Lara McFarlane

“I want to live joyfully.”

Lara first began mat Pilates at the age of 12 as part of the strength and conditioning program at the Australian Ballet School. She found the exercises beneficial for her dancing, and so made a habit of consistently doing them at home with her sister. After sustaining various short-term injuries over 3 years and having to take lots of time off to rehabilitate, she began to enjoy the time spent doing Pilates and strength training more than dancing itself. Lara then decided to follow that path and completed a short course to be a Barre Attack Instructor. She taught in various gyms and studios throughout Melbourne and wanting to build on her skill base, she completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction.

Through learning thoroughly about Pilates and practicing it in detail, she realised that Pilates is so valuable and can actually change people’s lives. Lara is very excited to continue in her journey as an instructor and is very thankful to be surrounded by so many highly skilled and experienced instructors so that she can continually develop her skills.


  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT)
  • Diploma in Dance – The Australian Ballet School – 2014


  • Aligned for Life – CBD – Studio instructor
  • Aligned for Life – Richmond – Studio instructor


  • 2017 teaching the Pilates Method and counting

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