Brisbane : James Street

Sophie Northam

The principal of Fine Lines Pilates & Movement is Sophie Northam.

Sophie has always had a passion for movement. She began her career as a professional ballet dancer, performing featured roles with companies in New York and Germany.

During her time as a dancer, Sophie used Pilates as an integral part of her general conditioning and rehabilitation program. Therefore, it was only natural that she developed a desire to continue her involvement with Pilates after her retirement from dancing.

After returning to Brisbane in 2006, Sophie completed her instructor training program under the guidance of respected Australian practitioners Nicole Vass and Jan Smith and began to teach mat and studio Pilates. Sophie also completed the internationally recognised Polestar Studio Pilates Instructor Course.

Sophie has travelled to London, New York and Vancouver to learn from leading international practitioners. In Vancouver, Sophie became qualified to teach the "Pink Ribbon Program", a Pilates-based recovery program for breast cancer survivors to help regain mobility and improve quality of life. She is also a licenced Xtend Barre instructor and is excited at the opportunity this presents to combine Pilates with her love of dance.

Sophie has enjoyed teaching Pilates to a broad spectrum of the community, including:

•the Brisbane Lions AFL football team (3 seasons as principal Pilates instructor);
•other professional athletes, including cricket players, rugby union players, squash players and track athletes;
•recreational athletes;
•pre and post natal women
•business professionals
Sophie believes Pilates can benefit everyone and looks forward to working with you to achieve your health and fitness goals, no matter how big or small, in the Fine Lines Pilates & Movement studio