Instructor in Focus: Katie Crane

Katie Crane

Katie Crane

PAA Trainer Level 2, Encore Pilates and Wellness, Darwin NT

Instructor Name: Katie Crane

Instructor training and level: PAA Trainer Level 2

Studio(s) you work at: Encore Pilates and Wellness

Location: Darwin

Questions

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

I had suffered back pain for as long as I can remember in my younger years and was always looking for ways to get through the week. Pilates happened upon me by chance while I was in the USA and I have never looked back. I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to share my journey by helping others.

What did you eat for breakfast?

Homemade beetroot paleo brownies with coconut yoghurt and frozen berries – yum.

In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?

Revolutionary

What’s the best thing about your job?

Being able to give back and seeing peoples lives transform for the better.

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

https://fusionpilatesedu.com/

The best advice you’ve ever had?

The only thing you will ever truly own in this World is your body so take care of it with your life.

An indulgence you can’t live without?

I am grateful to have the fortune to travel.

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

Since 2011. I attended my first conference in Sydney and have been a member ever since.

Do you have a motto?

Our reality is our choice. Choose wisely.

What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?

Learning to give myself time out.

How do you use PAA?

Keeping up with and supporting industry standards, creating a community and sharing knowledge.

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

Oh man there are so many inspirational educators. One of my favs is not specifically Pilates but John Sharkey is a clinical anatomist in Ireland who is doing amazing work for movement therapists. Check him out http://www.johnsharkeyevents.com/

What do you appreciate most about your body?

My body’s own ability to heal.

The book you’re currently reading?

Becoming Supernatural by Dr Jo Dispensa.

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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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