Owner / Instructor
Ellissa Nolan, MCA, JP
Ellissa specialises in instructing all levels of pilates as a means to help clients improve posture, relax, condition the body and increase mobility from injury.
Ellissa completed the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Pilates (Classical) and the Studio Pilates International (Contemporary) Courses including: Anatomy; Studio Matwork Instructor; Small Equipment - Band, Ball and Circle; Pilates for Back Pain; Reformer and Pilates for Pregnancy.
She is Australian Fitness Academy certified Gym Instructor and is a registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia. Mountains Pilates is a registered sole-trader business with Fitness Australia.
Ellissa earned a Master of Contemporary Arts from the University of Tasmania for establishing the Tasmanian Creartive Arts Summer School and is a registered Justice of the Peace with the NSW Attorney General's Department.
In 2019 Ellissa was awarded the Brave Rising Star Award from Women With Altitude. She has also been a Finalist in the Blue Mountains Business Awards and won a Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award from the Queensland University of Technology.
Rehabilitating from spine surgery* in 2010 and 2017, Ellissa experiences first-hand the benefits of incorporating pilates mind and body practice into her weekly schedule. * Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (inter-vertebral disc replacement at C5/C6/C7 with metal plate fusion) and bone graft metal plate fusion at L4/L5.
Vanessa Walton is a professionally trained Mat Pilates Instructor, through Polestar Pilates, Sydney. For the past three years Vanessa is also a qualified Bodybalance instructor delivering world-class movement programs in the Blue Mountains and Penrith area.
Vanessa has a great passion for the body and for helping people. She possesses over 25 years of dance and movement experience. With Vanessa's natural ability to move and play she carries a great understanding and awareness of the body and a clear drive to learn more and grow more in pilates and movement based professions.
Vanessa would love to be one of your instructors at Mountains Pilates Studio!