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.
Petrina is the co-owner of Bodyfit Pilates & Yoga. 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.
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.
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.
"For years I have taught classes and individuals many different exercises in all sorts of amazing formats and combinations. When people really try and understand and feel what they are doing, you see them succeed. This takes focus and understanding of how you move. The control and understanding of your body is extraordinarily empowering" This is why I love pilates!
Jamie is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher in heated hatha, vinyasa and Yin style practices. A lifelong student, Jamie completed her initial training in 2016 and since then has completed her 50hr Yin training and soon to complete her 500hr Teacher Training. She regularly participates in workshops to enhance her practice and the knowledge she can offer her students. Her classes are fluid and creative, utilising a natural progression to make it enjoyable for all students. She invites you to test your edge, lighten your heart and know when to rest. Passionate about deepening the connection between mind, body and spirit, she also likes to integrate tantric philosophy, meditation, and prana (breath) based practices in her classes
Miriam has had a long-standing appreciation and admiration of the human body and its movement, which was consolidated when she studied a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has been practicing and teaching Pilates for the last ten years and she is also a qualified Chiropractor. Miriam has worked with individuals in a rehabilitative setting in group mat and reformer classes. Miriam looks forward to working with you, to deliver a dynamic twist on the classic Pilate’s repertoire that will both challenge and inspire you at whatever level you might be
Fiona is a lover of competitive sports (and an AFL tragic) with fifteen years of Physical Education teaching experience and a keen understanding of anatomy. When she was a busy mother of two young children, ridden with work stress and anxiety, she walked into a yoga studio, took a Vinyasa class and was instantly hooked. The combination of the physical challenge and gentle philosophy was mesmerising and very quickly she knew she had to share her passion as a teacher of Yoga.
Fiona completed her teacher training in heated vinyasa under the guidance of world renowned yogi, Duncan Peak at Power Living. She will guide you through a safe and inspiring vinyasa flow that builds strength, muscle but decreases stress and anxiety. Her aim is to see you floating out the door, ready to tackle the day!
Liz is the co-owner of Bodyfit overseeing marketing and business administration. She has 20 years of business experience in Australia, the US and Japan in the food, wine and health industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and is currently studying for her Masters of Nutrition at Deakin University.