About Tracy

Tracy Ward BSc. MSc (Physiotherapy). APPI Pilates Teacher & Course Presenter. 

Tracy is the founder of Freshly Centered, an award winning online Pilates platform with roots in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The perfect balance of strength & wellness

Freshly Centered is the combination of local Pilates Classes & Retreats, as well as an online platform of Online Pilates Classes, Pilates Videos, Custom Workout plans, and a Blog that promotes Pilates, fitness, and healthy living. 

 Tracy uses her unique approach of science-based expertise, clinical experience, and passion for movement to bring Pilates and wellbeing to everyone. She believes that Pilates is body-changing, life empowering, and essential for all. Whether you just want to keep your body and mind in balance, rehabilitate, or enhance your performance, Tracy can enhance your journey by combining the perfect balance of strength and wellness. Whether you are just getting started or building on stronger foundations, Tracy is here to help.  

Qualified, Professional 

& Passionate 

Tracy is a Leading Pilates Expert, APPI Course Presenter, and Senior Chartered Physiotherapist (MSc, BSc). Tracy is the founder of Freshly Centered, a Pilates company leading local classes and Retreats, as well as an online platform of Live classes, Fitness blog, Youtube channel, Workout plans, Bespoke individualised exercise programmes, and an exclusive Membership platform for On-Demand Pilates classes and the unique feature of specialised rehabilitation programmes.  

Tracy is also qualified in Kids Pilates, Ante and Postnatal Pilates, & extensively reviews the literature as a Sports Medicine Writer to stay completely up-to-date. Her Therapeutic Yoga qualification brings further skills in her teaching of optimal wellbeing whilst enhancing alignment and strength.

Tracy completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy after she obtained a first-class Bachelors (BSc) degree in Biomedical Science. Tracy continuously advances her qualifications, having completed her Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, & Acupuncture. She has previously worked as Head Physiotherapist to International level with Scottish Hockey and with numerous International athletes within rugby, rowing, squash, triathlon, and ice skating. Tracy uses this unique combination of science-based knowledge and clinical expertise to provide rehabilitation and exercise advice to all of her clients and services.  

 As a Pre and Postnatal Pilates Teacher, Tracy is also the author of The Postnatal Pilates Guide ebook, educating new mums on the safe return to exercise postpartum. 

This total dedication and qualified approach to her clients and online platforms has seen Tracy featured in Women’s Health UK Magazine and her YouTube channel branded one of the Top Pilates channels to follow.

Literary Contributions

Tracy publishes regularly as a Sports Medicine Writer, collating her clinical expertise with the latest research and evidence, and is happy to discuss any writing projects. 

Contributing writer – Sports Injury Bulletin – (2012-Present)

Contributing writer – Peak Performance – (2013-2019)

Contributing writer – Healthy Hamstrings book published by P2P Publishing Ltd -(2013)

Contributing writer – Physical Therapy in Sport – (2014-2015)

Contributing writer – The Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists – (2014-2016)