by movement

design, exercise science, Pilates, illustration,

creativity, fitness, wellbeing, joy

Exploring an active, creative and joyful life, whilst empowering others to do the same

Hi there! I'm Ally!

Welcome to my little pocket of the web!

I'm a qualified graphic designer, exercise scientist,

Pilates teacher and fitness instructor.


My website is like my online scrapbook. Here I share bits and pieces about all things creativity, movement and Pilates. My hope is that you will find as much inspiration and joy from my passions as I do.

I've always loved creating things. I spent my childhood drawing, collaging and experimenting with paints, pencils and paper.


When I finished high school I moved from country Victoria to Melbourne to complete a University Degree in Graphic Design.


My creativity is fuelled by things which inspire me - especially movement and the shapes made by the human body.

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes & having fun."  - Mary Lou Cook 

Whilst completing my design studies I started teaching group fitness classes at a local gym. This was the beginning of my passion for movement, fitness and Pilates.

Fascinated by the human body and anatomy, I completed a University Degree in Exercise Science and many other short courses in fitness, movement and Pilates.


In 2020 my passions for creativity and movement fused together and Joyful Pilates was born - a bespoke Pilates studio inspired by colour and designed to spark joy in movement.

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