“My favourite exercise to instruct would have to be Tucks with the gym ball. I love seeing my clients try and then surprise themselves when they can actually achieve it.”
Studio Pilates Courses Completed
Ball Circle and Band Course
What has been your favourite Studio Pilates course to complete?
My favourite would have to be the Matwork Course. It was great to see how to break down the exercises, the different levels for each exercise and meet other people who like me love Pilates.
How have you been using your Pilates skills since completing your instructor training?
I have been employed at a local Pilates studio (Women’s Well Co) since completing my Matwork certification. I teach classes everyday but Friday and Sunday.
What has been your great challenge as a Pilates instructor?
My greatest challenge would have to be remembering the levels, how to make the exercise harder or easier depending on my clients fitness/injury.
How has COVID-19 changed how you instruct?
Living in North Queensland, I am lucky in that COVID-19 hasn’t really affected how I instruct my classes. We do social distance as much as possible.
What is the one health or fitness related item that you can’t live without right now?
My activewear or grip socks.
What is your personal Pilates or exercise philosophy?
Pilates benefits both your physical and mental well-being, improves flexibility, posture, and muscle strength regardless or fitness level or injury.
What song or playlist is keeping you and your clients motivated in class right now?
As I teach early morning Matwork classes (5:30am) I prefer to use a more chilled out playlist then something more upbeat. I currently use Spotify and the playlist my clients love is “Acoustic Covers of Old Songs.”
What is your favourite exercise to instruct right now and why?
My favourite exercise to instruct would have to be Tucks with the gym ball [from the Ball, Circle and Band Course]. I love seeing my clients try and then surprise themselves when they can actually achieve it. Plus there’s always giggles and laughter when the gym balls come out.
How do you prioritise or find time for your own Pilates practice?
I have my own Mat and Reformer at home. I try and attend a class at least three times a week if my work (other job) fits around class times.
What is the greatest tip you could give another Pilates instructor?
Make sure your programming suits your clients needs, e.g their fitness level and take their injuries into consideration. Find alternatives for them that they can do so that they can do the a similar exercise to the rest of the class, and not feel left out.