Our Fitness & Pilates Trainers

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Janis Wilson
Director / Head Instructor

Specializations
Studio Pilates
Mat Pilates
Kids Fitness
Functional Strength

Movement inspires me, it gives me a sense of purpose. I’ve been active all my life, throughout school and also through university. After studying and some time spent travelling, I found myself teaching English in Japan. This is where I first became involved with teaching children.

After returning home I spent a decade in the corporate world, and I felt something was missing. It was after having children myself some time later that I was first introduced to Pilates as a way to help regain strength and mobility after pregnancy. My experience with Pilates inspired a change of career.

I returned to study, achieved my diploma in Pilates Instruction and started Super Movement. I am now a proud small business owner, combining my love for movement and fitness with my passion for working with people of all ages to help them achieve their movement goals.

At Super Movement, we run Kids & Teen Fitness Sessions, Pilates (Mat & Studio) and functional strength sessions. We cater for all ages and levels of fitness and mobility, and we can also help with rehabilitation. We have a simple purpose – we want to get people moving. I strongly believe that introducing people to the fundamentals of safe and effective movement at a young age can help to build a strong foundation with lasting benefits throughout life. This is my focus and my passion.

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Manuella Ribeiro
Senior Instructor

Specializations
Studio Pilates
Mat Pilates
Rehabilitation

Meet our Super Movement pilates instructor. Manuella is passionate about movement, rehabilitation and strengthening. She’s also mother of 20+ indoor plants (yes, they are all properly named), coffee aficionado and loves being outdoors.

Due to a broken clavicle when she was 18, she was never able to lay sideways on that shoulder or carry a bag, or reach something overhead with that arm. For years, she had accepted that she would just have to live like that. Until she discovered pilates.

“I started Pilates out of curiosity and pain was no longer part of my life. From the moment I realised what Pilates had done to my body, I knew I had to pass that knowledge forward and help others to heal and get stronger”. Manuella will push you hard to achieve your goals, with an eye on alignment and correct muscle recruitment. Come and try her sessions now.

Shoshanna Norris
Instructor

Specializations
HIIT
Kids Fitness
Functional Strength

I was introduced to working out immediately after high-school, I had always loved the idea of going to the gym. I graduated high school very over weight and with some lazy habits. So, my fitness goals were quite obvious, like a large portion of the population I wanted to lose “weight”. I was able to lose 20kg but what I gained was so much more. I had an awesome trainer and was immediately obsessed with exercise and wanted to share that passion with others. I wanted to make the same impact on others that he did for me.

What I love is showing people that the limits they put on themselves represent a small portion of what they are capable of. I love food and nutrition. I had quite an irregular and unhealthy diet growing up so I make an effort to create delicious healthy meals and understand how they benefit us physically and mentally.

I have also always loved working with kids and I think it is so important to implement healthy habits early on. Kids love to exercise, they just don’t always know it.

Gabriel Leiutz
Director / Personal Trainer

Specializations
Kids
Functional Strength

I have been working in the fitness industry for more than 10 years. I know how much exercise is important for you and all the benefits that it will bring to your life. I have a strong focus on helping people from a rehab perspective to get them moving pain free and improving their fitness level.

Bina Patalia
Personal Trainer

Specializations
Kids Fitness
Teen Fitness

With my background of Psychology and working with children, teens, and young people from all walk of lives, I am passionate about developing them at grassroot levels.

Coaching kids and teen fit allows for expression to young people in a different modality. Its allows me to educate and empower young people about how important health and fitness is to our wellbeing.

Aside to this I am a wellbeing program worker at a school and support young people in group settings.

I enjoy providing a fun, interactive and challenging sessions.

Lauren Kneebone
Instructor

Specializations
Mat & Studio Pilates

I started working as a Pilate’s instructor in 2017, just over 3 years ago. Being part of a vibrant and empowering professional community I feel lucky to do something I am passionate about every day. I usually spend my time cooking up a storm from my kitchen garden, trying to keep my house plants alive and showering my dog with loads of cuddles and 3 walks a day – yes, my dog gets walked 3 times a day. The best thing about being a Pilate’s instructor is getting to meet people in the community and share the Pilates method with them. I look forward to meeting you on the mat.