Libby teaches Pilates mat, Pilates reformer and Barre Attack classes.
Libby had been doing Pilates for 15 years before she took the plunge to become an instructor and leave her marketing career. She originally took up Pilates to build core strength when she was rowing. Libby never became a champion rower, but she did fall in love with the Pilates method.
After completing her Cert IV in matwork with Polestar, Libby was keen to deepen her knowledge of Pilates, completing her reformer certification through PITC and then her Diploma of Pilates. Cleary a study addict, half way through her diploma she also completed her yoga teacher training with Sukha Mukha (200hr YTT) and this year she is re-doing her Pilates studio qualifications with Polestar.
Libby did Pilates during (and after) her three pregnancies and it now gives her the strength to chase after two (energetic) ballet-obsessed little girls (now you know why there’s so much pink in the studio!) and a baby. She is passionate about how Pilates can help women throughout their lives including the prenatal and postnatal period. She has trained with The Center for Women’s Fitness and completed their courses: Rocking and Rolling to Release, Support Your Floor, Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist, The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery and Pilates for Menopause. She has also done pre and postnatal training through Polestar and PITC. She has also completed the Buff Bones® program. Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed system of movement for bone and joint health, safe for those with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Pilates is fabulous – but everyone needs some cardio, which is what led Libby to Barre Attack. Libby has done their Foundations Training, Advanced Teacher Training and Sliding discs training. She can’t stop talking about the amazing results the Barre Attack program gives. Since she loves barre and has two ballet obsessed girls, she decided to take “dance mum” to the next level and learn more about ballet strength and conditioning and is now certified through Progressing Ballet Technique.
Libby is passionate about developing good movement patterns and being able to take Pilates off the mat and out in to real life. Having seen the benefits first-hand of pre and post-natal Pilates she is keen to ensure other women can keep exercising safely and maintain their strength.
When she’s not in the studio, you’ll find her hanging out at the coffee shop, waiting for her kids at the ballet school or trying to track down some obscure French cheese.