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 has enjoyed bringing 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.

Over the past several years Michael has personally pursued bodyweight and gymnastic training for adults as well as many different modalities of flexibility which he incorporates into his teaching.

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.

Olivia Russell Pilates Instructor

Being a dancer from the age of five, Olivia has always had a passion for movement. An injury led her to pilates in 2016 and whilst experiencing it's many benefits, she became instantly addicted. She commenced her instructor training at The Pilates Klinik in 2018 under master trainer Kristen. Olivia is passionate about creating an inclusive environment that caters to the needs of each individual in the room, she aims to ensure everyone is working towards and pushing their own personal boundaries. Olivia hopes to share her love for pilates with her students and inspire others to create a strong body and mind.

Ciara Parry Pilates Instructor

Ciara is a Clinical Pilates Instructor with a passion for helping her clients to achieve their goals and overcome their limitations. Ciara believes in a holistic approach to working with clients to ensure their individual needs are met in their entirety.

Ciara's classes will provide you with a full body workout utilising traditional Pilates principals. Classes will also incorporate functional and stability exercises to train your muscles to work efficiently, both on and off the reformer.

Ciara's passion for helping people has driven her to study Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at university.

Brooke Godden Pilates Instructor

Brooke first came across pilates at the age of 14, as a dancer looking for further training to strengthen her core and increase her flexibility. She instantly feel in love with pilates and the consistent benefits it was bringing to her mind and body. Brooke knew she would like to make a career out of it early on. She commenced her comprehensive instructor training at The Pilates Klinik in 2018, under the guidance of Kristen and Michael. Brooke looks forward to bringing the benefits of pilates to each and every one of her students and to watching their growth over time! Ultimately, she wants them to develop the same passion she has for the Method.

Brittney Wellington Pilates Instructor

Brittney has a gift for connecting with people in a genuine way that puts them at ease, her passion for Pilates is matched by her desire to encourage and uplift those around her.

Brittney's courageous story of determination, positivity and healing after a near fatal car crash is inspiring to all her clients wherever they are in their own journey. She enjoys gently expanding what students thought was possible for themselves one step at a time, the same way she has done for herself.

Rachael Cobb Pilates Instructor

Rachael grew up with two older brothers and competing in BMX racing against mainly boys. All that testosterone brought out the competitor in Rachael!
During high school she suffered depression, she joined a gym for weight training and began running regularly. It became addictive and dramatically helped with her mental health, but physically she was always tight and noticed other problems within her body as well.
At 25 Rachael took up Yoga and Pilates. She fell in love as her core strength, flexibility and balance dramatically improved. In 2019 she decided to seek out a Mat certification course to share Pilates with others but after taking a Reformer class with Kristen on her 30th Birthday, she enrolled in the comprehensive training at The Pilates Klinik.
In Rachael’s own words “ I have now found my passion in teaching and helping others”
Rachael has been married for 10 years, together with her husband they have 3 energetic boys. "My biggest love is to travel and show my boys what this country has to offer. We often go on camping trips to remote parts of Australia for weeks at a time. I just love the outdoors!"

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).