Pilates Instructor & Wellness Coach
Stella is passionate about helping people enhance their wellbeing & fitness. She has been working in the fitness industry for ten years. Stella started her career as an Equestrian Coach & then went on to become a Personal Trainer, after completing a Diploma in Fitness Training at Auckland University of Technology in 2008. She discovered her real passion was Pilates & became an Instructor with Polestar Pilates, one of the leading globally recognised contemporary schools of Pilates. Stella became certified in Mat in 2011 & completed the Comprehensive Studio series in 2014. Over this time she completed successfully 700+ hours of teaching, self mastery & observation hours in order to become internationally certified.
Stella has more than seven years experience working full time in Pilates studios & Physiotherapy clinics. She has worked with a variety of clients such as: athletes, models, dancers, children, pregnant & post natal women, & people with chronic injuries. Stella has witnessed incredible transformations in clients & the amazing effect this had on their daily lives.
Stella loves to visit international studios to keep up to date with the Pilates & Fitness Industry. She has attended classical & contemporary studios in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles & New York. In 2017 Stella moved to London where she continued to broaden her work experience in studios whilst training in the classical Pilates method. She felt its was important as a contemporary trained instructor to have a deep knowledge of the original system created by Joseph Pilates. She spent time undertaking teacher training at a Romana's Pilates studio & had the opportunity to observe & train with international master Instructors. She looks forward to continuing this training in Auckland & Sydney.
Stella is excited to be working towards her Level 3 professional Wellness Coaching certification. She will be offering clients coaching options both online & through private appointments towards the end of 2018. Stella's mission is to inspire & support every one of her clients to look & feel their very best. She wants the investment you make towards your fitness & wellbeing to be enjoyable, positive, & have long lasting results. You will leave your Pilates or Wellness Coaching session feeling energised, uplifted, balanced & more connected to your mind & body. Stella's key coaching motto is: 'Always train smarter not harder!'