Karolina Nesterowicz

Director of Embody Physiotherapy + Pilates
Pilates Instructor
Polestar Pilates Australia Educator

Karolina graduated with first class honors from the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2009. During her study she taught group Pilates classes and this is when her passion for Pilates began.

Karolina has had training in a number of different Pilates methods (Art of Motion, Pilates International, Stott and Polestar). She has completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates with Polestar Pilates Australia in 2012, and since then has become an Educator for Polestar, teaching courses to students wanting to become qualified Pilates instructors in Perth.

Karolina has had extra training and can treat the following areas

  • Vestibular Rehabilitaton: Dizziness and Vertigo.
  • Scoliosis in children, teenagers and adults.
  • Dry Needling: for muscles tension, pain and trigger points.
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Pain and dysfunction.
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain: Jaw pain and clicking.

Karolina enjoys going out to different cafes for breakfast, trail running, triathalons (she ran her first Marathon in 2013, ran the 2017 Busselton Half Ironman and is training for the 2017 New York marathon) and trains in ariel silks and yoga.

Courtney Kranz

Pilates Instructor

Courtney graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Distinction. She is also a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List at Curtin University. Whilst finishing her degree, Courtney trained to become a Stott Pilates Instructor. She has completed her training in Matwork, Reformer and Studio (Chair, Cadillac and Barrel) Pilates. With an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and training (and love) for Pilates under her belt, she started working in private practice. Courtney is also qualified in Dry Needling.

Away from work, Courtney enjoys finding the best coffee spots in Perth (let her know any recommendations!) and is a big Fremantle Dockers supporter. Having also made recent trips to the United States and Europe, she enjoys talking travel and is looking for new destinations to put on the to go list.

Lauren Young

(Continence & Women's Health)
Pilates Instructor

Lauren started her career as an Exercise Physiologist where she gained valuable experience prescribing exercise for a broad range of the population. It was through this type of work that she developed an interest in women’s health, musculoskeletal and exercise rehabilitation. Therefore with an ongoing commitment to her professional development she studied the STOTT Pilates method.

Following years of teaching Pilates, she wanted to offer her clients a more comprehensive approach and experience. Therefore she decided to become a Physiotherapist where she could offer both hands on and exercise based treatments. Lauren has worked in private practice providing Clinical Pilates, musculoskeletal and sports physio. Lauren has also undertaken postgraduate studies in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has gained valuable experience on maternity wards as well as Women’s Health private practice. She has a passion for anything to do with the pelvis as well as pregnancy and the postnatal period!

In her spare time she likes to travel the world, cycle, ski, snow bike, play tennis and speak French.

Gemma Hughes

Practice Manager

Gemma has worked in a variety of industries including IT and Mining and particularly enjoyed working for the Australian Red Cross.  

In the years prior to the arrival of her first child Gemma was kept busy as a Senior Manager in the corporate world, working with and training new managers throughout Australia and Asia, especially enjoying time spent working in Japan.

Gemma has now spent 6 years working as a Practice Manager and combines her role at Embody with raising her two beautiful boys.

Teressa Maines

Marketing Coordinator  

Teressa is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce degree. In addition to her studies, Teressa has worked as a Customer Service Assistant in the fitness and health industry for just over 3 years. Aside from study and work at Embody, Teressa enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her friends,  family and two dogs. 


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Danielle Smith

Customer Service Assistant

Danielle is the newest member of the Embody team. She has just completed a Business Administration course to compliment her role here at Embody and further her education. In her spare time Danielle enjoys finding new cafes, practising yoga and spending time with friends and family.


Sophie Maines

Customer Service Assistant

Sophie is in her first year of university. Like the rest of the Embody team, Sophie is passionate about health and fitness. In her spare time Sophie enjoys playing basketball and trying the latest breakfast spots.