About Tracy

Tracy Ward BSc. MSc (Physiotherapy). APPI Pilates Teacher & Course Presenter
Tracy is the founder of Freshly Centered, an online Pilates business 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 Live Online Pilates Classes, Pilates Videos, Custom Workout plans, and a Blog that promotes Pilates, fitness, and healthy living.

Tracy believes that Pilates is body-changing, life empowering, and essential for everyone. Whether you just want to keep your body in balance or enhance your performance, she wants Pilates to be accessible to everyone. In the studio or online, Tracy hopes to enhance your fitness routine and share her take on a modern Pilates inspired lifestyle, combining the perfect balance of strength and wellness. Whether you are just getting started or building on stronger foundations, Tracy can help enhance your journey.

Professional

Tracy is an APPI Pilates Teacher (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute), as well as a course presenter for APPI, teaching their Pilates courses UK wide. She is also qualified in Ante & Postnatal Pilates, Kids Pilates, and works with an extensive range of medical conditions due to her physiotherapy background. Tracy is also qualified in Therapeutic Yoga, bringing skills in optimal wellbeing whilst enhancing alignment and strength.

 

Tracy is a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist, with a Masters degree and several postgraduate certifications including her Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, McKenzie Therapy Mechanical Diagnosis programme & Acupuncture Foundation course, she now specialises in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation. 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

Personal

Tracy is a competitive ice skater and runner and tries to practise pilates daily. She loves ashtanga yoga and lifting weights in the gym. When she isn’t doing sport you can find her walking her Pug or running after her baby!

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Literary Contributions

Tracy collates her clinical expertise with the latest research and evidence and is a regular contributing writer for a sports medicine publication. She also consults on editing articles and journals prior to publication and is happy to discuss writing-based 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)