I am the founder/owner of Revolution and its principal practitioner. It’s been a long journey, clocking up over 30 years experience in fitness and movement therapy. I’ve been teaching the Pilates Method for +28 years (that’s over 50,000 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 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 proud of holding the Advanced Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy (NAT10568). I’m also pretty chuffed to have been a graduate of the Australian Pilates Method Association’s first Pilates Instructor Course in 1996. 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 has never stopped. 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.
My early movement experience was as a Personal Trainer, Strength Coach and competitive bodybuilder (1985-1995). In 1994 I moved from San Francisco, California to Melbourne, Victoria and shortly after 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. 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. Its early popularity as a studio and teacher-training facility necessitated a move to our more spacious Mt Hawthorn location in 2003. Post-Covid 2021 we relocated back to our original Leederville premises, running the same high-quality training out of our new boutique, industrial-vibe studio.
I have a particular passion and need to give back to our industry and help it grow here in Australia. In the past, I did this through my volunteer work with the not-for-profit Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA).
I have been a Registered Course Deliverer for the APMA Education & Training (RTO), delivering its instructor courses 1996-2022. I was one of the APMA’s liaison’s in WA since 2001, as well as sat on its RTO Committee helping write and develop its Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy qualifications. I also had the honour of being Executive Council President in 2013-2014.
After the dissolution of the APMA in 2022, I became a Professional Trainer Level 2 with the Pilates Association Australasia (PAA) and a registered Pilates Professional Member with AUSActive.
Finally, as of February 2023, I’m excited to announce I will once again be offering Government accredited qualifications in WA: 52855WA (Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology) and 11053NAT (Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology).
If you are a practitioner, want to be one, or want to know more about our industry, feel free talk to me any time.