For the next blog we are shining a light on the people behind the pilatesFIT brand, to help you get to know our incredible trainers / instructors even better. First up we have the lovely Emily! She has been intrinsic to pilatesFIT and has been one of our biggest supporters over the last 2.5 years – she is a superstar instructor and all round inspiration.
All things Pilates…
Why pilates – what do you love about it?
Emily: I love that you can work your entire body in one pFIT session and no class is ever the same – I never get bored!
What classes do you teach?
Emily: You will see me scattered throughout the studio on both Mat & Reformer. I teach a range of classes from pre & postnatal, core, method along with private one on one sessions.
How did you start on your journey with pilatesFIT?
Emily: Well our hubby’s actually went to school together so that’s how Chels and I initially met. When I was 7 months postpartum she suggested that I give a session a go and that was it I was hooked.
What do you love most about pilatesFIT?
Emily: It’s like NOTHING else, I walk into the studio and my day melts away .. I’m no longer “mum or wife” I’m Em – we crank the music and have 45mins to make people, laugh (or cry) , motivate & show each client why we LOVE pFIT.
Favourite classes to teach? And why?
Emily: METHOD, I struggle with cardio so I LOVE to get right beside a client and give them a reason to keep pushing their own limits.
What are your favourite exercises in the studio?
Emily: Jump boards!!!!!
Best exercises if you have just 5-10 minutes?
Emily: Ohhhh, I love a good combo anything to get more out of a quick “sweat session” – squat with a shoulder press, plank & mountain climbers , abs: bicycle legs
All about Emily
What is your day job? And your background?
Emily: I am a mother of 3 – Carter 7 , Kohen 5 & Ava 3 , prior to being a mum I was in the fitness industry for 10 years.
When you aren’t training, what exercise do you do yourself?
Emily: I love to walk, anything to kill two birds with one stone (move the bod & catch up with a friend).
What tunes do you have on repeat? Do you have a spotify playlist that is your go-to?
Emily: pFIT playlist erryyday!!! (Link here)
Name your top 3 activewear brands
Emily: Lorna Jane, Lulu & PE Nation. I also love my shoes, if I could live in track pants & sneakers all year round I would be a happy gal!
Tell us something interesting about yourself that we might not know.
Emily: I swam competitively until I was 14 years old for NSS (north shore swimming) competing all over NZ.
Emily: Oysters (Chels is rolling her eyes)
The best way to unwind?
Emily: Pour a glass of red wine & potter in the kitchen making a yummy platter.
If you weren’t teaching pilates what would you be doing?
Emily: Interior design, or something creative. But I ain’t going anywhere you’re stuck with me Soz!!!
Your top tip (can be to do with exercise, nutrition or mindset)
Emily: “Your energy is currency, spend it well & invest it wisely “ in other words “Listen to your body” I think sometimes we throw this term around a lot however in the past 2 plus years times are tough and I think more than ever we are learning that our physical health links to our mental health, so understanding when moving your body is required & relaxing is required – that balance ya know?!
Why should people choose to train with you?
Emily: I like to think I’m not just your trainer, I am your support person, your motivator & your all round hype gal to push you through every single session and have you coming back weekly for more !!!
This or That:
mat or reformer – oh come on!!!!! I can’t choose
coffee or tea – coffee
Tik tok or instagram – the gram!
method or core – method
bands or weights – bands!
glutes or legs? – BOOTY !!
r&b or pop? R&B !!!!
I can’t wait to see you in the studio! Xx Em
To train with Emily’s check out our timetable here or the Mindbody App.