Lisa said she was 'that rider' who suffered from ongoing aches and pains. Frustrated in her own dressage lessons, she often felt stiff and tight upon trying to execute instructions and felt her horse didn’t feel free in his paces either. Hemorrhaging money on frequent massages and physio sessions and exercising with Zumba and biking, she found it wasn’t helping her improve her riding.
Discovering Lindsay Wilcox-Reid in the UK and Equipilates™, Lisa immediately resonated with the specialist knowledge of human anatomy and movement of the body in the saddle. In 2018 she decided she needed to do the teacher training with Lindsay in the UK and figured others might benefit too.
The pre-requisite was a qualification to Pilates Matwork Level 3, so she found a course that met the criteria here in NZ and went for it! By the end of 2019, Lisa had qualified as an Equipilates™ Biomechanics Trainer, and another paper on Pilates for Equestrians from the USA. Lisa also went to Perth and trained in NeuroKinetic Therapy® a therapy that combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing.
Not letting her recent cancer diagnosis or covid lockdowns set her back, Lisa used the time and the virtual training opportunities to train in the Franklin Method®. Lisa is currently the only Franklin Method Educator in the North Island.