Headshot of Warwick Maloney founder of Movement Health.

Warwick Maloney

Exercise Physiologist | Pilates Teacher | Remedial Massage Therapist

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.

Qualifications

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A drawing depicting a man swinging an Indian Club taken from Sim Kenoe's book 'The Indian Club Exercise'.

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 positively with their own health. I write about Physical Culture in the Movement Health Blog.

Educator | Presenter | Movement health advocate

Expertise with a broad blend of Movement-informed disciplines has seen me develop a unique interdisciplinary perspective. These experiences form a useful foundation for the preparation of engaging professional learning. I host online professional development via the Movement Health website and have facilitated learning on behalf of Pilates Association Australia and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Workshops I have hosted:
Writing also gives me the opportunity to explore  the span of my professional world and I enjoy synthesizing these experiences into explorations that I publish on the Movement Health blog.

 

If you would like to host Warwick as a presenter, let’s talk.
Warwick was very informative on the subject of communication with clients. I picked up some good take aways from this.

Anonymous feedback | ATMS member

His research and writing on the historical evolution of movement culture and how it influenced Joseph Pilates is fascinating.

Sarah Stenning | PAA member