Philippa is an internationally recognised ballet dancer, singer, acrobat and fitness instructor. Highlights from Philippa’s extensive career include; 8.5 years internationally touring with the Cirque du Soleil, Performances with different Dance companies in Canada and 8 years with the Phantom of the Opera. Having gained her initial Pilates certification over 18 years ago with STOTT Pilates in Canada (often called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education), Philippa has continued to gain numerous qualifications in Emergency Medicine, Xtend Barre Aerial Hoop and more. She is a master trainer and sought after mentor for many in the fitness industry. Philippa has a drive and passion for helping people reach their goals, having assisted countless clients here on the Sunshine Coast through her business at Oxygen Pilates for the past 9 years.
Pilates, Barre, TRX, Cycle
Sherrelle’s teaching style is intuitive and uncovers the hidden strengths of her students whilst challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. With her precise hands-on adjustments, helping to access and awaken the life force in dormant areas of the body, you will leave her classes feeling enlivened, awakened and renewed. Growing up with a keen interest in theatre, dance and gymnastics, she spent many years as a circus performer, travelling with one of Australia’s traditional family shows as an aerial hoop and hula hoop artist. Sherrelle began a formal exploration into yoga after experiencing the benefits that breath awareness and relaxation had on her mind and nervous system. Pilates then offered the balance that her physical body had been craving after a lengthy exploration into meditation. Constantly looking for ways to weave each modality into the other, Sherrelle enjoys nothing more than to share her passion for mindful movement and has developed an accessible style of teaching that is balanced in strength, flow, alignment and stillness.
Pilates, Barre, TRX, Yoga
Years of persistent lower back pain sent Amy searching through many body therapies and exercise modalities looking for relief. Once she found Pilates, she knew she didn’t need to look any further, and with consistent practice she soon found the relief she was looking for. With a background in various forms of body work and years spent working as a massage therapist, Amy found the Pilates focus on body awareness and precision of movement perfectly suited her. The wisdom and intelligence of the movement principles underlying the Pilates system are what attracted Amy the most and continue to keep her passionate about Pilates. Introducing new people to this amazingly adaptable form of exercise has been a continual source of discovery and joy for Amy. Amy has been practicing Pilates for twelve years and teaching for ten.
Sam began his training in Pilates 2.5 years ago. Working as a personal trainer for many years leading up to this, Sam first came across Pilates in the fitness environment. Even the basics covered in matwork helped greatly in managing his injuries and also improved strength and flexibility. From there Sam looked into the Pilates method further and decided to undertake the Diploma in Contemporary Pilates, completing his training here on the Sunshine Coast under some of the best teachers in the country. With a background in training Sam is constantly looking at how to apply this knowledge to maximise the crossover benefits of the Pilates method into day to day life. Sam is proof of the benefits of the Pilates method and would like to help people discover those benefits for themselves.