Michelle’s interest in body movement began at an early age with her love of Dance. Later Michelle studied at a fulltime Ballet School in Sydney for 2 years completing her Royal Academy Of Dancing examinations. After a few years of travelling and Dancing Professionally, Michelle returned to Australia to train as a Fitness Leader with Fitness N.S.W. Michelle managed the Health Club at Crowne Plaza Terrigal and during which time worked on Aerobics OZ Style as a Fitness Instructor. Looking for a change of direction, and having a basic knowledge of Pilates through her dance career, Michelle embarked on her Instructor training course at the Pilates Institute, Sydney.
In May 2001 “Michelle’s Pilates Place” opened on the Central Coast, with classes held at North Avoca Surf Club. Pilates was still a new concept on the Central Coast, but gradually classes grew as word spread of the many benefits. In 2002 Michelle studied the Pilates Method at the University Of Technology Sydney over 12 months, receiving High Distinctions in her final exams.
Over the 17 years in business, Michelle and Simon have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. “Pilates Mum’s and Bub’s” classes evolved after the birth of their first child in 2003 and have continued with great success. Michelle enjoys attending regular workshops and conventions, keeping her up dated with the industry and consistently inspiring and motivating her clients.