Born in France, Laurence (also knows as Lauren) is a naturally active person, from the age of six she became involved with dance, ranging from classical through to modern and jazz. For her, being fit and flexible are important aspects of being able to enjoy life to the fullest.
Having always had a passion for fitness and movement, she became a qualified personal trainer and a Pilates instructor with both French and Australian qualification. Coming from a dance background, posture, balance and core became for her an integral part of life.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, Pilates is for you as it improves and aids in the development of core strength, body and breath awareness and flexibility. Following the philosophy of Joseph Pilates, her classes are a combination of strengthening and stretching that can work well for everybody.
With a degree in psychology, she has a great interest in people’s motivation, attitude and behaviour and her goal is to help people bring out the best in themselves.
A working journalist, Dani completed her mat certificate through Polestar education in 2017.
Her teaching focuses on helping client's achieve freedom of movement through breath, axial elongation, core control and correct body alignment.
With a fun and friendly teaching approach, Dani is dedicated to helping her clients reach their goals, and leave class feeling lighter, taller and happier.
Her first Pilates experience was back in 2004 when she signed up for a six-week beginners course. Marie was immediately drawn to the method because of its emphasis on ‘The balance of the mind and body ‘. As quoted in one of Joseph Pilates original books, Contrology (original name for Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.
Following the caesarean birth of her daughter, Pilates helped Marie regain her core muscle strength and whole body flexibility. It also assisted with the mental and physical fatigue that came with being a new mum.
Since then, Marie’s passion for Pilates grew and it was a natural progression for her to become a matwork Pilates Instructor. Marie studied with Polestar Pilates and is a certified instructor.
Marie loves how Pilates is suitable for everybody, people of different ages, at different stages in life (including pre and post natal) and of various levels of fitness. She loves how the same set of principles and exercises can be modified for the absolute beginner/persons with injury or progressed suitably for someone of advanced movement capabilities.
Marie will help you achieve your goals in a supportive environment.