Alysha McDonald - Xtend Barre
Alysha McDonald

Alysha McDonald

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

I fell in love with mat Pilates after attending a class at a gym I was a client at while living in Sydney, at the time I was working in fashion and never would have imagined I would one day be an instructor.

A few years later and an urge for a career change, I enrolled in Breath Educations certificate IV for Pilates and the rest is history.

When I’m not at the studio or class planning you can find me snuggling with my pugs Hugo and Zoe, spending time with my partner, family, or friends, or curled up with a good book.

My favourite words in class are “We are going to add on”, “Slow, we are working time under tension” and “We should be feeling nice and warm in the (insert area we are working).”

I love my job and love helping our clients feel strong and confident.

Studio(s) I teach at

My signature move

I love anything that gives a spicy glute burn, and I love obliques

Members would describe me as

Calm, with the sneaky burn

Song that makes me move

Anything R&B or with a Latin beat

Something on my bucket list

Going on a safari in Africa