Alternative Fitness Bendigo

When you dance to the rhythms of your life, you are truly alive in all ways.

We do not stop exercising because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop exercising!
Dr K Cooper
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My Journey

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My Journey

 From a very early age I have felt most at peace and in harmony within myself when I have been exploring the outdoors, connecting with nature in some way or another, or dancing and moving to the rhythms of different music.

The Journey

I have been fortunate enough in life to be able to pursue my passion as my career.

Calisthenics, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, jazz ballet, folk dance, yoga, tai chi and tennis absorbed my time in my youth along with bushwalking, bike touring and camping.

I have had a fascination with learning all about the body and enjoy analyzing movement and posture. This led me to pursue a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education before teaching in secondary schools in Bendigo for seven years.

My passion to help others and connect to others by touch has seen me massaging since a very early age. When I finished remedial massage and shiatsu qualifications I set up business over twenty five years ago.

My desire to help others learn more about themselves and to help them to unravel the connection of mind and body which affects posture has seen me open my studio where I teach posture and flexibility, and core work along with WuTao and ChiBall.

I feel very honored to share my life with the people in my community. I enjoy sharing what I have learnt on my journey and from the many varied courses I have completed over the years. I have everyone’s best interests at heart when I am massaging and/or working with them through holistic movement.

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  • Karin uses many modalities in her Stretch & Fitball classes. These include gym  balls, swiss balls, ab balls, exercise balls, medicine balls, worry balls and a variety of balance boards, all to develop core strength and correct posture for participants.

  • Improve your balance by working on a foam roller. Challenge yourself to greater heights by balancing on an air roller.

  • Eye exercises, hand and finger exercises, toe and feet exercises are also included in these classes. Every part of the body is covered. You will learn over 100 different exercises within one term.

  • Breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation is also practiced in these classes. You will leave the class feeling very relaxed and at peace with yourself.