Nichola has a diverse competitive sporting background that includes swimming, diving, tennis, athletics and representing Victoria at the highest level in gymnastics. Her studies led her to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Movement, while working in the fitness industry in various roles over an 8 year period.
In 1999 she embarked on a 16 year career in Sports Marketing, working for global brands Reebok and adidas. She managed relationships and events with elite athletes and teams across the AFL, NRL, cricket, tennis and athletics.
It was a serious back injury in 2015 that found her using Pilates as rehabilitation tool to regain functional movement. It was with such success, that she left the corporate world to undertake her teacher training with Polestar Pilates Education. She now teaches both mat and Reformer Pilates to men and women of all ages and abilities.
Nichola has a very nurturing, positive nature and believes that while the principles of Pilates are to be taken seriously, it is important to include an element of fun. Her aim is to provide mindful practice that gives you tools to be used in every day life. She is also a very passionate Demons supporter, so is more than happy to talk footy with you before, during or after class!