Mat Flow Pilates
Small Group Class
Just you, gravity and the Mat -
Breath and movement flow.
In-studio pilates on specialised reformer equipment
Specialised and tailored pilates care with individualised programs
I have had a life-long interest in movement, particularly dance in all its forms, and was trained in classical ballet. I’ve explored many different exercise modalities, including weights and gravity-based training, stretch therapy, yoga and aqua-aerobics as well as regular programs. I teach Body Pump, Body Balance, CXWX, but my main focus and current field of research is on feet, posture and gait (through AiM). I have found tremendous ongoing benefits not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally, from strength and flexibility training. Pilates is about the study of movement, and understanding what works best for each individual. Each person is unique and requires a fresh approach. Then add regular practice into the mix to bring about the desired results.
My professional development in the fitness industry over the past 15 years includes completion of the Diploma of Pilates Studio, and Certificate IV (Advanced Mat) from Polestar Australia. Polestar is a world-leader in Pilates training. I also hold the Certificate III in Fitness from the Canberra Institute of Technology. I am a member of Pilates Alliance Australasia and Fitness Australia, peak body associations in our fitness industry.
I am inspired by the results that a commitment to Pilates practice can achieve for everyone. I enjoy designing and teaching Pilates sessions and tailoring classes to adjust to all participants in my class. My clients and I together discover what is our greatest asset in and throughout life – the harmonising of our body and mind. Let us challenge ourselves to see what we can do, how we change day-to-day, and move with more strength and grace.
Limber Strength Professional Development Training 2018 - 2021
Anatomy in Motion AiM 'Feet & Lower Limb'workshop, Sydney
Wake Up Your Body 2 days of training with Gary Ward, looking at how foot posture influences body posture and whole body mechanics as well as a person’s sense of wellbeing.
Part 1 of the JEMS The Power and the Grace: Ease and Efficiency in Natural Functional Movement
(JEMS) Joanne Elphinston is a leading elite performance movement and rehabilitation consultant, and highly respected internation lecturer, physiotherapist and author.
Anatomy in Motion AiM 'Finding Centre' workshop, Melbourne
Wake Up Your Body. 6 days of training with Gary Ward, looking at how foot posture influences body posture and whole body mechanics as well as a person's sense of wellbeing.
FILEX 2018, Sydney
The Australasia Fitness Convention (FILEX) is an annual peak body Conference with Expo. Fitness & Thought Leaders are drawn together from all corners of the Fitness Industry to deliver keynote speeches, seminars, interactive tutorials & practical classes.
Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer & Exercise Workshop, Canberra
2 days of training with Carla Mullins Gold Winner of the Good Designs with her Makarlu Products and education programs. Carla is the Director of Body Organics Studio.
Polestar Pilates Experience Workshop, Sydney
Polestar Pilates Australia Education Experience Workshops with Dr Brent Anderson and Shelly Power
what is pilates?
“In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body.”
– Joseph Pilates
The renowned Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) was a passionate advocate for exercise and movement to heal, and to maintain health for the duration of our lives! He devised a system of understanding human movement with a set of physical strengthening exercises he recommended, and this was known as the Pilates Method. These exercises exemplified his Principles of movement: alignment, articulation, breathing, concentration, core strength (‘centering’), and controlled, flowing movement. He emphasised the role of the smaller muscles in the body, conditioning them to work with the larger muscle groups to build good posture, functional stability and strength. Over time and with regular practice, the Pilates Principles are integrated into our movement habits – and so in turn we gain a greater sense of energy, empowerment and wellness.
Pilates is now a world-wide research-led movement, which continues to grow and develop under the umbrella of professional teaching bodies, codes, and associations. Qualified Pilates teachers have good understanding of human movement patterns, and can expertly use manual, visual and verbal cues to help each client improve the quality of their movement and work towards their goals.
"Such a dedicated Pilates instructor with an incredible interest in all of her students and what they want to achieve."
Kimarny, Business Analyst
"Understanding, practical and professional. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Highly recommend."
Sonia, Business Administrator
"We do so love our Pilates classes with you and the benefits to our body awareness, flexibility, balance and core strength are tangible."
Ros, Secondary School Teacher
"I enjoy the Pilates classes and have no doubt that it is improving my strength and flexibility."
Colleen, University Academic
"Professional, caring and tailored instruction."
Penny, Business Manager
"Thank you always for your patience, kindness, flexibility and brilliant instruction as a pilates teacher."
Trish, Patricia Costantini Bch Health Sc. (Comp. Med.), Masters OT
Terms & conditions
Limber Strength & Stretch Conditioning Terms & Conditions
Declaration, Waiver and Release
In consideration of Limber Strength & Stretch Conditioning ABN: 53 623 798 186 (‘LS&SC’) allowing me to participate in any of the programs it offers, I acknowledge and understand that I have voluntarily chosen to participate in the activities provided LS&SC.
I agree to abide by the rules of LS&SC. I am responsible for any damage to the equipment which I may cause due to my negligence or failure to follow direction given to me.
I hereby waive and release, indemnify, hold harmless and forever discharge LS&SC, and its agents, employees, officers, successors, coaches, teachers and trustees, of and from any and all claims, demands, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages, and liabilities, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that I ever had or may have, arising from or in any way related to my participation in any of the programs conducted by LS&SC, on the premises, of, or for the benefit of, LS&SC, provided that this waive of liability does not apply to any acts of gross negligence, or intentional, wilful or wanton misconduct by or on behalf of LS&SC.
I understand that the Pilates practices and related activities in which I will participate, may be potentially dangerous and have the potential to cause serious or grievous injuries, including bodily injury, damage to personal property and/or death, in certain circumstances. On behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, administrators, executors and next of kin, I waive all claims of damage, injuries and death sustained to me or my property, that I may have against LS&SC, including claims in tort, contract, equity or otherwise.
I understand that participating in pilates is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Pilates is not recommended and is not safe under certain circumstances or if I suffer from certain medical conditions (either known or unknown). I agree and accept that I should consult a physician prior to beginning any activity program offered by LS&SC, including Pilates. I agree and accept that it is my responsibility to notify LS&SC and my teacher of pregnancy or any serious illness or injury before every pilates session.
I agree and accept that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice Pilates, or any other program offered by LS&SC.
I acknowledge, agree and represent that I understand the nature of LS&SC and the programs offered by LS&SC. I warrant that I am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the activities offered by LS&SC. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in any pilates practice or other activities offered by LS&SC.
By providing this waiver, I agree and accept that I assume any and all risk associated with my participating in any program offered by LS&SC, and I take full responsibility for myself.
This waiver and release contains the entire agreement between myself and LS&SC, and supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between us. I understand and agree that the provisions of this waiver and release may only be withdrawn or amended, wither in whole or in part, by LS&SC and I agreeing to do so in writing.
The laws governing this waiver and release are those of the Australian Capital Territory.
The provisions of this waiver and release will continue in full force and effect even after the cessation or termination of the activities conducted by LS&SC, whether by agreement, by operation of law, or otherwise.
ONLINE CLASSES include personal training, small groups, and large groups. If you are taking an Online Pilates Matwork class, please ensure you check (a) the environment around you & (b) any equipment you are using and maintain a safe, hazard-free environment for yourself.
I have read, understood and fully agree to the terms of this waiver and release. I understand and confirm that by signing this waiver and release I have given up considerable future legal rights.