Our Team

Michelle Owen

Michelle is the founder of Posturefit and a highly respected health and fitness professional.

With 30 years of industry experience, Michelle has spent her career learning various modalities from industry leaders around the globe. Michelle is a high level C.H.E.K Practitioner, corrective high performance exercise kinesiologist, postural specialist, strength coach and a holistic lifestyle coach. She is certified in ELDOA and Myofascial stretching, global postural stretching, functional range conditioning and Kin stretch.

Her specialised approach blends the best of these leading-edge techniques, while also calling on her own intuitive knowledge and wisdom to identify and correct imbalances and dysfunction in the body. As well as her work as a posture specialist in our studio, she is highly regarded as a writer and speaker.

She loves working with people, and for her, seeing clients reach their goals and transform their lifestyle is highly rewarding. To find out more about working with Michelle, get in touch.

Nishant Murali

Nish works closely with Michelle Owen, undertaking postural and orthopaedic assessments and 1 on 1 coaching, leading group classes and sharing a passion for correcting posture problems.

As well as being a qualified ELDOA and C.H.E.K. Practitioner (Level 1), Nish has attained Level 3 of the C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach system. He holds a BSc in Exercise & Sport Science from Massey University and has presented seminars in New Zealand and India.

Having played representative cricket to a high level, Nish is familiar with the stress that physical activity places on developing bodies. He also understands the value of having a good coach on your side.

With his focus on nutrition and a well-rounded lifestyle, Nish can assist with any nutritional or eating issues that may be contributing to conditions such as diabetes. The goal, as always, is to ensure each client receives personalised advice.

When you work with Nish you’ll benefit from the skills of a trained observer and excellent communicator. He believes in the value of optimising human health and has spent years researching and applying proven concepts that enhance human performance. Nish will pay attention to your physical and physiological profile, and then develop a solution that works for you.

To find out more about working with Nish, get in touch.

Jason Derbyshire

Jason is a myofascial release specialist, helping people ease pain and discomfort through expert bodywork.

Jason has been practicing since 2003, having completed his initial training in Hellerwork, followed by certification through the International Association of Structural Integrators. He is passionate about helping people live happier, healthier lives through the use of effective, science-backed modalities, and bodywork techniques.

Through his years of practice, he has worked in many wellness retreat centres and was the head bodywork trainer and structural Integration therapist on the Dawn Princess cruise ship.

In addition to his knowledge and understanding of the body, Jason also has a degree in counseling, and his ability to listen, understand and gain insight into his clients is a skill that sets him apart in supporting their physical healing. He has a special ability to feel and listen to a client’s body, so he can then support them in returning to a balanced, aligned state of ease.

To find out more about working with Jason, get in touch.

Kimberly Wood

Kimberly is an experienced Structural Integrator, having practiced since 2011 and trained under the direction of industry leaders and modality founders.

Kimberly has a Bachelor of Exercise Science, is a fully qualified Structural Integrator and holds certifications in Reformer, Ball and Floor through Pilates Institute of Australasia. She has undertaken considerable training into a range of dissection techniques, with the focus on connective tissue and its properties, adhesions and connections in each layer of the human body.

Her focus is on aligning and balancing the body to provide physical, energetic and emotional health and wellness. She has worked closely with athletes – including rugby, soccer and volleyball players, runners, dancers and more – designing sessions around balance, mobilisation and efficiency, and creating personalised plans that incorporate active fascial release and KMI techniques to lift biomechanical compensations which may be limiting potential.

To find out more about working with Kimberly, get in touch.