Brett is the Senior Instructor at Chatswood Pilates Studio.
Brett discovered Pilates towards the end of his fifteen-year career as a Chef. He was inspired to become an Instructor after Pilates helped him understand and manage longstanding back troubles gained from years of working in the harsh physical environment of the commercial kitchen.
Brett trained in London with the co-founder of Body Control Pilates, Gordon Thompson, and qualified in March 2004. He has since been awarded his Master Matwork Qualification – achieving Honors at a Classical level in Pilates. In the studio, Brett is also qualified to an Advanced level on the Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector, and Intermediate level on the Wunda Chair. He is also trained in pre and post-natal Pilates and works with many mums-to-be in all stages of Pregnancy. Brett worked alongside a Physiotherapy clinic in Edinburgh and has a lot of experience in rehabilitative work.
Brett has a natural empathy toward rehabilitation work, having had to rehabilitate himself after a spinal trauma in 2008, resulting in an emergency decompression surgery. Having to ‘rebuild’ his core from the ground up, Brett has acquired a set of first-hand skills for identifying dysfunctions of the core and the tools to regain proper function and balance. Thanks to Pilates Brett now enjoys anything from Qigong, Canyoning, Parkour and Cycling to Rock Climbing, Hip Hop, Breakin and Contemporary Dance classes.