Manuel Alcazar is passionate about using pilates to help runners fine tune technique, improve times and reduce injuries
Pilates Teacher & Exercise Physiologist & Educator
Body Organics Brisbane
Manuel Alcazar is a pilates teacher and exercise instructor whose life has always been linked to sporting activities. His long term interest in sports is the reason why he decided to undertake a degree in Science, Physical Activity and Sport at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain (equivalent to an Exercise Physiology degree in Australia).
While Manuel was studying at University he started to work as an exercise and fitness instructor and personal trainer. After graduating, he discovered the Pilates Method and he qualified as a Pilates Matwork Instructor in 2006. Through Body Intelligence International school he became a Certified Practitioner in Pilates Studio in 2007. While he was teaching pilates, exercise programmes and rehabilitation in different studios in Spain he continued expanding his knowledge about body and exercise through other different movement techniques.
In the last few years, having developed various seminars focused on endurance athletes such as runners, swimmers and triathletes, Manuel has joined his interest in the practice of different sports with pilates and exercise.
Manual also works with clients to assist their rehabilitation, whether it be recovery from injury, illness, surgery or helping clients manage their chronic pain. Programmes are customised to suit each individual’s specific needs.
Manuel is also the author of a reference website in Spanish about Pilates: whynotpilates.net where he writes every Friday about pilates, physical activity and mindful movement.
Manuel joined the Body Organics team in 2014 and is fluent in Spanish. He is responsible for the delivery of translation work of our courses into Spanish. Manuel delivers Anatomy Dimensions courses in Spanish and in English and has also developed the Working with Runners course.