigours of travel, along with a congenital back defect, led to physical breakdown. On her return to the US, she began to experiment with different exercise techniques combined with her ballet training to develop the CALLANETICS™ program which finally solved her physical problems. She discovered that by performing some very small precise movements not only was she alleviated from her pain, but her body looked and felt better than it ever had!
The CALLANETICS™ technique is now internationally known and has been popular world wide for 30 years!! Callan Pinckney's 9 books all became international best-sellers and the video series that followed went on to sell over 6 million copies. Her first video release "Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours" outsold every other fitness video in the US. Within 3 years it had pushed Jane Fonda into second place on the all-time individual best-selling fitness video chart and it remains the all-time fitness bestseller in both the US and UK.
In June 2016, Callan Pinckney was inducted into the US National Fitness Hall of Fame.
If you would like to learn more about the incredible journey of Callan Pinckney and how she championed her revolutionary exercise method, callanetics.com has a wealth of interesting information.