Team Athletica

Meet the Team

Amanda Burke

– Head Instructor & Studio Owner has worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years.

“I began my career as Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer while still at school at Oakhill College, it became clear pretty fast what I preferred to do! I’ve had many years of teaching ALL types of classes from Aqua Fitness to being qualified in 4 Les Mills programs and even Zumba. I taught overseas in London, Scotland and Hong Kong when I was travelling during my twenties, with not a big difference between packed & sweaty Group Fitness studios by day and busy, sweaty nightclubs in the nights in those days. In my 30’s I returned to Sydney to settle down & found myself rediscovering my passion for horses, which led to a moving out to Dural 6 years ago. I discovered Pilates when I was a rehabbing from shoulder surgery that had been exacerbated from Crossfit (and teaching waaay too many classes). Pilates Reformer has honestly kept me strong & toned but also given me a completely different mindset of how I thought I had to train to keep my body fat down and my strength/fitness up. I’m no longer sore every day with niggling injuries, my flexibility and core strength have increased so much my Osteopath never sees me anymore! I get a huge buzz from seeing people discover what they are capable of physically which can then translate in to renewed confidence in other areas of their life.”

Freya McCabe

“Change happens through movement and movement heals”.
-Joseph Pilates.

A quote Freya loves to live by. With over 10 years of dance experience and 10 years experience working within the Fitness and Allied Health Industry, she’s only getting started!

Beginning her journey with Zumba, Body Attack, Punch fit, cycle and Personal Training, Freya also holds a Certificate in children’s Yoga, Certificate 3, Certificate 4, Diploma in Fitness, Diploma in Pilates and Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Freya is specifically interested in Clinical Pilates, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Women’s Health and have previously worked intensively with Stroke Patients and Quadriplegic’s in the Disability sector.

Freya looks forward to many more years of deepening my Pilates knowledge teaching Pilates at Spiritual Athletica!

Meg Gasser

Meg is our Cycle Instructor Super Star. With athletic experience as both a AIS level gymnast to right now a weekend AFL star, Meg will help you to reach new levels in your cardio fitness, with targeting stretches to complete your workout. By day (and night) Meg is a mid wife, with a special interest in pre & post natal fitness.

Kim Hellams

Kim has been working in both the dance and fitness industry her entire career. Trained in Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, her love of dance and the arts led her to New York City where she studied at the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance School. Continuing to work in the dance field, she began working as Development Associate at Complexions Contemporary Ballet, where she remained for the next six years.

In 2010 Kim obtained her Core Integration Comprehensive Pilates Mat Certification with the Kane School leading her to work at New York Sports Med and Physical Therapy as a Pilates instructor and exercise trainer assisting with the rehabilitation of patients.

Returning to Sydney, Kim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at ACU in 2019. Kim is a Stott Pilates trained reformer instructor. In addition, Kim has continued her professional development studies gaining certificates in Pregnancy and Exercise, Pilates for the hyper-mobile, Perfect Form Physiotherapy’s flexibility intensive and training extreme mobility intensive and a Cert IV in Fitness. Kim has developed interest in the area of dance medicine and science, as well as working with the general population in promoting health and appreciation for the importance of exercise to maintain optimum health and functional movement capacity.

Inge Sildnik

Professional Stunt Woman & Assistant Stunt Co-ordinator
Certified Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Certified level 5 AntiGravity/Aerial Instructor
Diploma in Sports Therapies
Bachelor of Arts – Dance
Inge has been involved in film and TV as a professional stunt woman and health and fitness industry for 20 years, working in many areas such as personal training, rehabilitation, Pilates, Yoga and Aerial fitness.
Inge has worked with the general population to achieve and maintain health goals as well as sports teams and athletes. She has a passion for performing and extreme sport and adventure and her work has taken her throughout Australia and overseas.
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