In collaboration with Reach Affiliates National Pilates Training and Aligned For Life Pilates Studios, Level 4, 370 Little Bourke St, CBD

At Reach we believe in the importance of continual refinement and career development. Only when you are confident in your own knowledge and philosophy can you truly inspire others. We provide opportunities for Pilates and movement teachers to refine and redefine their practice, and to upskill and be inspired through a richer understanding of the guiding philosophies, knowledge, applications and cutting-edge research in movement health modalities.

Reach brings you expert presenters who specialise in movement health and Pilates as a unique and incredible way to transform health, wellness, fitness and lifestyles. Reach experts are outstanding leaders in their field with incredible skillsets, qualifications and experience.

Before booking please see our Terms of registration for all Reach events, workshops, masterclasses and contact training days.

Moving Oedema: Lymphatic Drainage through Movement

Presented by Marisa Traino

Friday 24 March 2023

1-4pm

Learn to apply powerful physiological rationales to targeted exercise programming for lymphatic fluid clearance, using Pilates repertoire and prescriptive programming. Our lymphatic system, known already to us for its importance in the body’s defence and immunity capabilities, is critical in draining oedema. Yet without a targeted approach our lymphatic system will continue its struggle, leading to local immune dysfunction, loss of movement and chronic disease. Based on traditional lymphoedema manual drainage techniques, workshop participants will learn strategies and programming to target persistent swelling after injury, and help reduce inflammation using movement to effect lymphatic drainage.

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Performance Enhancement & Elite Conditioning

Presented by Katrina Edwards

Friday 16 June 2023

12.30-3.30

This outstanding workshop offers participants insight into modern day elite training for dancers and athletes.

Participants will complete pre-course learning Online prior to the live session. The live session will be a masterclass style delivery where participants will work through learning exercises and sequences with Katrina’s approach to training elite performers and sports persons. Working primarily with mat, Reformer, and small apparatus, take away essential strategies and repertoire to apply, as well as having an opportunity for questions and feedback. Katrina Edwards is the current and long term strength and conditioning specialist for the Australian Ballet School, North Melbourne football club (AFL) and Melbourne Victory football club, director of National Pilates Training and an extensively experienced movement practitioner. Katrina has also developed and provided the strength and conditioning program for the National Ballet School of Canada, and worked with the Victorian Institute of Sport and their elite gymnastics program. This is a highly valuable program for anyone working with or aiming to work with professional elite athletes, clients, and students for performance enhancement.

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Application of Strength in the Pilates Studio

Presented by Benjamin Rashleigh

Friday 4 August 2023

1-4.30pm

This was one of our most popular workshops in 2022.

With the intention of creating better understanding of strength techniques that can be applied when working with the Pilates method, participants will learn how to efficiently build strength, with better mobility and end-of-range specific strengthening that can be applied to a multitude of functions, from sports/arts specific conditioning to daily life needs – for example, picking up that heavy storage box from the top shelf of the cupboard. Workshop aims include:

  • the benefits of strength specific training
  • how the body builds strength and its response and adaptiveness to environmental stimuli
  • the Overload and Specificity principles of training
  • muscle contraction types and the nature of muscular force through each moment of contraction
  • flexibility vs mobility
  • strategies, application and exercises of the Pilates method
  • discussion and Q&A

Participants can expect to walk away with a better understanding of breaking down and applying strength building techniques with the Pilates method and how this relates to their specific, identified and chosen goals.

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Zoom Masterclasses with Reach Experts

Presented by Katrina Edwards, Kath Banks and Benjamin Rashleigh

Friday 8 September 2023

1230-4.45pm

12.30-1.45pm. Elite Training Reformer with Katrina Edwards

2-3.15pm. Advancing On The Mat with Kath Banks

3.30-4.45pm. Applying Strength Protocols Reformer Masterclass with Benjamin Rashleigh

Book for single classes or discounted when you bundle all three. All classes will be live via zoom. No recording will be provided.

Enhancing Movement Potential: Centred to the Core for Pain, Performance, and Postural Control

Presented by Kath Banks

 

 

Friday 27 October 2023

1-5pm in two parts: 1-3.30pm Workshop + 3.45-5pm Mat class exploring workshop strategies.

Enhancing Movement Potential is a series of workshops for all movement specialists across Pilates, Fitness and Allied Health modalities.

Kath holds a Masters of Exercise Science, an Advanced Diploma Pilates, and has long term experience as an educator across Pilates, Fitness and Rehab. She specialises in bringing the relevant research, science and integrations that cross the sectors of fitness and clinical needs with Pilates, and isn’t afraid to blend and unite the modalities for best outcomes.

Centred to the Core for Posture, Pain and Performance

Core strength? Abdominal Control? Spinal Stability? Centring? We don’t mind what you call it, but this workshop will deepen your understanding and provide you with an experience of being ‘Centred to your Core’.

Centring is a primary principle of the Pilates method and when movement specialists truly understand how to get their client and/or athlete centred in both mind and body, they can take them to the next level. Read more…

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Navigating the Pilates Industry as a New Instructor

Presented by Ashleigh Gurnett

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Ashleigh will present this workshop several times over 2023 other states. With enough keen participants for Melbourne we’ll schedule at Aligned For Life also. Click on the link below to let us know if you’d like to do this workshop.

In her ever joyful and nurturing stye, Ashleigh will help participants navigate the early stages of a Pilates career across teaching, admin, self-care and more.

Commencing with a Reformer class, exploring essential exercises where you will learn how to deepen your teaching skills, Ashleigh then guides participants through a range of career and professional requirements and responsibilities, an provides an understanding of how the industry works and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. All approached from a Pilates professional perspective and backed up by financial and management expert support.

Participants will also get super charged with programming, content management and self marketing in our modern world.

You will leave this workshop feeling a whole lot more in-charge of where you are headed and capable of anything.

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