Align & Balance offer health and fitness services to Canberra and the surrounding region. We are located at the Bonython Neighbourhood Hub and specialise in improving individual’s health, strength, flexibility and wellbeing.

 We offer a friendly alternative that is low impact but highly effective. Align & Balance specialises in training individuals over the age of 40, with an emphasis on corrective functional exercise, postural alignment and creating flexible bodies. The classes on offer are designed to incorporate Strength, Flexibility and Balance.

We are a friendly non-competitive group that work hard in class but also enjoy social activities.

Thank you Nicky for your own special brand of ingenious teaching, delivered with positivity and kindness. Attending Pilates and Stretch classes for over 3 years with Nicky has turned my life around. She has facilitated the best thing that I have ever done for my body. In spite of some osteoarthritis I am now strong, flexible and at 65 have a renewed ability to enjoy life!

Elizabeth Gunn, Kambah

Align & Balance is owned and operated by Nicola (Nicky) Gibbons.

Nicky began her career as a professional dancer and Resident Director/Company Manager of musical theatre shows. She has run a successful mobile personal training business in Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW, prior to moving to the ACT to start Align & Balance.

Nicola is a registered Cert 3 and 4 Fitness Professional with Fitness Australia and has attained Advanced Level Master Trainer. She is also qualified as a Pilates Matwork Instructor and Strengthening for over 60’s teacher gained from St George Hospital, Sydney in alliance with their physiotherapists.

Additionally she is a qualified International Nordic Walking Federation Instructor with the global INWA Federation, in association with Nordic Walking Australia. She is also accredited as a Nordic Walking Instructor with Nordic Academy in Melbourne and AusActive and has taught over 1000 people to Nordic Walk in Canberra.

With over 30 years’ experience in the fitness and dance industry she is fully aware of the requirements that must be considered when training the more mature or injured individual. She has worked with a vast array of clients covering all aspects of rehabilitation, pre and post-natal mothers, seniors, clients with cancer or neurological disorders, clients with weight management issues, or those just simply wanting to get fitter.

Nicola’s aim for all her clients is to provide an enhanced quality of life through correct exercise and nutrition.

Weekly Timetable

Fusion Pilates


  • Monday 7.45am – Held at Isabella Gardens, Isabella Plains > Get Directions
  • Tuesday 1.30pm – Online Zoom
  • Friday 9.30am – Held at Bonython Neighbourhood Hub > Get Directions

Cost of class – $22.00
Seniors 60+ cost -$17.00
10, 20 and 30 session packs are available.

Strengthening 50+

When: Wednesday 9.30am & Thursday 9.30am – Bonython Neighbourhood Hub > Get Directions
Cost of Class  – $22.00
Seniors 60+ – $17.00
10, 20 and 30 session packs are available.

Stretch Classes


Cost of class – $22.00
Seniors cost -$17.00
10, 20 and 30 session packs are available.

Nordic Walking

The 3 hourly courses can be taught as a private session, with a partner/friend, or in a group of 6 people. This includes the use of the poles and taking them home for a week to practice with. Walking guidelines and more information on the right poles to purchase will be supplied during the course. Nicky has an alliance with Capital Nordic Walking so your course will be run through this company. This enables you to have full access to supported Nordic Walking groups in and around Canberra after your course is completed.

  • Private assessment –  $130.00pp or $120.00pp for health concessions. Follow-up lessons from $110.00 or $99.00 for health concessions.
  • 1 Person Course – $330.00 or $297.00 for health concessions
  • 2  Person Course Cost: $198.00pp or $176.00pp for health concessions
  • 3-6 Person Course Cost: $143.00pp or $165.00pp for health concessions

Session times may vary so please contact Nicky for more details about the courses on offer.

Nicky, your clear explanations of what we are doing and why, has helped me understand my body and given me the confidence, at 75, to continue to live the lifestyle I love. The sense of camaraderie in class is a bonus. I am so grateful.

Maureen C - Jerrabomberra, NSW


Class numbers are limited so bookings are essential.

Make a start to a healthier lifestyle.

Nicky, you made turning 50 more enjoyable – being positive, having more energy and loving an active lifestyle. Wow! That deserves a big thankyou!!

Roz Gouldthorp, NSW

You have had a huge impact on my life and I am forever grateful. I have a lot more confidence in my ability to keep the weight off and you are solely responsible for this. Thankyou so much!

Sarah Johnson, NSW