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Pilates Instructors and Barre Instructors – Bondi

Renee Scott

Renee is the Founder & Director of Balance Moves. A former dancer with the Hamburg Ballet, she started Pilates to maintain her fitness and focus outside of dancing. She is a master Pilates Instructor and certified under Joseph Pilates‘ renowned disciple, Romana Kryzanowska. She is a principal trainer with the Pilates Alliance and also holds certifications in Pilates International, Balanced Body, the elite BASI Passing of the Torch mentor program, and Power Pilates.

Renee is also the Founder & Director of Barre Attack, Australia’s premier Barre Method. Caring and passionate Renee’s classes are challenging, inspiring, and tailored to the individual.

Phoebe Egan

Phoebe Egan

Phoebe is a certified Barre Attack and Pilates Instructor.  She is also the Balance Moves Studio Manager.  Not only will she give you some challenging classes guaranteed to have your glutes burning and your abs toning but she’ll also be most peoples first point of contact at the studio. Phoebe is our guru of administration and appointments if you would like a private session or help booking in she’s your gal!    …make sure you’re nice to her 🙂

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Alex Collins

Alex decided to fully embrace her passion for Pilates after seven years of being a devotee. In 2012 she studied to become a Pilates Instructor. With a background in Classical Ballet with the Queensland Ballet, she has also continued with involvement in adult dance. Being the proud mother of four boys, she understands the pressures of busy lives and the importance of striving to achieve a balanced approach. She believes Pilates is beneficial for both mind and body and helps to maintain this balance. Her focus is on technique, strength and flexibility in a welcoming environment.

Qualifications: Certified Stott Reformer Instructor, Certified Barre Attack Instructor, Certificate IV Pilates Mat,  Certificate III in Fitness

Margot McDonald

Margot has extensive experience in exercise rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, pregnancy and fitness. A love of movement and health led Margot to study Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney University and she also gained Pilates Mat and Studio Rehabilitation qualifications with Polestar Pilates International.  Margot has a unique and personable approach, ensuring every session is a positive movement experience, tailored to meet the specific goals of the client. Margot believes in the coordination and balance of the body, mind and spirit that can be achieved with Pilates.

Vivian Dracakis

Vivian’s passion is Pilates. Vivian studied Physiotherapy, and was certified by both Polestar Education and Power Pilates in Miami. Upon returning to Australia from working in the USA, Viv has continued teaching and growing as an instructor in the industry. Her major goals are always to challenge, motivate, and inspire clients through the Pilates Method of movement.  Vivian believes that movement heals and she is excited to educate both the fitness community and rehabilitation clientele of Balance Moves Pilates Studio.

Georgina Simpson

Georgina Simpson (Georgie)

Georgie has a passion for movement and the freedom it gives us in our lives. She was introduced to Pilates in 2004, has a Bachelor of Sport Science, and also has a Thai Yoga bodywork certification from India and a Holistic Massage qualification from South Africa. In 2016, she immigrated to Australia and after a stint in corporate, transitioned back into the movement field she is so passionate about with Pilates and Polestar Education.  She is a passionate and empathetic instructor who loves to guide clients in finding the joy in mindful movement. Tailoring a session to a client’s needs whether that be maintaining or improving mobility, strength, or a mind-body connection through a balance or coordination challenge, she loves how Pilates has something for everyone.

Jessica Quiogue (Jess)

Jessica is originally from the U.K but now calls Sydney home. After spending 10 years as a professional dancer she knew she needed to take steps to find her next career. Having practiced Pilates to rehabilitate dance injuries she knew she was already passionate about the technique so in 2014 she trained and certified with STOTT to teach Reformer. She taught across two studios in London before relocating to Sydney. While finding her feet in Sydney she stumbled across Lagree a Pilates hybrid taught on the Megaformer. She was immediately hooked and successfully applied and trained to teach Lagree classes at Physicore. Throughout her 5 years teaching in Sydney she has added training in Barre Attack, Barre Body Mat Pilates , Pre & Post Natal Pilates with APPI and is currently upskilling her certification to a Diploma of Professional Pilates with National Pilates Training. Her teaching style in supportive but challenging and she believes everyone should make space in their physical training plan for Pilates regardless of age or ability.

Nicole Vicenzino

Nicole’s love for movement began at a young age in a small ballet studio. Finding yoga, and then shortly after Pilates, in her early 20’s were a grounding point whilst working as a corporate lawyer. She very quickly felt the benefits of a consistent Pilates practice in both body and mind and hopes to be able to share those benefits with others on their own movement journey.

Nicole is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and recently completed a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with Pilates International Training Centre. Nicole’s teaching style is challenging but supportive to cater to individual clients’ needs and goals for their practice. Her background in dance and yoga comes through in her Pilates classes with an emphasis on flow, mind-body connection and finding strength in mobility.

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