Diploma Sports Studies
Advanced Diploma in the Pilates Method
Principal of Active Pilates
Denitta Morris has been involved in the Health and Fitness industry for over 30 years and Pilates for the past 15 years.
The Realisation of Active Pilates, Ormeau, Queensland
Pilates is a passion, well more than that… it provides me with employment, social interaction, travel, education and physical empowerment.
I must say, I am grateful to Joseph H Pilates (1883-1967) and the many others who have developed and shared the Pilates Method along the way.
My Pilates journey started with the recovery from a brain injury. I had been working in the Health and Fitness industry for many years and after the accident I had to make changes. My understanding of Pilates was that it is a slow and easy form of exercise and something I could manage. How very little I knew, it was so much more than I could have ever of imagined.
I wanted to understand Pilates a bit more and completed Michael Kings Pilates Mat Course which was quickly followed by 18 months of studying Lifecare – Physio based Pilates with Nicole Vass. I wanted to understand the Pilates Method using a variety of Pilates educators and this drove me to study the PilatesITC Diploma in Pilates Instruction but it didn’t stop there as I continued to further my studies by completing the PITC Advanced Diploma in the Pilates Method both of which took an additional 18 months each.
Yes, Pilates has depth, challenge and so many opportunities and seems to be a never ending journey, though one I wholeheartedly embrace.
My passion towards Pilates inspired me to establish my own home based studio in Ormeau on the northern Gold Coast in June of 2010, aptly named Active Pilates. With the rapid property development in the local region and the ever increasing demands for health and wellness, so to came the inevitable growth of my business and in January of 2016 I held the grand opening of my newly multi-purpose built studio fully decked out with air-conditioning for the comfort of my clients, state of the art Pilates equipment, massage therapy room, Lorna Jane retail outlet and alfresco dining to relax with a cool drink after a good Pilates workout!
In 2017 the business became a registered company: Active Pilates Qld Pty Ltd, yet another milestone achieved alongside opening for Pilates sessions on Saturday mornings to cater for the demand.
The challenges continue to flow forward as I am always expanding my business and increasing my knowledge and experience through ongoing education yet always with a commitment and focus to providing outstanding services to my clients who never cease to amaze me with the personal challenges many have endured and overcome, I remain equally inspired and anticipate what the future holds for Active Pilates.
Experience comes to me in two forms
Observation & working with client’s bodies
Being centered in my own body through Pilates
The last 15 years have been wonderful and long may it continue.