Paul Torcasio + Luke thornton
Paul Torcasio and Luke Thornton bring a wealth of experience and a vibrant energy to the NU studios. Jointly, they have lead Pilates classes and trained individual Pilates clients both internationally and locally. Combined, they bring over 20 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.
Amy trains clients one-on-one, in small semi-private groups, and large corporate groups. She has focused her work on achieving a number of clients’ needs including – learning the basics to get fit safely, exercise for weight loss, strength, high energy boot camps and specific training for Tough Mudder competitors.
Her interests are many and varied, with most of them focused on physical activities. Rock climbing, ice-skating, circus training, skiing, gardening, renovating and bushwalking and creative crafts are just a few.
Her passion for fitness allows her to share the benefits of strength, mobility and good health with all of her clients. She believes that life is all about participating in enriching experiences that lead to happy and healthy bodies.
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…
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.
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!
Mel comes from an extensive career as a professional dancer. After 15 years training, she spent her professional career travelling the world in musical theatre, film and TV. After many years of performing she looked for ways to strengthen her body and it led her to Pilates. She now holds her Reformer and Mat qualification, as well as Barre, and has been teaching at some of Melbourne’s top studio’s for over two years with a strong client following.
Her workouts are full body, non-stop, and results driven. Pushing her clients a little more each week, she train's with lots of positive energy, and heaps of heart. Her passion lies in strengthening, toning and working the body to it's full potential.
Gaia grew up in Adelaide and has danced from a young age in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip hop. She moved to Melbourne nine years ago and after a travelling extensively, moved back to Melbourne to pursue her love of the Art Health space. After studying dance full time last year and achieving her Certificate IV, she decided to take on Barre as her new challenge. Drawing on her knowledge and love of dance has helped her to create a fun and intense work out for people of all fitness backgrounds.
When she's not at the Barre, Gaia is at University studying a degree in Applied Public Health or volunteering through her arts and university networks. Gaia enjoys a peaceful life by the beach, her focus on her son, a passion for a the arts and a clean and healthy lifestyle. She hopes to help others achieve the most they can from their Barre classes, guiding her clients through a full body work out, with a core focus on alignment, balance and strength.
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