“I ended up with several bulged discs following an incident,” said Trissi. “That’s when Pilates really shone through as a guiding light!” The Head Trainer and Founder of Pilates Addicts has become a Pilates Pioneer in our Region after starting her practice of Pilates on the Sunshine Coast, Australia in the late 90’s. She started to formalise her qualifications whilst studying Sport and Exercise Science at University. Trissi was a distance runner as an adult and a national level Track Athlete, training under the Romanian Coach, Mike Danilla, alongside Cathy Freeman and many other top level Australian and International Athletes, whilst attending the Kooralbyn International Boarding School, during her high school years. Whilst recovering from her back injury in 2012 she knew that Pilates needed to take a forefront in her life once again — and she knew Pilates was the key to rehabilitating her back injury, with a goal of getting back into running. And as you may have gathered, this twist in fate was transformational enough to change the course of her life, being the catalyst to creating her own Pilates Studio, as there was no one doing what she was trained to do, the way she was trained to do it. Find Trissi on Instagram at: pilatesaddicts.