I discovered Pilates 18 years ago when I met my teacher Stephanie Guimond who is now a dear friend. Her passion and knowledge was addictive and that’s when I became…addicted!
I was an adrenaline junkie and always looking out for the latest fitness fad, however nothing quite kept my attention both physically and mentally as much as Pilates and I was reaping the benefits for days after.
It was in those sessions that a light bulb went off in my head and I thought – I would love to do this!
Anyone that knows true Pilates knows that to become a teacher is a massive commitment. It includes 700 hours of teaching, observation and training, and juggling a full time job was close to impossible so I parked the idea.
Four years ago I was involved in a serious car accident that left me unable to lie, sit or walk without pain, due to a compressed spine. I was unable to work for 3 months and unable to go back to any normal type of routine or training. I underwent twice-weekly Physio for the first year and gradually built up to basic Pilates moves. It was through practicing Pilates that enabled me to alleviate the pain and through my own Pilates training I am now able to maintain my strength & continue to improve my fitness whilst staying out of pain.
I wanted to help people through the same thing but it wasn’t until I dug deep into what Pilates course I should do that I really understood how the classical Pilates method helps everyone.
It was in 2011 that I enrolled in a course and happy to say I completed under Power Pilates.
My dream was to open a studio and help other people realize their abilities whether it be through overcoming back pain, helping with anxiety/depression or working with sports professionals to enhance their current training regime. Giving back and watching clients become stronger, more flexible, shake off bad postural habits and fall in love with this method just like I did 12 years ago is wonderful to see.
I’ve seen how the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself when trained well.
My heart and soul is in the studio coupled with Josephs Pilates through his work and I want to share it with as many people as possible.
I look forward to meeting you.