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Meet our team

Michael Abbott Founder, Business Manager & Senior 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 the Pilates Klinik and foster our community of like-minded people who feel like the studio is 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.

"We've been gifted with these phenomenal machines that are capable of so much more than just transporting our brains around, to me, exploring that potential is the most enjoyable and fun thing there is!"

Kristen Abbott 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.

"Pilates transforms lives, when someone is ready and willing to change, there is no better modality to heal, strengthen and grow. I've seen it happen a thousand times and it will never become less rewarding or amazing to be apart of"

Gen Brewer Senior Pilates Instructor

Gen is a Diploma qualified and experienced Pilates Instructor from the Sunshine Coast. After 10 years as a competitive swimmer with a very high intensity training schedule, nothing has ever made Gen feel as well balanced, aligned and strong as she does after a Pilates class. This is why Gen embarked on her journey as a Pilates Instructor and she's I've never looked back!

Gen has a passion for helping people achieve a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle. Gen started her own boutique Pilates studio in 2019 as a home based Pilates Studio specialising in clinical Pilates. Having taught at various studios on the Sunshine Coast Gen brings a wealth of knowledge with her too Perth.

"Finding Pilates truly changed my life. It is so rewarding to see the way Pilates now changes the lives of those around me!"

Amy Berich Pilates Instructor

I have always had a love for fitness, but after having two children, my body wasnt responding well to the running and hiit workouts i was use too. I stumbled across an online pilates mat challenge and thought id give it a go. I instantly fell in love with the exercises, the way it made me feel and my body responded really well to the workouts. I soon found the Pilates Klinik and gave reformer classes a go. I was amazed at how awesome I was feeling from these low impact classes on the Reformer, I soon decided I wanted to learn all about pilates and teach others this amazing form of exercise. I enrolled with Kristen to do the Balanced Body teacher training and absolutely loved it! Now teaching at the studio, I get to share my love of pilates with the many clients that come to our classes.

Carly Dunn Pilates Instructor

Carly has always been active but struggled to break the mindset of hard, heavier and faster was better. Slowly over the years, as a member of the studio, Carly has transformed her mind and body to become stronger and healthier than ever before. Carly turned this new found passion into a career and quickly gained popularity as a fun, energetic butt kicking teacher!

Megan Flanigan Pilates Instructor

Megan's passion and love for PIlates grew very quickly after starting in 2018. She holds the title for our fastest member to join the 100+ badass club as she was addicted to the amazing benefits to her body and mind. Megan loved the controlled aspect of Pilates and discovered new strength and flexibility she never through possible before.
Megan is now addicted to sharing her passion with our clients, she loves to incorporate laughter and fun into every session while watching people's confidence and abilities grow week by week.

"I just love seeing people become more comfortable in their own skin and aware of their own bodies"

Jacinta Baxter Pilates Instructor

As a long time dancer who has been teaching younger kids for years, Jacinta naturally took to commanding the class room with her energetic vibes! Her natural mind-Body connection from a lifetime in dance helped Jacinta become a great teacher very quickly, her clients love how she explains everything she should be feeling to help them deepen their own practice while always keeping it challenging, fun and varied.

"Watching people become aware of how much more they are capable of is so rewarding and fun to see"

Gillian Morgan Pilates Instructor

Gillian was a gymnast and dancer from a young age as well as going on to teach fitness and dance classes. This background made it easy for Gillian to take what she learnt through her comprehensive certification with Kristen and begin teaching Pilates. Before finding pilates, Gillian battled bone cancer in her left leg which required multiple surgeries and nearly 10 years.

"Finding Pilates when I was looking to heal and find myself was perfect timing. Being able to teach again and share this method of healing and strengthening is my passion now"

Ainsley Lyon Pilates Instructor

A passionate footballer (soccer) for 19 years, Ainslie's career took her all around the country and America before a devastating ACL tear ended her journey short.

During rehabilitation, Ainslie discovered Pilates and and fell in love with the method and the positive effects it had on her body and mind.

After completing her degree in nutrition and health promotion, she started her journey to becoming a comprehensively trained teacher through Kristen, The Pilates Klinik and balanced body university.

"My favourite thing about Pilates is that it will continuously keep you on a journey of strength, endurance and commitment to push your limits"

Hayley Foulkes Pilates Instructor

Hayley became interested in Pilates 19 years ago after a neck and lower back injuries from motor vehicles accidents, Pilates initially helped with her recovery, but then she found it enhanced her life in so many different areas, including her martial arts practice that she enjoyed training and competing in for over a decade.

Every time she thought she was ‘better’ from the car accidents, she would stop her Pilates practice and then eventually acquire some sort of re-injury or set back. After time it became clear that Pilates must be part of her everyday life to keep her body safe, stable and strong.

She completed her Matwork certification in 2016 to deepen her own understanding and now loves helping others create mobility and strength in their bodies. Her thirst for knowledge just keeps increasing and went on to do Reformer certification in 2019.

Hayley is a mum of a 5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy which keep her very busy when she isn’t teaching pilates.

Our Studio

Creche

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).