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With some exciting new changes in the Richmond studio, we decided to do an interview with the new owner Wendy Turner. Wendy has a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for pilates. Here’s what Wendy had to say.
“I’m the new owner of Aligned for life Pilates in Richmond. I’ve been practising Pilates for the last 14 years and decided in 2009 that I wanted to have a career change and teach Pilates to others. I qualified with National Pilates Training at the end of 2010. I’m balancing teaching Pilates and running a studio with golf, hopefully twice a week to maintain my skills, caring for my two whippets, and with my husband Warwick looking after two gardens and houses. ”
“I was successfully treated for cancer one year ago. Due to my twice weekly Pilates classes with Katrina Edwards and a focus on leading a healthy life, I felt very strong going into my treatment regime. I listened to my body and started Pilates again when I felt that I had enough strength to physically cope with that level of exercise. It didn’t take long to start to see positive changes. I’m a great believer in listening to your body.”
“In 2013 I started playing golf. Pilates has really benefited my golf game and I wanted to share that with other women at my club, the Box Hill Golf Club.”
“Because torso rotation is such a significant part of a golf swing, I start with standing wall rotations and then move to flat back twists with a golf club held across my shoulders. Single leg standing leg bends on each leg are beneficial in building strength in the hips to anchor the body and provide some power behind the swing. I’ve recently made some pre activation videos which are on the Aligned for Life Pilates you tube channel for all to see”