Lissie’s passion for Pilates started in 1988 when her mother injured her ankle and was rehabilitated with some simple Pilates exercises recommended by a Physiotherapist. Impressed with the rapid and successful recovery rate, she decided to expand her interest in Pilates through community college course. Practising the “New York Style” Pilates for many years, Lissie came to Polestar Pilates in 2002 and was introduced to Polestar Pilates by Catherine Giannitto.
In 2007 it was timely that Lissie studied the mat qualification and started teaching classes in 2008. Lissie’s background is an 18-year career in fashion styling for TV, magazines and celebrities. Lissie then completed her Diploma and quickly became a Mentor and then upgrading over the last 5 years to an educator level.
“Pilates was my stress release and a way to stay physically strong to carry all those frocks around from location to location. Long days on set led to back problems, so Pilates was my saviour.”
2010 Allegro/Reformer certification
2013 Studio certification
2013 Power Plate post pregnancy certificate
Current First Aid Certificate
Diploma in Fashion Design
Diploma in Beauty Therapy