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!

Nicole has worked with one of BC’s leading fitness gyms as a top achiever with several awards in personal training and customer service. She is passionate about motivating, educating and expanding the minds of her clients and students to achieve more than just physical fitness. Nicole draws from her background and varied experiences such as yoga, rock climbing, kickboxing and pilates, to provide fun alternatives to “traditional exercises.”

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