A world travelling circus arts performer becomes an outdoor adventure guide in tropical far north Queensland and a Pilates dream is born.
Samantha Start, principal of Start Pilates, has had held many roles but one focus. To help people move their bodies.
From her first days in Jamaica, her high school years in Canada, and her time being a G.O. at Club Med, Samantha has made the most of her drive and passion to get people moving.
Swimming, hiking, skiing, cheerleading, running, aerobics (in the 90’s), to competitive ice skating and team sports, Samantha has done it all.
Turning her passion into a career, Samantha founded Start Pilates in 2011. Combining her love of sports and movement, with her understanding of physiology, Samantha has developed her own style of Pilates for strength and agility.
With formal qualifications in both Stott Pilates and Polestar Pilates, Samantha is fully conversant in Pilates for rehabilitation. Her advanced studies and passions include athletic programming, assessing muscular imbalances and movement patterns, and developing customised programs specific to each of her clients.
Samantha is also a fully certified Personal Trainer and understands the importance of the coach/athlete relationship.
A keen reader and animal lover, Samantha is happiest when she is moving her body, be it hiking with her children and husband, or running with her dog Cooper. She feels that everyone should have the opportunity to be strong and confident to use their body to improve their mood, their relationships and their life.