Meet The Team
With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Leanne started Homestretch four years ago with a simple philosophy. To give people a more personal and client orientated service in a private environment. She is a certified STOTT PILATES®Instructor in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Studio (Cadillac Chair and Barrels), Injuries and Special populations and Functional Anatomy. Clients of all demographics believe Leanne’s energetic and holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being is what sets her apart from other trainers.
Mel discovered the benefits of Pilates after having three children. She loves making Pilates accessible to everybody from new mums, weekend warriors and tradies to grandparents. Mel believes Pilates can help increase strength, flexibility and balance.
She has a Diploma and Cert IV from Polestar Pilates, she is qualified to teach clients on all Pilates equipment. Mel enjoys trail running and ocean swimming with friends. Previously she had a career in Media Relations in London.
Myke discovered Pilates when he was working as a Personal Trainer. With a degree in Physiotherapy along with a wide fitness background, he found the the benefits of pilates interesting and decided to enrol to become a Pilates Teacher. This became the perfect fit, the combination of both the rehab and fitness.
He has more than a decade experience and has worked in Denmark, the Maldives, Thailand, and Singapore. He initially trained with Stott Pilates and has completed the 500 hour Comprehensive Pilates training with Balanced Body.
He is a Prenatal and Postnatal Specialist with Centre for Women's Fitness and has also undergone golf fitness specialisation with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Shell has been with Homestretch Pilates since completing her STOTT MAT and REFORMER PILATES® course in 2018. A Mosman local all her life, she first started practising Pilates before transforming her hobby into a profession. She’s a strong believer in making sure your technique is correct but above all brings a sense of fun to her classes and makes them both varied and enjoyable. Outside of the studio she is a mother of two and lives a healthy lifestyle, loves the beach and being outdoors with her kids at every opportunity.
Brittne fell in love with Pilates early in her life. Her Pilates experience now spans over 30 years having trained in physio clinics and studios from Colorado to NYC, London and Sydney. Brittne has taken her learnings and applied them to extensive professional teacher training with STOTT and Polestar Pilates across both the Mat and Studio repertoire. Her hope is to enable others through Pilates to not only heal, but also feel the strength and confidence to pursue and maintain an active and rewarding lifestyle.
Outside of the studio you’ll find Brittne running around after her two active boys, swimming in the open ocean, sailing and skiing when she can make it back to the snow!
Brittne Aspen Whitelaw
Olivia’s passion for movement began at a very young age through dance. Olivia trained and worked as a professional dancer in many productions including working in the West End.
Since Olivia moved from the UK to Sydney, she has been working in the industry, and expanding her knowledge. As well as being STOTT and Polestar Pilates trained, Olivia is a personal trainer and a yoga teacher. With Olivia’s wealth of knowledge and firm anatomical understanding, expect a well rounded alignment based class, to challenge you to build strength and mobility.
Olivia Burley Knox
Margret did her Pilates training through Polestar Pilates Australia.
In 2019, with a friend she tried pilates. Margret fell in love with Pilates straight away and by the end of 2019, she began her teacher training journey at Polestar Pilates.
Before becoming a Pilates teacher, Margret worked in the hospitality industry. She has an Advanced Diploma of business management – Australia and an Advanced Diploma of hospitality – Germany. Margret is also an award winning sommelier with an "Australian wine list of the year” award.
Her goal when she teaches a class is for her clients to leave feeling physically and mentally ready to tackle any obstacle. She believes a strong body comes with a strong mind and vice versa. Join her class and experience a full body workout with a lot of focus on mind body connection.