Instructor Spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Haley Bevan

“Just do it! Best 3 words ever!”

 


 

Studio Pilates Courses Completed

Platinum Instructing Course
Matwork Course
Ball, Circle and Band Course
Pilates for Pregnancy Course

 

What has been your favourite Studio Pilates course to complete?

Platinum Course as it gave me so many opportunities to change my direction in life.

 

How have you been using your Pilates skills since completing your instructor training?

Worked for Studio Pilates straight away after completing the course. Then when I moved to Melbourne, I worked for an osteopathic clinic where I ran the mat and reformer classes for them. I then saw the opportunity to open my own Studio Pilates Studio in Richmond. I’m now an owner of a studio, course facilitator & mentor for Studio Pilates. So all life changing!

 

What has been your greatest challenge as a Pilates instructor?

Just to keep learning and developing and sharing that knowledge with my team.

 

How has COVID-19 changed how you instruct?

Not touching clients, so becoming very good with succinct cues to get clients where I want them.

Also learning to run livestream classes, privates online and taking reformer classes online as well.

So this also hones your cueing skills which helps to make you a better instructor.

 

What is the one health or fitness related item that you can’t live without right now?

Bands.

 

What is your personal Pilates or exercise philosophy?

To move and stretch everyday, at any level from workout to a combined session, make it a daily habit. Every day you should have gratitude that you have your health and fitness. Exercise because you know you will feel better for doing it. So “just do it”. Best 3 words ever!

 

What song or playlist is keeping you and your clients motivated in class right now?

Studio Pilates Workout playlist on Spotify, I use that for my Livestream Classes.

 

What is your favourite exercise to instruct right now and why?

All arm work with the band, so simple but so effective. There is just so many things you can do with the band. As I’m in lockdown, I’m teaching matwork so I’m always looking for new things to do with the band.

Triceps + Band
How do you prioritise or find time for your own Pilates practice?

When I have 30-45 mins free I just get down on the mat and do a session or jump on the reformer most days.  Usually first thing or pre-dinner. Then I feel like I have achieved something in the day. Especially since I have been in lockdown for the best part of 50 plus weeks. I really miss being in the studio.

 

What is the greatest tip you could give another Pilates instructor?

Keep learning and developing you skills and knowledge. There’s so much to learn and opportunities everywhere to use it. Let it become part of your life.

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