Graceful Body with Penny Cook

“I am here for the strong and graceful body in All of us. I love seeing you build strength and stamina, release stress and enjoy moving your body well. Nurture the healthiest approach to exercise with lasting results, habits and understanding for the long-term. 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 Instructor, Panagiota Cook, affectionately known as Penny, has been a fitness instructor since 2001 and trains everyone from corporate executives and their teams, professional athletes, dancers, artists, expectant mums, children, sports enthusiasts, within a clinical environment at various studios and gyms both in Australia and Internationally. She knows body-mind fitness works and loves to personalise and shape programs to your needs, body-conditioning goals and aspirations.

She loves guiding you in your transformative workout towards a strong and Graceful Body. Inspiring you to build up your strength, flexibility and freedom in movement gradually and skilfully for enduring results. Whether for your exclusive fitness, cross-training, physical therapy, flexibility, release and relaxation; 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. Our body conditioning and movement technique workouts target and sculpt long, strong and lean muscles in the legs, glutes, core and upper body. Special emphasis is placed on restoring postural alignment, building core strength and stability while promoting efficient, fluent body movement.

Together we will support you in good balance and you will nurture a very healthy attitude to exercise. 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.

Make Graceful Body your own. Enjoy personalised attention and train with an Instructor who is sensitive to your needs and cares for your wellbeing, with our small group classes. 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 no matter who you are.

Training and Qualification

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)