I am the founder/owner of Revolution and its principal practitioner. Its been a long journey, clocking up over 28 years experience in fitness and movement therapy. I’ve been teaching the Pilates Method for +18 years (that’s over 34,000 hours of teaching experience…yikes) and still find time to pursue my interests in the rehabilitative and pain management benefits of The Pilates Method, GYROTONIC® and other movement modalities.
I received my B.Sci., Geological Engineering in 1979, but it took the next five years to discover my passion and a career path better suited to my soul. Since that early education, I’ve gone on to gain a variety of experience in the US and Australia.
Some of my professional qualifications include Fitness Instructor Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine; internationally Certified Instructor Level 2 and Pre-Trainer in Gyrotonic®, and Level 2 Instructor in Gyrokinesis®; Certification in Polestar’s Pilates for Post-Acute Rehabilitation; and I’ve been teaching practitioner workshops in applied Pilates Method throughout Australia since 1995.
I’m recently proud of holding the Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy (69802) and am completing the Advanced Dip (69803). I’m also pretty chuffed to have been a graduate of the Australian Pilates Method Association’s first Pilates Instructor Course in 1996 (now titled ‘Level 2’). It was the first instructor course in the world designed by a not-for-profit organisation and was an enormously eye-opening experience for me.
The learning never stops. My on-going training and interests in many areas such as Body-Mind Centering®, The Feldenkrais Method, the use of visualization, and the therapeutic/rehabilitative application of my experiences keeps me pretty busy.
I was co-founder of Origin Fitness Alternatives in Melbourne, Victoria (1995-2001). Being in the early days of the Pilates Wave, we did much to bring the Method to the public, including being one of the first to introduce Pilates Mat classes in local gyms and to deliver the APMA’s Pilates Instructor course, the first of its kind designed by a professional body rather than a for-profit company. That initial passion to bring Pilates to everyone still beats strong in my chest.
In 2001, I made a personal decision to move my family to the West Coast, establishing Revolution Pilates Studio in Leederville, WA. It’s early popularity as a studio and teacher-training facility necessitated a move to our more spacious Mt Hawthorn location in 2003.
I have a particular passion and need to give back to our industry and help it grow here in Australia. One of my ways to do this is through my volunteer work with the not-for-profit Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA).
I am a Registered Course Deliverer for the APMA Education & Training (RTO), and have been teaching the APMA’s instructor course since 1996. I am a Practitioner Level 4 Member of the Association, have been one of the APMA’s liaison’s in WA since 2001, as well as sat on it’s RTO Committee (helping write and develop the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy).
Most recently, I have the honour of being its President (2013-present). If you are a practitioner, want to be one, or want to know more about our industry, feel free talk to me any time.