Body Strength

Use your own body weight plus light dumbbells to strengthen from the inside out.  Following the Pilates method, learn to strengthen all muscles, stabilise joints and heal from conditions such as tennis and golfers elbow, rotator cuff injuries and back pain. A safe and effective class for all ages and conditions.

Tutor: Sharon Freedman

Pilates Reformer, Mat & Barre Attack Teacher, Food Coach and Personal Trainer I always loved exercise and movement but had little formal knowledge as I didn’t have a background in dance or gymnastics. I wanted to learn how to achieve optimal movement, maintain my healthy weight and keep my body functioning well for as long as I could. I enjoyed boxing, jogging, power walking and gym workouts. I also wanted to motivate and help others with their journey. I went on to study with the Fitness Institute of Australia my Cert III & Cert IV and became a personal training in a gym and then on my own. I built a community of great clients some of whom I still coach today. For my own exercise I was very attracted to Pilates as it felt it was the missing link in my training. I continued my education as a Pilates certified Mat and Reformer teacher and then as a certified Food Coach. Having all the qualifications to give my clients a well-rounded experience. After a few years of private and group clients, I achieved my dream of co-owning two Pilates studios in St Leonards and Neutral Bay. I love working with pregnancy, postnatal, weight loss and mature clients to achieve their goals and dreams.

Tutor: Andressa Sanfelice

Andressa has always been passionate about health, fitness and body mind exercises. This passion extends to helping people through their journey to achieve positive outcomes. From beginners to experienced Pilates lovers there is always room for personal growth and continuous improvement. Pilates was “the one and only exercise” that effectively resolved a life of back pain and guided Andressa into becoming an instructor. She felt so good that she wanted as many people as possible to feel that way too. Andressa holds a Post Graduate Dietician Qualification from University in her native country Brazil, has completed her Mat Pilates accreditation and is a STOTT trained Reformer Pilates Instructor. Andressa truly believes that happiness comes from a healthy body and a highly trained mind. Her classes are full of energy with emphasis on directing mental functions to promote muscles achieve their optimal performance.