Our Team

Victoria Becka

Fitness, health and everything in between has been Victoria's life. She was a professional ballerina having trained at The Royal Ballet School in London and following, led an international career with Basler Ballett and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf along with a freelance career that saw her in lots of fun commercials and dance projects over the world.

Peak performance, physique and being injury free (or recovering quickly) were a priority and her secret weapon was Pilates. Being introduced to the method at the age of 13, she slowly began to incorporate it into her training realising the incredible effect it had on both her dancing and physique. She learnt to be a true master of her body. Having such a passion and belief for the method, it was an obvious and natural decision to become a fully accredited teacher and did so under Sally Anderson at Pilates International, Australia.

For over ten years now, she has been teaching a diverse range of people in both Australia, London and internationally. She has done extensive workshops in both Colorado and London with acclaimed 'Harvard of the Pilates world' - The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO - adding yet another layer of knowledge for connecting deeply to the body and mind.

Victoria is inspired to see physical vitality return to her clients as they begin to master their own bodies.

Victoria Beckham - instructor

Kirsty Barnes

Before moving to Australia from the U.K, almost 10 years ago, Kirsty worked as a professional dancer travelling the world. However, her desire to teach was her true passion and interest.  It led her to qualify as a ballet teacher at only 18yrs old, and by her early 20’s she was co-owner of a successful dance school back in England.

Following was a move to Melbourne and then Sydney in 2008, to continue teaching young dancers. Kirsty had always practiced Pilates during her dance work, but the popular Pilates industry in Sydney sparked a new and exciting career path. She was introduced to Xtend Barre, a dance based workout created by Pilates instructors, during its launch in Australia back in 2010, and fast became an instructor, teacher trainer, and co-founder of the Xtend Barre studio in Coogee.

Parallel to this, Kirsty met Michelle, and consequently went on to study under Grand Master Teacher Trainer, Cynthia Lochard, and qualified in 2011 with Romana’s Pilates.  This was simply the beginning for Kirsty, and she continues to train, learn, practice and refine her skills through national and international conferences and workshops.

The recent experience of pregnancy and becoming a new mother to her beautiful daughter, has given Kirsty a clear first hand perspective on how Pre and Post Pregnancy Pilates can facilitate a strong body and help to alleviate the issues new mothers face. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with clients to achieve their specific goals.

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Adam Becker

Adam is a forward motion specialist, working with endurance athletes and everyday sportsmen and women to realize and achieve their life’s potential. Being ‘Life fit’ is the key passion to Adam’s style of training, the ability to move and move effortlessly is something everyone should be able to do without question.

Adam breaks down the way you do the simple things and teaches you how to be aware and do them better than ever!

With a background in rowing and endurance racing, Adam’s passion to move has taken him to win local and national medals in rowing and triathlon and compete at international and world championship races around the globe.

Adam has been Personal trainer for the past 7 years. Teaching his clients of all ages functional movements to improve their life, but this has left him wanting to learn more about the foundations of movement. This is where Adam discovered the world of Pilates. He is currently finishing his accreditation with Michelle Koton of MpowerPilates and the Pilates Chicago School.

‘Moving is an expression of your life, and if moving is hard, your doing it wrong.’ There are no movements that can’t be done effortlessly.

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Deanne Berry

Born and raised in Australia, Deanne spent most of her early performing years in Sydney. Working as a singer / dancer / choreographer in various musicals, videos, tv adverts and corporate shows. Deanne then spent a further eight years based in London where her career thrived.

Performing with some of the worlds top artists, Deanne has previously worked with Kylie and Danni Minogue, Basement Jaxx, Blue, Kanye West, Shaggy, Girls Aloud, Cliff Richard, Take That and featured on the world-wide number one hit single ‘Call on Me’ by Eric Prydz.

She has choreographed and presented a variety of Fitness DVD’s including, ‘Pump it Up’ The Ultimate Dance Workout,( the definitive fitness video went straight to the top of the DVD chart for a long stint, then later returned to number one which is a testament to its huge popularity.

She was asked to reprise her role as fitness instructor/presenter of PUMP IT UP! in 2006 to create PUMP IT UP Burn It Lose It! which also went on to be a big seller and affirming Deanne's position as a force to be reckoned with in the fitness market.

She was also called upon to mentor on MTV MADE Bond girl special to help transform a viewer into the Ultimate Bond girl, working on her fitness and confidence to achieve this.

She has also choreographed best-selling celebrity fitness DVD's for Claire Richards 'Five Step Fat Attack' and has completed choreographing and presenting on Coleen Nolans newest fitness DVD release, ‘Lets get Physical”.

Deanne has a huge passion for the dance and fitness industry… now based back in Australia and a mum of two bubs, she is passionate to share her love and knowledge of the industry and has created her own dance Fitness brand. Visit her Website.

 

Deanne Berry - instructor

Danna Fain

Danna’s Mindfulness and meditation journey began while she was a Psychology student.

Motivated and passionate, Danna is bringing Mindfulness to schools to help cultivate a culture that empowers and uplifts students via her Mind & Me programs.

Through awareness training, young individuals learn to nurture their own well-being, self-confidence and self-care. The MBSR-Teens (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens) program is evidence based and has shown to reduce depression, anxiety and stress amongst teens.

Danna’s training includes an MBSR-Teens accreditation. A student of Dr Amy Saltzman’s Still Quiet Place program and the Stressed Teens training both teaching Mindfulness to young children and teenagers. Danna is also a qualified Kids Yoga Teacher.

When not teaching meditation or yoga, Danna is often involved in African Drumming and Music Therapy connecting rhythm and vibration as a healing modality for children and disabilities.

Dann Fain - Mpower pilates yoga instructor