DYNAMIC PILATES INSTRUCTORS

THE CORE OF SYDNEY’S PILATES ELITE

GEMMA SADLER

DYNAMIC PILATES OWNER & QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Gemma Sadler is a BASI Pilates Instructor and the proud founder and owner of Dynamic Pilates Australia. Gemma has been working in the fitness industry for over two decades and took up Pilates in the early 2000’s as a cross-training tool to enhance her personal training business. Gemma’s constant obsession of Pilates has helped hundreds of clients both in Sydney and London to achieve mind blowing results through her proven recipe for tailoring success to each individual’s needs. With the establishment of Dynamic Pilates Australia, Gemma is continuing to expand her business vision of empowering and inspiring people to achieve the goals they desire while enabling an active and improved healthy lifestyle

EXPERIENCED IN:
BASI Pilates | Barre Attack Instructor |Pre and Post-Natal | Strength and Conditioning | Health and Dietary Guidance | Injury Rehabilitation

PREVIOUS CLIENTELE TYPES:
Able and Disabled Males and Females of All Ages | Professional Athletes | Broadway Theatre & Movie Actors Celebrities | Princes | Lords | Aristocrats | Politicians

Dynamic Pilates Owner Gemma Sadler

ED BOTHA

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Ed Botha is a BASI Pilates Faculty Instructor and joined the Dynamic Pilates team after relocating to Sydney from Cape Town, South Africa where he previously owned and ran a successful Pilates studio business. Ed has been teaching Pilates for the past 16 years and has a keen interest in human movement, which started initially with the practice of martial arts. Ed turned to the Pilates Method to improve his martial arts and boxing and immediately embraced the short and long term benefits Pilates offered, confirming it as the perfect form of cross training for any physical activities. Over the course of the past 15 years Ed has worked with a range of clients from top-tier athletes to being the lead trainer of fellow Pilates instructors, as well as those in need of minor or major rehabilitation. Ed is a highly accredited member of the BASI Pilates faculty which has enabled him to travel the world teaching Pilates courses and workshops in the USA, Australia, UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey and London. Ed also features as a visiting instructor on Pilates Anytime, a popular online Pilates resource, making him a face many already recognise and trust in the industry! Ed is currently instructing at our Manly Studio and is quickly becoming a hit with our members, and as we say, best to book in early to avoid missing out!

NATALIA SAVENKO

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Coming from the beautiful mountain area of southern Siberia, Natalia grew up trekking through the wilderness, white water rafting and snow skiing. A keen competitor in Latin American ballroom dancing, Natalia discovered Pilates was the most optimum way to keep fit and injury free. Although Natalia started her career as a lawyer, then moving on to Human Resources management and even trained as a chef, she found her real passion for health and fitness through studying Holistic Kinesiology, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. Natalia applies this expansive knowledge into her love of Reformer and Barre Pilates and is selfless in her approach towards helping people new to Pilates learn, focus and understand the Pilates Method while providing a challenging and invaluable workout. Natalia is experienced in teaching students of all capabilities, all ages and her classes maintain strong focus on student’s techniques with correctional guidance, visual demonstrations and simple, easy to follow instructions. When Natalia is not teaching classes at Dynamic Pilates she enjoys endurance training, long distance walks and is motivated towards conquering Everest Base Camp. Dynamic Pilates is incredibly proud to have Natalia on-board and there’s a high demand for her classes, so be quick and book into one today!

ROBYNNE HENRY

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Robynne is a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, and is a certified Stott Pilates and BASI Pilates Instructor, possessing broad in-depth knowledge in the health and fitness sector. Robynne has a deep appreciation of dance and all forms of mindful movement and has taught Pilates since 2010, first in London and now permanently in Sydney. Robynne’s love for Pilates comes from the Method’s ability to transform us into beautiful movers, possessing great body awareness to unlock that strength and grace in all her clients. Robynne’s personal philosophy pronounces movement to feel good while looking effortless regardless of the level of difficulty. Her classes are strong, technical and flowing with an emphasis on building muscle endurance and ensuring participants appreciate the transformative benefits gained through Pilates. Robynne is often seen taking Dynamic Pilates clients through techniques on all studio apparatus including Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and the Arc. Expect plenty of personal attention and technical precision in Robynne’s classes and private sessions as her eye for detail guarantees clients develop their optimal muscle recruitment patterns and core stabilisation.

SHERYL KATZ

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sheryl became an accredited BASI Pilates Instructor in 2011. Sheryl started practicing Pilates over 20 years ago to complement her running training and soon learnt that it served as the best method to prevent injury and develop strong body awareness. Originally a corporate lawyer, Sheryl temporarily left her legal career in 2007 to study the classical Pilates method, and in 2010 Sheryl decided to permanently leave her law career having discovered the BASI Pilates method. Sheryl finds that teaching and learning go hand-in-hand and constantly seeks out opportunities to develop and grow. Since qualifying as an instructor in 2011, Sheryl has participated in multiple courses both in Australia and overseas, including Xtend Barre, Booty Barre, Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies, the BASI Pilates Mentor programme (2011 and 2018), Buff Bones Licensing Course and numerous other workshops. Sheryl joined the BASI Australia Team in 2019 as Assistant Faculty to continue learning and to help develop the next generation of BASI Pilates instructors. Sheryl is passionate about the benefits that Pilates can provide and teaches with a strong focus on technique and precision of movement and is testament to the high level of Pilates offered to members here at Dynamic Pilates

HANNAH BUCKLEY

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Hannah is a qualified Pilates Instructor who comes to us from Ireland. Han-nah’s background as a professionally trained dancer has helped forge her career in Pilates, Yoga and other somatic practices. Hannah’s applied Pilates expertise and experience has had positive influences on her own strength, posture and flexibility, along with materialising results for her devoted clients at Dynamic Pilates. Hannah has travelled the world to develop her broad skills taking her to New York, Los Angeles and Denmark, achieving certifica-tions for Progressive Pilates Academy Reformer, STOTT Mat Pilates & Barre. Hannah’s classes are reflective of her career background embracing flow and grace, specialising in improving mobility, posture, balance, while strengthening and lengthening muscles. Hannah takes enormous pride in her Pilates reputation and is well suited to teaching men and women of all ages, children, teenagers, athletes and retirees. Come join Hannah’s class today and experience her passion for Pilates movement!

BRITTANY TAYLOR-PARKER

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Brittany ("Britt") turned to Pilates over ten years ago when suffering significant pain after years of intensive ballet training. After practicing Pilates as a student, Britt decided to pass on the benefits to others and went on to do successfully complete Instructor training. Britt brings a wealth of knowledge to Dynamic Pilates Australia and also specialises in sports rehabilitation, focusing on correcting and teaching participants techniques with a fine eye for detail. Britt is passionate and dedicated about her craft, constantly enhancing her training and expanding her knowledge. Like all our Instructors, Britt is available for weekly 1:1 sessions or group classes

EXPERIENCED IN:
Studio Pilates and Reformer Pilates | Pre and Post-Natal | Rehabilitation | Spinal Mobility | Pilates for Golfers | Ballet Pilates | Educational courses run by Lolita San Miguel - Internationally acclaimed first generation Pilates Master Teacher, who trained with Joseph Pilates himself!

CHRISEN HALL

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Chrisen began instructing Pilates in Sydney back in 2009 with a two year stint teaching in London before returning to Sydney’s shores. Prior to becoming a fully certified Stott Pilates, Yoga, and Barre Instructor, Chrisen studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science majoring in Anatomy and Music. Chrisen brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to Dynamic Pilates with members relishing the opportunity to experience his fresh and modern take to Pilates classes, while focusing participants on applying correct technique and precision to better improve their form and function. Chrisen has a distinctive style and loves to offer creative variations on traditional Pilates exercises, with flowing sequences in his classes that keep participants moving beneficially throughout. Our members attest Chrisen for being known to teach warm, encouraging and positive classes, with his approach to Pilates all about feeling good, feeling strong and having fun!

SABRINA LUZ

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sabrina was born and raised in Brasil who moved to Sydney for sunshine, fun and to instruct Pilates. Sabrina like many of our Instructors comes from a fitness background and during that period has become a qualified Polestar Pilates Instructor. Sabrina has over ten years of Pilates experience and is dedicated to ensuring her workouts are of the highest quality, variety and enjoyment, while demanding strong focus on technique and body alignment. Sabrina is also equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (with Honours) that is seeing many of our regular members really enjoy the full extent of her experience being thoughtfully crafted in each of their workouts. Sabrina offers creative and fun workouts and believes that through correct technique and properly executed movement anyone of all ages and fitness types can build a stronger body and improve their general well-being

EMELINE BATIQUE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Émeline originates from France and is now a proud Sydney-sider. Émeline has been passionate about movement from a young age, discovering Pilates from her time living Asia. “I instantly fell in love with the Pilates method. At the time it also helped me resolve a postural issue and experienced how greatly it benefited my life. I felt inspired and decided to take on a new journey”. Certified by the renowned Stott Pilates School for over a decade, Émeline extended her knowledge through yoga and various movement techniques including Qigong and Gyro Kinesis. “My mission is to guide my students how to move efficiently and reach their full movement potential whilst living in harmony with their bodies”. Émeline’s Pilates classes are fun and functional while being committed to the principles and disciplines. Émeline focuses on the precision of movement driving participants to recognise proper alignment, creating awareness to their mind and body. Émeline is a popular Instructor at Dynamic Pilates, so book in fast!

SARA NEECE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sara originates from the United States and studied the classic Pilates Method prior to moving to Australia. Sara turned to Pilates as a solution to a lower back injury, and after seeing the immediate and powerful results, was inspired to leave her corporate life and pursue a career teaching Reformer Pilates and help others live healthier lives. Sara has since developed her knowledge of Pilates and also offers a fitness-style variation, and in conjunction with the classic Method, can easily identify and tailor a combination of both training systems. Sara brings a unique skillset to Dynamic Pilates and is a popular instructor with our members, who love to improve their strength and core stabilisation each week with her. As a teacher, Sara is passionate about creating functional classes that cater for the entire body to ignite energy, enhance stability, movement & flow. Sara’s mantra is to ensure equal balance between these elements and instil wellbeing within the body.

MICKIE DU BOULAY

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Mickie originates from London, England and spent many years focusing on dance before finding passion in the Fitness industry, having spent the past 15 years as a Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Fitness Presenter, and the last 10 years specialising in Barre and Reformer Pilates. Mickie loves the precision and grace of Pilates and is able to demonstrate the key knowledge and techniques in her classes, always ensuring her participants gain the most value out of their sessions. Mickie teaches a range of class types, from beginner to advanced, and delivers long lasting results in ways that are both rewarding and challenging to individual levels. Mickie’s class styles are upbeat, fun and easy to follow, and she loves nothing more than knowing participants walk away feeling energised, tall, toned and relaxed from her class experience

SARAFINA ORBE

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Sarafina originates from New York and is a highly experienced and qualified Pilates, Barre and Yoga instructor. Sarafina’s background in dance cultivated a passion for the body in motion at an early age which led to her career as a fitness instructor. In addition to Sarafina’s broad industry certifications she holds a Graduate Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. Sarafina comes to Dynamic Pilates equipped with the critical knowledge our members and class participants value to ascertain how their body functions during exercise, and combined with her expert nutritional advice, is providing exceptional value that keeps her fans coming back week after week. Sarafina is also our resident Studio and 30 Day Challenge coordinator and is a friendly face already to many, so come on in and pick up one of her classes today.

JULIE FLOWERS

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

Julie has been actively involved in fitness since the late 80’s and is a superstar amongst many disciplines in the sporting sector. Notably in 1993 Julie competed in the United States of America’s National Tae Kwon Do Championship Tournament and placed second in the Women’s division, and then went on to earn her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1994. Julie’s Pilates journey started in an effort to regain her fitness after the birth of her child. While practicing Pilates Julie found her posture, muscle strength, core control and body awareness improved way beyond expectation. Having practiced law in Australia and the United States since 1994, Julie had a desire to change careers while still focusing on helping others, it was the deep connection and passion for Pilates that inspired Julie to pursue her education and become a Pilates Instructor. Julie’s ability to incorporate her broad sporting knowledge and Pilates prowess into each class is a vital ingredient to tailor progression to each individual and to enhance their physical attributes and mental resilience. Julie is a qualified Anatomist and Physiologist and is Polestar International qualified across Mat, Reformer and Studio Pilates. Julie is also qualified in Pilates for Children and Seniors, as well as being First Aid trained. Julie proudly complements the Dynamic team offering a unique workout experience with many members already raving about their class success stories to date!

CLARE HAMMOND

DYNAMIC PILATES QUALIFIED NUTRITIONIST

Claire is an Accredited Nutritionist with an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine (Adv. Dip Nut Med). Clare originally attended her first classes with Dynamic Pilates at our Crows Nest studio (now closed) because of a Plantar Fasciitis injury affecting her heel. Clare’s injury frustration limited the amount of exercise possible and found Reformer Pilates worked exceptionally well, so much so after one year Clare’s Plantar Fasciitis disappeared and from that point Clare became a Pilates enthusiast. Clare is a nutrition guru and is fully engrained in enriching the Dynamic Pilates life changing culture to our clients and members. Clare is your point of contact for all nutritional, diet and recipe questions during each of our seasonal 30 Day Challenges.