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Clinical Pilates – Meet Our Team

Gemma James

Gemma James

Gemma became interested in Pilates 18 years ago after experiencing a severe back injury in her early 20’s. She was eventually discharged from care by her team of rehab specialists, but was unable to return to a normal level of function and was living in chronic pain. Pilates was rare in Perth at that time but was the very thing that brought Gemma back to a level of function that surpassed her expectations. Her pain gradually disappeared. As she became stronger and more mobile than she (and her previous team of rehab specialists) ever thought possible, her joy in movement re-turned. This led Gemma to change careers and become a Pilates Instructor, focused on exercise rehabilitation.

Gemma is a mum of two boys, aged 3 and 7 so when she isn’t teaching Pilates, they keep her busy!

Amanda Sayers

Amanda Sayers

Amanda and her husband moved to Perth from the UK in 2002. At that stage they both worked in IT. Amanda was into Yoga and had taught this for many years. A friend here introduced Amanda to Pilates and she was hooked. She attained her Cert IV and Studio Pilates Diploma in 2012 and has been instructing since then.

Amanda brings a passion and dedication to Arena Joondalup Pilates that her clients will find inspiring and motivating.

She has a keen understanding of the human body and movement and a thirst for knowledge to continue to improve herself and the classes for her clients.


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