From a BIG dream to living my dream.
Hi, I'm Mel. I am the founder of Pulse Pilates by the Sea. I am beyond proud to be able to welcome you to my beautiful studio. Here, my little Pilates dream is thriving along side me living my dream of helping as many people find the joy in movement as I can.
I am the proud founder, owner, manager, program writer, studio designer, customer relations manager, studio cleaner and marketing guru. Phew! That is a lot of hats. But the main role you will see me as (and without a doubt my most favourite) is your Pilates Instructor.
After many years working in the healthcare industry enjoying as many Reformer classes as I could fit in, my love of Pilates quickly turned into a desire to teach it to others. As the saying goes, "if you do what you love you will never work a day in your life". Little did I know I was a natural born instructor. Helping others to find joy in movement and strength is so rewarding and I truly love seeing my clients develop their skills, reduce pain and increase movement and mobility.
After training Reformer Pilates for a number of years in Brisbane, I added Mat Pilates and Barre as well as a specialised Stretch training to my qualifications to expand my knowledge and my own practice. One fateful pandemic fuelled holiday later in 2020 would unknowingly change the path of our family and see us move from our Brisbane life to the seaside bliss of Burnett Heads. What shortly after began as teaching the odd beachside class to fill in my spare time, soon lead me to expand to a more permanent location in the Bundaberg CBD. As the studio popularity has grown so to has my offering. With the current expansive space making a variety of movement options accessible due to my team of passionate instructors.
The goal of my classes is to offer "Movement for EVERY body". My specialty is teaching beginners how to engage their core and discover muscles they didn't even know they had. I love seeing that "Ah-ha" moment in their eyes when everything they've been learning suddenly comes together and they too become Pilates addicted. I love working with all age groups and my passion for strengthening women's pelvic floor forms the basis of many of my programs.