CATHERINE GIANNITTO

Director
Brief info

Catherine has many years of training experience, both as a dance instructor (8 yrs) and for 13 years as a consultant/instructor of various IT systems in the corporate arena. Catherine comes from a sporting background including swimming, netball, basketball, athletics, softball, touch football and volleyball.

Catherine discovered Pilates in 2000 and decided to obtain formal qualifications after sustaining a back injury in a motor vehicle accident, Catherine now practices what she preaches, using Pilates to alleviate an arthritic condition in her spine. She understands first hand the benefits of Pilates and how it can benefit your health in all areas, particularly the improvement in posture, flexibility and strength.

Catherine is heavily involved in the Pilates community in Australia, being a committee member of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia. She understands the importance on-going training and keeping up to date with the latest rehabilitative techniques. The Alliance aims to promote quality and integrity amongst instructors/studios encouraging safe and skilled implementation of the Pilates Method to the general public.

Qualifications
Certified Polestar Studio, Mat & Allegro
Diploma Pilates Instructor
Diploma Sports Therapies
Level 2 Power Plate Certified
Certificate IV CHISM - Children & Adolescents
Certificate IV Remedial Therapies
Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment
PAA Member (Pilates Alliance of Australasia) & committee member
Diploma Business Studies
Senior First Aid Certificate
PADI - Advanced Diver

Background
Former professional singer/dancer
Former IT Project Manager
Former dance teacher for Bradshaw Dancers Performing Art Academy
South Pacific Dance Duo Champion 1992
West Coast (USA) Song & Dance Champion 1994

Carrie – Polestar Education

Carrie – Polestar Education,

Why did I choose Polestar Australia? My education/working background is I have a Bachelor of Nursing. I have been a stay at home Mum with three kids for the past 12 years. I was looking for professional development in a Pilates training program with a high level of training to expand my existing knowledge and an education that focuses on rehabilitation. I spoke to several health professionals who recommend Polestar Australia highly, exactly for that reason. The detail and depth in the Polestar repertoire have far exceeded my expectations. And a bonus along the way is that I have got to meet so many other health professionals and like-minded people with the same passion for Pilates and human movement.

I have received a well-rounded and thorough education and foundation for my Pilates instruction from Polestar. I have learnt so much and I can see all the benefits of the Polestar principles and exercises in my clients, which makes me want to come back for more learning opportunities. I would highly recommend Polestar education to anyone who is looking for the best pilates training program, that enables us to teach our clients to move safely, efficiently and the way we are intended to move.

Karen – Polestar Australia

Karen – Polestar Australia,

Thank you to all the staff at Polestar, I feel welcome from the moment I walk through the front door and I’m looking forward to another great year of energising myself.  It’s been great for my body and my mind and has become a lifestyle choice that has a huge and positive impact on all aspects of my life, making me stronger, healthier and happier.