Why move with Northern Rivers Pilates?
Certified Pilates Instructors
All Northern Rivers Pilates Practitioners are highly qualified and experienced and under the guidance of Kimberley Garlick who has been teaching Pilates since 1996. You can feel confident that you are under knowledgeable, kind and enthusiastic guidance as a client at NRP.
Polestar Pilates Learning Hub for instructors
Kimberley Garlick has been an educator for Polestar Pilates since 2004 and had a successful Pilates studio in Frenchs Forest/Sydney for 10 years prior to moving to the Northern Rivers. Kimberley now lives in Northern NSW / Byron Hinterland and has a busy country studio in Lismore / Northern Rivers Pilates. Kimberley continues to teach Ballet and Present both in Australia and overseas and welcomes students to NRP for their learning and evaluating experience. Kimberley Garlick is a Senior Educator for Polestar Pilates.
Extensive Pilates experience
Kimberley’s first experience with Pilates was when she was 15 studying full time ballet. After a shortened career due to lower limb injury she went on to study sports science and nutrition and has always continued her education in various modalities from bioenergetics, massage, Myer Briggs personality profiling, personal trainer, group fitness classes, yoga and more. More info on our team here.
Kimberley Garlick, Owner | Pilates Instructor
Kimberley has changed over a thousand Pilates Practitioners to Kimberley has been educating and qualifying Pilates Practitioners since 2003 for Polestar Pilates International as one of their senior educators.
She is a Certified Polestar Studio/Rehab Practitioner and Educator/Mentor for Polestar International. As the director of the Northern Rivers Pilates studio she prides herself on her staff and in delivering the highest quality of Pilates movement, updated information and personal guidance for all clients.
She originally comes from a ballet background and then moved into the fitness world, sports science (Australian Catholic University) nutrition diploma (Australian Natural Therapies College) personal training and group fitness. Kimberley have also lectured all around the world on wellness and Pilates. Her original Pilates certification was in 1996 and has since had many more. Kimberley is passionate about the success of Pilates for people to achieve goals on all levels. Get Pilates FIT with her online video training and or visit her in the studio where you can find Kimberley teaching Studio classes as well as mat and barre classes.
Kimberley has three daughters all of whom are now young adults, Maddison her eldest is an important asset to the studio as well.
Kimberley’s ultimate goal is to empower people to move better and then have more zest for life. Kimberley wanted to share her knowledge with many people whom are unable to attend regular classes in Lismore. Many clients come for week intensive stays, enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Byron Hinterland and gaining intensive training for their bodies. This process has been wonderful but many people want weekly follow up and therefore she has put together regular blogs and will be having Pilates workouts available online specifically for horse riders, dancers and general population wanting to tone and improve inner health and movement quality.
Studio Manager | Pilates Practitioner
Maddison comes from a dance background and practiced Pilates since she was little with her mum and her nana. She completed her diploma in Rehab and Studio Pilates with Polestar Pilates in 2017 and is now and integral part of the team as Studio Manager at Northern Rivers Pilates. She comes with loads of experience from leading studios on the Gold Coast and now teaches studio / reformer and mat.
Maddi adds creativity, intellect and energy to our studio. She has a genuine passion for wanting to help people move better and gain optimum life vitality. She practices what she preaches through her own personal practice and is always continuing her knowledge and personal growth. She is now a mum of a gorgeous little girl and enjoys spending time outdoors and getting creative.
Maddison has an intuitive eye for the body and is interested in rehab, pre & post-natal and performance. You can enjoy Maddi’s workouts in the studio for initials, privates or semi privates as well as Reformer classes in our new fitness studio.
Samantha is a certified Polestar Pilates instructor with a diploma in Pilates Studio and Certificate 1V in mat, completed in 2019. In 2017 after the birth of Samantha’s second child she experienced the rehabilitative possibilities of Pilates as a student of Kimberley Garlick
Samantha was born and raised on a Lychee farm in the Northern Rivers. A love of dance quickly developed leading to Samantha completing full time training in musical theatre at Brent Street and contemporary dance at Ev & Bow in Sydney 2007/8. Samantha worked with Pair Dance Company and various independent choreographers in London, Barcelona and Berlin between the years 2009-14. Samantha has been a contemporary dance teacher for Byron Ballet since 2016.
Samantha is drawn to helping others experience for themselves the regenerative powers of Pilates. Samantha has an acute body awareness which she brings to her Pilates practice. In her class you will experience a joyous and dynamic workout.
With a former career in management with emphasis on sales & marketing and later on moving to nursing, Heather brings a wealth of experience to the Northern Rivers Pilates studio team.
A fitness and health enthusiast, she is qualified in Reiki, Gyro Kinesis, and has been teaching Pilates and Polestar since 1999. She especially enjoys teaching the Pilates & Pregnancy program.
Her ability to communicate with all walks of life is an invaluable asset to teaching Pilates. Heather is Kimberley’s mother and they have worked together since 1999 in the Pilates world. Heather visits the studio to teach in the absence of staff when required as she resides on the Gold Coast.
Kevin is of English/Scottish heritage and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Trained at Newtown High School of Performing Arts, Queensland University of Technology and holds an Associate Degree in Dance graduating in 2001. Further studies at University of Technology Sydney lead to the completion of a Post Graduate certificate in the Pilates Method 2003.
Kevin has worked with numerous performance projects and dance companies including Dance North Australia, Expressions Dance Company & Leigh Warren & Dancers. In recent years, Kevin has been an active member on the health support team for the Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Kevin has been teaching been teaching Pilates since 2005 at leading studio’s The Laban Centre (London) & Body Mind Life (Sydney) He holds over 300 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and a Diploma in Remedial Massage.
I believe in empowering my students take the time for themselves to develop an awareness of their body while relaxing their mind. As a teacher I enjoy seeing my students potential and encouraging their development of a stronger, more flexible and balanced body. This will ultimately help each individual feel grounded and deeper sense of connection to themselves.
Rhiannan is our Mat/barre/circuit instructor.
Rhi’s genuine passion for movement is evident in her teaching and she has the qualities that create confidence and trust for her clients in the challenging workouts she delivers.
Rhi has been doing Pilates with Kimberley since she was 13 and has been working for Northern Rivers for several years. Rhiannan grew up in an active household and was a successful dancer and martial artist. She continues to teach ballet, jazz and contemporary at the Karen Ireland Dance Centre.
Rhiannan holds a Pilates Studio Diploma and a Certificate IV in Pilates Mat through Polestar Pilates Australia. She also has a diploma of teaching through the Royal Academy of Dance.