Professional Instructor Level 3, Newlife Studio Pilates, Dunsborough WA
Instructor name: Andree Lupton
Studio(s) you work at: Newlife Studio Pilates
Location: Dunsborough WA
Instructor training: PilatesITC Diploma Professional Pilates Instruction
PAA level: Professional Instructor Level 3
What originally motivated you to try Pilates and then go on to train as an instructor?
I was 20 yrs old and worked one on one with Abi (Abi and Joseph Pilates socks) in her private studio in Claremont and loved how I felt throughout the studio routine and new my dream was to have my own professional Pilates studio. I was instantly amazed at the method and how I felt so tall after the session.
Having been in the fitness industry for over 35 yrs and working with young and older clients, I realised there was a niche in the market that was missing for middle aged clients with postural ailments. I also was getting older and knew I needed to change my career and retrain into the Pilates method and the rest is history.
What did you eat for breakfast?
Poached eggs with avocado and spinach, freshly squeezed juice
In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?
What impact has the recent COVID-19 virus had on your world?
When COVID hit we went into lockdown on the 23rd march 2020 and this was a turning point for me personally in business and everything instantly stopped. I also was working too many hours and felt tired so this prompted me to change my business model. I began teaching my clients privately and this also improved my teaching and educating of the method to these people.
How have you handled your Pilates teaching with COVID-19, any advice to other teachers?
My advice to fellow teachers is to always stick to what you are good at and stay focused. Be proud to be teaching professional Pilates and educate the community that this is truly a unique method.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is my amazing and dedicated clients and understanding their personality type and assisting them with their postural ailments, along with educating them how unique our bodies really are!!!!!
Your ‘go to’ website for all things Pilates (other than PAA)?
The best advice you’ve ever had?
Never have a bad day
An indulgence you can’t live without?
Cheese and red wine!!!!
How long have you been a member of PAA and how did you hear about PAA?
I have been a member since 2014 and heard about PAA from Sally Anderson
Do you have a motto?
you only have one body and one life…
If you believe you deserve the best,
you will treat yourself the best !!!!!!
be in control
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
Teaching people that say they have done professional Pilates before and do not know what I am talking about in a group class!!!!!
How do you use PAA?
I use the PAA to access my own information, industry events, articles and workshops. I am now a committee member and look forward to contributing the importance of education and management to members and the community.
Who is your Pilates idol or would love to meet, and why?
I would have loved to have met Romana but unfortunately that was not possible!!!!! She was truly inspirational and was taught by the best and was passionate about the movement of the body.
What do you appreciate most about your body?
The ability to move on all planes of movement
The book you’re currently reading?
Love all around – Romana Kryzanowska’s biography by Cathy Strack. In general, I read a lot about muscles and bones and what they do.
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