DYNAMIC PILATES INSTRUCTORS

THE CORE OF SYDNEY’S PILATES ELITE

GEMMA SADLER

DYNAMIC PILATES OWNER & QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Gemma Sadler is the proud founder and owner of Dynamic Pilates Australia. Gemma has been working in the fitness industry for almost two decades and took up Pilates in the early 2000’s as a cross-training tool to enhance her personal training business. Gemma’s method of combining Pilates with more traditional personal training techniques has proven highly successful, having helped hundreds of clients both in Sydney and London, to achieve mind blowing results and a more focused approach to their future fitness. With the establishment of Dynamic Pilates Australia, Gemma is continuing to expand her business vision of empowering and inspiring people to achieve the results they desire, while enabling them an active and improved healthy lifestyle

EXPERIENCED IN:
Studio Pilates | Barre and Reformer Pilates | Pre and Post-Natal | Personal Training | Strength and Conditioning | Health and Dietary Guidance | Injury Rehabilitation

PREVIOUS CLIENTELE TYPES:
Able and Disabled Males and Females of All Ages | Professional Athletes | Broadway Theatre & Movie Actors Celebrities | Princes | Lords | Aristocrats | Politicians

Dynamic Pilates Gemma Sadler

ED BOTHA

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Ed Botha is a BASI Pilates Faculty Instructor and joined the Dynamic Pilates team after relocating to Sydney from Cape Town, South Africa where he previously owned and ran a successful Pilates studio business. Ed has been teaching Pilates for the past 16 years and has a keen interest in human movement, which started initially with the practice of martial arts. Ed turned to the Pilates Method to improve his martial arts and boxing and immediately embraced the short and long term benefits Pilates offered, confirming it as the perfect form of cross training for any physical activities. Over the course of the past 15 years Ed has worked with a range of clients from top-tier athletes to being the lead trainer of fellow Pilates instructors, as well as those in need of minor or major rehabilitation. Ed is a highly accredited member of the BASI Pilates faculty which has enabled him to travel the world teaching Pilates courses and workshops in the USA, Australia, UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey and London. Ed also features as a visiting instructor on Pilates Anytime, a popular online Pilates resource, making him a face many already recognise and trust in the industry! Ed is currently instructing at our Manly Studio and is quickly becoming a hit with our members, and as we say, best to book in early to avoid missing out!

DAPHNE LO

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in South Africa, Daphne grew up playing a range of sports and learning various dance styles ranging from ballet to gymnastics, ballroom to belly dancing. It was during this period when Daphne discovered her fascination with human anatomy and body movement. Daphne went on to study and obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy at the China Medical University in Taiwan and throughout her academic years was an intern at various hospitals in Taiwan, Canada and Singapore, and has since accumulated a deep understanding and diverse knowledge of both Eastern and Western medical practices. Daphne was first exposed to Pilates during her university years and shortly after became obsessed with its benefits. Daphne is a BASI Pilates Certified Instructor and qualified to teach on the full range of equipment available, from Mat and Reformer right up to more complex apparatuses like the Cadillac. Daphne has now made it her life’s purpose to educate and help others work towards their physical and health goals through plenty of Pilates fun and positivity during workouts. Over the years, Daphne has helped clients of all ages from young adolescents to professional athletes gain confidence in leading an injury-free lifestyle through everyday mind-body awareness and exercise movements

KELLY HARRIS

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Kelly absolutely loves her Reformer and Barre Pilates and has over 22 years experience in the fitness industry. Kelly lives a busy life, being a mother of 3 young children, and thrives on her love of teaching Pilates classes with us. Kelly originally found her passion through aerobics and after a lot of hard work competed in the Australian Nationals and won gold. Since moving on from aerobics Kelly focused her on Yoga and Personal Training and found Pilates the perfect vehicle to compliment and complete her workout requirements, finding that Pilates lengthened and conditioned her muscles and helped with core stability. Kelly also comes with vast experience in Boxing, Aqua Aerobics, Group and 1:1 Fitness and Cardio Training making her the perfect all-round instructor for our participants and always goes the extra mile to ensure they receive the maximum value and benefits from their sessions. Kelly currently teaches a range of classes at Dynamic Pilates and is an expert in both Reformer and Barre techniques for all ages and levels, but be warned you definitely need to book into Kelly’s sessions ahead of time to confirm your place, come in and see for yourself today!

JANETTE DINES

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Janette has always led an active and healthy lifestyle having been a promising junior basketball and badminton player, won medals consecutive years at the Australian Irish Dancing championships, and took up middle and long distance running at University and kept it up while maintaining a successful career as a lawyer. Janette discovered Pilates 16 years ago after a foot operation and kept up her Pilates practice because it improved her running performance and kept her injury free. Janette‘s desire to guide and support others towards better health and well-being led to leaving her legal practice and studying to become a health coach and meditation teacher, thus becoming a qualified Pilates instructor was always a logical progression. In Janette’s words "My own Pilates practice taught me that you can achieve superb muscle tone and fitness without punishing your body. Pilates brings a strength and mindfulness into how you move throughout the whole day". A regular face at our Studios, Janette is thrilled to be part of the Instructor team at Dynamic Pilates and enjoys working with such competent and committed professionals, and looks forward to working together with you to reach your goals.

NICOLA KIRK

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Nicola originates from Perth in Western Australia and knows Pilates inside out. Nicola has over a decade of experience in the Pilates industry having worked for some of the market leading Pilates studios in Perth, as well running her own Reformer and Barre Pilates studio in recent years prior to moving to Sydney. Nicola instructs a high standard of studio Pilates, pays careful attention to new and experienced participants, understands how to gain the maximum during each workout while correcting posture throughout. Nicola’s dedication to her clients and her practice of Pilates is more than just a job; it’s a true life passion with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, regularly attending educational seminars, conferences and ideas workshops throughout Australia to ensure her Pilates Methods reflect the forefront of the industry. Nicola enjoys working with individuals and groups and is devoted to helping each and all of her clients reach their goals, always advocating technique while providing a challenging workout increasing muscle strength and core stability. Nicola is the perfect fit into the Dynamic Pilates team and we’re excited to have her on-board, best book into classes quickly to avoid missing out!

NATALIA SAVENKO

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Coming from the beautiful mountain area of southern Siberia, Natalia grew up trekking through the wilderness, white water rafting and snow skiing. A keen competitor in Latin American ballroom dancing, Natalia discovered Pilates was the most optimum way to keep fit and injury free. Although Natalia started her career as a lawyer, then moving on to Human Resources management and even trained as a chef, she found her real passion for health and fitness through studying Holistic Kinesiology, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. Natalia applies this expansive knowledge into her love of Reformer and Barre Pilates and is selfless in her approach towards helping people new to Pilates learn, focus and understand the Pilates Method while providing a challenging and invaluable workout. Natalia is experienced in teaching students of all capabilities, all ages and her classes maintain strong focus on student’s techniques with correctional guidance, visual demonstrations and simple, easy to follow instructions. When Natalia is not teaching classes at Dynamic Pilates she enjoys endurance training, long distance walks and is motivated towards conquering Everest Base Camp. Dynamic Pilates is incredibly proud to have Natalia on-board and there’s a high demand for her classes, so be quick and book into one today!

HEIDI EDWARDS

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Passionate, creative and fun are some words Heidi’s clients would use to describe her teaching style. Heidi’s keen eye for movement, attention to detail and encouraging approach ensure her clients get the most of each session. Heidi enjoys creating unique exercise modifications to challenge her clients with a focus on neuromuscular strength training. Heidi believes fitness should be fun, challenging and remedial by nature. Growing up loving Competitive Gymnastics and Athletics, scoliosis and injury prevented Heidi from continuing these passions. After discovering Yoga in her early 20’s Heidi became fascinated with the notion of movement as medicine and went on to complete her first 200 hour Teacher Training in 2010, transitioning into a career of Holistic Health and Wellbeing. Stemming from Yoga training Heidi was introduced to Pilates, the combined modalities helped regain her flexibility and movement, treating her pain, while strengthening her core and changing her life in such a positive way she wanted to share it with others. Since completing her training Heidi is now a Certified STOTT PILATES trainer of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Heidi has also completed workshops for Athletic conditioning, Injuries and Special Populations. Heidi is also a qualified Personal Trainer, Pre and Post-natal Fitness Instructor and is a Teacher Trainer for Xtend Barre Australia

MANDY MILLAN

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Mandy originates from the UK and swapped her busy London lifestyle for a beach life in Manly almost two years ago. Previously Mandy worked in the corporate world where she suffered from bad posture and back ache with long, demanding office hours. Mandy found Pilates remediated these pains and made her feel stress free and generally fantastic. Mandy is well experienced and incredibly passionate about Reformer Pilates and helping others through Pilates, be it improving flexible movement and general fitness, to injury recovery and focused rehabilitation. Reformer Pilates has changed Mandy’s life! On the technical side Mandy is a certified Body Control Pilates Teacher and a certified Balance & Control Studio/Reformer Pilates Teacher and is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. Mandy has been practicing the Pilates method for nine years throughout several countries globally and has a wealth of experience and adaptable styles to suit new and existing Dynamic Pilates clients. Mandy gains an immense amount of gratification seeing class participants improve, grow strong, look better but most importantly feel better about their inner and outer self. Mandy’s classes are flowing but structured, intense yet relaxing. Mandy ensures class participants walk away lengthened, strengthened and revived. Don’t wait, book now!

ANN-MARIE BRENNAN

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Ann-Marie Brennan is a Dancer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor from Dublin, Ireland. Ann-Marie joins us possessing an extensive background in exercise, movement, dance & wellness. Through dance Ann-Marie was introduced to the benefits of Pilates for injury prevention and rehabilitation. In deepening her practice in Pilates Ann-Marie gained a deeper body awareness, increase in strength and improved flexibility. In 2011 Ann-Marie became a certified Mat Pilates and Yoga Instructor and in 2013 joined Platinum Pilates in Ireland to become qualified in Reformer Pilates under the guidance of Milena Byrne. Ann-Marie brings a unique and sophisticated style of workout that includes focus on technique, breathing, dynamic movements and strong, controlled sequences leaving you feeling wonderful on the inside – empowered, energised and ready for the day

SABRINA LUZ

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sabrina was born and raised in Brasil who moved to Sydney for sunshine, fun and to instruct Pilates. Sabrina like many of our Instructors comes from a fitness background and during that period has become a qualified Polestar Pilates Instructor. Sabrina has over ten years of Pilates experience and is dedicated to ensuring her workouts are of the highest quality, variety and enjoyment, while demanding strong focus on technique and body alignment. Sabrina is also equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (with Honours) that is seeing many of our regular members really enjoy the full extent of her experience being thoughtfully crafted in each of their workouts. Sabrina offers creative and fun workouts and believes that through correct technique and properly executed movement anyone of all ages and fitness types can build a stronger body and improve their general well-being

MICKIE DU BOULAY

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Mickie originates from London, England and spent many years focusing on dance before finding passion in the Fitness industry, having spent the past 15 years as a Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Fitness Presenter, and the last 10 years specialising in Barre and Reformer Pilates. Mickie loves the precision and grace of Pilates and is able to demonstrate the key knowledge and techniques in her classes, always ensuring her participants gain the most value out of their sessions. Mickie teaches a range of class types, from beginner to advanced, and delivers long lasting results in ways that are both rewarding and challenging to individual levels. Mickie’s class styles are upbeat, fun and easy to follow, and she loves nothing more than knowing participants walk away feeling energised, tall, toned and relaxed from her class experience

DAVID FREUDEN

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

David Freuden is a former World Cup Mogul skier who has passion in a broad range of lifestyle and adrenalin sports and who just loves Pilates! Whilst training as a professional athlete David was introduced to be benefits of cross-training and human movement and has incorporated both into his lifestyle ever since. David is a true believer in Pilates and seen great purpose of the Method as a means to recover from his injuries and maintain strong physical health. David became a fully qualified Stott Reformer Pilates Instructor whilst living in Prague and Barcelona and has since moved back to Sydney to continue instructing. David is a dedicated member of the Dynamic Pilates team who actively applies his professional experience during workouts with adaptive and exciting programs for persons of all ages and fitness levels

BRITTANY TAYLOR-PARKER

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Brittany ("Britt") turned to Pilates over ten years ago when suffering significant pain after years of intensive ballet training. After practicing Pilates as a student, Britt decided to pass on the benefits to others and went on to do successfully complete Instructor training. Britt brings a wealth of knowledge to Dynamic Pilates Australia and also specialises in sports rehabilitation, focusing on correcting and teaching participants techniques with a fine eye for detail. Britt is passionate and dedicated about her craft, constantly enhancing her training and expanding her knowledge. Like all our Instructors, Britt is available for weekly 1:1 sessions or group classes

EXPERIENCED IN:
Studio Pilates and Reformer Pilates | Pre and Post-Natal | Rehabilitation | Spinal Mobility | Pilates for Golfers | Ballet Pilates | Educational courses run by Lolita San Miguel - Internationally acclaimed first generation Pilates Master Teacher, who trained with Joseph Pilates himself!

AMALIE OBITZ MOGENSEN

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Amalie originates from Copenhagen Denmark and has a strong background in modern dance and general wellbeing. Amalie was 18 years of age when she moved to Germany to follow her passion and attend the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance. Amalie successfully completed her professional dance education over the three year period, immediately relocated to New York and at the same time discovered Pilates and swiftly enjoyed the wonderful benefits it provided. While in New York Amalie remained focused on her career in dance, primarily in Broadway and Steps, but found Pilates fundamental to supporting her busy dance schedule. Amalie eventually relocated back to Germany and successfully completed the BASI Pilates Mat Program under the guidance of Natascha Eyber, BASI Faculty Member for Germany and Austria. While being back in Europe Amalie balanced her busy career as a Dance and Pilates Instructor before relocating to Sydney. Amalie is young at heart and brings a unique, highly experienced blend of Pilates to her class repertoire. Amalie’s classes are fun, engaging, challenging and come with positive energy