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Warwick Maloney

Exercise Physiologist | Pilates Teacher | Remedial Massage Therapist | Educator

Background

I have always been a mover, as a child sports such as baseball, soccer and surfing were a big part of life. A gap year (which became multiple years…) working in ski resorts saw me living and snowboarding in the Colorado Rockies where I first undertook a Pilates class. Instantly I was hooked and the seed for Movement Health was planted.
 
 
I began my Movement Health education with the study of Remedial Massage, followed by Exercise Science and Pilates, the common thread being a desire to learn more about helping people improve their health.  The culmination of my formal education was being awarded a University scholarship to undertake a research project; the final thesis was awarded First Class Honours.
 
 
For five years I managed a studio practice in Forster on the New South Wales Mid-Coast and today I manage Movement Health as an online presence. Through Movement Health I’m here to promote whole-body health, develop quality online learning and support people so they can thrive.

Qualifications

Obscure Interests

The Physical Culture Movement of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s is where all of my Movement Health interests come together, the origins of Exercise Science and modern Massage can be found in the Physical Culture Movement. During this time Physical Culturists such as Joseph Pilates shared their exercise philosophies whilst encouraging individuals to engage with their own health. I write about Physical Culture in the Movement Blog and in 2019 I presented at the Pilates Alliance Australasia national conference on the topic of Physical Culture.

How can I help?

 
Conventional thought says you should have a professional niche and build your work-life around that, I have tried this and it hasn’t worked. When I was trying to be a Pilates guru I missed teaching barbell lifts and the company of my massage clients, it didn’t make sense. These days I prefer to use the various ‘shades’ of my professional knowledge to help people engage positively with their health (whatever that may look like). I also enjoy problem solving, when there’s a problem, it’s a chance to do some research, run the experiment and learn.  So if you’re looking to engage positively with your health, have an interest in exploring movement based solutions that help you reach your goals and enjoy sharing the occasional bad joke I’m here to help!
 
 
Here are some examples of people I have helped…

Pete the skier

Pete had ACL reconstruction surgery on his R knee two years ago, the surgery and rehabilitation had gone well. In three months Pete was going on his first ski trip since the knee injury and was looking for some guidance around how to prepare his knees and the lower limbs for the rigours of a ten day ski holiday. Pete now feels like he is skiing better than ever.

David experiencing back pain

David had tried everything to help his low back pain, he had visited multiple practitioners, had numerous scans and nothing seemed to help. We started out by helping David understand his pain, knowledge is power. Next we got curious, ran some experiments and problem solved, after a few sessions we had formulated a basic lifting program that in time helped David increase his physical capacity. David still has a few off days each week; however he is now riding a pushbike and paddling a kayak for the first time in years.

Monique the Pilates teacher

Monique was an early career Pilates teacher who was having some trouble reconciling what she had learned during her teacher training program with what was happening in the studio with clients. Monique is a great Pilates teacher, she needed a mentor and now she is feeling more confident in the Pilates studio.

Online consults starting in 2022!

Testimonials

“Warwick has an unparalleled knowledge base in Pilates and Exercise Physiology. I have no reservations in saying that his ability to apply this knowledge in a progressive and practical manner is outstanding. He practices with integrity and genuinely cares about the success of his clients. I admire his work and professionalism.”
LANA EYEINGTON / MCLINEXPHYSIOL, BHLTHHUMSC(HONS), BSPORT&EXSC / ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP)

 

“Excellent instructor with an eye for detail, being specific to your needs. Highly recommend this to all, from pain prevention to improved movement!”
CHRISTINA GIBBS / REMEDIAL MASSAGE / MYOFASCIAL-CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST / KINESIOLOGIST
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“I am a 67 year old reasonably active person with some knee problems and a few other issues, and sought a referral from my doctor to Movement Health to see if Warwick could help with some remedial fitness training, some weight loss and some tummy conditioning. After a few months I have lost the extra kilos I did not need, my waist is reduced, my general fitness is much improved and I feel good about my health. I am walking over 250 minutes a week and also playing golf twice a week. By way of example I recently had cause to travel by car interstate over five days and was sitting for over 32 hours. My lower back was  hurting and after my regular session with Warwick it came good again and there are no residual issues. Thank you Warwick – I am happy to recommend you and your studio to those who feel they need your expertise to assist them to enjoy good health.”
PETER DIDDAMS / PACIFIC PALMS RESIDENT, COMMITTEE MEMBER THE PALMS GARDEN CLUB / CHAIRMAN FORSTER TUNCURRY DIVISION OF TAREE LEGACY CLUB

 

“Warwick is a passionate teacher of all things movement, he has a great combination of knowledge as well as teaching skills and an encouraging voice that gives you the confidence to want to keep going. I can highly recommend him as a Pilates Instructor.”
LOUISE INGRAM / CLASSICAL PILATES TEACHER / PAA MEMBER 
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“I love how Warwick has done all this research so I can learn more about the history of my profession.”
MICHAEL PEGG / UNIVERSITY OF SUNSHINE COAST / ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLGIST (AEP) / BRAZILIAN JUJITSU BLACK BELT
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