As a qualified, personal trainer, mat and reformer Pilates instructor and exercise physiology student, I have a great passion for helping others along their health and fitness journey. Whether the client is recovering from an injury, an athlete hoping to enhance their performance or even just hoping to improve their confidence within a gym environment, I believe that exercise is one of the best tools to optimize the way in which you function. Not only can it strengthen and tone the body but it can also improve the health of the body and mind.
Since primarily focusing upon Pilates training since returning from studying abroad in Canada in 2013, I have experienced first hand how a holistic approach to exercise can improve one’s daily function; including the way in which my clients treat themselves and others. In recent months I have placed a focus upon increasing public awareness of the amazing benefits of Pilates that extend beyond ‘strengthening the core’. I currently work with a number of athletes including AFL players, tennis players and sprinters that are preparing to participate in the 2017 World Juniors program, pregnant and elderly clients. I like to promote a fun, welcoming exercise environment in which people of all abilities can improve their strength, balance and flexibility while developing great relationships with other class members. Whether you’re looking for an excellent way to transition into resistance training or you’re hoping to improve your training performance, I would be delighted to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
Educational background: Final year Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons) at the University of Queensland, Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Pilates Matwork Level I completed at the Pilates Institute of Queensland
Future ambitions: I plan to pursue further study with a Masters of Physiotherapy as I have a passion for women’s health and paediatrics and hope to eventually specialise within these areas.
Hobbies: Creating exciting new workout/Pilates routines, creative food writing, hiking and healthy cooking!
Travels: 8 month study abroad in Canada, travelling across the US, a student exchange in France, hiking in New Zealand and Bali.
Favourite foods: A super spicy vindaloo curry and green peas!
Favourite book: ‘The Messenger’ by Markus Zusak or ‘Spark!’ by John Ratey