Studio and Mat Pilates Instructor
I have always been active and loved running and enjoyed playing netball and basketball and sport in general.
I first started studio Pilates at the end of 2014 after a hip injury which even after seeing a multitude of health professionals did not improve that is when my physio suggested I try Pilates. After only a few sessions I could feel the difference in my body and became hooked. I was amazed that the muscle retraining and education during my Pilates sessions could make such an improvement in my muscle balance and movement patterns.
Looking to do something different and with a background in exercise science becoming a Pilates instructor seemed like a natural progression and I completed the Level 2 APMA instructing course in 2016.
Australian Business Number: 16 297 488 381
- Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
- APMA Level 2 Teacher Training
Mat Pilates Instructor
Tracey’s passion for Pilates started in 2016 as she recovered from a hip replacement. Searching for a studio to help with her rehabilitation post-surgery, Tracey discovered the healing powers of Myotherapy and Pilates and she has never looked back!
Instantly falling in love with the classes at Somerville Myotherapy & Pilates Studio, Tracey was inspired by how much Pilates had helped her recover after major surgery, so much so that Tracey wanted to become a Pilates Instructor herself.
Tracey became an advocate for Pilates and its many benefits and wasting no time at all Tracey had completed her Cert IV in Pilates and is now completing her Diploma in Clinical Pilates.
“After my hip replacement, I just wanted to help others through their own rehabilitation, I understand it can be a tough journey, but I love helping my clients regain strength and reach their full potential!”
Tracey’s hobbies include kayaking, 4-wheel driving, walking and travelling.
Australian Business Number: 50 429 458 205
- Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork Instruction
Mat Pilates Instructor
Emma has always had a passion for health and fitness, starting her own Pilates journey a few years ago to help improve her core strength and posture. Emma believes that Pilates is great for people of all ages and fitness levels and is perfect for those with injuries, weakness or limitations.
Over the years Emma has enjoyed dancing, swimming, aerobics, and playing various sports – all while working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, offering her clients expert nutritional advice. Emma blends her love for high intensity fitness with a Pilates control and concept.
“I really love helping my clients obtain strength and body balance ‘inside’ and ‘out’, I try to make each class fun yet challenging, helping each client build healthy movement patterns.”
In her spare time Emma loves to spend it with her partner, Simon and British Bulldog, Bonnie. She also enjoys travelling, running, swimming and yoga to keep fit.
Australian Business Number: 58 675 749 438
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Majoring in Human Movement – Deakin University
- Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition – Deakin University
- Certificate IV in Fitness
- Mat Instructor Course – Studio Pilates
- Reformer Instructor Course – Studio Pilates
Barre’ Pilates Instructor
After years of dancing as a professional Contemporary dancer Lisa was drawn to Pilates when a back injury changed her career path. She spent many years teaching dance and conditioning classes to help her students gain strength and prevent injuries like her own.
Lisa is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who brings her love for dance and movement into all her SMAPS classes.
This passion for Pilates and injury prevention inspired her to go back to study and complete her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2017. Shortly after finishing her studies Lisa welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Harvey, into her family.
She has been busy developing mums and bubs classes based on her experience after birth and the path back to strength and fitness. Lisa is also super excited to be returning to SMAPS, not only as a Barre teacher but as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2019!
Australian Business Number: 73 499 077 614
- Bachelor of Dance VCA
- Diploma of Remedial Massage
Studio and Mat Pilates Instructor
Originally from Spain, Sonia’s law degree and professional experience as a TV Production Manager was not well recognised in Australia although it was not long before she found a new career. Sonia fell in love with Pilates in 2005 while she recovered from an emergency back operation. With an underlying back injury, Sonia sneezed (yes, you read that right), and her intervertebral disc protruded and completely paralysed her right leg.
To maintain a pain-free body Sonia knew that she would need to practice Pilates for the rest of her life. So she decided to enroll in the internationally recognised BASI Comprehensive Pilates teacher training Course on the Sunshine Coast and by January 2010 she had graduated. Following her graduation Sonia moved to teach Pilates on the Mornington Peninsula and started a family. Only to go in search of warmer weather she then moved to sunny Darwin where she ran and operated her own home based Pilates Studio for the past 4 years. Sonia is finally back to call the Peninsula home and we are so excited to have her tremendous knowledge teaching at SMAPS!
Sonia specialises in Clinical Pilates, rehabilitation and chronic pain, while also enjoying the challenge of teaching deep, balanced, full body workouts in Studio and Reformer Pilates Classes. Sonia’s passion drives her to constantly study and grow, incorporating her new human movement skills into each and every class she teaches.
“I love to focus on helping my clients to be self-aware so they can obtain the best possible health and outcomes for their bodies. I am so excited to start working in SMAPS!”
Australian Business Number: 59 264 167 717
- Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training
All of our Pilates Instructors:
- Have current First aid and CPR training
- Have current and relevant association memberships
- Attend ongoing training, workshops and professional development
- Act as independent instructors and carry their own public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance