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#75 A Conversation with Bruce Hildebrand: Core Strength

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Core strength, flexibility and remaining injury free are key aspects of sustained running. In this Partnerunning Show special feature we talk to Pilates and Franklin Method expert Bruce Hildebrand.

Bruce's enthusiasm for Pilates led him to train with teachers from around the world, including Siri Dharma from Los Angeles and Michael Miller from Colorado. In 2002, Bruce began to study with world-renowned movement and imagery expert Eric Franklin. Bruce went on to complete the full Franklin Method certification, and is now the pioneer Franklin Method Educator in Australia.

Bruce met Megan Steers when they were both working in the Body Control Pilates London studio. They discovered that they shared a common approach to Pilates, and their passion led them to open the Balance & Control Pilates Studio in Melbourne in 2004. Balance & Control has now grown to two studios and a team of 17 dedicated Pilates professionals who each share a passion for movement, exercise, and rehabilitation.

Bruce has served as consultant Strength Coach to the Australian Ballet School since 2005. He has trained a number of well-known athletes and performers here in Australia, including Principal Artist with the Australian Ballet Madeleine Eastoe, Essendon Football Club players James Hird, Andrew Welsh, and Jason Johnson, Olympic athletes Lauren Hewitt and Krystal Weir, and model Megan Gale.