Trish Smith

TrishTrish was born in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa for my secondary school years. She has always been keen and active in a variety of sports from swimming, running, cycling, ballet, gymnastics and tennis. Her husband is an exploration geologist and have lived in many different places in Africa often in the middle of nowhere so self motivation to keep active and sane was a priority.

Both her parents had polio when they were young and initially walked with the aid of  crutches and were later confined to wheelchairs. They were very independent and this, she says, "definitely showed me how important it is for our bodies working together with our minds to help us become and stay more independent and mobile. This lead to my passion to understand more about the link between our mind and body and I completed my BSc (Hons) Psychology  in 2013.

"I was introduced to Pilates in 2010 after suffering from a running injury and fell in love with the whole technique and quality of the body movement ethos. I started training to be a Pilates teacher in 2011 in the New York Classical Method qualifying in 2012.

"Fascinated with the science behind the Pilates method I continued my studies through BASI (Body Arts and Science International) in South Africa.  I have been teaching Pilates ever since and continue to learn more everyday through the interaction with my clients"says Trish.