Graceful Body with Penny Cook

“I love meeting you wherever you’re at and being part of your body conditioning journey. I’ve been a fitness trainer for well over 15 years now and my passion only grows with every passing moment and with you thriving in life!” Your strong and Graceful Body awaits.

Panagiota Cook, affectionately known as Penny, trains everyone from corporate executives and their teams, professional athletes, dancers, artists, expectant mums, children, teens, sports enthusiasts, within a clinical environment at various studios and gyms both in Australia and internationally.

In-Person or Online, Penny loves guiding and inspiring you to build your strength, flexibility and freedom in movement gradually and skilfully for enduring results. Whether for your exclusive fitness, cross-training, physical therapy, flexibility, and tension release; we have you covered.

Inspired by dedicated training and a deep love for people and body movement, every exercise and stretch in Graceful Body is designed to build strength, grace and flexibility. Special emphasis is placed on restoring postural alignment, building core strength and stability while promoting efficient, fluent body movement.

You are supported in finding and maintaining good balance with your fitness. With playfulness, gentleness, rest and understanding of techniques to nurture a deeper connection with your body and ensure lasting results. Develop the endurance, responsiveness and grace of well balanced body within your capabilities. No previous experience required.

Enjoy personalised attention and train with an Instructor who is sensitive to your needs and cares for your wellbeing, with our small group classes and targeted programs. Discover and reach your potential in a step by step pace, ensuring your exercise is safe, skilful, inspiring you in fitness, wellness and in life! Newfound strength and gracefulness can be yours.

Training and Qualifications

Certification in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT 2020)
Pilates for Back Pain Course (Studio Pilates International 2019)
Certificate IV in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology (Tensegrity Training 2017-2018)
Matwork Pilates Certificate (Studio Pilates International 2018)
Essential Pilates Matwork with a Fascial Focus (Stott Pilates 2018)
Foam Roller, Level 1 (Stott Pilates 2018)
Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy (Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy 2013)
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teaching Training Certificate (2012)
Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training (2011)
Advanced Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Certificate (2005)
Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies, HRM and IR (The University of Sydney 2001)

Other Experience

Bodytone Yoga, Founder and Principal Instructor (2006-2018)
Yogadance Company, Founder and Artistic Director (2007 -2018)
Yoga and Creative Dance Summer Intensive, Mangala Studios Melbourne (January 2013)
Broadway Dance Center, New York City, Dance Training Retreat (December 2013)
Professional NRL Sports Team A-Grade Level, Stretch Training Provider (2011 -2012)