Meet your instructors

Coastal Pilates & Fitness offers you the most unique experience in Coffs Harbour. No matter what health and fitness goals are, you will get results by becoming a client of Coastal Pilates & Fitness.

INSTRUCTORS 22 web

Lauren Harper

Pilates Practitioner
Personal Trainer
Nutrition coach

Background

In 2003 I became a qualified personal trainer/gym instructor. I have never looked back. It has been my passion since to help change people’s lives by helping them get out of pain, get fitter and stronger, be happy with themselves, improve relationships and the list goes on. I love my work, especially when a client puts their complete trust in my training and experience. The results just happen!

Exercise was always my stress release from work and from kids, even now! It has kept me sane and healthy. I very rarely get sick and I today I remain the same weight that I was at 17 years. I am walking proof that exercise and proper nutrition do work.

Our family decided to re-locate to Coffs Harbour in 2005. I started up Coastal Health & Fitness and worked as mobile/outdoor personal trainer and ran classes from a local community hall in Toormina. In 2006 my business became ‘Coastal Pilates & Fitness’ once I completed my Pilates Matwork training. In 2008 I completed the remainder of my training to operate my own studio and teach Pilates studio/machine based sessions.

Qualifications

– Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method with Pilates ITC, Level 4 Pilates Practitioner
– Certificate IV in Fitness – Personal Training, Older Adults, Level 3
– Punchfit Trainer, Punchfit Punch Pad Instructor, Punchfit Kick Pad Instructor
– Metabolic Jumpstart Certified Coach Level 1

and I am registered with the following regulatory bodies:
– Pilates Alliance Australiasia
– Fitness Australia

Coastal Pilates & Fitness is also a registered business member with Fitness Australia.

Interests

Running with my dogs, swimming, being outdoors, Pilates of course and movies.

ELIZABETH MOYELouise Ingram

Pilates instructor

Background

I have recently moved to Coffs Harbour to be closer with my family who all live here now.  I am originally from Sydney but have spent the past 12 years living in Whistler Canada, North America’s number one ski resort.  I lived a very active lifestyle there and had a dog grooming business.  Because I was self employed I could not afford to hurt myself and wanted to protect my back from injury and had heard Pilates was the best preventative.

I did my first Pilates Reformer class in 2011 and was instantly hooked.  I was lucky enough to find a Classical Pilates Studio in my home town in Canada and I have continued doing 2 – 3 reformer sessions per week ever since.  My posture and core strength have improved significantly over these years, and in turn I no longer suffer from any back pain and am stronger from the inside out.

In 2014 I started my Classical Pilates Teacher Training in Canada with Louise Tomcheck, who is a 2nd Generation Pilates Instructor.  I feel blessed to have been introduced to this method of body conditioning by a passionate and knowledgable teacher.  I continue my training with my Mentor in Sydney Olga Tamara, Principal Teacher Trainer at Authentic Pilates Education Australia and am very excited to be part of the team at Coastal Pilates & Fitness, under the Mentorship of Lauren, gaining more knowledge from her years of experience.

In my spare time you will see see me and my crazy but beautiful Hungarian Vizsla Joey down at Boambee Beach every day of the week when Im not in the studio.

I truly believe that Pilates can benefit everyone.

ELIZABETH MOYEElizabeth Moye (Liz)

Pilates and Barre Attack instructor

Background

Elizabeth Moye is a Level 3 Professional Practitioner Member with Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) who earned her primary comprehensive certification with The Australian Pilates Academy in 2011 & she also studied with the world renowned Polestar Pilates and has a Certification 1V in Polestar Pilates Matwork Instruction Method (10520NAT). Still wanting to have deeper understanding of the method is now is undertaking a Diploma of Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Method (910521NAT). She has studied many contemporary Pilates methods, and welcomes learning opportunities whenever possible. She began teaching Pilates in 2012 after first completing a Certificate 111 in Allied Heath Assistance (HLT32412) in 2010 and has passionately pursued certifications in Pilates mat, reformer, trapeze table, chair, barrel & ballet barre.

“I believe Pilates should be fun and functional. I aim to educate my clients on the essence of the movement as this will stay with them long after the session ends and into their everyday life. Once a client starts to incorporate Pilates principles of proper biomechanics and functional alignment into what they do daily, they begin to move with more efficiency. This translates into more energy, less pain, improved endurance and strength, an elated mood, and an increased sense of empowerment. To be able to do what we love more often and with greater ease makes people happier, improves their quality of life and spreads positive energy!”

Born & raised on the beautiful Coffs Coast then moved to Sydney in 1988, Elizabeth has found her bliss in Boambee in 1995. When not teaching Pilates you will find Liz on the beach, playing outside with her dog Koco, and enjoying life with her husband & three children.