Many of our students have been attending Pilates Unlimited classes for years and still learn something new each term. That’s because we constantly evolve our classes, introducing new STOTT PILATES exercises and keeping things interesting with stretch bands, stability balls and fit balls.
There are four terms each year that usually run for 10 weeks each. Can’t make a class for some reason? You are able to make up any missed classes at another time until the end of the same term. Venues are located at Kedron, Aspley and Geebung in Brisbane.
Pilates Unlimited is owned and operated by Katrina Carey, a certified STOTT PILATES instructor who has been teaching Pilates in Brisbane since 2000.
My interest in Pilates first started when I was a professional dancer in my 20s. We were taught the importance of long, lean muscles and a strong core—how these elements would give us the strength and stamina to perform on stage as well as help prevent injuries.
After a successful career in Australia at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast as well as seasons in Korea and the United States, I decided to focus my energy on Pilates. I became an instructor here in Brisbane in 2000.
I still have clients who attended my first Pilates lessons with me today! Even after all of these years they continue to enjoy the benefits that the STOTT PILATES method brings.
I am committed to continuing my education and study and regularly attend intensive STOTT PILATES courses to maintain my knowledge. Each term I introduce new exercises, as well as teaching the fundamental Pilates moves.
My group mat classes use stretch bands, stability balls and fit balls to enhance the Pilates exercises and challenge all skill levels —from beginners through to intermediate classes.
The discipline I learnt as a dancer means I strongly focus on form and posture so students learn the correct way to perform Pilates, all in a fun and friendly environment.
How to train dancers
There are specific things that I give to a dancer to support their day-to-day technical requirements.Dancers spend most of their time in the studio, dedicating themselves to their art. Ballet/dance is their real focus and like any dancer it is a daily struggle and it takes it’s toll on the body. Pilates helps them to rectify the imbalances they tend to create in the studio.
For the dancer it could be that they have just finished a hard class or a particularly difficult lead up to a high pressure competition and need to release and work through the tension in their bodies, or that they’re in a rehearsal period and want to work hard to increase their strength and flexibility.
With teachers demanding daily perfection, Pilates allows dancers the space they need outside of the studio and outside of class to re-balance, release and re-connect.”
“Pilates is the perfect marriage with ballet. The core strength with focus on alignment and length help to aid and enhance dancing.
Pilates Unlimited offers private sessions and groups classes for dancers. Katrina,the owner of pilates Unlimited is an ex professional dancer and understands the needs and wants for young dancers of today.
Katrina has attended courses with the amazing Lisa Howell @theballetblogofficial and Marie Walton Mahon @progressingballettechnique which focus on strength and conditioning for ballet dancers. It is very important to understand ballet/dance to be able to help dancers correctly and in a safe environment. Katrina is very passionate about helping young dancers and currently works with many elite dancers and has seen amazing results.
For more info regarding these sessions please email email@example.com or call 0422455371
About Stott Pilates
STOTT PILATES is a safe and effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building up muscle bulk or stressing your joints.
Our group mat classes take you through a structured program with an emphasis on breath, core conditioning and body awareness. Abdominal muscles are used as stabilisers, resulting in a trimmer waist, better posture and lower back support.
STOTT PILATES is a perfect complement to your existing exercise regime and is tailored to all levels of fitness and experience.