Alternative Fitness Bendigo

When you dance to the rhythms of your life, you are truly alive in all ways.

We do not stop exercising because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop exercising!
Dr K Cooper
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My Journey

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My Journey

 From a very early age I have felt most at peace and in harmony within myself when I have been exploring the outdoors, connecting with nature in some way or another, or dancing and moving to the rhythms of different music.

The Journey

I have been fortunate enough in life to be able to pursue my passion as my career.

Calisthenics, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, jazz ballet, folk dance, yoga, tai chi and tennis absorbed my time in my youth along with bushwalking, bike touring and camping.

I have had a fascination with learning all about the body and enjoy analyzing movement and posture. This led me to pursue a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education before teaching in secondary schools in Bendigo for seven years.

My passion to help others and connect to others by touch has seen me massaging since a very early age. When I finished remedial massage and shiatsu qualifications I set up business over twenty five years ago.

My desire to help others learn more about themselves and to help them to unravel the connection of mind and body which affects posture has seen me open my studio where I teach posture and flexibility, and core work along with WuTao and ChiBall.

I feel very honored to share my life with the people in my community. I enjoy sharing what I have learnt on my journey and from the many varied courses I have completed over the years. I have everyone’s best interests at heart when I am massaging and/or working with them through holistic movement.

Karin's Favourite Sayings

  • “When you follow your bliss you live in a constant space of joy.
    You open yourself to the abundance of the Universe.
    You’re excited to share your life with those you love and your excitement,
    your passion, your bliss becomes contagious….”
    Lisa Nichols

  • “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
    while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it.“
    Plato

  • “............ if you really and sincerely and passionately want to do something
    (and wholeheartedly, with the whole of your sincerest self) it is by doing that
    that you will be most useful, will be giving the most, will be of most individual value.”

    Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • “The man who does things makes mistakes, but he who doesn't makes the biggest mistake of all ------- nothing."
    Benjammin Franklin

  • The 4 P’s
    PORTRAY – portray a positive image of yourself which will reflect in your lifestyle.
    PRACTISE - as you practice good habits of posture, this will carry over and unconsciously reflect in how you move through your day.
    PROTECT - the key to protecting your body from aches and pains is good posture.
    PREVENT - good posture provides you with a prevention strategy against wear and tear, for the long term health of your body.

  • “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”  
    Carol Welch