Pilates Instructors

Beck Szewczuk

Studio and Mat Pilates Instructor

I have always been active and loved running and enjoyed playing netball and basketball and sport in general.

I first started studio Pilates at the end of 2014 after a hip injury which even after seeing a multitude of health professionals did not improve that is when my physio suggested I try Pilates. After only a few sessions I could feel the difference in my body and became hooked. I was amazed that the muscle retraining and education during my Pilates sessions could make such an improvement in my muscle balance and movement patterns.

Looking to do something different and with a background in exercise science becoming a Pilates instructor seemed like a natural progression and I completed the Level 2 APMA instructing course in 2016.

Australian Business Number: 16 297 488 381

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
  • APMA Level 2 Teacher Training

Tracey Boundy

Mat Pilates Instructor

Tracey’s passion for Pilates started in 2016 as she recovered from a hip replacement. Searching for a studio to help with her rehabilitation post-surgery, Tracey discovered the healing powers of Myotherapy and Pilates and she has never looked back!

Instantly falling in love with the classes at Somerville Myotherapy & Pilates Studio, Tracey was inspired by how much Pilates had helped her recover after major surgery, so much so that Tracey wanted to become a Pilates Instructor herself.

Tracey became an advocate for Pilates and its many benefits and wasting no time at all Tracey had completed her Cert IV in Pilates and is now completing her Diploma in Clinical Pilates.

“After my hip replacement, I just wanted to help others through their own rehabilitation, I understand it can be a tough journey, but I love helping my clients regain strength and reach their full potential!”

Tracey’s hobbies include kayaking, 4-wheel driving, walking and travelling.

Australian Business Number: 50 429 458 205

Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction

Emma Hadaway

Mat Pilates Instructor

Emma has always had a passion for health and fitness, starting her own Pilates journey a few years ago to help improve her core strength and posture. Emma believes that Pilates is great for people of all ages and fitness levels and is perfect for those with injuries, weakness or limitations.

Over the years Emma has enjoyed dancing, swimming, aerobics, and playing various sports – all while working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, offering her clients expert nutritional advice. Emma blends her love for high intensity fitness with a Pilates control and concept.

“I really love helping my clients obtain strength and body balance ‘inside’ and ‘out’, I try to make each class fun yet challenging, helping each client build healthy movement patterns.”

In her spare time Emma loves to spend it with her partner, Simon and British Bulldog, Bonnie. She also enjoys travelling, running, swimming and yoga to keep fit.

Australian Business Number: 58 675 749 438

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Majoring in Human Movement – Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition – Deakin University
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Mat Instructor Course – Studio Pilates
  • Reformer Instructor Course – Studio Pilates

Sonia Erice

Studio and Mat Pilates Instructor

Originally from Spain, Sonia’s law degree and professional experience as a TV Production Manager was not well recognised in Australia although it was not long before she found a new career. Sonia fell in love with Pilates in 2005 while she recovered from an emergency back operation. With an underlying back injury, Sonia sneezed (yes, you read that right), and her intervertebral disc protruded and completely paralysed her right leg.

To maintain a pain-free body Sonia knew that she would need to practice Pilates for the rest of her life. So she decided to enroll in the internationally recognised BASI Comprehensive Pilates teacher training Course on the Sunshine Coast and by January 2010 she had graduated. Following her graduation Sonia moved to teach Pilates on the Mornington Peninsula and started a family.

Only to go in search of warmer weather she then moved to sunny Darwin where she ran and operated her own home based Pilates Studio for the past 4 years. Sonia is finally back to call the Peninsula home and we are so excited to have her tremendous knowledge teaching at SMAPS!

Sonia specialises in Clinical Pilates, rehabilitation and chronic pain, while also enjoying the challenge of teaching deep, balanced, full body workouts in Studio and Reformer Pilates Classes. Sonia’s passion drives her to constantly study and grow, incorporating her new human movement skills into each and every class she teaches.

“I love to focus on helping my clients to be self-aware so they can obtain the best possible health and outcomes for their bodies. I am so excited to start working in SMAPS!”

Australian Business Number: 59 264 167 717

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training

Kim Rowe

Studio and Mat Instructor

Kim fell in love with Pilates at just 16, and has been practicing ever since.  A busy mum of one, Pilates is Kim’s passion and allows her some very important ‘me-time’ time each week!

Pilates helped Kim work through what could have been a debilitating back injury allowing her to remain strong and focused. Now as a Mum, Pilates has taught Kim so much about her body and what it is capable of, more importantly the huge role it has played in her recovery postpartum.

“I love the challenge that Pilates brings both mentally and physically.  My clients can expect classes consisting in a mixture of mat, reformer and apparatus based programs. For me, it’s so rewarding to see my clients grow.  With focus, discipline and fun you can integrate new exercises and challenges into any Pilates program – I can’t wait to start”.

Australian Business Number: 40 807 346 213

Qualifications:

  • Anatomy for Pilates Course – Studio Pilates
  • Mat Instructor Course – Studio Pilates
  • Reformer Instructor Course – Studio Pilates
  • Small Equipment Instructor Course – Studio Pilates

Rachel Ogden

Studio and Mat Instructor

Rachel is a busy Mum of four who loves Pilates, yoga, stand up paddle boarding and her family. Years ago Rach discovered the healing benefits of Pilates after hurting her back. In 2012 she decided to study the Diploma of professional Pilates instruction and has never looked back. Rach has worked in studios teaching clinical, mat and more recently, fitness-based Pilates classes.

“I loved Pilates from my very first session and felt myself grow strong and tall. I knew it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to teach my style of Pilates at SMAPS”.

Australian Business Number: 89 090 329 055

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Studio Instruction (National Pilates Training)
  • Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction

All of our Pilates Instructors:

  • Have current First aid and CPR training
  • Have current and relevant association memberships
  • Attend ongoing training, workshops and professional development
  • Act as independent instructors and carry their own public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance