Your Flex Body Team
We bring experience, passion and integrity to each class and ensure you walk out feeling a million dollars!
Andrea, an owner of Latin dance school has always loved to dance and stay fit. Like the rest of the Paez family she grew up surrounded by dance and Latin music learning to dance almost at the same time as she learned to walk. Born in Ecuador, Andrea grew up surrounded by the Latino sounds of Salsa, Folkloric, Cha Cha, and Cumbia, to name a few. While living in USA four years ago, Andrea decided to attend a Barre class and feel in love with it. She loves that it tones your entire body, creating longer, leaner muscles. Perfect for dancers and anyone looking to sculpt their body. Andrea adds a Latin flavour to her classes that she can't wait to share with you.
Having spent most of her life training as a classical ballerina, the move from performer to instructor was a natural fit for Annie. She took her first pilates class at the age of 12 and is yet to find a more nourishing and effective way to maintain strength, mobility and flexibility.</p> <p>Her extensive dance background, combined with full qualifications as a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor, ensure that you are going to receive a balanced, effective and motivating experience in her classes. Rest assured, you will work hard, but most importantly, you will have fun while you do!
Christine was working in a corporate job for many years with little physical activity sitting for most of the day, low levels of job satisfaction, low self-esteem and poor eating habits. She was overweight and unhealthy, suffered from continual back pain, regular headaches and as a result was sleeping poorly. She knew she wanted to change and have a better quality of life.</p> <p>In 2014, She decided to make a change. She started changing her diet and practising Yoga. With the combination of diet and yoga she lost over 20kg and many people wondered if she was the same person!<br /> The following year Christine undertook Yoga training which gave her the opportunity to share the physical and mental improvements that she gained from both these disciplines.</p><div class='mailmunch-forms-in-post-middle' style='display: none !important;'></div> <p>``I believe if I can do it and YES you can!``
Heidi’s yoga journey began over 25 years ago, and she has been hooked ever since. She saw the benefits that came along physically, but soon realized that this practice was so much more than exercise. Through breath work and meditation Heidi was able to slow down her monkey mind, and finish each class feeling happy and positive. Heidi’s affinity for travel and adventure has taken her around the world, working and exploring, and her yoga practice has joined her in her journeys. She has been teaching classes for over 10 years in Australia, England and Samoa. As a mum to two young children (who also love practicing yoga!), Heidi understands the importance of balance in our busy lives, and using yoga to create a strong, healthy body, as well as a calm, relaxed mind.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Born and raised in Poland. Magdalena has been in the fitness industry since 2000 and has worked in Poland, England and Australia. Magdalena is motivated by the satisfaction she gets from seeing clients of all abilities hit their goals and targets, and in many cases, achieve outcomes they hadn’t thought possible.</p> <p>In addition to her Pilates experience, she was introduced to Barre after the birth of her son and was immediately hooked. Whether it's Pilates or Barre, Magdalena's classes are fun, challenging and friendly. When she is not teaching she runs her own group and personal training company.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Kurtis is an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and dance educator. Born in Australia, Kurtis academically and professionally trained in New Zealand, Australia and North America and holds a graduate Degree in Arts. He was a Resident Artist with Sascha Waltz in Berlin, Marie Chouniard in Montreal and a frequent guest with the Berlin state Opera, German State Opera as well as touring extensively throughout Europe. Kurtis continues to work abroad as freelance choreographer, dancer and teacher and has recently relocated back to Australia to study physiotherapy. Along with dance Kurtis has been teaching hot yoga, barre & pilates for over 10 years in studios all over the world. From Sydney to Toronto, Dubai, Munich and Berlin, Kurtis’ class is described as a full body focus, detail oriented and a great work out. “Move your body, shape your mind, enjoy a great life”.
Yoga, Pilates & Barre Instructor
Laura has been teaching for many years. Her training started with the Royal Academy of Dance gaining her certificate in Ballet Teaching studies in 2009. With a love for movement Laura soon discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the wholesome approach and the way she felt after each class. Following her passion Laura completed her Yoga teacher training at Life Source in 2015. Combining her skills Laura also teaches a ballet inspired barre class and has also extended her skills and passion to Pilates. Laura aims to make her classes inspiring and joyful, sharing the benefits that movement can bring to anyone and everyone.
Barre & Pilates Instructor
Linda has been a health and fitness industry professional for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in Australia and the USA teaching a wide and diverse range of group fitness classes in corporate and gym environments as well as personal training. She has taught a wide range of clients from ages 8 to 88. Her group fitness career took her to the USA in 1990 where she worked in the best fitness facilities in San Diego, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Mary’s yoga journey began over 20 years ago and started like most busy people - somewhat skeptically practicing in an office boardroom. One yoga class became two, two became three and gradually yoga wove itself into her daily routine as the perfect tonic to a stressful career in television. In 2005, she moved overseas, young family in tow - first stop Mumbai, India. There began a deep love affair with yoga practiced amidst the intensity of Indian life. From Mumbai, Mary’s journey took her through Jakarta, Seoul, Tokyo and back to Seoul, all the while finding variations of yoga in each city taught in different languages. Yoga provided a balance juxtaposed against a backdrop of constant travel, the demands of raising a young family and reestablishing life in new environments. Yoga was her physical, mental & spiritual savior through five moves in six years. Mary returned to Australia in 2012 determined to share her passion for yoga and undertook teaching training shortly after. Mary now teaches a variety of yoga styles to people of all ages.
Olivia's greatest passions are exploring the world and yoga - together they are a winning combination! Whilst travelling in Costa Rica she learnt a saying 'Pura Vida', meaning eternal optimism. This and what yoga gives her are what she loves to share. Olivia grew up dancing at every possible opportunity. The love of movement is how she first found yoga and why she particularly loves a flow style. With Olivia you'll experience the delights of yoga through a fun and playful class.
Yoga & Barre Instructor
Maryam spent her childhood and teenage years as a competitive gymnast. This encouraged her love for health, wellness and fitness from an early age. She originally incorporated yoga into her life as a way to fulfill her love of inversions and handstands. This quickly became a part of her daily life and the perfect means of balancing the stress of university. Maryam grew up in San Diego, where she studied yoga before moving to Sydney to pursue her postgraduate degree. Maryam teaches various styles of yoga and loves making her students feel strong in her classes. She aims to make yoga accessible, approachable and enjoyable for everyone.
Born in the Netherlands, Susan qualified and worked as a Postural Exercise Therapist before moving to Australia in the mid 1990s. Once here, Susan not only became a mum to three boys, but also enhanced her skills by completing post graduate course work and started working as part of an Allied Health Team for an organisation that supports people with a disability. A holistic approach to therapy is an effective treatment in Disability and Susan enjoyed working in a team approach. Susan's eldest son was born with a neuromuscular impairment and this propelled her career and interest into neuromuscular and developmentally focused physical therapy. Susan then took up Pilates and really enjoys teaching the principles of centering, movement control and postural focus that the exercises bring. She believes that having an effective clinical assessment and a focused Pilates programme can help resolve acute and chronic conditions within a daily living environment. Susan's areas of speciality are Neuromuscular impairments (muscle tone issues), postural analysis, ergonomic training, fitness and massage.
Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Owner
Anita has enjoyed a passion for yoga for the past 20 years, finding in this ancient practice the grounding necessary to balance a busy career in London and more recently, work and family life in Sydney. Yoga has provided her with not only the opportunity to improve her flexibility, strength and manage her scoliosis but to deal with the stress and pressure of daily life. As a result, several years ago she decided to take this passion further and completed her Yoga teacher training, then more recently her Pilates qualification, with a view to opening the kind of studio she had always been seeking. So she created that place. ``It is somewhere for people to share a wonderful, supportive class with experienced and uplifting instructors``. A place that changes lives. A place called Flex Body.
Theodora is a former competitive international athlete who discovered the powerful, healing benefits of yoga as she came to a breaking point in her career and life. With the guidance and help of her teacher, yoga not only helped her get back to competing at high levels, but also to gain a new perspective on the interwoven relationships of one’s health with the mind, body and soul. After over 10 years of being in the fitness and athletic world where pushing the body physically to its limits was the norm, Theodora now enjoys a more holistic approach to all aspects of life and aims to share that knowledge and experience with others. A lover of travel, sunshine, vegan desserts, the ocean and positive vibes, Theodora also works as an energy healer, holistic therapist and running workshops.