OUR MISSION

Healthy habits for life

Our mission at Kids Heart Pilates is to give all children the opportunity to connect with their body through movement in a fun way for life long health. We want to make exercise as accessible as tv and as habitual as brushing our teeth for kids world wide. 

Liz Dawson of Kids Heart Pilates leading a children's class at a local kindergarten

Our Story

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Human Movement Studies in 2009, Liz Dawson worked across a number of health disciplines including weight management, clinical disease and injury rehabilitation. However, it was paediatrics that really stole her heart and in 2010, Kids Heart Pilates was born. Kids Heart Pilates’ mission is to make exercise easy and accessible for children, and to educate families and health professionals on the benefits of exercise for a child’s development.

 

Since 2010, Liz has relished in the experience of developing Pilates based movement programs for children across a range of facilities including, kindergartens, childcare centres, preschools and primary schools. Extending on the repertoire of Kids Heart Pilates programs, and in response to an increasing demand for convenience, in both the home and classroom, Liz proudly launched an online Pilates program available for families worldwide in 2018. 

 

Kids Heart Pilates is also home to pre and post-natal specific programs developed by Liz. After giving birth to her first son, Liz realised the need for a post-natal pilates program that incorporated baby development and the Mummy & Tummy online program was launched in 2019. 

 

Further building on the Kids Heart Pilates brand and to serve its mission to empower health professionals, Liz developed the Child Development and Paediatric Movement course which came to fruition last year. This course is growing in popularity amongst Allied Health professionals and will help to grow the Kids Heart Pilates brand. 

Daisy Welsh doing pushups with a Kids Heart Pilates class at a local kindergarten

Liz Dawson is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Pilates Instructor & Entrepreneur. She is also the proud owner & director of Kids Heart Pilates & Northside Allied Health.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Human Movement Studies in 2009, Liz Dawson worked across a number of health disciplines including weight management, clinical disease and injury rehabilitation. However, it was paediatrics that really stole her heart and in 2010, Kids Heart Pilates was born.

Favourite Pilates exercise
Hungry Crocodiles
Favourite colour
Pink

Director & Exercise Physiologist

Liz Dawson

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Liz Dawson teaching a Kids Heart PIlates class

Meet the Team

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Daisy is a big believer in using imaginative play in all of her classes to bring a sense of joy and excitement as well as creativity. She loves seeing how much their confidence in movement grows throughout the year and creating a space where each child feels they can express who they are freely!

 

Favourite Pilates exercise
Rocket Jumps
Favourite colour
Green

Clinic Manager & Exercise Physiologist

Daisy Welsh

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Daisy Welsh showing a kids heart pilates class how to do a pushup

Ariana has a background in working with NDIS clients as a support worker and recently worked as an Exercise Physiologist in cardiac rehab at the Rockhampton Hospital. She has a natural flare for working with children and is passionate about working with kids and learning more about how assistive technologies can encourage children to engage in exercise.

Favourite Pilates exercise
Frog Jumps
Favourite colour
Purple

Exercise Physiologist

Ariana Gough

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Revleen passionate about exercise and believes in the positive effects of movement within all areas of a child's development. She loves engaging children in exercise through play based themes whether they are pretending to be astronauts in outer space or pirates searching for treasure. 

Revleen will be teaching Little Locals Richlands on a Tuesday morning so if you see her around be sure to say hello!

Exercise Physiologist

Revleen Sanchez

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