Susie - Master Instructor & Director of Pilates at Suna Pilates
Suna's Director of Pilates is our Master Pilates Instructor Susie. Susie is a well known authority on all things fitness and wellness related, and to many people she has become a personal hero because of the changes she has helped them make to their lives.
Susie is the Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport fitness expert, a regular on the Leighton Smith show, and was featured by Judy Bailey in her Australian Womans Weekly series on 'Inspirational Women'.
After Co-Founding Suna Pilates in 2000, Susie also completed qualifications as an accredited Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a Nutritionist and Kinesiologist, which in combination with her physical whole-body knowledge from Pilates allows her to create life-changing holistic wellness.
Called ‘a one woman powerhouse’ by Judy Bailey, Susie is viewed by the thousands of people she’s helped over the years as a guru of positivity, inspiration and motivation. Her understanding of what is needed to create a better lifestyle is very real and authentic, as her learnings have come from her own experiences, working on her own health, life challenges, and the very real demands of juggling a successful business, and her role as the mother of two growing boys.
Susie’s goal is to ‘fix and help’ everyone she comes into contact with. She has a completely holistic approach to wellness that she has enriched and deepened over two decades. The more Susie studied the more she came to realize the body and mind are inextricably linked, and that for true wellness you can’t address issues in isolation - only by prioritising ourselves and working to align our thoughts words and deeds can we achieve real wellness.
"Instead of saying I don't have time, try saying I'm not a priority... and see how that feels." - Susie
Susie started out in the wellness industry as a Pilates instructor – primarily to fix her numerous injuries from snowboarding. She successfully used pilates to alleviate her own pain and repair her body, and then set out to spread the word and make as many people well as possible, by founding Suna Pilates. But years of experience showed her that even the best and most natural exercise in the world couldn’t fix everyone on its own.
So she trained as a Nutritionist and Holistic Lifestyle coach - becoming an accredited Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach and completing her internship with America’s Dr Cliff Oliver a number of years ago. After many more years helping people she realized that although the combination of exercise and nutrition is vital and powerful it still couldn’t fix everyone and how important our thoughts are in achieving good health. This led Susie to Kinesiology and she is now a certified Kinesiologist, having qualified under Dr John Kaye in Australia.
Susie takes a limited number of one-on-one SunaSolo Pilates training sessions, by appointment only, at $250 per session. Phone the Studio to book on 09 4891987.
Kinesiology sessions with Susie start at $125 - click to find out more.