DYNAMIC PILATES INSTRUCTORS

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!

MIRANDA HANDKE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Miranda has always had a passion for staying healthy and fit, and believes that a strong body goes hand in hand with a strong mind. Miranda’s first career began in the corporate world where she discovered Reformer Pilates as a way to maintain concentration, improve sitting posture and increase core stability while sitting at a desk for hours each day. Miranda has since moved into instructing Reformer Pilates full time and has been practicing for over ten years, loves the challenges it offers and enjoys the instant benefits obtained to restore movement and improve functional equilibrium. Miranda certified with Body Arts and Science International Pilates (BASI Pilates) and has since gone on to become widely qualified, possessing a diverse range of experience and techniques our members increasingly gain through each of their classes at Dynamic Pilates. Through her classes, Miranda’s professional attitude aims to provide clients with insightful, well-rounded and challenging workouts that focus on correct alignment and movement in a fun and safe environment – members are loving the longer and leaner feeling from each workout! Hard workouts are always a pleasure when undertaken in Miranda’s classes at Dynamic!

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!

BRITTANY TAYLOR-PARKER

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Brittany ("Britt") turned to Pilates about 9 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!

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!

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

JULIA BALAZ

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Julia discovered Pilates over ten years ago and instantly became an advocate having experienced how Pilates facilitated a better mental and physical life balance in her former stressful career as a Corporate Banker. In 2009 Julia suffered a serious pelvic fracture resulting from a cycling accident and credits Pilates for accelerating her rehabilitation and permitting a fast and full recovery. Following the accident, Julia left the corporate world and immersed herself in studying the human body. During this process Julia qualified to become a Pilates Instructor and trained with Stott Pilates in Sydney and New York City. Whilst States-side, Julia also became an accredited Cardiolates Instructor and Master Trainer. Three years ago Julia added Booty Barre to her comprehensive list of qualifications and loves the amazing fusion Barre Pilates offers through dance, conventional Pilates and isolated body conditioning methods. Recently Julia became certified in Barre Attack to further her Barre Pilates education and skills. As class participants have commented, you don’t have to look very far to see just how passionate Julia is about Reformer and Barre Pilates. Julia is an integral member of the Dynamic Team and comes with a wealth of value and knowledge, and believes through empowerment and education; class participants of any age and fitness level can achieve their goals. We’re proud and excited to have Julia on our team, book a class with her today, you won’t regret it!

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!

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!

YVETTE DUTHIE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Yvette is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor with a background in Dance who also holds a Degree in Contemporary Arts and Theatre. Growing up Yvette’s passion was dance but in later years chose to carve out a rewarding career in the Fitness industry and is nowadays a sought-after Pilates instructor with experience leading classes overseas and throughout Australia. Yvette is industry certified holding Certificate IV in Fitness and is a certified Mat Equipment Pilates Instructor. Yvette also holds certification in Yoga, Barre and Dance. Yvette’s energy and enthusiasm for fitness is evident during her fun and interesting classes, concentrating on strength and conditioning the entire body, through carefully planned powerful workouts, helping each individual reach their goals and improve week to week. Becoming a mum herself in 2016, Yvette also specialises in helping expecting mother’s continue to exercise safely throughout their pregnancy and post-natal once bub arrives into the world. Yvette’s passion and personal goal through teaching Pilates is to help clients develop an active lifestyle and champion a road towards their happier, healthier and more enriched standard of living. Join Yvette for a class today and instantly reap the benefits, c’mon you owe it to yourself!

SARA NEECE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sara originates from the United States and studied the classic Pilates Method prior to moving to Australia. Sara turned to Pilates as a solution to a lower back injury, and after seeing the immediate and powerful results, was inspired to leave her Corporate life and pursue a career teaching Reformer Pilates and help others live healthier lives. Sara has since developed her knowledge of Pilates and also offers a fitness-style variation, and in conjunction with the classic Method, can easily identify and tailor a combination of both training systems. Sara brings a unique skillset to Dynamic Pilates and is a popular instructor with our members, who love to improve their strength and core stabilisation each week with her. As a teacher, Sara is passionate about creating functional classes that cater for the entire body to ignite energy, enhance stability, movement & flow. Sara’s mantra is to ensure equal balance between these elements and instil wellbeing within the body

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. Mickie is a popular instructor at Dynamic Pilates and its best you book in early to ensure you class place!

BEK GEORGE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Bek joins us from Melbourne and is a highly regarded and certified Reformer Pilates and Barre Instructor who at an early age of three was introduced to movement when her parents enrolled her in Karate. During Bek’s corporate career Pilates became an essential part of her weekly routine where daily lunchtime classes were always on the menu! Those daily classes became her sweaty sanity giving her a chance to move her body, releasing it in joyous and beneficial ways from the confines of her static desk job. Pilates also gave Bek the opportunity to gain improvements in her mental focus and provided a great life balance and balance in life. Having recognised and appreciated the importance Pilates had on her physically and mentally, Bek left the corporate world to venture into the vibrant life of studying and teaching Pilates movement. Bek’s motivation for teaching concentrates on her ability to help people create an improvement in their lives, ensuring each class helps ease the mental and physical tensions in life, while offering a wholesome and nourishing complete body workout. We urge you to join one of Bek’s classes and see for yourself what a life changer she is!

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.