OUR TEAM

All our instructors have trained through educational bodies recognised worldwide, each with strict examination criteria. All qualified instructors are members of either Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) or Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and are required to continue their education yearly through workshops, short courses and/or Pilates conferences. All our existing Pilates courses are also reviewed and updated annually to ensure clients receive the best, most up to date training possible.  

 
 

LISA SIMPKINSON

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR.

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®

Why Pilates? Coming from a dance background, Pilates has always been part of my training - I love it!
Your inspiration? Seeing people achieve their goals and never give up.
Quote to live by? "Don’t complain about things you're not willing to change"


QUALIFICATIONS:

Level 4 Pilates Instructor, (APMA).
Grad. Cert. in Pilates Method Training (UTS).
Certified Booty Barre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS)
BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance, (London Contemporary Dance School).

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CAMILA GALVAO

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®

Why Pilates? Mind/Body balance and connection
Your inspiration? Beautiful music
Quote to live by? "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Pilates (Atelier de Pilates Brazil).
Certificate IV Mat Pilates (Polestar).
BA Physiotherapy (Social University Bahia Brazil).
Certified Bootybarre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS).
Professional Ballerina (Sao Paulo City Ballet - BCSP & Castro Alves Ballet Theatre, TCA Brazil)

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MAGDA GIEL

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®.

Why Pilates? I am in love with movement and people. Pilates is a great combination of both!
Your inspiration? Again... movement and people, also animals.
Quote to live by? 'Let us hurry to love people, they depart so quickly' – Jan Twardowski


QUALIFICATIONS:

Mat (Mental & Power Academy, Poland).
Comprehensive Studio Certification (Polestar Pilates).
Dip. of Fitness (Australian College of Sport & Fitness).
Dip. of Management in Sport & Recreation (Australian College of Sport and Fitness).
BA Choreographic Performing Arts (University of Saint-Denis, Paris).

JANA PIRES

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It makes me happy! Pilates helps me move better, makes me feel focused and connected.
Your inspiration? Nature, beautiful places and kind people.
Quote to live by? “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” ― Dr. Seuss


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar)
Polestar mentor.

 
JANA PIRES Studio. Mat. Reformer. Why Pilates? It makes me happy! Pilates helps me move better, makes me feel focused and connected. Your inspiration? Nature, beautiful places and kind people. Quote to live by? “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”― Dr. Seuss Qualifications: Certificate IV Mat Instruction (Polestar Pilates) Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar Pilates)  Polestar mentor

ESTHER HAMBURGER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? Pilates gives me the freedom to move.
Your inspiration? The ocean, without fail.
Quote to live by? “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. IV Mat Instruction, (Polestar).

KINGA BYRSKA

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It's an intelligent form of exercise and contributes to improvement of quality of life.
Your inspiration? From many people who bravely face the challenges life throws at them.
Quote to live by? "The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall" – Chinese Proverb


QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional Pilates Instruction - Classical Method (Authentic Pilates).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Pilates ITC).
Master Trainer (Australian Institue of Fitness).
Boxing (Thump Training Systems).
Pre/Post Natal exercise (Fination).
Dip.Cert. Nutrition & Diet (Beck Health & Nutrition).
Integrated Corrective Exercise (Aust. Graduate School of Health & Sports Science).

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FIONA SINGLETON

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? I love the way it works the mind as well as the body, that it is accessible to everyone and can provide profound physical results.
Your inspiration? Anyone who comes through adversity with a kind heart and a lust for life.
Quote to live by? “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr Seuss


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Studio Pilates course (Pilates ITC).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Pilates ITC).

CAROLINA LONGO

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER. THE BOOTYBARRE®

Why Pilates? I can help people reconnect to their bodies. Not only do clients get stronger but more body aware, more flexible, happier and more confident. That's priceless.
Your inspiration? The little things, like a beautiful sunset or a walk at the beach.
Quote to live by? 'Love what you do. Do what you love. '


QUALIFICATIONS:

BA Physiotherapy (PUC Minas Gerais, Brazil).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Dip. Power Yoga (Aruna Yoga Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Certified Booty Barre Instructor (Flex & Flow, PLUS).
Cert. IV Personal Trainer.

 
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CLAUDIA GREEN

Studio. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? Recovery from serious back injury started my journey and a love of moving well continued it.
Your inspiration? All the passionate dedicated Pilates Instructors I meet.
Quote to live by? "Ask not what you can do for yourself but what you can do for others. Giving is the greatest of gifts.”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar).
Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).

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MONICA PENDER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? After a neck injury rendered me useless, I was rescued by Pilates and just couldn't stop, I had to do more.
Your inspiration? My Mum. Integrity.
Quote to live by? "Fortune favours the brave."


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. of Professional Pilates Instruction (Polestar).
Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar)
Cert. IV Classical Dance.

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ROBYN GOLDIN

Mat.

Why Pilates? I have always done pilates as part of my dance training. It was a natural progression to move from teaching ballet to teaching pilates.
Your inspiration? As a mum to 3 young boys, I am inspired by their endless energy and I hope to be able to always be fit and strong to keep up with them.
Quote to live by? “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Polestar Pilates Matwork Instruction (Polestar).
Assoc. Dip. Cecchetti (Ballet Australia).

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ISABELLE ALEXANDER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? It revitalizes the body, rejuvenates the mind & replenishes the spirit in a dynamic symphony of expression.
Your inspiration? The awe in being present to the beauty of this one unfolding life.
Quote to live by? “ Relish each experience with fresh eyes & a curious mind”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Pilates Studio & Rehabiilitation Method (Polestar).
Pilates Certified Instructor.
Cert. IV Massage Therapy Practise.
BA Health Science - Nutrition.
Dip. Spiritual Healing.

 
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JOSCELYN BAKER

STUDIO. MAT. REFORMER.

Why Pilates? it makes my body sing! I am more body aware, I move with agility and ease.
Your inspiration? Joseph Pilates and Socrates
Quote to live by? “Better to be 60 years young, than 30 years old.” ― Joseph Pilates


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip. Professional Pilates Instruction: Studio Series (Polestar).
Mentor in Studio Series (Polestar).
Mentor in Matwork Pilates (Polestar).
Cert. IV Matwork Pilates (Polestar).
Women's Health: Application in Pilates - Pregnancy & Pelvic Floor.
Cert. Powerplate Fundamentals.
Cert. Freeform Foundations.

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ALEXA BURNELL

Studio. Mat. Reformer. the BootyBarre®.

Why Pilates? I love the meditative quality - you need to be focused on the present moment, focused on your body. There's no space for worrying about anything else!
Your inspiration? Nature, great works of art, music, literature and films.
Quote to live by? “Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction, (Polestar).
Comprehensive Studio Certification (Polestar).
Certified BootyBarre® Instructor (Flex & FLOW, PLUS)

PUNAM TELFORD

MAT.

Why Pilates? I love the impact that moving the body has on our mind, body and soul. Pilates is so simple and yet so effective.
Your inspiration? Wanting to live my life full of joy and to grow and learn as a person every day to be the best I can be.
Quote to live by? “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire ”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Cert. IV Mat Instruction (Polestar).

PETA BAYFIELD

Studio manager. creative advisor.

Why Pilates? I wanted to support my sister, Lisa, when she started Village Pilates - but now I'm hooked. Such a new way of thinking and holding your body. Things that look simple are really not! After 11 years of pilates I have never had a repetitive session and always walk away with a smile on my face. The team here fill my heart - passionate, beautiful people inside and out. It's not just work but a way of life. Very lucky to be part of this special team. x
Your inspiration? Beautiful friends & family.
Quote to live by? “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”


QUALIFICATIONS:

Dip Fashion Design (Whitehouse School of Design).

 
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JO LANE

Studio Manager.

Why Pilates? I love it's ability to quieten and focus the mind. No matter what you have going on, during Pilates, there is no room for anything else. My mind and body are at one with each other and it feels amazing. I end a session feeling strong and focused.
Your inspiration? My Dad and being in the great outdoors.
Quote to live by? “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA Commerce - Marketing & Demographics (Macquarie University).

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SHARN GEORGE

Studio Manager.

Why Pilates? It's something different from the gym. Pilates is calming & relaxing for the mind but at the same time hard work - even for a gym junkie! It's challenging & fun plus I get to work with an amazing team & talk to lots of different people which I love!
Your inspiration? My family.
Quote to live by? “You attract the energy you give off. Spread good vibes. Think positively. Enjoy life.”