HIIT Pilates by Bodytone Instructor Maree

Introducing our HIIT Pilates Body Tone Instructor, Maree!


Maree has become a familiar face around the Jindalee studio, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be seeing more of her as we roll out more weekly classes this year including our new class HIIT Pilates!


If you ever chat to Maree you will see she has a passion for Pilates and loves to create challenging workouts for you to enjoy!


Maree  is HIITing off the new year by introducing to Jindalee our new Body Tone HIIT classes every Thursday at 5:30am & 6:30am. These will be fast-paced, high-intensity interval workouts. We like to think of it as Pilates with a twist; designed specifically to get your heart racing!


We decided to Quiz Maree a little to get to know her!…


We know you had a career change to pursue your passion for Pilates – was it everything you thought it would be?


Leaving my long term career in Insurance to pursue my love of Pilates was the best decision I have made and I haven’t looked back since! I love helping clients see real changes in their body and improve their overall strength and fitness, it’s rewarding to know I’m helping people in that way every day.


Favourite Pilates move?


Side lying double leg lift! It’s great at really targeting the obliques – don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to give it a try the next time you’re in!


Favourite motivational quote?


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible” – Audrey Hepburn


If you could only take 3 things with you to a desert island, what would they be?


A pilates reformer of course! and a trusty swiss army knife to help build a shelter and prepare food!…As well as bug spray (confession – I am terrified of spiders!)





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