I fell in love with the Pilates Method in 2007 and haven't looked back. Having come from a legal administration background, I initially came to Pilates as a way to combat shoulder tension and back pain, and to give my body the movement it craved after sitting at a desk all day.
Eventually I realised that if I became a teacher I could do Pilates all the time (!!) and started doing teacher training.
In 2008 I was living in Ireland and stumbled on a six-week certification, which I really enjoyed. I found that I wanted a stronger knowledge base though and, after moving to Melbourne in late 2010, I enrolled in the Certificate IV in Pilates Mat Instruction at National Pilates Training. In 2012 I upgraded to NPT's Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and went on to develop my teaching from there.
I love meeting new people through my teaching and seeing the improvements in each individual body as our classes progress is a real joy. I am passionate about the Pilates Method as a means of keeping fit, building strength and improving functional movement.
As a mum of three, both pre- and post- natal Pilates also hold a special significance for me. After the birth of my twins in 2016 I realised I had a large diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and I began to get serious about post natal rehab. It's a constant learning curve, and I love being able to help other mums reconnect with their physical fitness (and their "me" time) via my Mums and Bubs classes. I know how hard it can be to get a bit of time to yourself in those early days.
I also recently completed my Level 2 certification in Traditional Usui Reiki and I am currently taking a course in teaching yoga for children. I am also looking forward to furthering my study in Pilates and Yoga in the next few years (somewhere in between school pick ups!)