Pilates Short Course – Reformer Essentials

In this course, you will learn an extensive repertoire of Reformer exercises. You will also learn about using the Reformer for injuries such as shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and elbow. This course will assist you to effectively use a Reformer in your work as a Physiotherapist or Allied Health Professional.

* Enables you to teach Reformer exercises and to instruct clients with a range of levels through using a broad range of appropriate Reformer repertoire.
* Assist your clients to achieve better results
* You learn a range of Reformer rehab exercises to use relating to your clients level of fitness and rehab needs
* Enhances your career and professional standing
* You learn how to modify reformer exercises for varying levels and injuries
* This 2 day course is practical and hands on – you get to experience the exercises and feel them in your body
* You will practise teaching another person those same exercises
* Learn how to identify and correct poor technique in your clients
* You can obtain a nationally recognised statement of attainment

Course Duration: 2 days

Extensive eLearning materials are a component of this course and there is a full Manual and videos which are included and you will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance

Presented by Tracey Nicholson, Bruce Hildebrand, Caroline Howard, Leanne Mollison, Helen Simmons, Natalie Murray and Cheryl Burgess:

Tracey Nicholson:  Tracey Nicholson is a Pilates practitioner with extensive experience in education and rehabilitation who has owned and directed her own Pilates studio for 16 years. With a strong background in adult education, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, a Bachelors Degree in Education, a Graduate Certificate in Pilates Based Rehabilitation and a Diploma in Contemporary Pilates Teaching Methodology, she brings a wealth of knowledge to each of her trainings.  With a strong background in adult education, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, a Bachelors Degree in Education, a Graduate Certificate in Pilates Based Rehabilitation and a Diploma in Contemporary Pilates Teaching Methodology, she brings a wealth of knowledge to each of her trainings. More recently, she coauthored Australia’s first accredited Pilates courses and became the executive director of Tensegrity Training.  She has presented at conferences in Australia, the United States and Israel and she currently delivers training in Pilates and Movement Based Somatic Therapy.   Together with her national role as educator, Tracey operates a Movement Therapy centre on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland – Tensegrity Studio, which uses aspects of the Pilates Method, Garuda, Somatics, Developmental Movement and Laban Movement Analysis with clients of all ages.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor of Education
Graduate Certificate Pilates Based Rehabilitation
Diploma Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology
Diploma Dance Movement Therapy
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Bruce Hildebrand:  Bruce Hildebrand’s keen love of sports and movement began at a young age. His interests led him to a sports science program at RMIT Melbourne, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement in 1997. He then travelled to the UK in 1999 and trained in Pilates with Body Control Pilates UK (BCP-UK). He went on to work in the BCP-UK central London studio alongside some of their most experienced training teachers.  Bruce’s enthusiasm for Pilates led him to train with teachers from around the world, including Siri Dharma from Los Angeles and Michael Miller from Colorado.In 2002, Bruce began to study with world-renowned movement and imagery expert Eric Franklin. Bruce went on to complete the full Franklin Method certification, and was the pioneer Franklin Method® Educator in Australia in 2004. In 2003 Bruce was invited to manage the first BCP-UK studio in Scotland, where he worked with members of UK rock band Radiohead and members of the cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Bruce was the co-founder of Balance & Control Pilates Studio in Melbourne in 2004. Balance & Control has grown to three studios and a team of 20 Pilates and Physiotherapy practitioners who each share a passion for movement, exercise, and rehabilitation.  Bruce has delivered Pilates Instructor training programs since 2012, and is now a Course Provider with Tensegrity Training delivering the Cert IV and Diploma qualifications. Bruce served as consultant Strength Coach to the Australian Ballet School from 2005-2011. He has trained a number of elite Australian sport and art performers, including Principal Artist with the Australian Ballet Madeleine Eastoe, AFL footballers James Hird, Andrew Welsh, Jason Johnson, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Olympic athletes Lauren Hewitt and Krystal Weir, Australian Netballers Sharelle McMahon and Julie Corletto, and model Megan Gale.

Bruce has participated in a wide range of sports including tennis, cricket, baseball, and athletics, with his main achievements being in AFL football. He was vice-captain of the VFL Under 19 representative team in 1995, and played at this state level for 4 years in the Victoria Football League and the Western Australia Football League. Bruce trekked the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu in Peru in 2000, sailed the Atlantic Ocean on crew with a maxi-yacht in 2001, and ran the 2002 London Marathon. As an adult, Bruce studied classical ballet for 6 years and has performed in a handful of amateur productions. Bruce enjoys the discipline of learning the piano, and the joy of being a devoted husband and father to two young children.

Qualifications and Experience:

B. App. Sc. (Human Movement)
Body Control Pilates (UK) Certified Pilates Teacher
Certified Franklin Method ® Movement Educator
Member, Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) & Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA)
NLP Practitioner Training 2009
Cert IV Training and Assessment
Seventeen years Pilates teaching experience
Strength Coach Consultant to the Australian Ballet School 2006-2011
Caroline Howard:  Carolyn Howard started her Pilates journey over 15 years ago when living in Tasmania. A keen runner, Carolyn had sustained an injury and was told by her medical practitioner to stop running. Thankfully, her osteopath mentioned that she had heard about this, then little known, discipline called Pilates that had a very holistic approach to wellness and rehabilitation. Immediately captivated by the mind / body connection of the practice Carolyn had found her calling…and still runs today. In the Pilates method Carolyn could see the opportunity to reach the needs of individuals who were looking for anything from peak performance to injury recovery. From being the best version of themselves to degenerative physical condition rehabilitation. Carolyn saw the various elements of Pilates as pieces of a puzzle that could be put together to meet the diverse goals of her clients. Today Carolyn owned and operated the renowned studio in Port Macquarie NSW,  Bodiline Pilates Studio and now is dividing her time between Melbourne and Port Macquarie, she is very committed to her role as a course provider for Tensegrity Training. Carolyn is a Principal Trainer in the Pilates Method, the highest level of membership from the Pilates Alliance – received in recognition of her experience and qualifications.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor of Communications
Advanced Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
Diploma in Remedial Massage
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Leanne Mollison:  
Leanne has over 20 years experience teaching Pilates in Australia and overseas, and she has also been a professional dancer with major dance companies such as Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Expressions Dance Company and Dance North. Leanne developed and wrote South Australia’s first Certificate IV and Diploma level Pilates Qualifications and she delivered these courses for five years in South Australia.   She also designed and offered an industry-based Pilates Therapy Instruction in Mat and Equipment Work course and provided the first ever Pilates training to Adelaide and South Australia. As the Director of Queen Street Pilates in Adelaide, she and her team of friendly staff are trained to high standards in her own Pilates techniques, with an emphasis on personal client service and care.

Qualifications and Experience:

Associate Diploma of Arts (Dance)
Diploma of Pilates Therapy Instruction
Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology
Certificate IV in Pilates Therapy Instruction
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certification in Applied Kinesiology (Working Body, USA)

Natalie Murray:  Natalie started her Pilates career in 1996 at Body Control Pilates after completing a Diploma in Sports Injury Therapies at ACNT. In 2000 Natalie joined the team at Solutions for Pain and Injury in Drummoyne and managed the Pilates studio until March 2012. In 2002 Natalie completed a Graduate Certificate in the Pilates Method at UTS. Over the years Natalie has continued to pursue her knowledge of Pilates and movement therapies. She is a level 4 Pilates Practitioner member of the APMA as well as a member of the PAA. Natalie holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and is an accredited Pilates course provider with Tensegrity Training (RTO # 60182). Natalie teaches 52728WA Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology and 10596NAT Diploma in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology as well as short courses. During her time at Solutions for Pain and Injury, Natalie worked with an extensive range of clients. These included athletes, dancers, people with neurological disorders, pre and post natal, pre and post operative, elderly, stress management and many more, assisting them in their recovery, focusing on their core and muscle recruitment. Over the years she has helped people get their body and life on track by integrating safe and corrective exercises. Helping people take back control over their bodies is an integral part of her philosophy. Whether you are looking at doing Pilates as an adjunct to your daily routine or needing something more specific Natalie has the experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

Graduate Certificate in Pilates Method
Diploma in Sports Injury Therapies
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Cheryl Burgess:  Cheryl is a passionate, career teacher focused currently on Pilates and previously on a range of science and math-based subjects.  She has been a teacher in schools as well as with numerous private clients, group classes and cohorts of students in the Vocational and Tertiary educational sector.  She regularly attends a huge range of fitness and sports related events as an exhibitor.  With 11 years in the Pilates industry and co-owner of one of Australia’s largest Pilates and exercise equipment importers she has extensive knowledge on Pilates equipment and techniques. She has helped to source, design and improve on the range of equipment currently being distributed in Australia and she regularly attends fitness and sports related events as an exhibitor and knowledgeable Pilates and exercise equipment specialist

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma of Education
Certificate IV in Pilates
Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA)

$1200 plus $25 non-refundable enrolment fee

Course Schedule

6 & 7 June 2020 Adelaide, SA
7 & 28 June 2020 Emerald (Melbourne), VIC
28 & 29 June 2020 Drummoyne (Sydney), NSW
31 July & 1 August 2020 Port Macquarie, NSW
31 July & 1 August 2020 Sunshine Coast, QLD
1 & 2 August 2020 Hobart, TAS
23 August & 13 September 2020 Melbourne, VIC
29 & 30 August 2020 Adelaide, SA
26 & 27 September 2020 Central Coast, NSW
11 October & 8 November 2020 Melbourne, VIC
24 & 25 November 2020 Smeaton Grange, NSW
10 & 31 January 2021 Melbourne, VIC
27 & 28 February 2021 Smeaton Grange, NSW

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Pre-requisite is the requirement to have completed studies in Exercise Science, Physiotherapy or similar.

Optional assessment for the nationally accredited unit of competency PILEQ501. Teach Pilates Reformer Repertoire is available (no extra cost) and these additional assessment activities can be completed up to 3 months after the face to face training.


Contact Details
For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider on the below details:

Tensegrity Training
Dr Kevin Redd
Ph: 0417 370 141
email: admin@tensegritytraining.com.au