VIC - The Wonderful Wunda Chair - Sunday 3 December 2017 - SOLD OUT - SEE 2nd WORKSHOP RELEASE - 25 FEB 2018
Come for a journey around Joseph's brilliant creation, the Wunda Chair. Loved by Pilates teachers around the world, the wunda chair is an essential part of any Pilates studio. The simplicity and versatility of the chair is the epitome of Joseph's genius inventiveness and continues to provide teachers with a seemingly endless supply of repertoire today. Effective for rehabilitation or general conditioning, mobility or stability, or challenging full body integration, the Wunda Chair has something to offer all of our clients. It can help people improve their movement capacity in a surprising variety of ways. This workshop will be both a workout and a detailed exploration through the bountiful possibilities of repertoire using the wonderful Wunda Chair. Come play!
Presenter Liz Hewett has been working in the health and fitness industries for nearly 19 years, and teaching Pilates for 16 years. She is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, graduating from RMIT in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) with distinction, and, from VUT in 2000 with a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation. Her main passion growing up was dance, and she did a year of full time dance training at The Victorian College of the Arts after finishing high school. After spending most of that year either in physio, or, studying anatomy instead of practising her pirouettes, she decided that her love of dance was better served as a practitioner rather than a performer. Having no idea what sort of job that was, she went to university to find out. She started doing Pilates during university to help a chronic lumbar disc injury, and thought it would be easier to get a job as a Pilates teacher than the brand new exercise physiology industry.
Liz went straight from university to studying the APMA Level 1 course with Paul Cini at PhysicalMind Pilates in 2001. Over the course of her Pilates career she has worked at Inbalance Pilates, The Intelligent Body, Bella Life, and, between 2008-2016 was at The Australian Ballet School as the Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Liz re-entered the world of small business in 2016 to join Absolute Health & Performance, a new sports medicine centre in Melbourne CBD. After finding her feet in private practice, she is now working for herself as an Exercise Physiologist, Strength & Conditioning coach and Pilates practitioner, as well as teaching at Das Studio Pilates in Fitzroy.
Liz served on the APMA’s Executive Council for nearly 7 years, as Secretary for Council, and Chair for the Education Committee, and President of the APMA from 2008-2010. She was also a member of the Course Accreditation Committee, whose major project was writing all the materials for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy. Liz has been an invited reviewer of Professional Development Applications for Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Fitness Australia. More recently, Liz was invited to join the new APMA Advisory Committee.
Liz’s philosophy as a Pilates teacher is to integrate principles and training techniques from exercise and rehabilitation science with the Pilates Method. Liz’s exercise science knowledge took a boost when she went back to university and completed a Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2015. Her specialty areas are dance, distance running, skiing and chronic musculoskeletal conditions or injury. Being a blend of all of these, Liz tries to live the active lifestyle that we all love and promote, by going back to ballet as an adult, running her first full marathon this year, skiing as often as the budget allows, and doing Pilates & strength training enough to keep her chronic dodgy bits healthy!
Venue: Empathy Pilates, 741 - 743 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143
Time: 9am - 12pm
Participant to bring: Towel & Pilates Mat