Kate Shelby-James (nee Neldner)
Kate Shelby-James is the founder of Pilates Barossa in Nuriootpa, South Australia. Kate spent 20 years of her working life in the wine industry in various finance and administration roles, including 12 years in management roles.A career change was inspired in 2015, Kate returned to study and opened her own Pilates studio.
She has grown her business from a new concept in the region in 2016, to now being a viable long-term business. Kate continues to focus on her education and engagement within the Pilates community.
She lives Tanunda with her husband and their two fur babies. When away from her studio she can be found, cycling, enjoying general outdoor activities, travelling and relishing in good food and wine.
Kates Qualifications & Training
Kate holds the following qualifications; a Diploma in Studio and Rehabilitation with Polestar Pilates, a Certificate 4 in Mat Instruction with Polestar Pilates and a Diploma in Accounting.
Kate is a member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). PAA is an independent and not-for-profit organisation established by the Pilates industry as a regulatory body for control of quality instruction, member support and integrity within all legitimate approaches to the Pilates Method.
The PAA believes in an open approach to regulation and strives to ensure protection of the general public, industry employees and studios, whilst continuing to foster the original intentions of the Pilates Method.