'Meet the MoveActive Ambassadors' - Cecily Hemphill

Home Town: Melbourne 

Profession: Pilates Instructor & Dance Teacher

Instagram handle: @cecilydoespilates

We are so excited to have you apart of our team! Tell us a little about yourself?

I have danced since the age of 4 and when i was going through pointe work training at 12, i came across Pilates. I took up Musical Theatre when i was 13 and studied full time after high school. After returning home from a dance tour at 22, i decided i wanted to start my Mat & Reformer teacher training with Breathe Education. I loved how Pilates and dance worked hand in hand, Pilates helped my body get through a lot of injuries over the years. Now having been a qualified Pilates teacher for 18 months, I have started my Clinical Pilates Diploma with National Pilates Training as i would love to work with other Allied Health Professionals to help people on their road to recovery.

What do you get up to in your downtime? Any favourite hobbies? 

Dance & watching psychological thrillers.

Favourite form of exercise? 

Pilates! I love the flow of it. I love how the seamless transitions between exercises makes it feel like a dance. I also love how much it constantly challenges my body.  

What does movement mean to you? How do you apply this to the way you teach?

Growing up having had dance and movement as a form of expression, I really do believe that any movement is such a great outlet for your mental & physical health. You can walk into a class feeling really sluggish and by the end you've undergone a complete transformation because you have moved your body. Being able to guide clients through a class gives me such fulfilment and joy.

Tell us why you love MoveActive?  

I love the way MoveActive support, celebrate and encourage movement in every way. Movement and exercise shouldn't feel like a chore and MoveActive give people the right accessories, so they can celebrate movement and feel awesome whilst doing it. Who knew i could get SO excited about socks!

Do you have a favourite pair?  

Yes, My Sparkly grey Crew socks! I love my ankles being warm so they're my all time favourite :) 

 What will you bring to the MoveActive Team?  

I don't take myself too seriously! I'm constantly learning and growing and I'm aware I don't have all the answers so i hope people realise its okay to not be an expert! We are all learning and growing together everyday and I'm excited to share my journey going forward and to be part of the MoveActive Team.