Courtney Degnan


Nutrition • Fitness • Health

Hi, I’m Courtney and I’ve been helping health-conscious people like you achieve amazing fitness results in my pilates studios since 2009! I’m qualified to help you achieve your pilates, exercise and nutrition goals, and look forward to working with you on your journey to optimal health

Nutrition and fitness plans just for you!

Whatever your goals are, my customised nutrition & exercise plans are designed to suit your individual needs no matter your sport or fitness level.

Nutrition for Performance

Eating balanced meals is the key foundation of your body’s engine and the primary basis for great fitness.

Pilates for Strength & Balance

Often neglected, balance in core strength and stability are your powerhouse for ultimate performance.

Sports Nutrition

The correct nutrition provides the building blocks to perform, recover and maintain a strong healthy body.

Functional Gym Training

Weight training is an effective way to build strength and power while boosting your brain activity.

Why see a nutritionist?

You may be thinking “I’m pretty healthy and I know what foods are good for me so why do I need someone advising me?”

This is a good question with a relatively complicated answer.

It is almost impossible to include ALL the healthy foods into our diet every day, some are less important than others for certain individuals. Having someone advise you with the correct foods suited for you and the correct amounts makes all the difference.

Person A who is overweight will not be prescribed the same diet plan as person B, who is also overweight.
This is because we are all different and respond to treatment differently.
Each prescription needs to be suited to that individual.
There are many factors that play a role in determining what is the best treatment for an individual, from one’s own Health constitution, weight, past and present illnesses, ailments, hormones, lifestyle etc.

When it comes to chronic conditions like cancer one cannot simply have a generic eating plan and take vitamins. There is a process and the body will need to go through different stages. It is important to have a nutritionist on hand and monitor how the body is responding. Person A with chronic illness might be advised to cut certain food groups from the diet while person b with the same illness might be encouraged to eat more of a certain food group.

Correct Nutrition is the first most important medicine for the body followed by added vitamins and minerals, herbal remedies and supplementation.

I can help you with:

  • Chronic illnesses
  • Acute Illnesses
  • Muscle building
  • Weight Concerns
  • Ketogenic Programs
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Programs
  • Gluten Free Programs
  • Detoxification
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Cholesterol Imbalances
  • Fatty Liver – Stubborn Belly Far & Liver Health
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Candida / SIBO

What my clients are saying

About Me

I believe that nutrition and supplementation is just as important as a focused exercise program and after assessing my client’s goals and fitness levels, I advise them on the best methods for them to achieve their goals and how to maintain them. Whether it be weight-loss, overall body toning, muscle building, enhanced sports performance or rehab specific exercises for problems like osteoporosis, arthritis etc.I started practicing Pilates in 2009 and teaching the STOTT Pilates method from January 2010. Over the years I’ve personally had back, knee and neck problems and was amazed how I had fully recovered after just one year of Pilates. I am very interested in the human body and how it functions and find no matter how experienced someone is, there is always something new to learn. I realised STOTT Pilates was the best choice for me as this method is a medically based Pilates discipline.We study the body in detail from the bones and joints to the muscles and learn how to adapt exercises for injuries and specific posture types.I am internationally qualified in Essential, Intermediate and Advanced Matwork as well as Essential and Intermediate Reformer. In 2012 I completed the Advanced Reformer Course and in 2014 completed the Injuries and Special Populations Course as well as various workshops and recently in 2016 I completed the Basi Standing Pilates workshop. In 2019 I completed the Cadillac intensive course essential-advanced level in Cape Town, South Africa with Lisa Palmer at the movement lab.
In 2019 I sold Powerpilates Durban North branch and in June 2020 sold Powerpilates Westville and recently relocated to Bowral, New South Wales in Australia.

My mission is to create and maintain the highest standards of Pilates teaching and health coaching for each individual by creating specific programmes to help correct posture and improve health for each and every individual’s needs.