our team

Paul Torcasio + Luke thornton

Directors

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Paul Torcasio and Luke Thornton bring a wealth of experience and a vibrant energy to the NU studios. They have lead Pilates classes and trained individual Pilates clients both internationally and locally. Combined, they bring over 30 years’ experience in one-on-one and small group personal training, Pilates and injury rehabilitation.  Their experience in practical exercise science, rehabilitative exercise and biomechanics positions them as trusted industry experts. 

Paul has a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Deakin University and specialises in corrective exercise, strength and conditioning and Pilates. Luke is an expert in injury rehabilitation and prevention, with extensive knowledge in strength and conditioning, Pilates and corrective exercise.


gareth

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Gareth’s passion for health and fitness has evolved from a love of playing many different sports since childhood and gaining a personal appreciation for how specific training techniques could improve performance on the field. A keen fitness enthusiast, he continues to keep fit these days through weight training, jogging, mountain biking, swimming and playing golf.   

Gareth holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and has over 15 years of local and international personal training experience specialising in strength and conditioning.

Gareth uses knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help people set and achieve their fitness goals. “Our bodies respond best when challenged by diverse exercise styles.” He thoroughly enjoys training clients from varied backgrounds and levels, finding individualised recipes for success.


kate

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Kate’s love for sport and fitness developed during childhood, competing in gymnastics, acrobatics, athletics and various team sports. With a Diploma in Health Science completed, travel led Kate to live and work in the United Kingdom and Europe in the fitness industry and sport and language-based Summer Camps.

Training for the London Marathon Kate developed Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome which required intense injury rehabilitation, relearning how to run. From this, a fascination with rehabilitation and corrective movement grew.

A body transformation specialist qualified as a Metabolic Nutritionist, Kate is able to deliver science-based nutrition programs. Completing Level 3 in boxing is another qualification in her personal training repertoire.  Be warned, she’s going to get you from every angle…

 


angela

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Ange began her journey into health and fitness doing ballet and contemporary modern dance, dancing professionally in Switzerland and Italy. Yes, she's ridiculously graceful. 

She spent 11 years traveling through Africa teaching and promoting health and fitness. A certified aerobics instructor, moving into Pilates was a natural progression. Ange has not only spent several years teaching in the fitness industry, she has also worked with physiotherapists helping to rehabilitate patients through Pilates.


TASH 

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All the way from San Francisco California, Natasha has always been a gym addict...but after so many years of intense weight training and competing in natural fitness competitions, she found her physical state challenged. 
"Pilates is the only thing that has fixed me, it's all about the spine!"

She definitely practices what she preaches. Natasha is certified in pregnancy, post-natal, mat Pilates, anatomy, and barre Pilates. She won't stop until she helps you achieve your fitness goals! 


jemma 

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Jemma, our little pocket rocket, turned to Pilates as a form of exercise ten years ago, when recurring ailments hindered her ability to participate in other forms of strength training.  Pilates gave her a strength, and confidence in her body’s ability, that she had never felt before, and she was quickly hooked. Her passion for Pilates began to run so deep, that participating as a client, just wasn’t enough. So, 3 years ago, she made the decision to leave her customer service role to become a full-time Pilates instructor, and she hasn’t looked back since! Her classes are fun, high energy and dynamic. Jemma will make sure you’re moving fearlessly, safely and with a big smile on your face.  Her warmth and personable nature will make you feel at ease, but don’t be fooled; she’s no stranger to the term, “Smiling Assassin”, it’s safe to say that you’ll be walking out the door with tender abs; whether its from, her challenging exercises, or from laughing at her terrible jokes, we’re still not sure!


Levi

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Levi is a lover of movement, Pilates, strength training, yoga and anything fun and challenging.Growing up next to the beach, he is a keen surfer, understanding the need for a healthy strong body to become the happiest possible you. He lives and breathes his training and wellness approach, super serious about his nutrition his training and his surfing.



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