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Steph

Founder & Director of Studio Sixteen Pilates

 

Having had previous injuries from heavy lifting and high impact exercise Steph was looking for a way to train that would provide the same results but was kinder on her joints. Reluctantly, she was dragged along to her first Reformer Pilates class where she immediately became hooked. It didn't take long for Steph to decide she wanted to make a career out of Pilates so she waved goodbye to the corporate world and travelled overseas to begin her training through Studio Pilates International.

After instructing both mat and reformer it was time to venture out on her own. She wanted to offer her local community a fitness studio without that clinical feel. Her vision was to create a space that would promote self care and alleviate stress as soon as a client stepped through the door. 

Qualifications

  • Studio Pilates International Anatomy

  • Studio Pilates International Matwork

  • Studio Pilates International Reformer

  • Studio Pilates International Reformer Progressions

  • Studio Pilates International Pre & Post Natal

  • Studio Pilates International Pilates for Back Pain

"I love the adaptability and creativity of the Pilates method for all ages and levels of fitness. There are so many ways to make exercises easier or harder for each individual and every class feels personalised for the client. The most rewarding part of my job is when you see your clients beaming with pride when noticing their improvements both in the studio, and in their everyday lives. That along with seeing clients having fun is the highlight of every day."

 
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DANNY

Reformer Instructor at Studio Sixteen Pilates

 

Danny tried Pilates in the hopes to find a mindful practice to help settle the mind and calm the nerves. Soon after starting he noticed it was having a flow on effect to the rest of his life. Danny was better at lifting weights, his kids and getting himself out of bed in the morning. He had been plagued by an achy lower back his whole adult life and more recently a bad shoulder. Since starting Pilates his pain reduced significantly.

Wanting everyone else to get the benefits that Pilates had and to this day still offer him, he decided to become a Pilates instructor. A big change from working in the corporate world for 16+ years. 

He is currently a Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor, and a CrossFit Coach. 

Qualifications

  • Studio Pilates International Anatomy

  • Studio Pilates International Matwork

  • Studio Pilates International Reformer

“Pilates helps you learn how to connect your brain to your muscles, which in turn helps you move better and also makes you more aware of the present moment. It’s the whole package body and mind. I love my job, I love how Pilates changed my life and I want to help it change as many others lives as I can”