Luana Popovic began pilates training in 2002 after her third child was born. Suffering from degenerative disc issues associated from incorrect weight training methods and long distance running. The advise given was spinal fusion surgery. Not wanting to opt for surgery Luana started Pilates to help strengthen her core and correct her postural alignment. Pilates has had added benefits along the way such as helping her long distance running. Luana was able to decrease her half marathon times and was able to recover from long distance runs far faster than previously. She gained her accreditation in 2007 with the Australian Pilates Method Association as a Level 2 Pilates Instructor and has also a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with National Pilates Training,Melbourne.
During her Pilates classes she discovered that her body began to positively change as a result of building body awareness through physical movements. Her breathing, posture and core strength improved dramatically and inspired her to become a Pilates Instructor.
Luana enjoys working with clients of all ages and levels of fitness. She sees Pilates as an excellent exercise method to assist with postural problems, improve core strength and endurance and rehabilitate injuries. Luana is also interested in pelvic floor health and the importance of it in the wellbeing of men and women. “I feel most satisfied when my clients leave their classes feeling invigorated and having learnt more about their body/mind connection.”
Luana Popovic is a member of Pilates Alliance Australasia – an independant organisation supporting the integrity and high standards of Pilates. Pilates On Keys opened in March 2010 and serves the community around Bayside, Mentone, Blackrock, Beaumaris, Sandringham and Mordialloc.