Kath Banks

I love that my job is about making people ‘feel good’ through providing positive movement experiences

Kath is the owner of the Moonee Ponds Aligned for Life Pilates studio and has been working closely with clients from the Moonee Ponds and Essendon area, since 2005.

For Kath, the Pilates Method is about assisting each individual achieve their optimal movement capacity so they can live their most physically active life. It is also making people ‘feel good’ both mentally and physically through a positive movement experience.

Working in a fully equipped Pilates studio enables Kath to work with a wide variety of clients including individuals recovering from musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, clients wanting to increase their physical capacity for sport or recreational pursuits and people in general wanting to enhance a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Kath enjoys breaking movement down into its most simple form to unload, reduce pain, improve motor control and posture, then progressively build movement back to full functional capacity with renewed strength and efficiency. It is deeply satisfying for Kath when she can increase a clients physical capacity or assist them to move without pain, so they can fully participate and enjoy a more active lifestyle.

As an accredited exercise physiologist with ESAA, a Rehabilitation Coordinator at Maribyrnong Sports Academy and a faculty educator for National Pilates Training, her wealth of knowledge is vast. Kath enjoys sharing this knowledge with her clients, students, and peers. Kath recently presented her workshop ‘Having an Impact on Bone Strength for Life’ at the 2021 Pilates Alliance Conference. Some of her other workshop topics and interest areas include Chronic Pain, ACL Rehabilitation, SIJ Dysfunction, Pre and Post Natal exercise as well as providing positive movement experiences for all.

Kath’s passion for the Pilates Method and movement for life, provides you with the ideal environment to begin your Pilates journey.


  • Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (91490NSW)
  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement, Hons)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Pilates Armchair Certified
  • Buffed Bones Certified


  • Aligned for Life Pilates, Moonee Ponds studio
    Owner and Principle Instructor
  • National Pilates Training
    Co-founder, Faculty Educator, Assessor, Workshop Presenter
  • Maribyrnong Sports Academy
    Rehabilitation Coordinator


  • 2005 teaching the Pilates Method and counting
  • 1995 Fitness Industry and counting

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