After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a bilateral mastectomy at 45, the last thing you want to hear from a reconstruction surgeon is you need to lose weight – and lots of it. But that’s what happened. And due to treatment regimens and dodgy limbs, instead of joining the local gym and never going, I was introduced to Kelly. In the first consult with Kelly, her attitude, approach and incredible knowledge shone through and gave me the courage to undergo more change. Kelly’s calm approach and understanding of all the issues involved, with whatever stage of treatment you are at, is highly motivating as you feel that important sense of trust and that you are an actual person, not simply a club member. Kelly’s understanding of physiology is amazing and she tailor’s your program to suit you perfectly and yes you work hard – but you want to, as Kelly is able to explain and share her knowledge is an easy and fun style, and there is always much laughter. Without Kelly’s sharing of knowledge I would not have the understanding now of the link between exercise and the prevention of rogue cancer cell re-occurrence and at 30kg lighter, this has become my motivation to keep going, not reconstruction. Thank you Kelly for being a huge part of my life-changing team.
I began Pilates classes with Kelly at Nundah a few months ago for the pain and discomfort associated with my scoliosis. My experience from the first session has been hopeful and inspiring. Kelly offers wonderful insight into the body and how it moves and she shares her knowledge in an accessible, non-intimidating way. Kelly is informative, supportive, encouraging and caring and offers a balanced range of exercises that both challenge my body and feel good. Already I am feeling significantly stronger and experience far less pain and discomfort. Kelly is naturally very approachable, genuinely friendly, and down to earth. It is easy to feel relaxed and cheerful in her presence. I always enjoy my classes and walk away feeling both supported and empowered. I feel very privileged to be learning such a healing form of exercise with such a lovely and professional teacher.