The APMA is excited to announce our first 48hr Blitzilates Virtual Event on July 18th & 19th 2020.

Blitzilates#1 will feature 3 speakers who will cater to you not only as a Pilates Professional but also as a Mover and as a business owner.

The APMA is excited to announce our presenters for your first-ever, official Virtual event, 48hr Blitzilates.  We are proud to present our presenters: Carrie Newbold, Jo Bezzina and Franziska Iselli

Please see below more about our Presenters for Blitzilates#1. 


Carrie Newbold started massaging two decades ago, and was running self-massage classes before it was cool. She also happens to be a biomedical researcher and Pilates instructor. Qualifications include BEng(Med) Hons, PhD, Cert IV Massage, Dip Rem Mass, Cert IV Pilates Matwork Instruction, Cert IV Training and Assessment.

Joanne Bezzina is a Sydney based Pilates educator, examiner and studio director. Her connected movement philosophy is driven by her passion to achieve mind to body connection that builds strength and flexibility. This approach focuses on the whole person, enabling teachers to form deeper client connections for better results. Joanne won the 2017 “Pilates Anytime” Next Teacher content. She is a PAA principal trainer member, NCPT and Polestar Pilates educator. A strong Pilates advocate, she founded the Sydney Pilates Teacher social group. A highly experienced teacher, Joanne’s workshops are greatly sought after to improve their teaching skills and better connect with their clients.

Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing and brand strategist, adventurer, author and the co-founder of Basic Bananas, The Business Hood, Oceanlovers and Moments of Humanity.

In 2013 Franziska was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizing her innovation, creativity and philanthropic involvement.

Franziska is a board member at the global Entrepreneurs Organization EO where she is advising on communications, marketing and branding. She also launched an impact initiative called EOcean to inspire entrepreneurs to be more sustainable.

Franziska sits on the judging panel for Singularity University and has run think tanks at the United Nations to address the UN sustainable development goals through entrepreneurship.

A true visionary and eternal optimist, no challenge seems to be too big for Franziska. She is known for her rebellious nature and doing things differently. She has this rare combination of being both creative and strategic, which makes her a powerful leader in the business world.

Franziska is the author of two bestselling books with a third one coming out this year She is regularly featured across the media including INC, Forbes, Business Insider, Virgin Inflight Entertainment, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, SmartCompany, Dynamic Business Magazine, BRW, 2UE, Channel 9.

A Swiss born Australian (or Swaussie) with a sharp-witted humour and the ability to speak five languages, she is known to make up words, which keeps everyone amused.

The key to Franziska’s success is her down-to-earth attitude, infectious energy, integrity and courage to take the lead. She is an idea generation machine and her brain seems to often work on double-speed.

Franziska is a big believer in social business and is heavily involved in various ocean conservation and sustainability projects.

In her spare time, Franziska loves going on adventures, spending time in the ocean, playing music with her band Salty Lips, learning new things and spending time with family and friends.
On one of her recent adventures, she rode her motorbike from Switzerland to Kazakhstan along the Silk Road (12’000km) which made for interesting tales.

Our Sponsors for Blitzilates #1

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