Throughout my early working life as a specialist paediatric oncology nurse I kept active and fit with dance and aerobics. However, in the mid 1990s, I sustained an injury in a car crash which damaged my neck and arm. Unable to run or participate in aerobics sessions, I explored other ways to recondition my body after surgery. Pilates allowed me to regain movement and strength without compromising my recovery. I then decided I wanted to teach Pilates to others.