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What makes your class so f'cking awesome?

I try to bring my easy going personality and energy into my teaching style, continuing to challenge and empower you while focusing on technique and form. Expect hands-on corrections, an eclectic mix of dance and indie tunes and to leave class feeling taller and more connected with your body! I truly believe that Pilates can benefit everyone no matter where they are at in their fitness journey.

What was your journey to becoming an instructor? How the hell did you get here?

Growing up in Australia, I played a lot of netball and volleyball, and found myself repeatedly injuring my lower back. So after many hours at a desk whilst studying Architecture, a physio finally suggested practicing Pilates for strength and rehabilitation. I fell in love with the required control and intrinsic movements that make up the Pilates repertoire and noticed an immediate difference to both my mental and physical strength!! After struggling to sit still and find happiness in a desk-based job, I finally took the step to following this passion and began my teaching journey with BASI Pilates, becoming a comprehensively qualified instructor.

What is your signature move?

It's like asking me to choose my favourite child! But I think I have two favourite moves on the reformer - 'Abdominals Legs in Straps' & 'Side-Lying Glutes'. Both will fire up the targeted muscles and you will feel them working straight away! A common mistake in both moves is going to fast - slooooow it down, focus on technique and you will get the greatest reward of all... a peachy butt and strong core.

Something we didn’t know?

I am also a qualified makeup artist, I used to love doing bridal parties for weddings. Now I am more a hoarder of natural organic makeup and I am obsessed with skincare.

What does your downtime look like?

Red wine, good coffee and a good book would sum up my free time when I am not trying out other pilates classes or running around after my two rascals, Fig and Bat, my burmese kittens.

If you weren’t an Instructor, what would you be??

I would love to train as a Physiotherapist! I love working with and helping people .... but another 5 years of study just isn't quite as appealing...

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