Meet the Trainer Melbourne VIC

Bruce was the co-founder of Balance & Control Pilates Studio in Melbourne in 2004. Balance & Control has grown to three studios and a team of 20 Pilates and Physiotherapy practitioners who each share a passion for movement, exercise, and rehabilitation.  Bruce has delivered Pilates Instructor training programs since 2012, and is now a Course Provider with Tensegrity Training delivering the Cert IV and Diploma qualifications across Victoria.

Bruce served as consultant Strength Coach to the Australian Ballet School from 2005-2011. He has trained a number of elite Australian sport and art performers, including Principal Artist with the Australian Ballet Madeleine Eastoe, AFL footballers James Hird, Andrew Welsh, Jason Johnson, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Olympic athletes Lauren Hewitt and Krystal Weir, Australian Netballers Sharelle McMahon and Julie Corletto, and model Megan Gale.

Bruce has participated in a wide range of sports including tennis, cricket, baseball, and athletics, with his main achievements being in AFL football. He was vice-captain of the VFL Under 19 representative team in 1995, and played at this state level for 4 years in the Victoria Football League and the Western Australia Football League. Bruce trekked the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu in Peru in 2000, sailed the Atlantic Ocean on crew with a maxi-yacht in 2001, and ran the 2002 London Marathon. As an adult, Bruce studied classical ballet for 6 years and has performed in a handful of amateur productions. Bruce enjoys the discipline of learning the piano, and the joy of being a devoted husband and father to two young children.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • App. Sc. (Human Movement)
  • Body Control Pilates (UK) Certified Pilates Teacher
  • Certified Franklin Method ® Movement Educator
  • NLP Practitioner Training 2009
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Seventeen years Pilates teaching experience
  • Strength Coach Consultant to the Australian Ballet School 2006-2011