Meet our team

Michael Abbot Founder, Business Manager & Instructor

Since starting Reforming Indy Pilates studios in 2007, Michael has organised and managed every aspect of the business behind the scenes. He is excited to bring the same high level of customer service and standards to this new studio and foster a new community of like-minded people who feel like the studio becomes their second home. Michael has also been mentored by Kristen to become a good instructor in his own right, he enjoys challenging peoples mental barriers as much as their physical and pushes clients to re-imagine what they thought was possible for themselves.

Kristen Abbot Founder & Master Instructor

With over 20 years experience as a dancer, Kristen began Pilates instruction with a unique advantage for training clients. With an amazing eye and understanding of how the body moves, Kristen quickly evolved into a master trainer having studied one of Pilates’ most recognized accreditation through the Physical Mind Institute she went on to become comprehensively certified through Balanced Body and the Pilates Method Alliance. As a faculty member for Balanced Body education, Kristen has taught and mentored dozens of Pilates professionals and has always been a strong believer in passing on her knowledge and experience to her own instructors, to maximize the experience for everyone who tries Pilates. Kristen is recognised at the Australia Pilates associations highest level and is registered with all Health funds that include rebates for Pilates instruction.

Elena Grishaeva Senior Instructor

Elena has been working in the fitness world for over a decade and has become a very talented Pilates instructor, she has taken dozens of continuing education courses and workshops to become extremely knowledgeable in exercise physiology and the Pilates methodology. In 2010 Elena became a balanced body educator and faculty member as she began training others to enjoy a career in Pilates. Elena has moved from Russia to join her friend and colleague Kristen to help us make The Pilates Klinik one of Australia’s best Pilates studios.

Melissa Hughes Pilates Instructor

Melissa is a highly experienced and knowledgeable teacher who prides herself on staying true to the classical style of Pilates.Clients love Melissa’s ability to help them understand and grasp the intricacies of Pilates to grow their mind-body connection to amazing levels. Melissa is a multi threat with qualifications is numerous other fitness modalities which she incorporates to get the maximu result for her Pilates clients.

Our Studio


Our child care room is a large, air conditioned space, adjacent to our reception area full of games, toys and bright colours to entertain your children while you enjoy Pilates! The supervised creche hours are 8.30am - 12.30am, reservations are required.

Group Reformer Room

Our group classes room is a very large space with sound paneling to improve the sound, in ceiling speakers for surround sound, a oversize fan to circulate the air and 12 balanced body allegro 2 reformers with all the small equipment and props needed to transform your body!

Private Training Room

Our Private room has a full cadillac, a studio reformer, two allegro 2’s and two chairs. We also have a complete functional zone with kettle bells, adjustable weight bench and a heavy duty rig with explosion ladder, multiple pull up areas and gymnastic rings for body weight training.

Therapy Room

We have two bathrooms, a full disabled oversized one with a shower and another single toilets both unisex. There is also a therapy room for remedial massage appointments (hicaps available).