Angela Schoemaker – Owner/Pilates Instructor
Angela was a professional cabaret performer for many years – performing on stage since the age of 4. Angela also had a long-term career with the Queensland State Government. The strain of performing at night and working on policy documentation during the day began to take its toll on her health. In 2005, her physiotherapist recommended that she look at Pilates as a means of controlling the muscle spasms that caused debilitating headaches, and help her regain control of her life.
After 3 years as a Pilates student under the guidance of a physiotherapist, Angela decided to become a Pilates instructor herself, so that she could help other people find the same love and benefits of Pilates that she had already found.
Angela is a fully qualified Pilates instructor holding a Diploma of Professional Pilates. She holds membership with both The Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and The Australian Pilates Method Alliance (APMA). Additionally, Angela has certifications in TRX, Pilates for Cancer and Lymphodema, and is the Redlands only licensed Buff Bones instructor (exercise for osteoporosis). Angela also holds a Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer) which enables her to give professional advice on Pilates and cross-training.
Angela continues to undertake further study and training to challenge her mind and body, and pass on her knowledge to challenge the minds and bodies of her clients. Her current study includes the Advanced Diploma of Pilates.
When not instructing, Angela likes to help the Redlands Community dance program run for women and people with a disability – Here’s to Life – and also still performs on stage in local concerts and musical productions.