TINA POLLARD

Pilates Teacher
Brief info

With a background in dance and trained from a young age in all facets of dance, Tina became a professional performer working extensively in Australia and overseas, before turning her talents to teaching. She is a sought-after and highly respected dance teacher (with a specialty in Tap) both in her native Adelaide and for the last 20 years, here in Sydney.
In 2007 Tina discovered Pilates and a whole new way of moving! Falling in love with this incredible exercise philosophy, she soon became qualified in all areas, gaining a Diploma of Professional Pilates through Polestar. Tina has been instructing Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Studio for the past 10 years at various studios on the North Shore. She was chosen to be a Mentor for the Cert IV Mat program at Polestar Pilates and has been encouraging and assisting students there for the past 5 years. While she loves all areas of Pilates instruction, she has a special passion for Reformer, finding it an amazing tool for assistance and challenge to the repertoire.
Tina is also a Master Trainer for bootybarre – a wonderful barre program from the US that combines Pilates Dance & Fitness into a fast-paced energetic workout with integrity.
Tina believes a Pilates environment should be a place of inclusion, positive energy, and friendly encouragement. She also believes strongly that people of every age and ability will benefit from the connection of mind body and spirit and the power of movement!

Qualifications
Diploma of Dance Education, CSTD
Polestar Certified Practitioner of Mat, Reformer & Studio
Polestar Diploma of Professional Pilates
Rhythm Pilates Teacher Certification
Bootybarre certified – Plus, Flex n Flow, Pre & Post Natal, Sculpt & bbarreless
Senior First Aid
A1 Anatomy & Physiology

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.