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PowerPilates Studio

This is a studio I run in Westville, Durban and my site covers all things Pilates

Good things to know

I have compiled a small list of interesting articles on working out, getting fit and getting involved in competing. 

Pilates vs. Weight Training

Weight training is beneficial for everyone, however, Pilates teaches you to use your stabilizer “core” muscles to brace and counteract against the effects of the weight being lifted.

Quit the Gym?

One of the main advantages to choosing Pilates over the gym is that Pilates is a complete workout that works your entire body; whereas exercising in the gym often focuses on single muscle groups.

Before You Take Pilates

If you’ve wanted to try Pilates classes but something has been holding you back, now is the time to sign up! Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, no matter your fitness background.

Body Building

If Body Building is what you’re interested in, then IFBBSA, who are affiliated to the international federation of bodybuilding and fitness, are who you need to check out.

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.