Sally Anderson

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method (91490NSW)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management (BSB60407)
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAA40104)
  • Certificate Nutrition
  • Senior First Aid
  • Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine (currently under completion)

History

Prior to becoming hooked on the Pilates Method Sally worked in theater both in performance and management roles. In fact it was an ankle injury sustained during a national tour of “Lend Me A Tenor” that propelled Sally to Rael Isacowitz for rehabilitation using the Pilates Method. At that time, there were only two Pilates teachers to be found in Australia, and in a brilliant stroke of fate, Sally started sessions with Rael. These sessions were like nothing Sally had experienced before and she was quickly addicted to the punishing regime that Rael put his clients through in a tiny but very efficient studio on the campus of MacDonald College in Sydney, where he was Dean of Dance. Sally has never stopped doing Pilates since, and is 150% certain that without it, her well used back and joints would not be anywhere near as functioning as they are.

Over the years Sally has produced theater both in Australia and extensively in Asia, which is still a passion and a pursuit.

Sally Anderson is the founder and director of Pilates International Pty Ltd, incorporating Pilates International Studios and Pilates International Training Centre (PilatesITC).

Since commencing the Pilates Method in the late 1980’s with master teacher and mentor Rael Isacowitz, Sally trained and delivered Pilates specialist education extensively in all continents of the world for Rael’s Body Arts & Science program (BASI), before returning to Australia and establishing the Pilates International organization. There are now four primary Pilates Int Studios throughout Sydney and Melbourne with affiliate studios and host sites in other states and locations.

Pilates International leads the way in the Australasian Pilates industry, through development and implementation of Pilates specialist vocational education as well as ongoing research, consultation, lobbying and negotiation of industry specific regulations and requirements. Since 2000 Sally has been at the forefront of implementing standards and establishing transparent structures for professional work practices that have created a foundation for recognition of the Pilates profession.

In 2013 Sally has led Pilates International into a prized collaboration with Canberra University, to articulate PilatesITC courses to higher education Bachelor degrees.

Pilates International Training Centre (PilatesITC) was the first Pilates training organization to achieve government registration in May 2004, and has developed the highest level qualifications available in Pilates world-wide, setting the benchmark for Pilates vocational training and education.

PilatesITC owns and delivers the formal qualifications including the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, and the Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction, and has licensed the use of these course curriculums to a number of private RTO’s and TAFE Colleges throughout Australia. These Pilates qualifications set the standard for the national profession providing greater recognition and regulation of the Pilates industry, and now articulate to a BA degree.

Sally has continued to travel extensively over recent years to deliver not only the formal qualifications, but also to deliver continuing education to Pilates professionals in the USA, Asia Pacific and Australia, and to consult widely on the future development of the Pilates industry both nationally and internationally. She is an invited presenter on the global online sensation Pilates Anytime and has presented many times for the international industry organisation, the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) at their conferences across USA. Sally is a gold certified PMA-CPT.

As well as directing all Pilates International business across the studios and training centre, Sally takes personal responsibility in overseeing training for a myriad of A-list celebrities, tv and radio stars, rock stars, music theatre performers, dancers, Olympic swimmers and elite athletes, and toured nationally with Cirque du Soleil throughout 2011 as Pilates trainer for the production of Saltimbanco, and again for Totem in 201-2015.

Sally was Pilates expert contributor for the Sunday Telegraph’s body + soul weekly lift out for two years and as produced the first in a series of workout books, ‘Sally Anderson’s Matwork’.

Presentations

Sally is available to be booked for presentations, workshops, motivational talks, corporate training and media events, and will develop specific programs or presentations for any requirement.

Sally presents PilatesITC Continuing Education workshops throughout the year and at Pilates industry annual conferences and events.

Presentation rates are available upon request. For all availability and appearance enquiries please send Sally an email >

The following Pilates presentations are developed and able to be booked immediately:

Masterclasses:

  • Matwork
  • Small Apparatus
  • Reformer
  • Chair
  • Cadillac
  • Posture specialisations

Workshops 2-3 hours:

  • Pilates Method Immersion: A four part series, including:

    • History and Lineages
    • Modern Posture
    • Creating an Environment for Health
    • Programming and Applications

Each Pilates Method Immersion workshop is one full day duration but can be adapted to shorter time frames and inclusions.

  • Pilates Postural Intervention for Pelvic Rotation

  • Plyometric and Proprioception Training

  • Advanced Programming and Application

  • Repertoire and Sequencing on the Armchair

  • Hands to Arms to Shoulders

  •  Go Exo!

  • Anchoring the Levers

  • Applying the Pilates Method (ATPM)

    This is a series of presentations looking at repertoire, exercise selection, programming and the various aspects of applying the Pilates Method. Each workshop is a 3 hour presentation on a specific topic including:

    • The Jumpboard
    • Apparatus Repertoire – any
    • Postural specific applications
    • Disc pathology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Scoliosis
    • For Acrobats
    • For Swimmers

Workshops – Extended Duration:

  • Pilates Method Immersion Program

  • Educator Training: VET Pilates Education Delivery

Workshops on all apparatus are available, as are teaching applications, programming and special conditions. Presentation rates are available upon request.

Consultancy

  • Pilates industry issues and legislative requirements
  • Pilates specific vocational education course development
  • Pilates in higher education
  • Course implementation
  • Industry alignments and lobbying
  • Pilates business strategies and forward planning
  • Pilates business set up and development
  • Pilates studio design, equip, and set up

With an extensive background in Pilates education development and implementation in the vocational education sector, and her long term role in industry representation and consultation, Sally is perfectly positioned to assist you with your business, course needs and other strategic requirements.

Consultation rates are available upon enquiry.