Meet your Pilates instructors
Meet your online Pilates instructors. We're fortunate to have some of the best Australian and New Zealand Pilates instructors leading our classes.
Tania Huddart is a highly skilled and experienced Master Pilates Instructor and Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified Pilates instructor. She is the managing director and lead Pilates instructor for Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre.
Tania started Pilates training in the mid-1990s after an earlier career teaching dance. She completed her Pilates training through the PhysicalMind Institute in the USA and has been a training Pilates instructors since 2003.
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Bruce is a highly qualified and experienced Australian Pilates instructor.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and is a Body Control Pilates (UK) certified Pilates teacher and a certified Franklin Method® Movement Educator. Bruce is the co-director of Balance & Control Pilates Studio in Melbourne.
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Sally is a highly skilled, PMA-certified Pilates instructor. She is the founder and director of Pilates International Studios and Pilates International Training Centre (PilatesITC), in Australia.
She is also the founding president of the Pilates Alliance Australasia. She co-founded the annual industry educational conference 'Mind Your Body', which has hosted some of the leading international experts in Pilates and associated disciplines.
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Shanina is a dynamic and experienced Australian Pilates instructor, committed to helping people improve their health and well-being through Pilates. She specialises in pre- and post-partum exercise and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Before becoming a Pilates instructor, Shanina studied classical and contemporary dance for 14 years and was a professional ballet dancer in Europe with the Salzburg Ballet company.
Shanina trained through the PhysicalMind Institute, completing the course delivered by Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre. Shanina also has a Diploma in Pilates with the Pilates International Training Centre and has completed Carolyne Anthony's Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates Specialist Certificate Program.
Lorna has an extensive background in dance, fitness, and Pilates.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts Specialising in Dance from Middlesex University, London. She also has a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.
After several years of dancing professionally, she decided to diversify into the fitness field. She gained qualifications through the London YMCA, and developed her own aerobics business.
In 2006, Lorna moved to New Zealand to teach dance for a Wellington studio, where she developed her interest in Pilates. In 2007, she completed her Pilates training with the PhysicalMind Institute, delivered by Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre in Wellington.
Lorna's particular fields of interest are Pilates for fitness, standing Pilates, and Pilates for dance. Exercises in her Pilates classes help you build muscle strength, tone, and definition, and also improve your posture and body alignment. Lorna teaches you how your body can move more effectively and efficiently, and helps you build your mind-body connection.
Cat is a highly skilled and experienced Pilates, Xtend Barre, and MELT Method instructor .
Cat was first introduced to Pilates when she was an aspiring 12-year-old ballet student. During a successful 11-year ballet career with The Australian Ballet and then The Royal New Zealand Ballet, she practised Pilates to maintain peak performance. She later found Pilates to be the most important element of her rehabilitation program during periods of injury.
After retiring from her stage career, Cat completed her Comprehensive Pilates Instructor certification with Hearts and Bones Pilates. She is now also a MELT Method instructor and a Xtend Barre Instructor Trainer.
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I’ve been a once-a-week client of Hearts and Bones for over nine years and I couldn’t imagine life without my weekly Pilates ‘fix’. The most obvious benefit for me has been the virtual disappearance of a long-term lower back pain issue. But I’ve also become increasingly aware about how my body works and how to avoid other potential aches and pains."