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Pilates Mat Beg / Int l 12 week course


This class is taught by:

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.

Dani Pinkus

After making her way to Pilates 10 years ago as a way to recover from a sporting injuries, develop her strength and improve her posture, Dani knows firsthand the benefits of a Pilates practice that reaches far beyond the physical.
 

A working journalist, Dani completed her mat certificate through Polestar education in 2017.

 

Her teaching focuses on helping client's achieve freedom of movement through breath, axial elongation, core control and correct body alignment.

 

With a fun and friendly teaching approach, Dani is dedicated to helping her clients reach their goals, and leave class feeling lighter, taller and happier.

Marie Giffi

Marie began dancing at the young age of 6yrs old and movement has always played a main role in her life.

 

Her first Pilates experience was back in 2004 when she signed up for a six-week beginners course. Marie was immediately drawn to the method because of its emphasis on ‘The balance of the mind and body ‘. As quoted in one of Joseph Pilates original books, Contrology (original name for Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.

 

Following the caesarean birth of her daughter, Pilates helped Marie regain her core muscle strength and whole body flexibility. It also assisted with the mental and physical fatigue that came with being a new mum.

 

Since then, Marie’s passion for Pilates grew and it was a natural progression for her to become a matwork Pilates Instructor. Marie studied with Polestar Pilates and is a certified instructor.

 

Marie loves how Pilates is suitable for everybody, people of different ages, at different stages in life (including pre and post natal) and of various levels of fitness. She loves how the same set of principles and exercises can be modified for the absolute beginner/persons with injury or progressed suitably for someone of advanced movement capabilities.

 

Marie will help you achieve your goals in a supportive environment.

For students with some understanding of the Pilates method

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue 12 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 16 Dec 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Dani Pinkus
  • Mon 15 Jan 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 16 Jan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 20 Jan 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi
  • Mon 22 Jan 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 23 Jan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 27 Jan 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi
  • Mon 29 Jan 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 30 Jan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 03 Feb 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi
  • Mon 05 Feb 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 06 Feb 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 10 Feb 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi
  • Mon 12 Feb 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 13 Feb 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 17 Feb 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi
  • Mon 19 Feb 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Dani Pinkus
  • Tue 20 Feb 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kate McDonald
  • Sat 24 Feb 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marie Giffi