Instructors

Our Vision

To assist people in achieving life long strength, mobility, flexibility and energetic vitality through the principles of Authentic Pilates. To provide a place where people can come to quieten their mind and strengthen their body within a supportive understanding community of like-minded individuals.

Meet The Team

Michaela Brown
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Founder Trinity Pilates

Certified Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) Instructor

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (910521NAT)

APEI Mentor for Victoria

Michaela is a third generation Authentic Pilates Instructor having trained at Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) under mentors Marda Willey and Olga Tamara both taught by Joseph Pilates' renowned protegee Romana Kryzanowska. Michaela is passionate about the classical Pilates method, proud to be able to continue it's legacy and to bring you her beautiful, fully equipped classical Pilates studio to the heart of Hampton.

Michaela's journey to becoming a Pilates Instructor arises from a long struggle with the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia. Seeking a way to exercise without bringing on the effects of this condition, she began Pilates and was amazed at the strength and mobility she regained in her body. Pilates became  an essential part of a group of alternative therapies she used to manage her fibromyalgia. Many years later, her condition under control, she became passionate about teaching this method to others. 

Becoming certified in the Authentic Pilates method with Authentic Pilates Education International to the advanced method as a Pilates Instructor and also completing a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, Michaela then opened her studio in the beautiful Bayside suburb of Hampton, excited to bring the only fully equipped classical Pilates studio into the area.

Michaela is client focused, striving to maintain the Authentic Pilates methodology to "teach to the body" so people achieve the results they seek. She loves that Pilates allows her to work with people enthusiastic about making changes in their lives and being a part of this transformative process. She loves being able to work with people of all ages, genders & cultures and has a special interest in working with people who live with chronic conditions.

Lucia Farina
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Certified Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) Instructor

Certified Stott Pilates Instructor

BTEC in Performing Arts (Circus)

Certified Personal Trainer

Founder Power House Dojo

Lucia discovered classical Pilates after having worked in the industry for some time and became hooked on how it made her feel in comparison to the style of Pilates she had been teaching and practising prior to this. She felt something quite significantly different in her body; she felt accomplished and that there wasn't anything she couldn't do! Lucia began studying her classical Pilates instruction at Exhale Pilates (APEI training school in London) and loved how versatile, accepting and comforting, for almost any body shape, posture type or fitness level this style of Pilates is. Lucia realised how powerful the practice is and this is what she wants to pass on to all her clients.

Lucia's personal fitness background is Martial Arts, Gym and Circus Training. She has been teaching fitness since 2005. In addition to her Pilates qualifications, she is a qualified Personal Trainer specialising in Low Back Pain Management and Sports Conditioning. She has a BTEC in Performing Arts (Circus) and is also qualified to work with people who have medical conditions ranging from diabetes to depression to epilepsy. Her experience in working with the body ranges from severely injured people in wheelchairs, to athletes, to women recovering from cancer to long distance runners.

"I wish for everyone to experience Pilates as profoundly as I have. From studying with Authentic Pilates Education, I have come to appreciate and respect, that it’s a fulfilling journey with no end in sight!"

Lucia is the founder of Power House Dojo, a virtual Pilates studio, but you can be taught by her in real life at Trinity Pilates!

Elaine Kwok
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Certified Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) Instructor

The Contrology Coach (TCC) Coaching Program Graduate

Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Certified Wellness Coach

Founder Virtual Pilates

Elaine is an informed and educated Classical Pilates teacher who strongly believes in the power of this work to transform the human body, mind and spirit.

 

Elaine enjoys Contrology (aka Pilates) as it was originally taught, finding that it strengthens and supports the body, whilst being challenging. Overcoming knee injuries sustained from martial arts, long-distance running and adventure racing were the main reasons she took up Pilates. Through daily practice she has gained a deeper understanding of Contrology and the two-way stretch.

Elaine has undertaken comprehensive teacher training through Authentic Pilates Education International to understand the entirety of Joseph Pilates’ system and how it helps improve our bodies. Elaine is also a graduate of The Contrology Coach (TCC) Coaching Program with Wade Edwell, who is one of only 70 people worldwide (and the only person in Australasia) to have studied with and been certified by Jay Grimes, who learnt directly from Joseph Pilates.

Elaine has an extensive movement background with over 25 years of training and teaching martial arts, as well as competing in full-contact tournaments internationally, and holds a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate. Combined with over 10 years’ experience as a group fitness instructor and certification as a Wellness Coach, Elaine will coach you to the best of your ability and beyond.

Elaine holds a Master of Management, Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management. Her day job is to help large global corporates win business or retain existing business by writing winning bids.

Elaine will work with you to find a dynamic balance for life - to move and acquire whole-body connection so you can look and feel your best.

Elaine is the founder of Virtual Pilates, online Pilates classes, but you can by taught by her in person at Trinity Pilates!

Rachel Lotspeich
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Pilates Technique Certification 2001

Assistant Teacher Trainer on the Pilates Technique Certification 2005-2015

Certified Authentic Pilates Education International (APEI) Instructor

APEI Mentor for Victoria

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (910521NAT)

Classic Pilates Body (Studio Owner) Los Angeles 2009-2020

Rachel Lotspeich, originally from Melbourne, lived in the United States for the past twenty one years and has taught Pilates for the last 17 years. She completed her Classical Pilates training in 2001, after being certified through the intensive and highly regarded Pilates Technique Certification, run by Jill Cassady who was trained by Romana Kryzanowska (a Joseph Pilates protege). Rachel has experience working in a Physio Therapy clinic, with pre and post natal clients and as an Assistant Teacher Trainer on one the most established Pilates teacher training programs in Los Angeles, Pilates Technique Certification, for ten years. 

 

She started Classic Pilates Body (Los Angeles) in January 2009 and it became one of the most successful studios in Los Angeles, thought of as one the premier studios and “the place to go for a true Classical Pilates workout” She credits Pilates for her fast recovery after the birth of her daughter and has enjoyed teaching people of all ages and levels of experience. 

Her focus has been private/individual client sessions, with a sprinkling of duets. She finds the rewards of working one-on-one with a person to be the most fulfilling for both client and instructor.

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Authentic Pilates Collective

Trinity Pilates also functions as a collective of instructors who all teach the Authentic Pilates method. Each instructor manages their own schedule & pricing. Please contact them directly to organise bookings:

Eve Fairbairn

Certified Authentic Pilates Education International Instructor

APEI Teacher Trainer for Victoria

Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certified, Master Instructor level 1

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (910521NAT)

DNS exercise (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Certificate level 1 & 2

0403 909 197

eve@mepilates.com.au

www.mepilates.com.au

Rachel Lotspeich

Pilates Technique Certification (taught by Romana Kryzanowska trained instructor Jill Cassady) 2001

Assistant Teacher Trainer on the Pilates Technique Certification 2005-2015

Certified Authentic Pilates Education International Instructor

APEI mentor for Victoria

Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (910521NAT)

Classic Pilates Body (Studio Owner) Los Angeles 2009-2020

0448 417 907

contact@classicpilatesbody.com

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403 Hampton Street, Hampton 3188

03 9597 0038

0412 513 955

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