meet the team
Director, Certified Pilates Instructor
Sharon discovered Pilates about 20 years ago and immediately fell in love with this amazing practice and the health and well being benefits it provides.
Sharon has completed comprehensive study and training in Pilates through Polestar Pilates and has completed courses and certification in mat work and studio pilates. She holds a Diploma Of Professional Pilates and is a Full Member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia – an organisation that supports the professional standards and integrity of the pilates industry. From a teaching background, Sharon worked in secondary arts education for 26 years. She held the position of Head Of Department – Dance and Drama for most of that time.
Sharon is passionate in working with artists in the Performing Arts industry to assist them in their work through a tailored pilates fitness program. She enjoys working with a range of performing artists including singers, actors, musicians and of course, dancers.
In recent years, Sharon has developed a passion for working with young people and introducing them to the benefits of pilates for growing bodies.
She is also an avid sports fan, who has taken a keen interest in assisting athletes and sports participants in improving their performance and preventing injuries.
Administration Manager and Pilates instructor in the making
Andrea is a Level One member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia and holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates through PITC. She is also an accredited Buff Bones Instructor, a medically endorsed program for joint and bone health, which is specially aimed at those suffering from osteopenia/osteoporosis.
A Registered Nurse for 25 years,Andrea found Pilates 15 years ago when she was looking to address her own personal injuries.
Her teaching style is both empathetic and a perfectionist, as she works with clients to achieve both a quality of movement and self-awareness.
She has worked as a Pilates instructor in several studios throughout Brisbane and continues to be mentored by one of Queensland’s leading Pilates instructors. She says she is thrilled to be part of the Body Revolution team.
Anouk started with Body Revolution in 2016 and has completed her Polestar certificate 4 in Mat Instruction.
Anouk was drawn to Pilates in an effort to strengthen her back and to learn more about anatomy. As an instructor she enjoys Pilates as a method for keeping her body strong and helping others realise the joy of intelligent movement. She loves the the strong, energised and happy feeling that she gets after an hour on the mat. Anouk also enjoys taking classes for Mums and Bubs. She believes it is so important for women to reclaim their bodies and become strong again.
Anouk loves bush walking and multi-day hikes in the mountains. She has hiked in Nepal, France, North and South America, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. She says her Pilates passion is the perfect way to keep in condition for her love of the outdoors.
Liljana (Lilly) first discovered her love of Pilates while studying full-time ballet with the Queensland Conservatoire of Ballet and then New Zealand School of Dance. Once she experienced how beneficial Pilates was for her overall health and wellbeing she decided to combine her love of dance teaching with Pilates instructing.
She completed her Pilates qualifications with Polestar Pilates and holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates. Lilly also teaches ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. She is currently studying to become a primary school teacher.
Luisa started doing Pilates with Sharon Porter in 2012. She discovered Pilates was the only method of exercise that helped relieve her neck and back pain and was so impressed with the amazing results, she decided to study Pilates. She joined Body Revolution as a Pilates Instructor in February 2017.
Luisa has completed her Certificate in Matwork Pilates, Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and Buff Bones® Instructor Training through Pilates International Training Centre. Buff Bones® is a US medically endorsed system of movement for bone and joint health.
She is also a Level 1 Member of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia. Luisa is also a qualified Personal Trainer holding a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness and has previously worked in gyms and fitness centres as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Luisa continues to incorporate weight training at the gym into her personal exercise repertoire.
From personal experience, Luisa has a special interest in working with people who are suffering or have previously suffered from breast cancer to help them regain confidence and better movement during the recovery process. Luisa would like to do further study and specialise in this area.
Nadia started with Body Revolution in November 2017 as a Pilates Matwork instructor. She has a Certificate in Pilates Instruction (Matwork) from PilatesITC.
Nadia was an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher when she began practicing Pilates. Within six months, she felt stronger and had more energy. Nadia says Pilates had a great effect on her mind as well. She greatly appreciates the way Pilates exercises and strengthens deep muscles, which leads to better fitness, a stronger core and improved posture.
When she was looking for a career change, Nadia decided to become a Pilates instructor as she enjoys doing the exercises and sharing the great feeling with those who want to get better lifestyle.
When she is not in the studio, Nadia enjoys taking photos of every single beautiful thing that meets her eyes. She likes nature, keeping plants at home and spending time with her friends.
Anne has been teaching at Body Revolution for three years and has a diploma in Pilates Studio and Mat with Polestar. She draws on her history and passion for classical ballet in her classes.
She began pilates in 2003 looking for a solution for chronic lower back pain. Anne was so amazed by the new connection she felt her muscles and increased body awareness that she felt the pain relief she experienced when practicing Pilates was almost secondary.
As a teacher, Anne loves sharing her knowledge and working with others to move more every day, keep mobile and enjoy a sustained healthy and happy life. She is currently studying to become a postpartum corrective exercise specialist, after she was inspired to help women before and after giving birth when she was pregnant. Anne's baby boy was born in November 2017.