Pilates Instructors

Gillian Foks -  Member Pilates Institute of Australia  - Level 3 Instructor

 For all enquiries   E-mail: abfabpilates@gmail.com

The Pilates Studio— Warragul

 Qualified to teach  -

Level 1,2 and 3 Mat / Level 1 and 2 Reformer / Level 1 Ball / Arc Barrel / Foam roller / Wunda Chair / Pregnancy / Cadillac


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Gillian is both a qualified school and dance teacher and has worked in primary, secondary and  tertiary institutions. She has been involved in  the dance industry for 60 years as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, adjudicator and  lecturer. Her interest  in Pilates started as she realised the benefits for her dancers and also experienced these benefits for herself. Retiring from Dance Teaching, but still wanting to be involved in physical fitness, lead to her desire to expand her knowledge of the  Pilates method and to her decision to qualify to teach this form of exercise, which she is now passionate about. Her dream was to establish a studio in the heart of town and this has been achieved with the establishment of The Studio and she has now been making a difference in the lives of many people, at The Studio, for 15 years. She is still passionate about this amazing system and plans to continue working in her own life and those of others for as long as she is able to.

She is delighted to be joined by younger , qualified instructors this year and hopes to expand classes at the studio offering varying focus. Exciting times.


Conella Veldhuijzen  - Certificate IV in Pilates—Tensegrity Training


Teaching—Mat / Reformer

We are  sorry to inform everyone that Conella will not be teaching this year as she will accompany her husband to NT for his job.

We are all devastated to lose her.  Please come back soon.

Natalie Wood -  Certificate IV in Pilates—Breathe Education

Qualified to teach—Mat / Reformer


Natalie is a qualified Pilates instructor, who has completed her Cert IV in Pilates with Breathe Education. She is passionate about doing Pilates for her own health and wellbeing and has been practicing it for many years now.

Over the years she has suffered from a number of aches and pains especially since having children. She has found that Pilates is really the only thing that works for her as it provides her with long-term pain relief if it’s practiced regularly.

Now her passion is all about teaching Pilates to those that want to learn it and she hopes that maybe one day they will also feel the same passion that she does.

She loves Pilates because its benefits are many. It is not only good for ones physical fitness but it also helps to relieve stress and its resulting symptoms. It is low impact with high results, without pain or strain.

Natalie is happy to be welcomed as a member of staff to The Pilates Studio and plans to continue developing her knowledge  and  further education to enhance her teaching.

Conella has recently moved to Gippsland from Brisbane. She has a background of teaching, as  a Primary school teacher for 16 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Needing a change she worked for the Federal Government for 8 years  However, after her 4th and youngest child left home she decided to follow her dream of working in the Holistic Health field.  Conella is currently completing her Certificate 1V and Diploma in Pilates with Tensegrity Training . At the same time she is studying , full time ,to be a Naturopath . She is happy to be at this place in her life and is very excited to be sharing her enthusiasm for life and Pilates with like minded people.

We welcome her to the staff of The Pilates Studio, with her passion and enthusiasm.

Diana Trzaskoma - Certificate IV in Pilates— Breathe Education


Teaching -  Mat / Reformer

Diana has recently returned to Warragul and is keen to share her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for movement. Over the years Diana primarily trained extensively in dance as a performer, choreographer, teacher and manager / owner of a dance studio. Her dance experience extends over 30 years, during which time she qualified as a dance teacher gaining certificates through RAD and CSTD. During a hiatus from dance she discovered Pilates. With this discovery  her love for movement was revived and a desire for further understanding of the Pilates method was sparked. She is completing her Certificate IV in Pilates with Breathe Education  and  focussing on obtaining her diploma to hone her skills, in order to better serve her clients.

Her mission is to work diligently with clients, assisting them in achieving their body goals, therefore enabling them to effectively move with ease through daily life.

Diana is thrilled to joining the staff of the The Pilates Studio and looks forward to working with and alongside other staff members.

Please note that Natalie is no longer on the permanent staff of the Studio but she has offered to help out when necessary, if available. She is now getting more work in Sale, which is great. All the best Natalie. W will miss you.