Meet scholarship winner, Molly!

Think about a career that defines selflessness, love and care. Did your imagination conjure up “cancer nurse”? If so, you’re spot on. You’ve also just defined our latest scholarship winner, Molly Hayward. Driven by a deep desire to support and empower those around her, Molly is now adding another string to her supporting-others-bow, with a Pilates Teacher Training. Knowing first-hand the power of movement to support in mental health and balance, Molly is ready to bring this knowledge to her community. Molly, we couldn’t be more proud to have you in our Teacher Training family! Now, let’s get to know you … 

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

Hey! I’m Molly, a 23-year-old cancer nurse who grew up in regional Victoria. Recently, I’ve made the move up north to the Gold Coast to fulfil my dream of living by the ocean. Nursing has always been my passion, driven by a deep desire to support and empower others. Outside of work, I love exploring different cultures, chilling at the beach, staying active, and spending quality time with loved ones.

What is it that attracted you to Barre Body?

Barre Body stands out as a leading training provider in the industry. What drew me in the most was the opportunity to complete the training online, right from the comfort of my own home, with accessible support from instructors, which is ideal for busy girls like myself! Barre Body’s welcoming community creates a encouraging atmosphere for all members and clients.

Why does the scholarship mean so much to you?

I never could have imagined I would be lucky enough to win this scholarship, so it means a lot. This scholarship will allow me to pursue my passion for Pilates and begin teacher training from home, so I can continue working and earning an income. I am beyond excited to expand my skillset beyond the medical world and integrate holistic wellness and movement into a professional space. 

Can you tell us what movement means to you?

I haven’t always had the best relationship with my body and exercise, so I have come a long way in terms of self love and acceptance. I now move to feel strong and capable.

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 am super excited to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to become a competent Pilates teacher, and to make others feel uplifted and empowered in their practice. 

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

Maintaining a work-life balance is crucial. Nurturing your mind, body and soul is one of the most important things you will ever do, especially when we are exposed to high stress and emotional environments everyday. Life is too short not to do the things we love.

Does movement support your own work-life balance? Would you like to share that passion and purpose with others? 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.