June’s HQer of the month is Tiana!
Tiana is currently in year 11 at Damascus College and is our youngest HQ Member (By at least 10 years).
Tiana attended her first class at HQ as her Mum’s plus one on our “bring a friend” deal, and has now been doing Reformer classes twice a week for around 2 years.
Tiana’s Pilates skills have improved immensely since she first started, she now gives some of our more advanced exercises a go (with a little push from Steph 😜 ).
Read on to find out a little more about Tiana, her Pilates HQ Journey and how she felt about joining class with bunch of “oldies” (my words not hers).
What year level are you in at school and do you have any favourite subjects?
Photography and food is something I have a big interest towards, I have explored both these topics by completing VCE Studio Arts Photography units 3/4 this year with my theme being food. I currently have no idea what I want to do once I finish school but I plan to go to Uni and travel.
You come to Pilates twice a week, what other sports do you play or activities do you do?
This year is my 10th year playing netball, I’m currently playing netball for U21’s on a Thursday night for Dela Netball Club. I am currently working at The Red Door Pizzeria, this is my third year working there. I make pizzas and work in customer service.
What was it that made you want to do Pilates?
Mum was my major influence into starting Pilates by bringing me along to one of her classes so I could get a feel of what Pilates is all about. I never had any interest towards doing Pilates until I gave it a try.
Did you know what Pilates was before you started coming to Pilates HQ?
Before starting Pilates I really didn’t have any idea what it was, I thought it was some type of yoga.
Now that you have been coming to HQ for classes have you noticed any changes to how you feel?
After doing Pilates for a couple years now I have definitely noticed some changes not only in my physical appearance but also in strength. I feel fitter and healthier and believe it has helped me with my netball because I generally feel like I have more energy to get through a whole game.
You are one of our youngest HQers - did you feel ok going into a class with a bunch of older ladies? Were you nervous or scared?
I did feel a bit nervous going into my first class because I knew there would be no one my age doing it but then again I was excited to try something new. Now when I go to class each week I don’t feel nervous at all because I’ve gotten to know the people I’m around and I enjoy myself.
What is your favourite thing about coming to classes at Pilates HQ?
I enjoy knowing that whenever I come to any of my classes I walk in not knowing what to expect and what we will be doing during the class. I also enjoy the great atmosphere you feel as soon as you walk in, everyone’s always got a smile on their face and ready for a friendly chat.