OUR TEAM

MARENA DIGBY (Owner/Manager)

Marena’s love of dance first brought her to Pilates where she worked to strengthen her body for her demanding workload and to help with injury prevention.  She also worked as a trainer for Les Mills Asia Pacific, where she presented and trained instructors both nationally and internationally.

Marena has a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction with Polestar International along with their Pilates Mat and Pilates Studio Certifications.  She has also studied with Pilates International, Helen Tardent and Stott Pilates.  Marena has travelled to the United States on several occasions to study the original, Authentic Classical Pilates method with many 1st and 2nd generation Pilates teachers.  Marena is also a qualified massage therapist.

Marena has presented at many conferences such a Filex throughout Australia and IDEA in the USA on the subject of Pilates.

Her passion for Pilates is rooted in its ability to heal, rehabilitate and restore the body.

CHRIS DIGBY Owner/Manager)

Chris grew up playing football, swimming, athletics and diving where he competed at State level, however it was through dance that he first encountered Pilates as a way to strengthen his body and help with injury prevention.

Chris has a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction with Polestar International along with their Pilates Mat and Pilates Studio Certifications.  He is certified in the Ron Fletcher program of study for Towelwork, Floorwork and Barrework.  Chris has travelled to the United States on several occasions to study the original, Authentic Classical Pilates method with many 1st and 2nd generation Pilates teachersChris has presented at many conferences throughout Australia on the subject of Pilates.

Chris is committed to sharing the corrective nature of Pilates with his clients whilst focusing on the athletic and strong roots of the original Joseph Pilates work.

SOPHIE BRIGGS

Sophie is a professional dancer, aerial artist and an experienced personal trainer who is has studied many forms of Pilates.  She has just finished a further qualification and now has her Diploma of Pilates with the Polestar method.

After many years performing for Disney productions, she is using her experience as a dancer and fitness professional to help people improve their quality of life.   Sophie’s knowledge of the body and how it functions is impressive.

RIKY BITTY

Riky was born in Israel and moved to Melbourne 7 years ago.  She studied ballet from a young age and has taught for many years.  Being a dancer, Ricki discovered Pilates, which taught her new ways to align her body and prevent injury.

Ricki became qualified with Polestar Pilates International and acquired her Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction.  Since then, for the last 7 years, she has been a professional instructor for both Studio and Mat at various venues throughout Melbourne.  Ricki believes that there is no easy way to feel good or get the results you want for your health and fitness, but to work hard and never give up!!  Ricki loves swimming, traveling and spending time with her family, which of course includes the dog.

JENENE NELSON

Jenene has a strong background in fitness and aqua instruction.  Her passion for Pilates was ignited 10 years ago when she first began her study.   Jenene has studies the APMA method of Pilates and focuses on the intricacies of human movement. Jenene’s passion for her work is at the forefront of her sessions, her application of the Pilates method is based on corrective movement and progressing her clients to a better quality of life.  She loves to surf and enjoys the outdoors

CASSIE (our mascot)

Cassie is a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and our mascot. She first came to the studio when she was only 9 weeks old and has grown up around our clients. Cassie is kind and gentle and always brings joy to our clients.

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Hampton VIC 3188