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Luana

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.

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Val

APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association) Level 2 Instructor
Level 2 APMA Member

Val was introduced to the Pilates Method back in 2007 and furthered her education by completing the APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association) Instructor Course at the Physicalmind Institute.

Val’s love of Pilates stems from the transforming power it’s had in her own life both physically and pyschologically. In Joseph Pilates words “It is the mind itself which builds the body” – words she lives by. She has a passion for snowboarding and stand-up paddleboarding and has found Pilates to complement both of these activities dramatically.

Val is also a Mum to her gorgeous toddler and knows first hand the demands that pregnancy has on the body and relishes helping other women prepare themselves both pre and postnatally.

Val looks forward to assisting her clients with their journey to grow and constantly improve their Pilates practice

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Peggy

Welcome Peggy Robinson!

Peggy Robinson started pilates in 2011 after a road accident in 2007. In 2010 she had shoulder surgery which left her body bent out of shape. With sheer determination and commitment Peggy was not going to let a shoulder injury take over her life. She found a great pilates teacher and mentor and so her journey began. Pilates got her though both physically and mentally to be where she is today.

Peggy is an amazing teacher and has an infectious bubbly personality with a passion to help others on their pilates journey.

Peggy is teaching Tuesday & Wednesday evenings.

Marta

Polestar Certified Pilates Instructor

Marta is a certified Polestar Pilates teacher from Budapest. She developed her passion for Pilates 15 years ago, after she had her 2 children in Moscow. She soon discovered the vast benefits of the Pilates Method. After moving to Hong Kong 11 years ago, she decided to take her passion a step further and became a qualified Pilates Instructor. After teaching at various studios she eventually opened her own successful studio in Stanley, Hong Kong.
Relocating to Australia recently, Marta is still passionate about teaching the Pilates Method and strives to tailor her sessions to the needs and goals of her clients. She is also currently undertaking training in Gyrokenesis which complements Pilates perfectly.
During her spare time, Marta is a keen tennis player and a Tai Chi practitioner and busy mum to her two teenage children

Pilates On Keys is a member of The Pilates Alliance Association one of the leading Pilates Associations in Australia that ensures all our teachers are of the highest quality and standards.