Michele Franks read about Pilates in the late 1990s while she was working in the fitness industry -- personal training, aqua fitness, 50s Forward, aerobics, rehab for head injuries and cardiac support.
Before long she was practising and teaching Pilates, and getting positive results.
Knowing instinctively that Pilates was no fad, she trained and qualified as a mat and studio practitioner through Polestar Pilates Education and in October 2002 set up Michele Franks Pilates.
“I had always felt there was something missing when I was providing personal training. While aerobic activity is important for keeping our heart and lungs physiologically strong, it’s also important to keep our bodies strong, supple and flexible, and our minds peaceful in today’s busy world. This enables us to keep moving, prevent injury and slow the ageing processes. Pilates provides a balance between mind and body.”
Michele continues to upskill and extend her education by attending conferences, workshops, master classes and research lectures. She also acts as a mentor, through Polestar Educators, to new students learning to become mat and/or studio instructors.
“I always knew I wanted to assist people back to health through a holistic approach to exercise.
I believe that Pilates, if taught correctly and appropriately, is beneficial to all.”