Our Instructors

Sonia Darbey
Sonia DarbeyDirector
Coming from an athletic background, Pilates Physique founder and director Sonia competed at a national level in athletics and played representative netball during her school years.

After completing her tertiary education and working as a Publicist in the Entertainment Industry, Sonia completed her Certificate III in Fitness in 1999 and obtained her Pilates Certification in 2000, opening the Pilates Physique studio in 2003. She subsequently became an accredited Stretch Therapist and Power Plate instructor.

Sonia has pioneered the way forward in the Pilates industry ever since, creating the top selling Pilates Physique Exercise Circle and Workout DVD.

Sonia is a popular figure in the media regularly promoting Pilates in magazines and on television and writing for several publications such as Women’s Fitness magazine.

Sonia loves spending her free time with her family, young son and 2 badly trained labradors!

Patricia Paredes
Patricia ParedesInstructor

Patricia is a multi-talented trainer with a diverse sports background bringing fun and high energy to her classes and studio sessions. Her goal is to make exercise fun and build long-lasting partnerships with her clients to help their health and fitness goals.

Originally from Chile, Patty is a black belt in karate and previously competed at an international level winning bronze for Chile in the Pan American Games. Whilst in Chile she conducted outdoor programs and camping and hiking expeditions for young and disadvantaged children. She is also a qualified swim coach.

Having started her personal training career in Chile, Patty has continued her vocation in Australia with over 8 years’ experience training a wide range of clientele from business executives to expectant mums. Patty is obsessed with continuously developing her skills and knowledge and broadening her experience. As well as her personal training qualifications she is a certified Polestar mat and studio instructor and has completed ongoing education in pre and post pregnancy and strength and conditioning.

Noemi Nagy
Noemi Nagy Instructor
Noemi is a professionally trained dancer, having qualified from the Conservatorium of Vienna with a degree in Dance. After working as a choreographer and performing as a freelance dancer and model and touring in a host of productions throughout Europe, Noemi was engaged as a member of the world renown French Cabaret, The Moulin Rouge. At an early age, Noemi developed a chronic illness and discovered Pilates was the only exercise method that kept her fit and strong enough for her career onstage.

After having moved to Australia, Noemi began her journey in the fitness industry, completing a Certificate III and IV in Fitness and Personal Training. She has also completed certifications with Barre Attack, Animal Flow, Power Plate and Calisthenics. Noemi is a fully certified Pilates Instructor having completed her studio and matwork certification with Studio Pilates International. She is experienced training clients of all ages, from teenagers through to the very elderly and providing support and structure to help clients to achieve their realistic personal best and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Stephanie Daran
Stephanie DaranInstructor
Stephanie has been working in the fitness industry for the last 22 years, initially as a Personal Trainer working in Australia and the UK. Stephanie discovered Pilates for her own rehabilitation after suffering a severe injury from a car accident 16 years ago, witnessing first-hand the amazing benefits and transformation that Pilates can have on one’s strength, stability, balance, flexibility, posture and overall wellbeing.

Stephanie became qualified as a Mat & Reformer instructor through The Pilates Institute UK then went on to become a fully qualified Advanced STOTT instructor in 2003. Working closely with Osteopaths and Physiotherapists Stephanie opened her own studio 13 years ago, specialising in pre and postnatal and rehabilitation. Stephanie has continued her studies to bridge the gap between Pilates and Physiotherapy completing several Active Anatomy courses run by Sydney Physiotherapist, Merrin Martin.

Stephanie’s clients are from all ages and fitness levels including elite NRL football players to prominent Australian politicians. Stephanie’s goal as an instructor is to bring confidence and awareness back to people, empowering them to achieve the best results from their body with every session, whilst making it fun and enjoyable.

Eve Anderson
Eve AndersonInstructor
Originally from the UK, Eve fell in love with Australia over 10 years ago and is the mum of 2 beautiful children.

After studying a degree in Fashion Design in London, Eve decided to pursue her love of Pilates. Having completed a diploma in Pilates with Pilates ITC, Eve has gone on to complete certifications with IMX, Yogalates, Booty Barre, Polestar and Power Plate. Eve has also completed several extensive courses in Pilates for Physiotherapy.

Having been a competitive ice skater from an early age, Eve understands the role of Pilates and fitness from the perspective of a professional athlete, rehabilitation and everyday enthusiast.

Annabel Fawcett
Annabel FawcettInstructor
Annabel’s passion for Pilates started at an early age and developed during her training and career as a professional ballet dancer. With 20 years experience in dance and having trained and worked professionally in Europe, Annabel went on to become a qualified matwork and studio instructor with Polestar Pilates.

With her love and extensive knowledge of movement along with a keen eye for detail, Annabel strives to not only challenge clients but also bring balance and wellness to the mind and body.

Arizona Savage
Arizona SavageInstructor
Arizona was a former dancer and  has completed her Pilates certification, including rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates. She also holds a Bachelor of Health Science in which she majored in Movement Science. At the beginning of 2020 Arizona commenced the continuation of  her education undertaking a Masters of Physiotherapy. She studied ballet full time and for over 2 years travelled extensively to compete. It was during this time that she discovered her love for Pilates.

Arizona is passionate about health and fitness. Together with the knowledge gained from her degree, her training with Polestar, her time as a dancer and her experiences gained as working as a swim instructor for the past 6 years, she hopes to make a positive impact on people’s lives, improving their well- being, health and happiness for years to come.

Brittany Renwick
Brittany RenwickInstructor
Brittany has always had a passion for health and fitness, which led her to completing her Personal Training qualification from the Australian Institute of Fitness in Adelaide in 2013. Whilst running a successful personal training business, Brittany went on to participate in the ANB fitness modelling competition, where she gained further knowledge and confidence toward her fitness journey.

Brittany made the move to Sydney in 2015 to study at The International Screen Academy, for a diploma in Screen Acting and Media. Her knowledge within the arts has enriched and encouraged many aspects of her training. Since graduating, Brittany is eager to continue her health and fitness journey and wishes to encourage others along the way.