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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.

Lauren Luthringer

Born in France, Laurence (also knows as Lauren) is a naturally active person, from the age of six she became involved with dance, ranging from classical through to modern and jazz. For her, being fit and flexible are important aspects of being able to enjoy life to the fullest.

 

Having always had a passion for fitness and movement, she became a qualified personal trainer and a Pilates instructor with both French and Australian qualification.  Coming from a dance background, posture, balance and core became for her an integral part of life.

 

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, Pilates is for you as it improves and aids in the development of core strength, body and breath awareness and flexibility. Following the philosophy of Joseph Pilates, her classes are a combination of strengthening and stretching that can work well for everybody.

 

With a degree in psychology, she has a great interest in people’s motivation, attitude and behaviour and her goal is to help people bring out the best in themselves.

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 21 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 22 Aug 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 23 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Luthringer
  • Sat 26 Aug 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Tue 29 Aug 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 30 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Luthringer
  • Sat 02 Sep 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 04 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 05 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 06 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Luthringer
  • Sat 09 Sep 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 11 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 12 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 13 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Luthringer
  • Sat 16 Sep 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson
  • Mon 18 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Cooper - Findlay
  • Tue 19 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Wed 20 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Lauren Luthringer
  • Sat 23 Sep 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Pip Johnson