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instructor of the month

Nikki Chrysostomou

January 2018

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?

Your teaching tips

  • Trust your instincts, never put a client in danger, always be safe and put them first.
  • Practice what you teach, your understanding of "what" your teaching only makes you better at it.
  • If you feel your getting stuck in teaching the same exercises, practice the ones you don't like and then start teaching them. You will end up loving them! 
  • Remember on every class or private session to take something away for yourself. What did you learn in that last hour?
  • Attend a class with your favourite teacher and feel inspired. 
  • Keep up your CPD's. 

Favourite Exercise and reason why?

tell us a little bit about yourself and your experience in the industry

I started danicing at the age of 4 and became an assistant teacher in my local dance school at the age of 12. I'm so thankful for these years as I started looking at alignment from a very young age. After a short dance career I fell into the fitness industry in 2001 and then 6 months later I bumped into Pilates. I took a mat course with Michael King, but knew there was so much more to learn and I'm forever grateful to Elizabeth Anderson (now Executive Director of Pilates Method Alliance) in introducing me to Polestar. Here I also meet Balanced Body and my Pilates career really took off. I've never looked back. I've been educating for Balanced Body now for over 7 years. 

My Experience in the industry has been more than I could ever imagine. Although I wasn't sure what to expect, I just love what I do. Yes there is always ups and downs, but I can say the downs have been when I was either saving Tranquility or looking for a new studio. If your a studio owner you know the nightmares I'm talking about with finding a space to work from. 

Do you have a motto or mission statement?

Trust the universe. A little spiritual, I know. But its extremely powerful once you find that trust. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

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