Trent McEntire is best known to movement professionals and clients as the Problem Solver.

For more than 20 years, Trent has been working with clients who experience neurological disorders to help them gain back their mobility – a story he knows well. Born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, Trent was able to repattern his own movement to eliminate the pain and stiffness he experienced daily. His ability to repair his own body lifted the ceiling, allowing Trent to actively participate in his love of sports and moving on to becoming a professional dancer.

Today, Trent teaches his proprietary McEntire method worldwide to movement professionals, coaching them on how to assess and problem-solve for today’s clients. The BrainSpeed Ball is a tool from Trent’s Neuro-Movement course, where he teaches professionals how the brain input systems (visual, vestibular and proprioception) work to improve movement.   Trent has also created Arcus, a hand-crafted tool that leverages beautiful wooden curves to expand movement possibilities and provide powerful solutions for all ages and abilities.

Mat for Hips and Low Back - Pre-recorded 1.5hour Session supplied 

Live Q&A Session - Saturday 24th October - 10.00am - 10.30am

This is an experiential mat class designed to teach you powerful movement sequences that restore strength and mobility to the hips and low back.  You will learn exercises that can be incorporated into a group class or a private session.   The exercises are for all levels and you will learn how to modify them to suit your client's individual needs and goals.

Balance and Fall Prevention - Pre-recorded 1.5hour Session supplied 

Live Q&A Session - Saturday 24th October - 10.45am - 11.15am

Balance is an important topic as falling is the number one cause of death from injury.  You will learn common misconceptions relative to balance training. You will also learn the two missing pieces for improving balance (vestibular and visual training).  You will learn how to use the BrainSpeed Ball to assess your client's current abilities and then select exercises to integrate Into their session.  This is an opportunity to ask questions and get custom solutions for your specific clients.

Michelle is a passionate, dedicated physiotherapist with a specific interest in foot and ankle injuries, exercise, and sports injuries, with a clinical background in elite sport and performing arts. Michelle has been lucky enough to work at amazing companies such as Cirque du Soleil and currently at The Australian Ballet, which have exposed her to some of the best performing artists in the world and without a doubt, to the best medical teams.

Michelle's interests however, do not only lie there. She consults at the Melbourne Football Club, helping them manage foot and ankle injuries, and serve as the medical advisor and Strength & Conditioning coordinator for the Australian Flying Disc Association (Ultimate Frisbee). Michelle was also the Head Physio and Medical Coordinator for the World U24 Ultimate Championships in 2018 in Perth and covered Handball at the PanAm Games in Toronto 2015, amongst other sports gigs throughout the years. She's worked with rowers, rock climbers, shot putters, soccer players, gymnasts, figure skaters, burlesque dancers, cyclists, netballers, rugby players, badminton players, skiers and everyone in between.

The Functional Feet: Creating a Strong Base of Support

Saturday 24th October 2020 - 12.00pm - 2.00pm

The foot and ankle play a key role in lower body strength, plyometrics, balance and in day to day life, but they are often neglected in our programming. This workshop aims to review the relevant anatomy, physiology and function of the foot and lower leg in relation to your clients. We will then review a selection of exercises to isolate and then integrate foot strength into your programming.

Renae Blackmore owns and runs her studio, Renae Blackmore Pilates Studio, from home on the beautiful Central Coast NSW and has been teaching the Pilates Method since 1996. Renae was a professional dancer and was drawn into the Pilates world as an injury prevention and strengthening tool. Her love of Pilates inspired her to study the Method with Vass and Shaw Physiotherapy and Pilates, then furthering her knowledge with Rael Isacowitz at BASI. She then went onto studying with PITC achieving an Advance Diploma. Along the way she gained a certification in Pre and Post Natal Pilates with The Centre for Women's Fitness and a certification in Foot Fitness with Yamuna. With a passion for learning, Renae completed the Classical Pilates course with Olga Tamara at Authentic Pilates Education. Combining both styles has enriched her love & enhanced her confidence in the beautiful flow of Pilates. She is a Level 4 Member of the APMA. Renae is grateful to have Pilates in her life, for both physical and mental reasons. It helped her maintain an injury free dance career and helped her through the birth of her two gorgeous girls. Now in her late 40’s Renae feels more energised, stronger and invigorated than ever.

Balance It Out

Saturday 24th October 2020 - 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Finding balance is something that we all strive for in our lives. Work, rest and play seem to be our main concerns in life but what about the internal balance systems of our bodies. Your sense of balance is made up of 3 different systems; Vision, Proprioception and Vestibular System all work together to create stability for your mind, body and vision. Balance is NOT about standing on one leg, eyes staring straight and hoping for the best. Balance involves our bodies movement in relation to our vision and sensory input. Injuries, diseases, ageing and certain drugs both recreational and prescribed can effect our balance, enhancing our fear of falling and limiting our movements. Balance is a skill that should be practiced and maintained everyday for every body. This fun, challenging and rewarding workout will bring to life your 3 balance Systems. Your Vision, Vestibular System, and Proprioception will be put to the test, further enhancing signals to the brain to help the body to stay upright. Challenging transitions and sequences that vary directions will leave you and your body awareness feeling stronger, balanced and more confident. Participant to have: mat, pen and tennis ball.

Amy Rost is the Owner of ARC Pilates in Cochrane, Alberta Canada (located just outside Calgary, AB in the foothills of Canadian Rockies) and the Founder of Pilates Fest North.

She is the mother to four children.  In 2010, her oldest son was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). This was the wake-up call that lead her to Pilates.

Amy worked in private healthcare for 15 years as an Administrator of Disability Management.  In 2016 she decided to leave her corporate job working in a spine clinic to pursue her passion for Pilates.  After working all those years seeing the struggles of chronic illness and disability, she decided it was time to make a change and this is where her journey to teaching Pilates began.

She is a certified comprehensively trained Advanced Level 5 Classical Pilates Teacher.   Amy is a National Certified Pilates Teacher.    She enjoys working with a wide range of individuals including children, elderly, individuals with disabilities and athletes.

Amy is a tenacious networker and life long learner.  She is always looking for ways to create connection, collaboration and community. She is passionate about cultivating community in every aspect of her life, business and Pilates practice.

Connection - Collaboration - Community

Sunday 25th October 2020 - 9.00am - 11.00am

This Theory/Business Based Workshop will help you to:

  • Learn new techniques to cultivate community, create meaningful connection and design cool collaborations.
  • Uncovering collaborations with potential health care providers and other like-minded businesses to help grow your business.
  • Connecting to the Pilates movement – discovering unique opportunities to educate the public and tap into new potential clients.
  • How to build community in your studio, one client at a time.

Kids Move the World

Sunday 25th October 2020 - 11.30am - 1.30pm

This is a Theory and Practical Mat based Workshop - Kids These Days and Pilates

  • Teaching kids, what do you need to know?
  • Pilates Fundamentals and kids.

Building the Foundation from the Ground Up.

  • Meeting kids at their level- really their eye level to start.
  • Ways to engage kids.
  • How to make it fun.

Co-director and co-owner of Body Organics, Carla came to Pilates in 1993 as a result of complex neurological and health problems. Application and consistency enabled Carla to regain her health, move with some grace and more importantly, without pain. This motivated her in 2002 to establish her own Pilates studio in Brisbane.

Carla now teaches at her two studios and delivers the APMA Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy at her studios, certifying new Pilates instructors. Additionally, Carla mentors many qualified Pilates and GYROTONIC® teachers, some of whom are osteopaths and physiotherapists. She also teaches continued education courses all over Australia and internationally.

Her passion lies in understanding why pain or restriction affect a person’s ability to move and she enjoys empowering people to understand how their body works. Carla believes that this is an imperative building block in optimal performance beyond the studio setting and into everyday life, whether they are an athlete, mother, office worker or tradesperson.

Carla is a Level 4 teacher with the APMA and PAA, she holds the APMA Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy, APMA Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy, PITC Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, she has undertaken the Polestar Diploma training. She is a certified PMA instructor and course deliverer, and is undertaking a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Claiming Immunity (pre-recorded 1.5hour Session)

Live Q&A - Sunday 25th October 2020 - 2.00pm - 2.30pm

The immune system is topical,  but it is an area of passion for Carla Mullins who for many years has worked with clients who have had their immune system compromised for a variety of reasons. In May Carla took participants through a mat class for managing the immune system for the APMA pilates day. It was not your traditional class but many found the class deeply calming and settling for their body and mind. In this session Carla will give more of the theory and background about our immune system and simple strategies and modifications that can be incorporated into our studio and programming.

The workshop will incorporate theory and repertoire applications and modifications.Students will of course receive pdf notes in conjunction with this workshop.