Our Team

Physiotherapists & Pilates Practitioners

Saree Hewlett –Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist – Studio Owner


Saree is UK trained and qualified as a physio from Teesside University in 1992 and worked for 4 years within the NHS for South Tees Health. She left the UK in 1996 to work overseas in the Middle East and managed the physio department of a large military teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. She moved to Perth in 2003 to finish her Masters in Manual therapy from UWA and completed the Polestar Pilates course in 2007. She has found working with Pilates to compliment treatment techniques and greatly improves results in clients and in 2008 Core Fusion was opened.

Saree has two boys who are active in local sports and clubs and has been physio for the local rugby team where her husband still plays, and currently manages their Under 6’s team. She is also a member of Mullaloo Surf Club and their Members Business Enterprise. She was a competitive artistic roller skater at International level and currently helps teach at the local club where her boys also skate.

 

Yvette Dawson – Physiotherapist


Yvette is part time here at Core Fusion and has a special interest in Pilates and Pilates application. She studied ballet and gymnastics in her youth and also coached. She has been an aerobics instructor and has a special interest in ante and post natal classes.

Yvette qualified as a physio in 1985 and has studied both DMA and Polestar Pilates. She runs our day time classes and has a great enthusiasm to assist clients getting the best out of their body and getting them more active. She has a keen interest in movement rehab as well as general fitness and places great importance on inner strength and stability.

Yvette has a wealth of experience and is mum to 3.

Andrea Noebauer – Manipulative Physiotherapist


Andrea is an Austrian trained Physiotherapist with full Australian Physiotherapy registration. After 6 years of work experience in hospital and an outpatient department in Steyr and Linz (Austria), Andrea received her Masters of Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University in 2009.

In addition to the postgraduate training, further education was gained in the areas of Ear and Scar Acupressure Pointe Massage (APM), Triggerpoint Therapy, Therapeutic climbing, Kinesiotaping and Pilates. Andrea has one publication from her Master program, which was published under Steve Edmondston et al.  in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in April 2011 with the title “Thoracic spine extension mobility in young adults: influence of subject position and spinal curvature”.

Besides Physiotherapy dance is Andrea’s passion. She started ballet at the age of 5, received a professional dance education in Austria, competed and travelled to train around the world. Currently, Andrea is still dancing, performing and teaching dance. Pilates practice improves her training and reduces her injuries experienced after so many years of dance training.

 

Exercise Physiologist & Pilates Practitioner

Christelle Schofield – Accredited Exercise Physiologist


Christelle is an exercise physiologist who graduated with a BA Hons degree in Human Movement Science at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She worked in South Africa as biokineticist for 15 years before relocating to Australia in January 2012. Christelle has experience in the fields of corporate wellness, chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, Parkinson’s disease and other) and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She is also a qualified pilates instructor, trained in the classical style of pilates. As a firm believer in the system of pilates, Christelle incorporates pilates principles in all her work, whether working with athletes or with patients suffering with chronic disease and/or injuries.

 

Apart from doing rehabilitation work, she also enjoys advising athletes on their strength and conditioning needs. (She did a Strength and Conditioning Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association of the USA). Christelle believes that regular physical activity is important for everyone and sees it as her life’s mission to educate and motivate people to exercise safely and effectively. She also lives the motto: Practice What You Preach. Apart from regular gym and pilates training, she has been practicing karate for more than 30 years and is currently also practicing judo.

 

ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) describes the role of the exercise physiologist as follows: “Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function health and wellness.”

Pilates Practitioners

Lori Reid – Instructor & Receptionist


My name is Lori Reid and I come from a corporate background in Sales and Marketing.  Over the years I tried many different fitness methods and hated them all – Pilates had always interested me, but although I tried it at the gym and bought the at home DVD’s I never really felt I was getting much out of it.

After driving past Core Fusion for about 18 months I finally stopped in to see what it’s all about – Pilates.  I started taking part in both Mat Pilates and Xtend Barre classes as a client and found that I was quickly hooked.  I had finally found a form of exercise that kept me interested, challenged me and getting off the couch to come to class was a breeze!  I could feel the difference in my body within a very short time – I was conscious of my posture, felt taller, always left class on a high and for the first time in a very long time I could see muscle definition (not bulk!).

I truly believe that Pilates offers benefits for everyone, particularly in today’s modern lifestyle where sedentary activities are at the core of our day to day life – sitting at a computer, in front of a television or in a car for hours a day is a fact of life for most people.  The effect this has on our posture, our mobility, our general wellbeing goes unnoticed by most people – ever wondered what that pinching between your shoulder blades is, or why your lower back aches when you sit for too long?

I came to a point in my life where I needed to find some balance between my family, my career and my health…time for a career change.  I took leap of faith and did my Polestar Mat Pilates training and the Xtend Barre Instructors course – wow what a challenge I was getting myself into but I haven’t looked back!

Seeing the progress that clients are making from their first class when they say “I can’t do that!” to the sense of achievement when they do it is extremely fulfilling.  No, Pilates is not frantic movement, but if you are working properly you will sweat, you will be challenged and you will reach milestones of achievement that most other forms of group fitness class don’t offer you – you will amaze yourself!  And if you want something a little more frantic, we can give you that too!!

Saree and the “Core Fusion family” have given me an enormous amount of support throughout my training and I am extremely grateful.  Coming to work is a joy and something I now look forward to – how many people miss work when they have time off…I do!

I have found my passion in the world of Pilates, I hope you can too!

Front Desk

Elaine Stacey


My name is Elaine and although originally from the UK, I have called Australia home for the past 31 years.

I am married with two children.  My daughter is married and has given me two gorgeous granddaughters – My son still lives at home!

I have only been with Core Fusion on the front desk since May 2012, but in that time have been made so welcome.  I feel proud and happy to be part of the Core Fusion family.

My quote to live by:
“You don’t only live once, you only die once -you live every day
so get out there and LIVE!

 

Cheryl Chng  –  Front Desk


Cheryl achieved a wealth of experience in the service related industry over the past 2 decades of her working career.  Cheryl has worked for the Hyatt Regency Perth as a Customer Service Agent and The Mercure Hotel Perth as a Reservations Supervisor.  During her 7 year career in the hospitality industry, she has been awarded the ”Achiever of the Month” and the “Award of Excellence” by her employers.

From the year 2000 to 2004, Cheryl joined the entertainment industry and worked for Austereo, Radio Station 92.9.  Initially, starting off on Reception and fast-tracked her way into the Sales team as a Sales Coordinator before moving into the position of Personal Assistant to the Programming Director…all in the span of a 2 year period.

By 2004, Cheryl left the labour force to prepare for the start of a family.  Being an active-minded person, in her spare time, she began to pursue the path of a graphic designer/interior designer.  She established a small clientele base designing company logos, business cards, promotional flyers and menus for her clients.  In addition, she consulted with several restaurants and offices on the interior design aspects.

Cheryl is also a dynamic mother of 3 children under the age of 10.  When she is not at work, she enjoys playing the piano, a game of volleyball, walking, catching up with friends but most of all, just being a mum.

Cheryl has over 21 years of experience on the “front line” and will continue to seek and cherish her experience with the Core Fusion Team.

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