Valerie Gennatas

Valerie comes from a solid background in physical education from a number of disciplines including martial arts, aerobics and strength training. After the birth of her second child she experienced severe lower back pain which was not remedied by her normal fitness regimen. A friend advised her to try Pilates. Valerie trained under the guidance of teachers from Romana's Pilates and eventually found relief from her pain.

While training her own body in the Pilates method, Valerie became inspired and began training as an instructor. Her early training was in Den Haag, Holland, under the tutelage of Marjorie Oron, and completed at Drago's in New York under Sari Mejia-Santo (Romana’s daughter).

Since Valerie started her certification program in 2004, she has trained with Romana Kryzanowska (our master trainer), and other great trainers including Jane Poerwoatmodo, Cynthia Lochard, Juanita Lopez and Jay Grimes.


Valerie has worked around the world as a Pilates instructor including Taiwan, Frankfurt, New York, Holland and Mauritius Island, all the while gaining valuable skills and knowledge.

Valerie arrived in Australia in December 2005 and commenced working with Cynthia Lochard at the Pilates Method Studio for almost two years, and has since opened her own studio. She always gets great satisfaction in teaching the authentic Pilates method of body conditioning, the form of exercise that has great benefits for people of all ages and body types. 

Valerie holds a


                  ROMANA'S PILATES IITP Certification Level 5 


                                                                           Principal Member of Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA)

Kristy smith

Kristy was first introduced to Pilates in early 2010 when she came to Le Studio Pilates after having 2 children. She quickly developed a passion for the classical Pilates method after seeing results in her own body, this inspired her to train and pursue a career as a Pilates Instructor with Authentic Pilates Education Australia.


Kristy has completed the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (91491NSW) and Authentic Pilates Education of Australia Teacher Training program and is recognised as a Professional Pilates Instructor of the Authentic Method.


She regularly attends Continuing Pilates Education seminars to refine her technique, recently attending the Valencia Classical Pilates 2014 Conference in Spain, with Kathi Ross Nash, Peter Fiasca and Brooke Siler.


Kristy has also completed workshops with Simona Cipriani and Brett Howard including: Spinal and Trunk Abnormalities, Shoulder Pathologies and Knee Pathologies.



Member of Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).

Jane Taylor


Jane Taylor has been practicing Pilates for over fifteen years and has experienced first hand the benefits Pilates offers in injury recovery, strength development and wellbeing.


Trained by internationally regarded instructors, including Cynthia Lochard and Anthony Rabara, Jane instructs classical Pilates using the exercises as designed by Joseph Pilates plus stretches and roller work to ease the body.  


Jane continues her professional development at weekly sessions and by attending Pilates conferences.


In class, Jane emphasizes personalised care so you improve your specific alignment, balance, strength and flexibility. Most of all she aims to facilitate your mind body awareness so you can enhance your own wellbeing in your daily movements, injury recovery and sporting challenges.

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