Pilates Mat Beginner l 6 week course


This class is taught by:

Melissa Cooper - Findlay

Mel is passionate and a dedicated Dance and Pilates educator, with 10 years experience teaching Dance, Drama and PDHPE in the secondary school sector and is also a qualified Pilates Instructor in mat and reformer methods.

She believes a regular practice is essential to maintaining health, well being and balance in this demanding modern world. Her classes are designed to promote core strength fitness and anatomical awareness whilst providing participants with valuable breathing space in their busy schedules to nourish and revive.

Kate McDonald

Kate MacDonald is a Sydney based dancer and Pilates instructor. In 2012, she graduated from the University of NSW with an Honours in Dance studies. While continuing to dance, she also now shares the skills and knowledge she has gained through her dance training teaching Pilates around Sydney.
 
As a trained dancer, Pilates has always played an important role in her practice, helping to maintain and develop strength for optimum movement function for the body. She brings this viewpoint to her classes with a focus on form through correct technique, body alignment and breathing. It is her aim to get people using their bodies to their highest functionality and leave class feeling great.
 
Since she began teaching in 2013, her interest in movement and the body has only deepened and she is now set to begin a Masters in Physiotherapy.
 
She is currently certified to teach Pilates in Matwork, Matwork with equipment, Reformer and has most recently become certified to teach pre and post-natal Pilates through Studio Pilates International.

Pip Johnson

Throughout her life, Pip has been trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance, completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts Dance at the Wesley Institute in 2005. This lead to a career in dance teaching, prior to her becoming a Certified Stott Pilates instructor in 2010. Over the last couple of years Pip has also developed her skills by teaching specialty groups of pre-natal pilates and mums and bubs pilates.

For Pip, Pilates was an integral part of her dance training as it helped her to achieve good postural alignment and overall strength. She believes that Pilates is a complimentary addition to any fitness program and is fantastic for injury management and prevention. She highly recommends Pilates classes to anyone wanting a toned and flexible body.
For students with no previous Pilates experience - all students welcome!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 22 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 23 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 24 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Pip Johnson
  • Sat 27 May 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 29 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 30 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 31 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Pip Johnson
  • Sat 03 Jun 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 05 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 06 Jun 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 07 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Pip Johnson
  • Sat 10 Jun 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 12 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 13 Jun 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 14 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Pip Johnson
  • Sat 17 Jun 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 19 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 20 Jun 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 21 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Pip Johnson
  • Sat 24 Jun 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson