Meet the Instructors
All of our instructors are highly qualified and experienced and will guide you through your class of choice whether you are a beginner, or one of our most advanced regulars. They are there to support you throughout the class, and challenge you to be your best self and get the most out of your practice.
Whether you’re keen to take your practice to the next level, or have a specific injury that requires a bit of extra personalised attention, our 1:1 sessions are a great option to give your training an edge with your own instructor. These sessions are held in private, in our fully equipped state-of-the-art studio at a time that is convenient for you.
Personal Training Pricing
One-on-one 45 minute Private Sessions
Per Session – $95 | 5 Sessions – $450 | 10 Sessions – $850
BARRE & PILATES REFORMER INSTRUCTORSince using yoga as a way of dealing with a challenging juncture of her life in her mid twenties Laura believes and embraces the power of human movement and the strength it gives to not just ones body but the confidence and motivation it has on the mind. Laura completed her education in personal training in 2009 and then went on to study Yoga but found her passion for Pilates in 2010. In 2014 Laura completed her Certificates in Pilates Mat, Reformer and Pre and Postnatal Pilates. Laura has since completed courses on Athletic reformer, pre and post natal, Flexion and Functional movement screening. Laura delivers a strong class but can modify to suit any level. Be prepared to work! You can book a private training session with Laura here.
PILATES AND BARRE INSTRUCTOR
Mikaela is a Contemporary dancer based between Sydney & Melbourne. Graduating from the Victorian College of Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) and the recipient of a Creative scholarship for Most Outstanding Undergraduate. Since graduation Mikaela has worked professionally under Prue Lang as a contemporary dance artist specialising in improvisation methodologies. Mikaela has performed and worked in New York and has studied in Paris, working as a Barre, Mat and reformer pilates instructor since 2015; but has been a pilates advocate for over fifteen years. Her pilates style is influenced by the training of numerous movement studies including feldenkrais, gyrokinesis, kinesiology, Alexander technique and classical ballet. All of which are applied practically in a functional pilates class, combining; strengthening, lengthening and working towards an understanding of the body which is intelligent and articulate.
REFORMER & SPINLATES INSTRUCTORTia first began practicing Pilates as a form of exercise 7 years ago, while working shift work as a chef and juggling her six month old new son. As a passionate healthy living advocate and mother of two young boys she understand everyone leads busy lives but that if we love what we’re doing and nurture our body we can achieve great things. She loves that everyone – young, old, injured, triathlete, prenatal, postnatal – can enjoy long term benefits from Pilates and you can see that passion in her teaching. She believe Pilate’s focus on posture, core stability makes it an important practice for people of all ages and background. Tia teaches Reformer Pilates and Spinlates, she is passionate about creating fun, dynamic classes that leave you feeling stronger, fitter and maybe a little sweatier. 🙂
Michelle fell in love with yoga after initially being drawn to it as a physical workout and to find a little refuge for herself as a busy working mum. Discovering that yoga was truly so much more than flexibility or stretching it allowed her to connect within and inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. Teaching yoga became an extension of her own practice. Her approach is calm and grounded, with care and attention on alignment and creating connection. Michelle is dedicated to supporting students on their yoga journey and adding colour to their lives. She is a qualified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and has always valued health and fitness in her life. Her style is calm and grounded, with care and attention on alignment and creating connection.
Kelly is a Pilates and Spin instructor with 18 years’ experience in working with people to ignite their passion for exercise! She loves ensuring that her class caters to each individual’s ability and goals by providing options to find the balance between challenge and support! Kelly aims to entertain and distract her clientele to ensure they have fun and leave the room feeling better then when they entered. She is passionate about all forms of exercise and is always up for trying new sports to challenge her abilities and this has included triathlons, MMA fights and most recently surfing lessons.
PILATES AND REFORMER INSTRUCTORNina has a passion for Pilates with a strong focus on teaching its rehabilitative benefits and promoting functional movement. An extremely competent and qualified instructor Nina has a Certificate IV in Fitness Pilates, she is certified in Remedial Pilates, Pregnancy Pilates, Reformer Intensive, Pilates Mat Plus Intensive and has a Certificate IV in Fitness. Nina has a strong interest in women’s health and special needs training. Her aim is to educate, encourage and support clients of different ages, abilities and fitness levels to achieve their personal best for improved quality of life, health and successful injury prevention. You can book a private training session with Nina here.
YOGA INSTRUCTORRose believes in a holistic approach, incorporating optimal nutrition, clever movement and nurturing emotional and mental health. Beginning her career as a registered nurse and midwife, Rose then moved into fitness and nutrition and has been helping women of the Shire adopt a healthy lifestyle. After many years of being a dedicated yoga student, Rose was aware of the emotional, spiritual and physical benefits of yoga and wanted to share this with others. Following her passion, Rose undertook further study to become a qualified Yoga Teacher (350hr TT). Rose has a caring nature and is genuinely motivated to guide and assist people to become the best version of themselves. Yoga is a key component in overall health and wellbeing and Rose loves to share this on the mat.
REFORMER PILATES & BARRE INSTRUCTORMegan’s interest in dance and human movement led her to Pilates, as she found there was lack of balance in her own body, evident in her gym training and dancing. From there her journey through the fitness and wellness industry has been very diverse. In 2003 I did my first Pilates training course and started practicing in a commercial environment in 2004. In 2006, after having her first child, her focus changed into group training and making Pilates more accessible through small groups using auxiliary equipment. During this period I also did personal home visits with clients. These clients varied from general fitness, joint replacement rehabilitation to post cancer recovery. It was an enormously fulfilling period in her career. Over the last 8 years her journey has also extended into the very sought after Barre technique.
REFORMER & BARRE INSTRUCTORElise has always been passionate about dance, exercise, health and well-being. She has taught the practice for more than seven years, following her training with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA). Elise values growth and personal development in her own practice, and teaching methodology. Her bright personality and sunny nature is known to challenge and motivate students, and help them achieve their goals in a fun, supportive environment.
REFORMER & BARRE INSTRUCTORDelene has had a dance teaching diplomas since she was 16 years old, she has taught classical dance, jazz and tap dance. She has travelled around the world dancing and settled down in Paris for almost 20 years where she regularly preformed in Moulin Rouge. After 20 years living in Paris, Delene has returned to where she is originally from “The Shire”. Delene’s passion for dance and exercise led her to pursue a career in Pilates, Delene is a fully certified Balance Body Pilates Instructor in Mat and all Machines, and she studied and trained in A-Lyne studio in Paris. She is constantly inspired by her client’s strength, confidence and happiness that they bring to every class. Delene looks forward to seeing you in the studio and promises to help you achieve you ideal health and fitness goals!
SPIN & REfORMER INSTRUCTOR
Azar has been in the fitness industry since 2005. He has helped many clients achieve their weight goals and lead a healthier lifestyle. He’s also a life coach and group fitness instructor, teaching many different programs. He teaches in numerous clubs around Sydney. He’s spent the last 7 years teaching and coaching in Lebanon and the UK and now he’s back home to continue his career here. Azar has been teaching Mat Pilates since 2006 ranging from beginners to advanced, pregnancy and rehab and now has ventured into Reformer Pilates. He also teaches indoor Spin, kickboxing, Les Mills programs and outdoor bootcamp.
BARRE & REFORMER INSTRUCTOR
Jo is a Barre, Yoga and Pilates instructor based in the Sutherland shire and now we are fortunate to have her at Active Mind Body. From exclusively working in Sydney’s commercial scene as a dancer, to travelling around the world on cruise ships performing, movement and exploration of the body has always been at the forefront of Jo’s life. Jo teaches Barre and Reformer at our studio and you can expect a great workout in her classes, with an emphasis on breathe connection. Jo looks forward to meeting you all in the studio, and promises that you’ll always leave her classes feeling strong, refreshed and revitalised.