Sally Anderson

Sally’s career as a movement practitioner began over thirty years ago as a natural progression of her background in dance, theatre, and focus on health.

A leader in her field, she established the first-ever government-accredited Pilates specialist courses, setting the benchmark for the Australasian industry, and creating a world-first articulation to Bachelor health science degrees in 2013.

Sally is an internationally renowned practitioner and travels across the globe to deliver and promote education and training. She is dedicated to education and knowledge-sharing, collaborating with fellow practitioners and health experts to support the physical and mental wellbeing of the entire community.

Reach is Sally’s mission to bring better health to the community through deep engagement with practitioners as a primary pathway to helping society move well and reach optimal health. Creating a knowledge centre designed to educate and empower experienced movement practitioners, she has always aspired to lift the quality and professionalism of the industry by keeping pace with the most cutting-edge, evidence-based research.

Qualifications: Adv Dip Pilates; Adv Dip Management;  Cert Nutrition; Adv Dip Medical Nutrition; Current First Aid & CPR; WWCC

Registrations:  AUSactive Level 3; Pilates Method Alliance; Pilates Alliance Australasia

Andrew Aroustian

Having travelled and taught for many years in Paris and other regions of Europe, Andrew has studied several movement modalities that combine to give him a broad approach to corrective movement and conditioning. Specialising in joint and postural care as well as elite training applications, he was invited to share his analysis of SIJ dysfunction as part of a comprehensive SIJ program in 2018. As a teacher-trainer, he has travelled extensively to deliver advanced mentorship and training in a variety of studios across the world.

Qualifications: Adv Dip Pilates; BA Science (Physio) current; Current First Aid & CPR

Registrations:  AUSactive Level 3; Pilates Method Alliance

Sonia Crisafulli

Since the late 1990’s Sonia has delivered teacher training extensively throughout Australia and the UK, culminating in her role as Associate Director of Curriculum for PilatesITC RTO NO 40941. She holds Advanced Diploma Pilates, BA Dance, Pre and Post Natal Specialist Certification, and Cert Training and Assessment. She specialises in Women’s Health as well as musculoskeletal and postural retraining, and is a highly sought-after teacher trainer and assessor.

Qualifications: Adv Dip Pilates; Cert Womens Health; BA Dance; Current First Aid

Marisa Traino

A senior and leading physiotherapist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Marisa holds BA Science (Physiotherapy) and Diploma Pilates, is the Course Coordinator in Wound Management for Hand Therapist and a member of the RPAH Would Management committee. She leads adult antenatal classes for parent education focusing on women’s health, back care, pelvic floor training and core muscle training techniques, and specialises in neurological applications to movement for client rehabilitation.

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Qualifications: MA Science (Physio); Dip Pilates; Current First Aid

Registrations:  AUSactive Level 2

Lisa Jackson

Australasia’s mistress of bone health and movement applications for osteoporosis and osteopenia, Lisa is a Master trainer for Buff Bones and a highly in demand teacher trainer. Her empathy and supportive nature is only matched by her smarts and attention to detail. Lisa also lectures specifically on the hip joint, bringing accessible practitioner programs to a range of hip joint issues and care. She has delivered education alongside internationally renowned researcher and physiotherapist, Dr Alison Grimaldi.

Lisa is founder and director of Core Pilates Brisbane and Lisa Jackson Pilates.

Qualifications: Adv Dip Pilates; Cert IV Training & Assessment; MA Buff Bones® Trainer; Current First Aid & CPR

Registrations:  Pilates Method Alliance; Pilates Alliance Australasia

Megan Rogers

Megan came to Pilates instruction from an office background. After trying various forms of Matwork Pilates as a client in 2008 Megan undertook the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction under mentor Lanette Helene (nee Gavran). From there, her passion for Pilates grew and became her new career path.

Shortly after moving to Sydney in 2010, Megan left the office world to teach Pilates full time at Pilates International. Megan says, “While teaching is my passion, my government background and PR degree, led me in the same year to add the role of Training Manager for PilatesITC. This gave me the opportunity to involved with the education of Pilates instructors and greater insight into the Pilates Method and application of Pilates exercises to address specific needs. During my time with PilatesITC I upgraded my qualification to the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method.”

From PilatesITC to PilatesInt and now Reach, Megan has become an instrumental education developer and manager of accredited courses, continuing education programs and other resources for the Pilates industry.

Returning to Canberra in 2016, after the birth of her second child, Megan returned to teaching at Pilates Canberra as well as continuing as Training Manager, Education Developer and Reach Expert alongside Sally Anderson.

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma Pilates; BA Communications; Cert IV Training & Assessment; Current First Aid & CPR

Registrations:  AUSactive Level 3

Nikita Rao

Influenced by my teachers, peers, environment and my travel, I aim to bring a unique sense of empowerment to each of my classes. I’m a skilled Pilates Instructor providing Matwork, Reformer & Studio pilates classes to individuals and/or groups, educating clients on fitness and nutrition, maintaining an enjoyable learning environment.

I started as a pilates enthusiast at a local studio in Mosman. I went on to pursue a diploma from Pilates ITC in Mat and Reformer & Studio Pilates (Cadillac, Chair and Barrels). I believe in blending experiences from my many travels and rich interaction with pilates experts across the globe to create a unique sense of empowerment in all my classes.  I am committed to teaching Pilates as a total body conditioning experience for all levels of fitness with a focus on proper form and comprehension.

Previously I had a successful career in Art Direction at major studios in India.

Qualifications: Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT); Current First Aid; WWCC

Registrations:  AUSactive Level 2; Pilates Method Alliance (283151)

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