Bodyfit Pilates & Yoga started at Ohana Chiropractic in Macedon, Victoria as a place to provide clientele with rehabilitation and movement. The demand was bigger than we had anticipated leading us to move to a larger location in Gisborne. At Bodyfit Pilates & Yoga we provide a variety of options from private classes to group classes using the elements of pilates and yoga. Our instructors are truly passionate about wellness and love what they do! Come in and experience the happy vibes we share.
Lana started her career in the fitness industry as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer over 15 years ago. After developing a back injury she was introduced to Pilates as part of her rehabilitation program. Inspired by the results she pursued a career in Clinical Pilates training in Australia and New York. She has since worked alongside industry leaders, chiropractors and osteopaths in the field of rehabilitation and muscle conditioning. Lana specialises in pre/post natal fitness, rehabilitation and is the Pilates and Wellness Ambassator for Diabetes Australalia. She has also studied a bachelor of criminology.
Bron has been practicing yoga since 2000, she came across it whilst looking for ways to minimise stress due to her busy Chef career. She believes that yoga is for everyone, no matter your flexibility, fitness or age and maintaining a regular practice will increase your health and well-being. Her love for yoga extends through her life managing a healthy lifestyle with balance. In 2014 Bron also completed her Pilates and Pilates Reformer certification. Keeping up with 5 children has not only kept Bron on her toes and fit but has also ensured she remains calm and focused. “Life could not be better”
Coming from a background of training her clients for a triathlons, marathons, cycling and conditioning. Tammara found herself falling in love with the benefits of Pilates and Yoga as it complimented her all round fitness and, helps prevent injuries. After completing her studies 4 years ago she found Yoga and Pilates not only helped her clients on a physical level but also on a mind and spiritual level.
She understands the benefits on the body and mind these two disciplines have and the connection between the two. She is very passionate about her clients/students being able to learn & listen and look after their bodies, as well as their soul. “Philosophy in life, we have our body, mind and soul together once in this life time, look after and appreciate what we have, it can’t be replaced. You are never to late to start today”
Jo brings years of fitness experience and a competitive sports background to the team. Jo has been teaching in recent years as a Pilates Reformer instructor . She is always looking at ways to improve her skills and add valued knowledge to her customers. Currently Jo is undertaking her yoga certification and is loving the learning and change of pace from pilates to yoga. Jo is loving the vibrant team at Bodyfit Pilates & Yoga since joining in early 2015.
After several years as a student of a variety of yoga styles including Hatha, Iyenger, Bikram and Vinyasa, becoming a teacher gave Petrina an opportunity to share her love of wellness, yoga and its many benefits with her community. Working with crossfit athletes, Petrina studied Pilates and completed her Personal Trainers certification to help raise their body awareness. She understands the importance of mobility in conjunction with injury prevention and management. Petrina is currently studying a BA in science.
Renata started her career as a professional dancer. The love for movement and a healthy mind lead her to explore many styles of yoga in different countries. She truly enjoyed the disciplines of Astanga yoga which is what she first trained in before teaching other styles of yoga. Renata is a very experienced teacher with years of experience.
Tayla has been an active sports enthusiast her entire life! She has competed in varies sporting activities to a state level such as netball. Her love for sports lead her into teaching Pilates and Personal Fitness. She is currently studying a bachelor of science in health and physical education.
Yoga has been part of Kym’s life for over 12 years. She studied in India where she lived at an Ashram for 5 years mastering her technique in Yoga and Philosophy. Over the past 5 years Kym has inspired many with her wellness retreats to India, Bali, Australia and Asia. Kym and Lana run regular retreats overseas in both Pilates and Yoga. To find out more about the Yoga & Pilates Retreats click Wellsprings Retreats.
Julia has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She has taught as a full-time Pilates and aerobic instructor for the past 10 years. She dedicates her life to staying well and fit and believes that exercise shouldn't be forces, you grow to love it. She is strong on having the right alignment and technique to get the best value out of your exercises.
Holly starting her love for exercise from a passion for wholefoods and a healthy lifestyle. As a Pilates teacher her aim is to ensure you walk out with not only a smile on your face but leap in your step. Holly is also the owner of Holly May Wellbeing, producing delicious wholefoods to health food stores, wellness stores, etc and runs wholefoods educational workshops
Melissa has studied a variety of styles of yoga, including Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Kids yoga and Post-Natal yoga and is currently exploring the integration of Yoga, Buddhism and Psychology with the Insight Yoga Institute. She is interested in sharing many aspects of yoga with her students including asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy and lifestyle practices