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About Melissa - continued

Melissa has worked with various celebrities over the years including INXS, Terence Trent D'Arby, Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), Duran Duran, My Chemical Romance and Richard Clapton. Add to that list various elite athletes and professional sports people from sports such as waterskiing, basketball, soccer, dancing, gymnastics and ice skating

Melissa has been a member of the High Performance Unit (HPU) for the Sydney Kings NBL team since its reformation in 2010 in the role of naturopath & pilates trainer.  Melissa's collection of skills and intuitive knowledge formed over more than 20 years of working with the body are unique and offer performance & recovery assistance to athletes not offered by anybody else. Melissa is consistently referred to by physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists & doctors, usually because they have had clients who have worked with Melissa and they can see the results for themselves. So they refer their other clients, especially for disc pathology, post mastectomy, post natal & shoulder injuries. Melissa has "worked on, touched and kneaded"  many bodies over the past 20 years and has developed an intuitive touch. With a personal background that saw her excel in athletics, dance, acrobatics, basketball, swimming and countless other sports over the years, as well as birthing 4 babies with brilliant "bounce back" recoveries, Melissa is able to intuit the performance needs for many poeple and athletes. Being a Virgo, Melissa has a knack for noticing alignment issues that others miss and figuring out bio mechanical puzzles. Melissa has walked the walk, not just talked the talk. She has developed what is considered to be a strong understanding of the human body and what works to “remain in the game, young, toned & healthy". Melissa has an infectous passion for human biomechanics and the pursuit of excellence in human movement. Melissa is passionate about helping motivated people make simple changes that can create a ripple of positive results including pain reduction, injury reduction, faster recovery times, postural corrections, biomechanical improvements, increased energy and endurance, better recovery from birth and post natal issues and generally looking and feeling better. Melissa genuinely cares.


Melissa successfully founded and directed Hudson Barry Pilates now for 13 years based on a foundation of passion, integrity and intelligence with a motto that is ‘inspiration, education, motivation, activation!” Simply put Melissa lives by the code she espouses - “We Must Think and Do to Be our Best”.


Oh and don't forget to breathe while you're at it!  Pilates isn't just exercise. It's an attitude. It's a way of life.


"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."

                                                           Joseph Hubertus Pilates