Instructors

Studio owner Catherine Watts

Studio owner Catherine Watts

Catherine graduated in from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in dance. She began Pilates in 1989 as a dance student and has continued practising ever since.

Catherine has taught Pilates professionally since 1998, she has a Diploma of Pilates movement therapy and is a level 4 Australian Pilates Method Association (AMPA) instructor. She has extensive experience in the fitness industry, injury rehabilitation, rehabilitation from chronic back pain, sports injuries and holistic wellbeing.

Catherine is passionate about women's health and providing a caring and nurturing environment within her studio, she is also currently undergoing further studies in a sports science degree at Charles Darwin University.

In addition to being a mother of three, Catherine loves swimming, hiking, camping and all things outdoors.

Studio owner Grant Breuer

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Grant started his career in the health industry as a remedial massage therapist and fitness instructor over a decade ago and began teaching Pilates in 2003.

Grant has a sports massage certificate and a Diploma of Health Science in Remedial Massage. He has worked along side many physiotherapists in private practise and also spent 4 years working with Hawthorn football club.

Grant holds a Diploma of Pilates movement therapy and is a level 4 APMA Pilates Practitioner with a passion for rehabilitation of long-term back pain, sports injuries and athlete training. He is currently undergoing further studies in a sports science degree at Charles Darwin University.

Alongside his love for mountain bike riding, snowboarding and AFL, Grant enjoys walking his beautiful black Labrador Bert and looking after his three children.

Karin Krouse

Karin Krouse

Karin holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction certified through Polestar and is a qualified APMA Instructor.

She has completed the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, a Stretch Therapist Training Program as well as a Teacher Training Program in 'Innovations in Pilates'.

She has a special passion for using Pilates to rehabilitate back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. Her small group Pilates teaching is characterised by her ability to customize programs for each client that focus on variety and attention to detail. Karin also teaches mat and allegro classes.

Karin began Pilates in 2000 after experiencing recurring lower back pain. The effect of Pilates on her back recovery was so profound that she decided to share this passion for Pilates with other people.

It is the commitment to quality, combined with passion and a true belief in the Pilates method that drives Karin to assist other people in achieving the best possible outcomes. Prior to this, she was an Iyengar Yoga Teacher certified by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India and a translator for English, French and German.

Karin immigrated to Australia in 1996 from Germany, Munich. She is passionate to inspire others to become healthier, loves cooking, experimenting with raw organic food, classical music, art and yogic philosophy.

Sarah Askie

Sarah Askie

Sarah is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist after studying a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) and a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology.

Sarah's early career started in the hospital setting doing exercise rehabilitation with people who had recent stroke, brain injuries or Parkinson's disease. More recently she worked at the Alfred Hospital in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Sarah stared participating in Pilates classes after walking past a studio and seeing all the fun equipment. She was hooked after it started to relieve some chronic ankle pain.

Sarah is completing her Diploma in Pilates with Polestar Pilates. Her interests are in Pilates rehabilitation after surgery, chronic pain and chronic illness.

Robyn Fynmore

Robyn Fynmore

Robyn first experienced Pilates as a young ballet dancer with a back injury in London in 1982, at one of the first studios in the "Pineapple Dance Centre" in Covent Garden.

Then in 1990 when working on the ballet staff of The Australian Ballet she commenced Pilates based exercise with Andrew Baxter at his newly opened studio at The Australian Ballet Centre.

Following 4 years of personal practise with Andrew, Robyn commenced an apprenticeship with him in his studio in South Melbourne. Robyn joined the APMA in its inaugural year and completed the APMA instructor course with Paul Cini when it was available.

Robyn has been teaching Pilates for the past 20 years, at studios including The Australian Ballet Centre and Inbalance in Ivanhoe.

Robyn is currently teaching here at Body Centre Pilates and from her home in the Macedon Ranges.

Kristy Pilcher

Kristy Pilcher

Kristy has been teaching Pilates since 2009. She often works with clients' doctors and other health professionals to ensure their injuries and special needs are being addressed in a shared care approach. Her teaching style is characterised by her attention to detail, humour, and her ability to make working hard so much fun!

Kristy holds Stott Pilates full certification, Certification III in Fitness and a Certificate in Hatha Yoga. She regularly attends industry workshops and seminars to stay informed on the latest research and evidence in movement techniques and rehabilitation.

Kristy is originally from New Zealand, and previously held office management roles, before moving to the bright side of employment in fitness and wellbeing.

Kerrie Mazyrko

Kerrie Mazyrko

Kerrie began her love of Pilates as a student and went on to complete the APMA Certificate for Pilates Instructors. Kerrie's passion for helping people improve their physical condition and well being, saw her take up an opportunity to leave a desk job behind and begin a fulltime career as a Pilates Instructor.

Kerrie holds a Bachelor of Sports Science from Deakin University and she is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist. She is currently completing her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Sarah White

Sarah White

Sarah White qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2006 and has been operating private practice since 2007. Sarah believes that a massage should feel good as well as provide long lasting relief from pain and stress and that a regular massage can bring positive benefits to our busy lives.

Sarah uses a combination of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myo-fascial release, cupping and stretching techniques within her treatments. She is also a trained Pilates Method Instructor and can provide postural education and exercise advice. Sarah is registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and is listed with most private health fund providers.

To make an appointment or inquiry please call Sarah on 0407 613 972.

Alison Warley

alison head shotAlison is a Level 2 APMA instructor and really enjoys teaching people how Pilates can make a difference to their posture, strength and movement.  Alison has a passion for holistic health and wellbeing, holding a Certificate IV in Massage from ACNM, Level 2 Reiki and also a certificate in Bowen Therapy.

Alison is a friendly, personable teacher who shows genuine empathy and patience for her students. She began Pilates when she suffered from lower back pain and found that Pilates was the only exercise that was safe and effective. Her enthusiasm and love of Pilates can be seen through her joy of helping others.   

Clare Pontonio

clare head shot 2Clare is currently studying exercise and sports science at La Trobe University to complement her passion for Pilates. This passion grew through self-practise for many years and a great appreciation for how Pilates enhances body awareness and builds physical and mental strength.

Clare is a qualified Pilates instructor through the Australian Pilates Method Association gaining her qualifications in 2014. She continues to regularly attend workshops and conferences to further develop and consolidate her knowledge.

She is calm and caring practitioner who enjoys helping clients achieve their individual health and fitness goals. Clare creates a warm and inspiring environment, through her enthusiasm and love of life.

Genevieve Marendaz

Genevieve Marendaz specialise in deep therapeutic relaxation and remedial massage. Her treatments utilize a variety of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping and stretching.  She enjoys providing regular massages as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and exercise regime, as well as an opportunity to address specific complaints. She believes strongly in the capacity for massage to not only relax the body and mind, reduce stress and anxiety but also to develop a greater understanding for our needs and self.

Genevieve completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage with Swinburne TAFE in 2012. She is currently studying a Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies and enjoys bringing some eastern methodology to her treatments. Genevieve is registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists & registered with most private health fund providers.

Adrien Ng

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Adrien is a Remedial Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Functional Movement Trainer. He has a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Cert. IV in Polestar Mat Pilates, Cert. IV in Fitness Personal Training and is a Stretch Therapy Instructor.

Adrien is an accredited member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia (AAMT), Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and Fitness Australia. He has a holistic approach to massage, fitness and general wellness, where a regular and balanced mix of exercising, Pilates, stretching and massage is the key to reducing stress and muscle tension.

An appointment with Adrien involves both postural and range of motion evaluations; the massage treatment; advice on stretching and strengthening. Adrien’s hobbies are Gardening and outdoor activities. He has a background in and continued passion for Textiles; Art, Antiques and his 2 dogs. 

Rachel Vogel

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Rachel is a passionate health practitioner with extensive experience in dance, remedial massage and Pilates. 

Rachel graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with first class Honours in 2009 and has performed both nationally and internationally throughout Australia, the UK, Germany and Macau as a contemporary dancer. 

She has worked in the massage industry for the past 11 years with a focus on musculoskeletal health, biomechanics and elite performance and moved toward Pilates in 2013 to be able to empower her clients to understand and improve their movement, reducing the likelihood of further injury. 

Furthering her interest in these areas, Rachel is currently completing her Bachelor of Health Science/Masters in Physiotherapy Practice through La Trobe University.





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