Welcome! I’m Tracy Ward and Freshly Centered is my pilates business, providing Pilates Classes & Retreats in Aberdeen, Scotland. From this website I also produce Online Workouts and Blog Posts providing a modern, uplifting & energetic outlook on pilates, fitness, rehabilitation & healthy living.
I believe Pilates is body-changing, life empowering, and essential for everyone. Whether you just want to keep your body in balance or enhance your performance, I want pilates to be accessible to everyone. Within the studio and online I want to share it in your everyday life, along with education on fitness, rehabilitation and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
I hope this site can bring something to your daily fitness routine, whether its just getting you started or building on stronger foundations.
Tracy is a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist and having gained her Masters degree and several postgraduate certifications including her Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, McKenzie Therapy programme & Acupuncture course, she now specialises in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Tracy has a particular interest in hip & pelvic conditions in sport & pregnancy, having studied these topics extensively, including specialising in pregnancy & Postnatal exercise and pilates.
Tracy uses pilates on a daily basis with her patients to enhance rehabilitation and also runs her own pilates business in Scotland, consisting of group classes, 1-2-1 sessions, & Retreats. She trained with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) and now works for them as a Course Presenter teaching their courses UK wide. She is also trained in BarreConcept, gaining Level 3 REPS certification and accreditation with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). She has previously worked as Head Physiotherapist to International level with Scottish Hockey and with numerous International athletes within rugby, rowing, squash, and triathlon.
I am a competitive ice skater and runner and try to practise pilates daily. I’m an ashtanga yogini, lift weights in the gym and hope to do my first Duathlon soon. When I’m not doing sport I’ll either be walking my Pug, or involved in art, photography or travel.
Tracy first started pilates back in 2004 at her University gym whilst studying for her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. She continued weekly classes throughout and finally upon completing her Masters degree and learning the benefits to her clinical practise, she signed up to teacher training straight away!
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My wealth of experience within both the fitness industry and as a health professional provide me with the expert knowledge and skills required to address a vast range of topics on fitness, health and rehabilitation. I currently write literature reviews, book and web reviews and blog posts. I consult on editing articles and evidence-based journals prior to publication. I am happy to discuss any projects and can meet tight deadlines. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Contributing writer – Sports Injury Bulletin – (2012-Present)
Contributing writer – Peak Performance – (2013-Present)
Contributing writer – Healthy Hamstrings book published by P2P Publishing Ltd -(2013)
Contributing writer – Physical Therapy in Sport – (2014-Present)
Contributing writer – The Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists – (2014-2016)
DISCLAIMER: Freshly Centered and Tracy Ward cannot accept liability for any consequences of you following any advice or workouts presented on this website. I endeavour to provide the most accurate information, however you should always seek advice from your doctor prior to starting any new fitness programmes or advice, and you do so completely at your own risk. If in doubt, stop and see your G.P first.