Alex Long completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Canberra, completing practical work in Canberra, rural NSW and Perth. Alex has a keen interest in Pilates, resulting in the completion of an Honours thesis in this area. She is also currently undertaking Pilates training with the APPI.Alex’s interest in Physiotherapy and Pilates was founded after 14 years of classical ballet training. She was fortunate enough to undertake an Honours project working with Pilates experts from both Australia and overseas to investigate the benefits of Pilates in relation to older adults and balance. As a result of her research, she currently has several papers awaiting publication in science journals on this topic.Alex has lived in Canberra since 2007, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes around the Canberra area, and going to the gym. In her spare time, she loves to travel both in and outside of Australia.