Rachel's interest in Pilates stems from many years of training in Classical ballet. Always interested in how the human body moves and functions she first completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement in 1996 and furthered her studies in a Post Graduate diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation giving her the tools necessary to access the biomechanics of the body and applying it to movement.
She gained her first Pilates qualification over 20 years ago through the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) (Professional Pilates Practitioner Level 4) and since completed her Certificate IV (NSW 91191) and a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (NSW 91491) at the Pilates International training centre and has attended numerous conferences and workshops nationally with world renowned presenters.
Rachel also examined on the board of the APMA level one certificate course for 2 years. She is celebrated amongst her peers and trains many instructors around Melbourne.
Rachel is a loving mother of 2 gorgeous sons, she has first hand experience of the demands that pregnancy and child birth can put on a women’s body, and relishes in helping other women best prepare themselves physically throughout this stage both pre and post natal.
She has a passion for helping people realise their movement potential and gets great pleasure in teaching others and witnessing the amazing transformations within their bodies.
Following many years of dance training and after the completion of a full time commercial dance course in 1999, Shae taught many styles of dance at ballet and performing arts schools in and around Melbourne. Through her own experiences with injury and lower back pain Shae was then introduced to the Pilates Method in early 2002 and was impressed by the vast improvement that Pilates had on her overall health.
She completed her first Pilates qualification in 2005, through the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) Instructor’s course at the Physicalmind Institute. Shae joined the Core Stability team early in 2006 and has since gained much experience working at numerous private studios in Melbourne. She is constantly upgrading her Pilates qualifications by partaking in further educational courses.
In 2016 Shae completed her Bachelor of Primary Education at Deakin University and now spends two days a week in the classroom. Shae hopes to foster an awareness of physical and mental wellbeing in her young students, as she does with her clients whilst in the relaxed and caring environment of the Pilates studio.
Suzanne has been studying Classical ballet and other forms of dance since the age of four and began her Pilates training over 15 years ago to help her develop her strength and flexibility she needed for dance.
She completed her Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001 assisting her knowledge of movement and anatomy of the body.
She completed her Australian Pilates Method Association instructor course in 2003 and over the past 15 years she has been teaching Pilates and dance at various studios across Melbourne.
She is constantly furthering her knowledge by attending workshops and conferences in the Pilates Method.
Andrea completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates in 2011 specialising in the Polestar methodology and has since taught regular Mat and Studio classes.
Andrea has extensive experience in Health Science and Education with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and a Bachelor of Teaching. More recently she completed a Bachelor of Health Promotion (Honours) producing a research thesis that investigated physical activity in primary school aged children.
Andrea practices what she preaches when it comes to health and wellbeing. She is committed to regular physical activity including running, netball, tennis, Pilates and chasing her rambunctious border collie 'Banjo' around the streets of Bayside!
Andrea's key message to her clients; "Keep your body moving, always!"