Katrina Edwards

Katrina specialises in movement applications for dancers and athletes, as well as the every day client.

Katrina has an impressive list of clients in elite arts and sports, including Melbourne City Football Club where she has trained the A – league players for the past six years, currently with Melbourne Victory football club, six years to date at the Australian Ballet School and the North Melbourne football club – AFL.

Katrina has a long standing history of training with the AFL that spans 20 plus years, as well as working with the Victorian Institute of Sport and their elite gymnastics program.

As Head of Strength and Conditioning at the Australian Ballet School (ABS) Katrina works daily with dancers on all facets of conditioning, preventative care, injury rehabilitation and specific task development. She combines mind-body strategies and motivational techniques as an integrated part of her dedicated dance development conditioning. In arrangement with ABS, Katrina’s strength and conditioning programs and education have been taken up by Royal Canadian Ballet with Katrina training their faculty in the application of this highly valuable education.

Katrina is the Pilates conditioning trainer for the North Melbourne Football Club and has seen great success with the applications of her work with these athletes. For Melbourne City Football Club  she has worked as a sports science consultant and as part of the football department for 6 years. Her training skills are considered integral for player wellbeing, rehabilitation support and supplementary conditioning.

In addition to her extensive qualifications in the Pilates method and vocational training, Katrina has enjoyed a long and successful career as a classical ballet dancer and musical theatre performer. Katrina was first introduced to Pilates over 30 years ago, as rehabilitation following a knee injury sustained onstage. Instantly recognising the benefits, Katrina continued to practice Pilates throughout her dancing career before founding her first Pilates studio, in 2000. She now oversees three large-scale Pilates studio across Melbourne – Aligned For Life Studios – in addition to being founder and director of National Pilates Training, a long serving RTO based in Melbourne and delivering government accredited education to thousands of movement instructors in Australia and Japan, since 2006.

Find Katrina at National Pilates Training

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