Myaree: Pilates Fitness Institute holds fundraiser for Women and Infants Research Foundation

Kylie Crisp, Frances Cahill, Rachel Dekuyer, Suzanne Newby, Lora Rainy from the Pilates Fitness Institute gear up for the organisation’s 18th birthday.
Kylie Crisp, Frances Cahill, Rachel Dekuyer, Suzanne Newby, Lora Rainy from the Pilates Fitness Institute gear up for the organisation’s 18th birthday.

SUZANNE Newby understands the impact of the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) at King Edward Memorial Hospital first hand.

The director and principal trainer of the Myaree-based Pilates Fitness Institute experienced the heartache of a stillbirth and a miscarriage.

When it came to nominate a charity for her organisation’s 18th anniversary, it was an easy choice.

“We chose the WIRF because we have a special interest in that population,” she said.

“I’ve previously written blogs about my experience with stillbirth and how staff at King Edward Memorial Hospital helped me.

“The foundation is close to my heart and we’ve had clients who have been in a similar situation.

“They aren’t the most high profile charity but they provide a great deal of support so we will do anything we can to help.”

Ms Newby said they would have three master classes during the day.

“Anyone is welcome to come along and donate to the foundation, our staff will also volunteer their time and help people out during the sessions,” she said.

“We have a counsellor who specialises in pre and post anxiety, who also present a session as well.

“There will also be nibbles, food and drinks as well as a big cake and even for people who can’t make it, they can donate.

“We were one of the first pilates places in Perth and one of the only ones still going.”