“A Day in The Life” with Writer and Movement Specialist, Danielle Kaplan

Danielle Kaplan is married to Stephen Kaplan and has two adult children Josh and Gabi. Josh lives with his partner Kyle and Gabi recently married Jamie. She lives with Stephen in Lawrence Park, Toronto, with their two Goldendoodle furry babies, Hallie and Millie. Danielle is a speech-language pathologist and movement specialist. She grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and has a research MA in the communication of traumatic brain injury. She immigrated with her husband Stephen to Toronto, Canada where she worked in acute teaching hospitals for over 20 years in the area of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Spinal injury dealing with cognition, and language, and specializing in the area of swallowing disorders. She gained certification in Pilates and then went on to train further in movement while gaining her Personal Training certification (CanfitPro), Ballet Barre for fitness training and then received her Rehab Exercise Specialisation certification. Danielle has her own Pilates /movement studio and currently teaches classes on- line on Instagram. This is Danielle’s first memoir. Her book “ I Married a Thrill Seeker” is available in Indigo, Amazon and other bookstores.

Written by her daughter Gabi and her friend Nikki

Danielle Kaplan
Working out and walking (outside or on my treadmill) is my meditation, a fun and healthy part of my daily routine. I love teaching my movement classes
Danielle Kaplan
Walking my dogs is one of my favourite activities
Vacation with my family
Reading is for me both relaxing and educational.
Love walking on a beach and swimming in the ocean
Exploring neighbourhoods with my family
Danielle Kaplan
Chilling outside in my backyard with my dogs
Danielle Kaplan
Always enjoy eating out with my husband and my friends


Which ’hood are you in?

Currently Lawrence Park. Lived for many years at Avenue and Lawrence in Ledbury Park (Upper Avenue).

What do you do?

Written a memoir called “I Married a Thrill Seeker”. Teach movement/pilates/corrective exercise classes online on Instagram. Own a movement studio called StudioBlue.

What are you currently working on?

I just published my memoir with RE:books.ca.

Where can we find your work?

My book is available on Amazon.ca, Indigo and other bookstores, as well as online.

You can also contact me at info@rebooks.ca.



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