Jenny Abela

My Pilates journey has empowered me to make a positive change in my body, enabling me to lead an active and healthy life; and aroused a passion to encourage others to achieve the same.”

Jenny came to Pilates at a time when the toll of years of office work and old sporting injuries were having a significant impact on her body. As a frequent traveller, Jenny took up matwork and always packed her favourite Pilates DVD.  Attending the odd group class and practising using the DVD helped to improve Jenny’s strength and posture, but it wasn’t the panacea she hoped for. 

After reaching a plateau, Jenny came across “Aligned for Life” in Moonee Ponds and it didn’t take long before she started to realise the full benefits of Pilates method and embrace all it has to offer.  Coupled with her own experience, watching many fellow clients go through body and life transforming experiences lead to the desire to eventually train as a Pilates Instructor with National Pilates Training, with the hope of assisting others to take back control over their bodies and improve their quality of life.

Having come from a background of Systems Engineering where her work focused on designing, integrating and maintaining complex systems, Jenny has a passion for optimising the performance of all elements of a system.  This engineering training has influenced Jenny’s approach to her practice of Pilates and development as a Pilates Instructor.  Jenny applies an analytical approach to assessing a client’s movement and physique, to guide the development of personal programs that target each client’s individual needs.

Pilates has enabled Jenny to follow a full life and continue to have an active lifestyle. This flows through to Jenny’s support and encouragement of clients to keep moving and strengthen their bodies and slow the effects of aging.


  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics & Computing
  • Graduate Diploma of Electronic Engineering
  • Masters of Systems Engineering
  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction


  • Aligned for Life Moonee Ponds-Studio Instructor


  • 2021 Teaching the Pilates method
  • 2008 Practicing the Pilates method