Meet scholarship winner, Grace!

What does movement mean to you? Many of us will answer this with, “My way of winding down,” or, “Something I can do that’s just for me.” But for our latest Barre Body Teacher Training scholarship winner, Grace, it’s about much more. “Movement is about my body and mind, releasing tension and finding calm,” Grace told us. “Through movement, I convey emotions, tell stories, and tap into my creativity. It’s self-care, prioritising my well-being and taking control of my physical and mental health. Movement celebrates my body’s capabilities, reminding me of its strength and resilience. It’s a journey of self-discovery, helping me uncover new aspects of myself and grow as an individual. Whether through Pilates, dance, or walking, movement is a fundamental part of who I am and how I experience the world.” Well, Grace, you’ve got us lost for words. Want to learn more about this exceptional winner? So did we …


Hi, Grace! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Grace and I am a South Indian woman, living in Adelaide South Australia. I am a human rights advocate, exercise lover, and an enthusiastic hobbyist. I also love spending lots of time with my partner, friends and family. I enjoy travelling, finding new spots to eat, and getting outdoors with friends. I am an aspiring human rights lawyer, and I am working toward making the world a safer place for everyone, but specifically children, the new generation.  In the last few years, I have been heavily involved in international volunteering for women and children from my community in India. I hope to return to my community soon, and continue my mission to protect these vulnerable individuals living in extremely dangerous conditions. 

What is it that attracted you to Barre Body?

Barre Body’s Reformer Pilates attracted me because I seeking a holistic approach to fitness and well-being. Barre Body’s focus on integrating physical movement with mental awareness, low-impact high-intensity workouts, and mind-body connection resonates with those seeking a comprehensive approach. Small group or personalised training, innovative and dynamic methods, and expert instruction provide a supportive environment. Additionally, online flexibility allows for convenient access to content and workouts from anywhere, making it ideal for those with busy schedules. This blend of physical and mental wellness, combined with flexibility, makes Barre Body a compelling choice.

Why does the scholarship mean so much to you?

The scholarship means a lot to me as it provides financial freedom to pursue my passion for Pilates. It allows me to focus on learning and growth, and is a recognition of my hard work and dedication. Being part of a scholarship program creates a sense of community with like-minded individuals, fostering growth and encouragement. The scholarship enables me to invest in my physical and mental health, leading to a more balanced life. It also opens doors to new career paths and opportunities in the fitness industry, allowing me to make a positive impact on others through Pilates.

Can you tell us what movement means to you?

My body and mind, releasing tension and finding calm. Through movement, I convey emotions, tell stories, and tap into my creativity. It’s self-care, prioritising my well-being and taking control of my physical and mental health. Movement celebrates my body’s capabilities, reminding me of its strength and resilience. It’s a journey of self-discovery, helping me uncover new aspects of myself and grow as an individual. Whether through Pilates, dance, or walking, movement is a fundamental part of who I am and how I experience the world.

Movement to me is all about winding down and connecting with my body and mind. After a busy day at work, I can often feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Most days I am reminded that movement is a privilege, so I always approach exercise with gratitude and appreciation.

What are you most excited to get out of the training?

I’m most excited to gain a deeper understanding of the Barre Body Reformer method and its ability to transform bodies and minds. I’m looking forward to developing a strong foundation in Pilates techniques, learning how to modify exercises for different body types and abilities, and understanding how to create a supportive and inclusive class environment. I’m eager to gain confidence in teaching and cueing clients, expand my knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and discover new ways to challenge and engage clients. Additionally, I’m interested in learning how the Barre Body Reformer method can help balance hormones, leading to improved overall health and well-being. Ultimately, I aim to become a skilled and compassionate instructor, empowering others to achieve their fitness goals, find balance in their lives, and cultivate holistic wellness.

What impact do you hope that your story has on your community?

I hope that my story inspires and motivates others in my community to pursue their passions and interests, despite any challenges or obstacles they may face. I hope that my journey with Barre Body Reformer serves as a testament to the transformative power of movement and self-care, and encourages others to prioritise their physical and mental well-being. I also hope that my story helps to break down barriers and stigmas surrounding mental health and self-care, and creates a ripple effect of positivity and support throughout my community. I hope that my story helps to create a more inclusive, supportive, and empowered community, where individuals feel encouraged to take control of their health and well-being


Have you been inspired and motivated by Grace’s story? Would you like to discover the transformative power of self-care through a career in Pilates? We’d love to have you join our family. Check out all things Teacher Training right here, and reach out any time if we can help you on your journey.