A Passion For Pilates: Rachel Crompton

Prior to training as a Pilates Instructor, Rachel Crompton had a dance career which took her from The Queensland Ballet and Darc Swan Arts Council Tours all the way to the Moulin Rouge in Paris. After many fulfilling years as a dancer it was time to move on.

Discovering Pilates

I was doing Pilates at my local gym and totally fell in love with it. I felt it gave my muscles and body a similar work out to dance. In 2002 I studied my Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and then went on to complete my full Pilates Instructor certification. Elixr was one of the first Pilates clubs in Sydney and I have been privileged to teach here for the past 15 years. We continue to evolve the Elixr Pilates style with updated scientific research, so as an Instructor, I have never stopped learning and will never stop taking courses.

Making A Positive Difference

I love the buzz you get from teaching classes. It is so rewarding making a positive difference to people’s lives. I also equally enjoy the satisfaction of having private clients as I have met some incredibly successful people I would never usually meet. I have grown great friendships with many of them.

Keeping People Motivated

Discipline, hard work, passion, and the ability to ‘see’ the body and to correct it – to see where people hold tension, which muscles are weak, what parts of the body need mobility or stability. Teaching a class is in many ways like a performance. You have to bring a certain amount of performance energy to your presentation. You have to correctly program the class, keep people interested and motivated and make them want to stay till the end.

Why not try out a Pilates class with Rachel – check the timetable for more information.