Meet Oliver Giving



Q: What do you do and how long have you been doing that?

A: I teach Pilates and have been doing that for 4 years. I started Tone Pilates in 2015

Q: What inspired you to do what you do?

A: The way Pilates enriched my life so quickly after I first started taking classes. I was recovering from a shoulder issue that was resolved more quickly with Pilates than any other method of exercise!

Q: What are your favourite things about Pilates?

A: So many aspects! The variety of equipment and exercises keeps it interested, I love the level of detail, and don’t forget the long, proven history of Pilates (it was invented in the 1920s)!

Q: Outside of work, where can people most often find you?

A: These days, at home or in a coffee shop, glued to my laptop working on building my business.  I also enjoy travel and visiting places like Portland, the Gulf Islands and anywhere “off the grid.”

Q: What is your Favourite hobby?

A: Composing electronic music

Q: What’s your favourite music?

A: Underground house

Q: What’s your favourite exercises?

A: Do I have to pick just one? Here are my THREE favourites, all for different reasons: Side Bend, Short Spine, Upside Down Pushup, Tower (all Pilates exercises)

Q: What are 3 things people don’t know about you?

1) I lived in a yoga ashram for 2 years, studying yoga full-time during that time
2) I have 2 tattoos
3) I love unintentional puns

Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A: It was different depending on how old I was. I remember wanting to be a firefighter, an artist and an athlete at different times.

Q: What’s your spirit animal?

A: Bear


Q: What is your Favourite TV show?

A: Firefly

Q: If you could be on any reality TV show what would it be?

A: One that would pay me millions of dollars, as that’s what it would take for me to even consider being on a reality TV show!

Q: Who is your Celebrity crush?

A:  Imogen Heap

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?

A: Yam fries!

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