Meet The Team

Studio Practitioners

Crystal Thomas

Crystal was first introduced to Pilates for her own body over 20 years ago and has used it through her life to compliment her active lifestyle.  It was after the birth of her second child that she realised the benefits on a greater level and wanted to help others to discover the same. 

 

Training with the internationally recognised Polestar Pilates, she studied a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and was mentored and worked alongside two of Australia's best Physiotherapists and Pilates Instructors.  Through this training and working closely with injury and rehab patients she found her love of helping people to improve movement patterns, find strength and flexibility after injury and wanting to help people to realise their full potential and to generally feel good within their bodies. 

 

Crystal has been teaching pilates for the last 7 years to all ages and body types and enjoys teaching in the studio environment as well as in a mat work style class. 
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Liz Chamas

Owner Phoenix Pilates

Liz is an internationally accredited Pilates Teacher and Movement Educator with 2 decades of experience. She is passionate about teaching people to connect to whole body health, and experience movement without pain.

Her early movement career started as a professional dancer. It was of the injuries Liz sustained as a dancer that attracted her to Pilates. She was amazed at the strength and rapid rehabilitation rate she gained from it.

 

A unique combination of skills allows Liz to teach Pilates through the lens of both professional mover and experienced Pilates Educator.

Liz holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates with Polestar Pilates, Diploma in Remedial Massage, is a certified Pre and Post Natal Pilates Specialist and has served as a peer elected advisory board member for the Pilates Alliance of Australasia.

Liz firmly believes in empowering people through positive movement experiences.

Micki Kaplan

Micheala starting off her professional career as a Dancer from the age of 16. 

After experiencing many injuries including knee surgery she discovered Pilates as a form of rehabilitation.

 

While still performing she completed her Pilates Diploma through the Pilates International training centre in Sydney. 

Micheala has had experience teaching professional athletes ranging from dancers to the cast of Cirque de Soleil. 

On the other end of the Pilates spectrum she also spent nearly 3 years teaching in a physiotherapy clinic working with injuries and rehabilitation as well a pre and post natal clients ( a favourite of Micheala’s)

Micheala is a strong believer that when practiced regularly Pilates is an absolute life changing experience. 

Barre Instructors

Eliza Gray

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you; and because there is only one you in all of time, this expression is unique.” Martha Graham

In 2016 Eliza graduated from WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts) with a Bachelor of Arts – Dance. She has since trained to become to a Master Personal Trainer with a Certificate III & IV in Fitness (AIF), a Reformer Pilates Instructor, Mat Pilates instructor and Barre Instructor. Eliza is a motivated and inspirational role model for all ages, drawing upon her dancing background to bring an ease and confidence to her teaching practice.

 

Her passion for movement started at a young age when she fell in love with the physicality, fluidity and strength of dance. With over 15 years of dance experience Eliza moved organically into the health and fitness industry and began to thrive in the wellbeing world. Eliza’s dancing led her to Pilates which kept her strong and supple throughout her three year degree and her life.

 

Expect to sweat, use your body in new ways and in turn feel the length of your entire body when you walk out of class. Eliza is dedicated in sharing her knowledge on health, movement and self-care with each and every class .

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