Meet the White Dog Team

THE WHITE DOG STORY

Founded by Heath Lander and Jo Angwin, White Dog was named after our own big white rescue dog Ralph, who came into our lives at just the right time and helped us outrun the black dog.

Our mission is to help you live happier and healthier. We don’t give a hoot about your size, your background, your fitness level or your activewear – we just want to help you enjoy regular exercise and workouts taught by the best in the biz.

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HEATH 

Founder & Director
Senior Pilates Teacher Trainer
Clinical Pilates

 

Introducing Heath Lander, our exceptional group Pilates instructor, a true maestro in his domain. Heath’s reputation precedes him, thanks to his unparalleled precision in cueing, his knack for unraveling the intricate nuances of movement within seemingly simple exercises, and his unwavering commitment to extracting the best from his students.

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As a senior Instructor Trainer at Breathe Education, Heath has established himself as a luminary in the field. His forte lies in demystifying complex and challenging concepts, making them easily digestible for all. Heath’s gift is his ability to seamlessly bridge the gap between theory and practice, infusing real-world experiences into the classroom.

In Heath’s classes, you’ll not only refine your Pilates practice but also gain profound insights into the art of movement. Join Heath on a journey where the extraordinary becomes accessible, and the challenging becomes conquerable.

 

 
 

 

 
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JO 

Director
Senior Yoga Teacher
Mat Pilates
Yoga Therapy 1:1’s
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Step into the world of Jo, an exceptional teacher who guides her students to unlock their inner potential, nurturing growth and well-being across physical, mental, and emotional dimensions. Jo’s classes offer a transformative journey for practitioners of all levels, from beginners taking their first steps to seasoned enthusiasts looking to refine their practice.

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With an open heart and boundless enthusiasm, Jo extends a warm welcome to all who enter her sessions. Her teaching style is a testament to her passion for empowering others, helping them discover the magic within themselves. Join Jo, and embark on a path of self-discovery and holistic well-being that transcends the boundaries of experience and expertise.

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TEGAN

Senior Instructor
Reformer Pilates
Clinical Pilates
Fitness
1:1/Pt

Tegan’s journey into Pilates began at the age of 20, when she discovered that the exercises her dad performed every morning were, in fact, Pilates. Unbeknownst to him, his daily routine was rooted in the principles of this holistic discipline, stemming from his boxing days. Over the years, amidst the whirlwind of raising children and running businesses alongside her partner, Tegan found herself continually drawn back to Pilates.

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After the birth of her two children, Tegan turned to Pilates, often practicing at home with her little ones by her side. It became her go-to method for regaining her fitness and strength. She fell in love with Pilates for its boundless capacity to challenge and its inclusive accessibility for individuals of all fitness levels. Tegan’s passion for this discipline shines through in her teaching, as she strives to share the countless benefits of Pilates with others, just as it has enriched her own life. Join Tegan on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, and experience the transformative potential of Pilates in its purest form.

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LAUREN

Reformer Pilates
Clinical Pilates
Mat Pilates
1:1/Pt
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Lauren’s pilates journey spans five enriching years, a period during which she’s explored the depths of this discipline. In an industry often associated with a particular ‘look,’ Lauren boldly ventured into the world of Pilates and found herself firmly grounded in the world of straps and springs.

 

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With her courage fully spring-loaded, Lauren’s commitment to Pilates extends far beyond appearances. Her true passion lies in empowering individuals to embrace their bodies and move with joy, regardless of their appearance or background. She believes in the universal appeal of Pilates and that it’s for everyone, transcending preconceived notions and embracing the essence of well-being. Join Lauren as she guides you on a path of movement, self-empowerment, and the beauty of feeling good in your own skin.

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PETA

Reformer Pilates
1:1’s
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Meet Peta, a Director and Choreographer who brings the rhythm of life to your pilates experience. With Peta at the helm, you’ll groove your way through our classes to the beat of incredible tunes.

With two decades of experience, Peta is a seasoned instructor, well-versed in the intricate details of Joseph Pilates’ repertoire.

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Her expertise extends to mat, reformer, and one-on-one instruction, making her an invaluable addition to our Dream Team of Excellence and Experience.

Peta’s classes are not just about fitness; they’re a complete entertainment package. In her sessions, you can expect laughter, learning, deep self-discovery, and a nurturing atmosphere, all accompanied by the timeless melodies of 50’s and 60’s old-school blues. Join Peta for a holistic pilates experience that goes beyond the physical, bringing joy and soul into every session.

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ANNE

Reformer Pilates
Mats & Ladders 
Clinical Pilates
1:1’s

Meet Anne, affectionately known as Annie to those who hold her dear. She’s a true gem in our Pilates community—friendly, enthusiastic, and always eager to learn. Anne possesses a unique gift for connecting with people and an authentic interest in guiding them from reluctance to pride.

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Her passion lies in nurturing growth, fostering confidence, and helping individuals discover their true potential.

With a decade of Pilates practice coursing through her veins, Anne brings a wealth of experience to our team. She’s a seasoned instructor, well-versed in mat, reformer, one-on-one training, and clinical practice. We’re absolutely thrilled to have her as a vital part of our Dream Team of Excellence and Experience. Join Anne on a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and a touch of indulgence for the soul.

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PAULINE

Reformer Pilates
Clinical Pilates & 1:1’s 
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Meet Pauline, a dedicated and experienced Pilates instructor with a passion for empowering individuals through movement. Her journey in Pilates has been one marked by enthusiasm and a commitment to helping others thrive.

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Drawing from her background in nursing, Pauline brings a deep-seated fascination with what makes people flourish and how to cultivate well-being through movement and community.

With a rich history in teaching dance and CPR, Pauline excels at infusing joy and curiosity into classic Pilates exercises. She has honed her skills over the years, making her a seasoned practitioner in the field. Her true joy comes from witnessing individuals realize the incredible potential of their own bodies.

Pauline is known for her dedication to building strength and coordination in her students, and she approaches her teaching with a focus on both challenge and support. Join Pauline in her sessions and experience the transformative power of Pilates, guided by her wealth of experience and commitment to your well-being.

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PHILIP

Reformer Pilates
Clinical Pilates & 1:1’s
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Meet Philip, affectionately known as PD within the White Dog Community. In three words, he can be described as thoughtful, practical, and open-minded. Currently pursuing his Diploma in Clinical Pilates, Philip is committed to expanding his expertise in the field.

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His dedication to learning and growth is a testament to his open-minded and practical nature.

With a background in teaching and lecturing, Philip brings a wealth of experience to the Pilates studio. His joy lies in helping people discover the benefits of movement and fostering a community of like-minded individuals.

Join Philip in his sessions and experience his dedication to your well-being and development through the practice of Pilates.

 

 

HAILEY

Reformer Pilates
*currently on maternity leave 
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Meet Hailey, a valuable addition to the White Dog Studio family. With a wealth of experience spanning 12 years in the field, Hailey stands as a true authority in the world of Pilates. As one of the lead trainers at Breathe Education, her mastery extends to a diverse range of Pilates disciplines, including mat, reformer, one-on-one instruction, and clinical training.

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Hailey’s contribution to our Dream Team of Excellence and Experience is invaluable. Her seasoned knowledge and expertise add depth and quality to our studio, enhancing the experience of our clients. Beyond her impressive credentials, Hailey’s dedication to the art of Pilates and her commitment to fostering holistic well-being is truly inspiring.

Join Hailey in her classes and be guided by her extensive experience and warm, motivating spirit. Her sessions are designed to not only challenge your body but also nourish your mind and soul. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the world of Pilates, Hailey’s classes offer an opportunity for growth, transformation, and a renewed sense of vitality. We’re delighted to have her as a core member of our team, dedicated to your well-being and progress.

 

 
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MEL

Customer Support

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Meet Mel, an indispensable part of our tech support and administrative team, providing invaluable assistance to ensure the seamless operation of our services. With a strong background in troubleshooting and an eagle eye for details, Mel is the go-to person for resolving technical issues and ensuring everything runs like clockwork.

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Dedicated and reliable, Mel’s expertise in both technology and administrative tasks plays a pivotal role in keeping our operations efficient and clients satisfied. Her unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch customer support and maintaining the behind-the-scenes tasks allows our team to focus on what they do best.

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PETA

Reformer Pilates
Reformer – With Age
1:1/Pt
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Meet Peta, a Director and Choreographer who brings the rhythm of life to your pilates experience. With Peta at the helm, you’ll groove your way through our classes to the beat of incredible tunes.

With two decades of experience, Peta is a seasoned instructor, well-versed in the intricate details of Joseph Pilates’ repertoire.

Read more about Peta

Her expertise extends to mat, reformer, and one-on-one instruction, making her an invaluable addition to our Dream Team of Excellence and Experience.

Peta’s classes are not just about fitness; they’re a complete entertainment package. In her sessions, you can expect laughter, learning, deep self-discovery, and a nurturing atmosphere, all accompanied by the timeless melodies of 50’s and 60’s old-school blues. Join Peta for a holistic pilates experience that goes beyond the physical, bringing joy and soul into every session.

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The White Dog community acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woiworung and Bunurong people of the Kulin nation, and the Gulidjan people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our studios are located. We recognise that sovereignty over the land has never been ceded and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. White Dog strongly believe in the power of connection and belonging through movement and recognise the important role Indigenous people play in this space. We recognise and respect that the Indigenous community hold knowledge about movement and health that has lasted for centuries and welcome this knowledge within our studios.