Name: Jacqui Kingswell
OCCUPATION: Creator and founder of The Pilates Class
Where do you live? Eastern Suburbs, Sydney
Where do you train? At home with The Pilates Class.
What lead you to pilates? I started pilates at 12 years old. The principle of my performing arts school at the time introduced pilates to the students as a way to strengthen and enhance our performance... which it totally did! Pilates was the practice that changed my mind and body, and was a practice that made me feel more connected to my body...and that was something I wanted everyone to experience.
How would explain it as an exercise? The Pilates Class is a unique and transformative practice that has you feeling not just stronger, longer, and leaner but it also relives any physical tension and mental stress. It’s a controlled movement that focuses on technique, alignment, and the deep burn of the muscle group you’re working.
What makes you thrive professionally? Hearing my clients say that they’re enjoying their workouts and feeling confident in their bodies. It’s so important to love your workout routine and moving your body.
How do you manage work/life balance? I think above all, the most important practice you need to member is to listen to your body and what it’s telling you. Every day is different and some days doing an intense work out might not be for you and that’s ok
Favourite REC GEN pieceS to train in? Tights and crop top...always! My favourites are the 'Hold Sports Bra' and the 'Hold 7/8 Leggings'. REC GEN is unmatched in quality and comfort.
Best piece of advice to your 14-year-old self? Stay focussed and committed to what feels right for you.