Cou­ple takes pi­lates out­doors

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

SOUTH­EAST­ERN SUB­URBS WHEN two ex­pe­ri­enced phys­io­ther­a­pists share a love for the out­doors, not only did a mar­riage blos­som, but also a busi­ness ven­ture.

River­vale cou­ple Kevin and Erin For­rest have been mar­ried for nearly three years and to­gether launched Pi­lates in the Park Perth, which will hold classes at McCal­lum Park in Vic­to­ria Park from next month.

Erin said she de­vel­oped the idea about five years ago.

“Given our back­grounds as pi­lat­es­trained phys­io­ther­a­pists and our love of the out­doors, the idea made per­fect sense but we weren’t sure how to put it into prac­tice,” she said.

“It wasn’t un­til we were on hol­i­day in Ice­land last year ap­pre­ci­at­ing their beau­ti­ful coun­try­side and the spec­tac­u­lar north­ern lights that Kev sug­gested we just give it a go when we get back to Perth.”

She said the cou­ple en­joyed ex­er­cis­ing out­doors to­gether so it was an easy de­ci­sion.

“We find that by tak­ing the pi­lates classes in McCal­lum Park on the fore­shore it gives us a chance to ap­pre­ci­ate what a beau­ti­ful city we live in and how lucky we are with the weather,” she said.

“As phys­io­ther­a­pists we are also pas­sion­ate about help­ing peo­ple and we feel that guid­ing peo­ple through ex­er­cise is the best way we can make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives.”

She said a typ­i­cal pi­lates work­out com­bined stretch­ing and strength­en­ing ex­er­cises to im­prove core strength and pos­ture.

“You’ll feel like you’ve done a work­out.”

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