I am Courtney Degnan

Fitness • Strength • Health

I am Courtney and I have been helping people achieve amazing fitness results in my Pilates Studios for more than ten years! I am qualified to help you with Pilates, Training and Nutrition. I would love to help you reach your fitness goals.

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About Me

I have always been aware of being active, healthy and fit, however, growing up I was a very sickly child, suffering with chronic migraines, epilepsy and sinus problems. I can remember my mom always trying to help me eat a balanced diet. Although I was very active in junior school, in high school I lost the plot and my diet and nutrition was not optimal. I developed IBS and other health conditions and have battled with bouts of depression most of my adult life. I have been on medication and do believe to medicate when necessary. Although, I have found (thanks mom), through the correct nutrition, I have become happier and healthier. I occasionally still get sick but I know that eating correctly the right nutrition heals from the inside.

While still in high school, I started working out at the gym and found that I really loved the feeling and the results that gym gave me.

After high school I studied fashion design which I loved, but found the lifestyle not suited to me.

Soon after, I started doing Pilates and fell in love with this method of exercise and how it improved my balance and corrected my posture. After some research I decided to study Stott Pilates as I believe that using this method of Pilates I can better help people achieve amazing results.

Since then, I have practiced and taught Pilates, gym and yoga. I have successfully competed in various bodybuilding shows but most importantly, I have found my passion in teaching and helping people achieve the results they want.

Balancing exercise with nutrition is very important and I have found the right nutrition can be real medicine for the body. We have billions of bacteria in our gut which send signals to the rest of our body and our brain. If we don’t eat properly then our body won’t function properly and our brains don’t work as well as they should. In achieving a fit and healthy body, your diet makes up 80% of the results that you want to achieve, that means that only 20% is due exercise.

Time does not need to be a factor when wanting to lose weight or be healthier especially if you are battling with an illness, your health should be your number one priority.

Everyone is different and needs different things, that is why I believe everyone’s diet or fitness approach should be tailor made to suit each individual. I will personally build your workout and eating plan according to the answers you give in my questionnaire.

What my clients are saying

"Courtney started me off on a monthly eating and workout plan and within 3 months I had almost reached my goal. After 12 months I'm feeling great, maintaining my weight and my general health has greatly improved - Courtney is amazing !"

Susan Rice - Director of Rice Industries

"Courtney keeps me on my toes with my fitness program and eating plan changes every 4 weeks or so. The change in my physique and my health has been stunning. I sleep much better now than I ever have!"

Jeff Watson - CEO, Watson Manufacturing

"I have always struggled to “get to the gym”, always battled to get motivated, until I started taking Courtney’s Fitness Course. Just having the Skype chats with her has helped me stay on track and the WhatsApp group has been amazingly supportive."

Jade Mosleigh - Super Mom

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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.