Aisling grew up on the East coast of Ireland and studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management at Glasgow University Scotland. Aisling played national-level netball representing Ireland and state-level hockey and after suffering from an accident and breaking her hip, her interest became focused on rehabilitation through Pilates. Pilates became her passion after obtaining the benefits first hand.
Aisling played with the Melbourne Uni Masters hockey team for a few years and ceased after moving down the coast 4 years ago, still has a love for all things sport and joined the 1st ever Rye women’s cricket team!
Aisling loves to do her own personal pilates practice, yoga, SUP and walking her dog around the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
Originally from Melbourne, Lola is now a local on the Peninsula. She loves the ways in which pilates helps people connect with their body and build capacity to live their best lives. Passionate about health and wellbeing,
Lola loves living in Blairgowrie, walking her Labrador dog Navada at the beach, drinking coffee, surfing, or free diving under piers and in rock pools.
Cindy is a local Peninsula Pilates instructor and has been practicing Pilates for 5 years.
Cindy has a passion for health and fitness and grew up playing competitive basketball. Cindy’s first experience with Pilates was when she was rehabilitating a knee injury. She began practicing mat Pilates and quickly learnt first-hand the benefits of the method.
Cindy still loves cardio fitness and can be found running the back beach trails in Blairgowrie.
Catalina is a local Peninsula Pilates instructor and Osteopath, and loves all things movement, health and wellness. Catalina brings her knowlege in anatomy and injury rehab combined with clinical reasoning to help you achieve your goals throughout a pilates session. Her love for Pilates comes from the study of Osteopathy and movement based scientific evidence combined to make you feel connected, strong and resilient.
Aisling, graduated with an NCEHS National Qualification in Pilates with Michael King Pilates in 2004, is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour accreditation yoga instructor, a YSS (A Yoga Sports Science) coach, a GP exercise referral specialist (Ireland), and BASI (Body Arts Science International) fully comprehensively trained in the Pilates Method studio instructor and a Diploma in The Pilates Method through the APMA. She relocated to Melbourne in 2013. Aisling is a level 4 APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association) member and has over 15,000 hours of teaching experience.
Lola, Qualified in pilates (APPI), yoga (200hr YTT), breathwork (Bradcliff Method) and physiotherapy – Lola brings a blend of clinical knowledge, injury rehabilitation skills and movement therapy to her classes.
Cindy has graduated with a Diploma of the Pilates Method through The National Pilates Training Centre in 2021 and has been teaching Pilates reformer classes ever since. Cindy is a registered Level 1 PAA (Pilates Alliance Australia) professional instructor.
Catalina, Qualified in pilates through United Health Pilates and is a qualified Ahpra Osteopath practicing around the peninsula.
Aisling has worked alongside physiotherapists, myotherapists, and exercise physiologists. Her experience includes working with musculoskeletal issues, liaising with health care professionals to put in place an overall client’s rehabilitation plan. Programs specifically for surf athletes, marathon runners, Iron man, Irish dancers, swimmers, GAA (Gaelic football) teams, and over the past two years clients with neurological conditions and NDIS clients. BASI Pilates Australia has just recently commenced running teacher training courses in Melbourne, and Aisling has become a mentor for upcoming Pilates students in the BASI training program.
Lola believes a balanced and holistic approach to exercise is essential, with a good dose of fun and light – heartedness thrown in! Lola loves the way Pilates helps people connect with their body and build capacity to live their best lives.
Cindy’s classes makes everyone feels comfortable regardless of ability or experience. Cindy has highly personalised programming results in a warm, encouraging and engaging teaching style that leaves clients feeling stronger in body mind and spirt. Cindy’s passion for health and fitness came from growing up playing professional basketball and having had to deal with a knee injury , and discovering the endless benefits of Pilates first hand.
Pilates is a system of exercises developed in the early 20th century by Joseph H. Pilates, originally called Contrology. It is practiced worldwide in many forms; clinical, fitness-based, contemporary, and the classical method. If practiced consistently, it will improve flexibility, strength, and develop control and endurance, with an emphasis on alignment, breath, balance, coordination, and deep core strength.
What To Expect
Aisling and Cindy are quite precise with their teaching yet brings laughter and fun into a session which is evident in their teaching and passion for Pilates. New approaches recently have changed the repertoire substantially and more often don’t teach the holistic organic work of Joseph Pilates, this is what you will find evident in attending either Aisling’s or Cindy’s classe
Aisling can provide tailored programs to clients with a disability. Aisling has extensive experience in working with clients with mobility issues to assist them to be more confident and live a healthier, happier life.