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Meet our Instructors

Our small team of passionate, qualified and experienced Pilates instructors provide expertly taught Reformer, Matwork and Barre classes. Our various backgrounds, experiences and knowledge ensures that each instructor brings something unique and beautiful to the studio and your classes. Delivering the highest quality of classes whilst making them fun is our goal.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful friendly boutique studio. 

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Mel

Founder & Owner

Instructor - Reformer & Matwork

Teaching Pilates is my passion and I truly believe it's my purpose. Beginner or pro, I can't wait to share in your Pilates journey.

I fell in love with the many varied benefits of Pilates after it was recommended in my recovery from a back injury as well as to keep me strong pre and post the birth of my 2 children.  

My fave prop is the small ball and my fave Pilates series is anything feet in straps (if you know, you know). My instructing style is very hands on and encouraging with the addition of focused verbal cues to help you get the most out of the class.

 

Some of my clients call me the "Smiling Assassin" while I skilful assassinate and strengthen their sleepy glutes whilst always maintaining my perky tone and beaming smile. 

As an adventure seeking Sagittarius, I live for travel and if I don't have at least one trip planned each year my soul aches. We spontaneously left the hustle and bustle of Brisbane behind and relocated to the Bundy region in 2021. When I'm not sharing my love of pilates, you will usually find me on the beach or living my best Mum life with my two young children, Husband, our Mini Schnauzer and flock of fluffy chickens

(I'm a self confessed crazy chicken lady). 

Sarah

Instructor - Barre, Reformer & Matwork

If I’m not in the studio practicing Pilates or Yoga right along side you, you’ll find me studying Ayurveda incorporating my background as a Chef, or immersed in something to do with art or travel. 

Freedom and stability across your full range of movement working with your body, is key to what I offer. I do it because I love it, and it is important to me that you do too.

 

I like to keep you on your toes with props both at the Barre and on the mat! I love them all.

 

The focus is clear, the challenge is to embrace what presents itself and find that with practice, enjoyment comes from developing your relationship to each one.

Together I’ll help you get there!

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Brenda

Instructor - Reformer & Matwork

"I have been a Pilates fan for many years. Through life's up and downs, injury and those dreaded hormonal changes. No matter how you are feeling, there is always a connection to be found and benefited from. 

I believe Pilates provides the perfect physical support for all of life's occasions and challenges. Pilates makes me stronger, keeps me flexible and recharges my batteries.

I promise it will do the same for you".

 Brenda brings with her experience in both Reformer and Matwork.. Her classes are known for her signature deep stretches which provide the perfect compliment to the physical challenge of Pilates. Especially after a carefully programmed class using the Pilates Circle.

Originally hailing from the UK, she moved to the region after almost 20 years residing in Brisbane. As a proud Mother and Grandmother, Brenda thrives on spending time with her beloved family. Brenda also works locally as a certified Marriage Celebrant. 

Tiff

Instructor - Barre

"I love instructing Barre! It brings me such joy and gratitude to empower my clients and witness their growth.

Guiding clients through movement and watching them achieve beyond their own expectations is the most fulfilling feeling. 

You will likely find sliders are used in a lot of my classes as they are a fun and versatile prop. And they certainly bring the burn!"

And when she's not at the Barre you will find Tiff running rings around her opponents on the Soccer field or spending time with her Husband and fur child. All this whilst juggling FT employment and completing a University degree!

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EVIE

Instructor - Reformer

Pilates has been a part of my life for many years now. I love to strengthen and lengthen my body in a low-impact, nourishing way that allows the space to embrace the mind and body connection. 

 

Second only to my love of practising and improving my own pilates ability, is the joy I get from guiding client’s through their own. 

 

I love a challenge and this has become a focus of my classes; challenging  and supporting each person to surprise themselves in their own ways, at their own pace *insert teaser progression!!*

 

I’m a big fan of a good plank, a side split and, of course, a classic ab curl! My goal is that you leave my classes feeling that your body did you proud. 

 

Peaceful movement is spacial to me, so when I’m not at the studio, you’ll usually find me walking near the water, or looking for a hill to climb! 

Tanya

Instructor - Yoga

Hello – my name is Tanya & I would love to share with you my passion and purpose of celebrating who you are ‘in the now’ by encouraging you to explore the many wonderous benefits of my chair and vinyasa yoga classes!

 

My message/mission is: regardless of abilities, age, size, time, ‘Every Body’ is worthy of improved mental, physical and emotional overall wellbeing – and I trust that regular yoga practice delivers this.

 

My yoga journeys started in UK, then Canada, to the Gold Coast and Adelaide, and for the past 11 years here in beautiful Bundaberg where I am grateful and honoured to lead you through a practice that will ensure you feel peaceful yet powerful!

 

Chair Yoga:

After witnessing many yogis discomfort & frustration in their struggle to get up and down on the mat due to disabilities, age, surgery, illness, etc and my desire for them to still receive yoga benefits, I studied to be an LV Certified Chair Yoga Instructor so that ‘No Body’ gets left behind.

 

Vinyasa Yoga:

I love the flow of how the body continuously moves from one asana to another – using the breath and focus, the movements generate so many benefits with a sense of strength & accomplishment that radiates within long after the lesson has finished.

 

 

When I am not yoga-ing, I enjoy pottering around my property with my many rescued fur and feathered tribes (8 cats, 2 dogs, 5 chooks, 4 ducks) local beach walks, family suppers, coffee & cake catchups with friends and organizing my wellbeing events.

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Alexa

Instructor - Reformer, Barre & Matwork

My journey through Pilates has given me so much freedom within my body and I love sharing that with others!

Having become a qualified Barre, Mat and Reformer Pilates instructor, I’m close to finishing my Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction which has developed my understanding of the body enormously.

Major surgery a few months after I was born, left me with considerably less back and oblique muscle on one side of my body and mild scoliosis. Riding horses as a kid helped me maintain good posture, but as I got older I started to realise I needed a lifelong practice that would help me keep my spine healthy and strong. This is when I found Barre, my first love! I love the creativity and challenge that a barre class brings, but the deep foundations that Joseph Pilates designed are what have helped me build strength and control in my body, despite its imbalances (as well as supporting me through two pregnancies and births).

My classes are full of flow and intention. All exercises designed to support the next, in one seamless class.

 

 

 

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Tamar

Instructor - Yoga

My name is Tamar, and I bring my Israeli accent to the beautiful Bundaberg region, where I've called home for over 15 years. Alongside my three adult children and two feline companions, I've been on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through yoga since 2017.

As an experienced yoga teacher, I've had the privilege of sharing my passion for yoga with the community through various programs, including classes for the council's Be Active Be Alive initiative and the Live Life Get Active free outdoor sessions.

At Pulse Pilates, my mission is simple yet profound: to empower individuals by nurturing the mind-body connection and fostering deep self-awareness. Through slow, gentle, and mindful movements, my classes are carefully crafted to improve nervous system resilience and guide participants from the stress response to the relaxation response.

Whether you're seeking to enhance your sense of well-being, cultivate self-care, or simply reconnect with yourself, I invite you to join me on the mat and discover the transformative power of yoga.

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Alli

Instructor - Yoga

Hello, my name is Alli and I love Yoga!. In 2019 I embarked on a spiritual journey which took me to India, Rishikesh to do a 200 hour teacher training course.

 

Since my return I have been instructing different styles of yoga, including Hot Yoga 26+2, Hatha flow, Yin and Yoga Nidra.

 

More recently I had a calling to deepen my Yoga practice, and I returned to India and completed a 300 hour teacher training course.

 

I am passionate about Yoga, and the effects it has on the emotional body, physical body and mental body. I have a medical background and love to teach how poses affects the different parts of the bodies inside and out. Please come and join me on a healing journey yoga has to offer.

If you have been a part of the local Yoga scene, you may have had the pleasure of taking one of Alli's very popular classes. 

When not on her mat, you will likely find Alli amongst the waves or working as a RN. An avid surfer, she also devotes her time to teaching the locals of Bargara how to surf! Putting all that core strength and balance to the test. 

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