About Your Pilates Instuctor – Kim Lauder
Kim was introduced to the Pilates method as a form of rehabilitation from injuries she sustained whilst working in the Australian Defence Force.
After experiencing profound benefits from regular Pilates practice, she then embarked on a journey of education and training and went on to complete her ‘Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction’ through Pilates International Training Centre.
During this time Kim was honored to have conducted her training hours with the highly regarded Pilates Instructor and Trainer, Lisa Jackson of ‘Core Pilates Brisbane’.
Today, Kim is proud to offer her own professional Pilates classes at her fully equipped studio in Townsville, QLD where with great passion and dedication she helps her loyal clientele achieve greater health and well-being through her group, one-on-one, and duo Pilates sessions.
Women’s Health, and in particular, prenatal and postnatal care is a real passion for Kim and in addition to offering pre / postnatal pregnancy Pilates at her studio, she’s also had 12 years experience providing Massage and Body Therapy to Women from all walks of life, with a focus on providing pregnancy massage for expectant Mothers.
Kim is continually seeking to further her education and training so that she may better serve the health needs of her growing clientele. She is professional, warm, focused, and genuine.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
- Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (91491NSW)
– Pilates International Training Center
- Certificate of ‘Pre/Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program TM’
– The Center for Women’s Fitness
- Level 1: Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) member
- Level 2: Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) member
- Workshop ‘Cancer, Lymphoedema & Exercise’ – Body Organics
- Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor
- ‘Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist’ – Pink Ribbon Program TM
About Pilates Founder – Joseph Pilates
Joseph Pilates was a German born American who originally developed what he called ‘Contrology’ in the early 20th Century.
During WW1, Joseph Pilates was placed in an internment camp where he began developing exercises for injured soldiers. Joseph attached springs to their beds enabling them to work against a resistance. This simulated functional movements, which enabled the correction of muscle imbalances and weaknesses, restoring soldiers to good health.
Joseph Pilates was an eccentric character but a true visionary of this time. He understood the connection between the mind and physical body, recognizing the importance of mind and breath to help facilitate correct muscle recruitment – effectively working the body smarter, not harder. As a result, Joseph’s training philosophy has changed rehabilitation and body conditioning workouts around the world.
Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It is much more than an exercise method – it is a way of life.