I'm a mum of two and wife of, well, one!
I've been teaching Pilates for many years as part of a suite of other group exercise offerings.
I am an APMA Level II qualified Mat and Studio Instructor. I started teaching in about 2008, through my five-time-award-winning business (for realz) in Hobart, where I taught around 20 classes a week. I continued to teach private mat classes when I moved to Darwin in 2016 which was fantastic, so much sweat to be had.
I have also taught in various venues, most recently in Darwin at Encore Pilates, the Gym@CDU in Darwin; and at Ascot Vale Leisure Centre here in Melbourne. I've been teaching my own classes in Melbourne since 2018; face-to-face but then switching to online for the whole of 2020... and beyond!
I am a personal trainer, and can teach all manner of delicious gym classes - Spin, Pump, Fitball, Circuit, Aerobics, Step, Aqua Aerobics, Running, Outdoor Group Fitness... but that's for another day.
I'm also a practicing psychologist, working full-time across three roles at the moment: in a community based private practice; at an organisational psychology consultancy in the Melbourne CBD/my 2020 office (home), and post-PhD in 2015, I continue to supervise Honours students and conduct research at Monash University.
I don't have my psychologist hat on when teaching Pilates, but I certainly draw from that knowledge base even when focusing on your physical self, and we do four to five minutes of relaxation or mindfulness at the end of every single class. I'm a supporter and advocate of HAES and have conducted research in the area. I don't promote quick-fixes; engage in weight-centric or aesthetic-focused dialogue; nor do I support diet culture.
Here are a couple of classes I recorded for Vic Health earlier this year if you'd like a sneak peak.. a gentle beginner's class and a class on pelvic floor.
'See' you on the mat!