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Part of the Community

Hello! My name is Deborah Commins and I am the Principal Instructor at The Buderim Pilates Studio.

It brings me great joy to be able to offer this wonderful service and exceptional facility to the Buderim Community. With four generations of my family living in this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast, I have a soft spot for the lovely people that make Buderim such a charming and unique community.


I attended my first Pilates class 23 years ago as part of a rehabilitation program recommended by my physiotherapist following a significant back injury. I felt first-hand the benefits of  Pilates in my recovery, gaining strength, flexibility, improved posture, muscle tone, pain relief and most importantly, body awareness and its role in functional movement. Since then, Pilates has continued to facilitate optimal functional movement for my body, responding to and addressing my body's changing needs over time through careful and thoughtful programming.


Following a demanding career as a litigation attorney in both Australia and abroad, and more than 10 years of dedicated Pilates attendance, I decided a lifestyle change was in order.


With a desire to study physiotherapy in the near future, I decided to commence my education about the body and functional movement patterns by completing a government accredited Diploma in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology. Having undertaken the majority of my clinical placement in a physiotherapy clinic, I witnessed both the physical and mental changes that Pilates can facilitate to those dedicated to its craft. I bring an understanding of postural and movement assessment, along with rehabilitative Pilates programming, to my clients.


I am dedicated to educating others on the benefits of Pilates not only for injury rehabilitation, but injury prevention, agility, balance, strength, endurance, postural correction, gait improvement and general quality of life through optimal skeletal alignment and joint function. With a particular interest in Osteoporosis management and prevention, I have also undertaken specialised training and am a licensed instructor of Buff Bones®, a US medically-endorsed programme that combines Pilates with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimise the health and safety of your bones.

Whatever your needs, goals or reasons for starting Pilates, I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to The Buderim Pilates Studio soon!

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