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

Studio owner Grant Breuer

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.

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.

Val Romeo

Val Romeo

Val qualified with STOTT Pilates in 2009. She previously worked as a remedial massage therapist and physio assistant in multi disciplinary clinics and rehab hospitals. In that time she treated a range of conditions from chronic pain to sporting injuries.

Val is a passionate instructor with attention to detail and educates her clients with self management strategies. Val is a mother of 2, enjoys fun runs, travelling and baking.

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 Warley
Alison 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 Pontonio
Clare 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.

Bettina Kurten

Bettina Kurten
Bettina started her professional career as a classically trained dancer with the Bavarian State Opera Ballet Company in Munich and danced in all the major Ballet Productions .
After retiring from dancing she trained and worked as a Personal Trainer in the UK, Germany and Australia. 
Here in Melbourne Bettina worked at the VCA as a Movement and Stagecraft Coach and Lecturer for the Opera Masterclass course. She also choreographed and directed a number of Operas for Melbourne Opera Company.
In 2011 Bettina qualified as a Level Two Pilates Instructor and has taught since at Physicalmind Studio in Malvern East a variety of clients including guiding clients with strokes , Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. In 2017 she had the Privilege to join the team at Cath and Grant‘s Studio in Fairfield.
Bettina continues to teach young dancers and athletes, enjoys the many challenges of the human body and to witness how the principles of the Pilates Method has so much to offer to everybody. 
Bettina's involvement with dancers continues as she teaches classical ballet to students from ages 7 to 18 at the Stonnington School of Dance.
To Bettina it is a fascinating and ever challenging journey which keeps her inspired and very busy.

Jean Wu

Jean Wu

Jean Wu is both a APMA Diploma qualified Pilates and Movement Therapy instructor as well as a practicing dentist for over a decade. She is a member of the Australian Pilates Method Association and the Australian Dental Association.

Her Pilates journey began nearly a decade ago when she suffered a work-related lumbar disc injury which she successfully rehabilitated through clinical Pilates. She discovered that good function begins with good movement fundamentals and this led to a fascination with the art and science of Pilates.
Jean is most passionate about fostering better movement patterns for her clients in order to improve any current and prevent any future injuries.

When she is not near a dental chair or a reformer, she is busy keeping up with her overly active son or spending a quiet night playing modern board games with her husband.


 

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