Meet Your Instructors

Your Local Experts

The In Shape Pilates team is comprised of qualified health specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.


Julie Coles

Pilates Instructor/ Owner

Julie Coles is the owner/ instructor at In Shape Pilates and she holds a Certificate IV qualification in Mat and Reformer Pilates and Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.

She and her family moved to Bendigo from Mornington Peninsula in 2017 where she has had over 20 years experience in working as a self-employed Remedial Massage Therapist.  Since 2017 Julie has worked at n8Health as a Remedial Massage Therapist and as part of their Front Desk team.

Julie has a sound knowledge on how the body works and its functions which enables her to deliver classes with attention to detail.  She is able to get the best from her clients as she teaches them how to use the muscles in their body more effectively so they can obtain optimal results in a shorter time.

Her classes are fun and she encourages feedback from the clients.

Her empathetic nature allows her to hone in on what the client needs for the day/ week based on how their body feels at any particular time.

Julie is also a mentor for Pilates students and works closely with practitioners from n8Health.

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Laura Anderson

Pilates Instructor

Laura took up Pilates in her late teenage years and instantly loved the way it made her body feel. She quickly noticed improvements in how her body moved, her strength, flexibility, muscle tone, balance as well as many other benefits.

Laura has been on her her Pilates journey for over 15 years and decided to share her passion with others.  She did this by completing a Certificate IV in Matwork and Reformer Pilates to become a Pilates  teacher.

During the training period, Laura was mentored by Julie and completed her self mastery and practice teaching hours at the "In Shape Pilates" studio.

Laura has a background working in education support at primary school level and is looking forward to joining her passions of working with children and Pilates together. She will introduce fun and varied Pilates classes to children and teens to expand on the Pilates classes on the timetable.

Laura loves the way that Pilates teaches her clients how to move in more effective ways and gets so excited hearing the stories of how Pilates is making positive changes in their lives. Laura enjoys working with each client to ensure they get the most out of each session they attend.

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Lorri Bissett


Lorri's love of Pilates began a decade ago after the birth of her first child.  She found herself being full of aches and pains.  Pilates provided a safe and effective way to strengthen and reconnect with her body so she could enjoy exercising again.

Over the years Lorri has been a long time client of n8Health Pilates and now In Shape Pilates. 

She has come to appreciate the core principles of Pilates and in 2019 she decided to explore her love of Pilates further by studying with Studio Pilates International.  It was here she gained her qualifications as an instructor of Reformer and Mat Pilates.

Lorri enjoys helping clients understand their individual body movements, guiding them through their workout and observing their progress.