Meet Your Trainers

Our faculty is made of course creators, master trainers and supportive administration. Delivering you the best of education when it comes to your Pilates training.
Our courses are life changing, whether you are choosing to study to learn more about your passion or to work in the industry, changing others lives.
By training with our team, you are lead to one of the most rewarding careers whilst learning more about your own body and passion for Pilates.

Jo Behrens

Jo holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and has balanced a busy corporate career with her love of Pilates. These days she calls Inspired Academy  home and has turned her passion for Pilates into a career.

Jo’s warm and welcoming smile will be the first thing you notice when you meet her in a practicum or mentoring session. She loves supporting and encouraging every student to grow and reach their full potential through the power of movement. Jo’s classes are friendly, form focussed and deliver personalised attention. Continually developing her own skills, Jo creates and delivers innovative programs for Inspired Academy.

Peter Eastment

Passionate about people and improving their wellbeing through movement and targeted muscle activation, Peter is an advocate for the numerous benefits found in Pilates and Yoga.

A Diploma Qualified Pilates Instructor, and certified Personal Trainer, Rehab Trainer, Cycle Coach and Boxing Coach, you can expect a slower-paced workout from Pete that focuses on biomechanical movements and technique.

With a great love for nature and the outdoors, Peter loves spending his spare time fishing or out for a long run.

Yanny Tjiong

Yanny started her Pilates journey in 2011 in Hong Kong with Polestar Pilates.

Pilates keeps her balanced and energized, maximizing the health of her mind and body whilst minimizing injuries.

She is qualified in Mat, Reformer and Studio Comprehensive for the private and group classes.

With a group fitness class background, combined with loads of energy, passion and a funny personality (beware: it is very contagious) and her thirst for learning and sharing her knowledge, Yanny creates an educative yet enjoyable and fun atmosphere in each of her sessions.

Helen Simmons

Helen is a Diploma qualified Pilates Instructor who also holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage. Helen firmly believes in the complementary value of relaxation/remedial massage and Pilates.

Helen is a Studio Pilates specialist who is fluent in using the range of studio equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, such as the Wunda Chair and the Cadillac.

Helen loves teaching and delights in watching students develop their emerging skills, confidence, and commitment to Pilates.

When not doing Pilates, massaging, teaching, looking after 2 grandchildren, or learning more about Pilates, Helen loves travelling, especially overseas!

Mary McArthur

After many years of teaching music and then working in the fitness industry, Mary branched out from traditional gym based work to focus on the study and practice of Pilates. After completing a number of Pilates qualifications, Mary established Pilates Tasmania and for some years taught clinical Pilates in her own practice in Battery Point. Mary is passionate about teaching and promoting the safe practice of Pilates to students at Inspired Academy.

As well as an Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method, she has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, a Diploma of Education and a Diploma of Music with majors in Piano and Voice (University of Tasmania). When she’s not on a mat or reformer Mary’s special interests include a continuing passion for trekking in remotes places, singing with the Tasmanian Symphony Chorus, bush walking with family and friends, playing Real Tennis (rather badly) and, when time permits, playing bridge.

Zulaine Godoy

Zulaine is originally from Brazil when she earned her Bachelor degree in Physical Education in 2011 and has been working with Pilates since then.

Zulaine came to Tasmania from Sydney in January of 2020. When she’s not at Inspired Academy you’ll find Zulaine traveling, or exploring around Tasmania.

In Zulaine’s classes, you will find a perfect blend of stretch and strength. Zu is a classical Pilates method specialist with a focus on coordination development.

Not sure where to start?

Everyone’s journey is unique. If you’d like to start a conversation about how studying at Inspired Academy can fit into your lifestyle to achieve your goals, book a call with our friendly training team to get started.