As a busy mother and Pilates geek to the CORE, I love anything fun, food, family and fitness! After a successful career in dance and circus I made the permanent change to teaching Pilates in 2008. Nearly 20 years after first starting Pilates I still discover something new everyday, either within my own practice or by teaching my wonderful clients.
Up until July 2014 I ran my own studio in London and enjoyed Pilates workshops and conferences in Europe, the UK and America.
Now Wollongong is home and I look forward to sharing just how wonderful Pilates can make YOU feel!
Because I LOVE it! I am so lucky to have a job that I truly enjoy, I figure if we have to go to work every day, we may as well love what we do.
I have experienced first hand the benefits of Pilates on so many levels – as a young dancer with back pain, learning to find balance within my body and working hard to avoid injury. Then experiencing the rehabilitation side after bilateral knee reconstructions in 2003, and more recently it’s healing effects after the birth of my two children.
Outside The Studio…
I love to travel and spend time with my husband, and children. We recently moved back to Australia after 4 years in London so we are making the most of the outdoors and fabulous Aussie weather.
Anything Else We Should Know?
I love getting to know my clients and discovering what they want to gain from their sessions. I believe no two bodies are the same and each person needs nurturing to reach their full potential.
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients; helping postnatal mums reconnect with their body after giving birth and teaching them how to work safely, all the way to professional athletes looking to improve their game – and everyone in between!
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT).
Comprehensive Teacher Training course Body Arts and Science International (BASI – USA) and Ulysses Pilates (Australia)
Women’s Wellness specialist (Diastasis Recti, Pelvic dysfunction, Menopause)
Master Instructor for Balanced Body Teacher Training.
Certified BLACKROLL instructor.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).
Pilates on Tour class presenter and PAA conference presenter.
Initially I followed a creative path establishing a successful career in Fashion Design. But sitting at a desk 10+ hrs a day was ruining my health physically and mentally. I was looking for something more, something that would have a lasting positive effect on my soul as well as others. I wanted to do something that in some way made a difference, which helped people.
I had practiced Pilates and Yoga for years, it became my balance, my solace to my hectic working life and before long I decided I had to make the change and I haven’t looked back!
I am passionate about the positive and empowering effect Pilates can have on a body and I’m a strong advocate for the importance of taking charge of your own physical and mental health and creating the future you choose.
Through practicing Pilates, I have seen the results in my own body. Not just in strength and fitness but also combating the negative effects of a desk job, relieving stress and anxiety, as well as managing the varying effects pregnancy has on your body Pre & Post Natal.
I love that as an exercise, Pilates is non-discriminatory and holistic, it is suitable for any age, body type and most health issues. You can rewire years and years of unhealthy patterns imprinted in the body and turn your life around, decrease pain and improve your quality of life. Chronic pain is something nobody should have to live with and I have seen the benefits of practicing Pilates and its ability to alleviate pain in a way that is sustainable.
Outside The Studio…
Friends and family are the most important thing to me, which help me maintain a work/life balance. You will always find me with my husband and daughter at the park or beach. I love the outdoors, the sun, the surf, just making the most of the beautiful area we are lucky to live in here on the South Coast of NSW.
I have a love for travel, Yoga helps me find me Zen and being a creative I still try to find the time to paint & illustrate – although these days with a Toddler Play-Doh sculptures & finger-painting are generally the extent of my masterpieces.
Anything Else We Should Know?
I really love getting to know my clients and sharing in their journey towards achieving personal goals. I place great importance on my client’s time; this is YOUR session, YOUR body. Each person is unique, my classes are individually tailored to what you want out of your session…and we have fun!
I’m dedicated to continuing education and training. I love to learn and challenge myself. With knowledge comes power- the power to give more back to my clients. I am particularly interested in Pilates for Women’s health, Pre & Post Natal, general rehabilitation and Pilates for the aging population.
Level 2 Comprehensive Teacher Training in Pilates Movement Therapy
First Aid and CPR Certificate