Instructor in Focus: Jordanna Smith

Jordanna Smith

Jordanna Smith

PAA Principal Trainer, Pilates Studio 64, Albany Creek QLD

Instructor Name: Jordanna Smith

Studio(s) you work at: Pilates Studio 64 Brisbane & BASI Pilates Australia educator

Location: Brisbane – Albany Creek

Instructor training: BASI Arts & Science International (BASI)

PAA level: Principal Trainer.

Questions

What originally motivated you to try Pilates and then go on to train as an
instructor?

As a young dancer my dance teacher at the time suggested I needed Pilates strength training, thereafter I continued Pilates throughout my dance career into University and dance teaching. Later it lead me into a long and rewarding career in Pilates.

What did you eat for breakfast?

Sticky date & banana overnight oats- so simple and easy to prepare the night before.

In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?

Intense!

What’s the best thing about your job?

Always learning and working in the health and wellness industry.

Your ‘go to’ website for all things Pilates (other than PAA)?

BASI Interactive

The best advice you’ve ever had?

Make it happen!

An indulgence you can’t live without?

Chocolate

How long have you been a member of PAA and how did you hear about
PAA?

Member since 2013 (6 years)

Do you have a motto?

Don’t procrastinate

What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?

Making the time for my own practice

How do you use PAA?

For continuing education, and keeping myself involved in the industry.

Who is your Pilates idol or would love to meet, and why?

I have a few, not to mention my Mentor Rael Isacowitz, all whom I have met. Now I continue to follow their journey and continue to be inspired by watching and
learning through them. Attending advanced education each year is a must.

What do you appreciate most about your body?

The movement and mobility I currently have today. I am grateful

The book you’re currently reading?

“Root, Nurture, Grow” – The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants

Will you be our next Instructor in Focus?

We’d like to get to know you and how Pilates fits into your life. Each newsletter we’ll highlight a PAA member as our Instructor in Focus on our website and on social media channels.

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We look forward to getting to know more about our PAA community!

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Instructor Name:
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Questions
1. What originally motivated you to try Pilates and then go on to train as an instructor?
2. What did you eat for breakfast?
3. In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?
4. What’s the best thing about your job?
5. Your ‘go to’ website for all things Pilates (other than PAA)?
6. The best advice you’ve ever had?
7. An indulgence you can’t live without?
8. How long have you been a member of PAA and how did you hear about PAA?
9. Do you have a motto?
10. What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
11. How do you use PAA?
12. Who is your Pilates idol or would love to meet, and why?
13. What do you appreciate most about your body?
14. The book you’re currently reading?

When you’ve answered the questions and gathered the photos, email them to info@pilates.org.au