Instructors

GILLIAN BRINK  – STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

Gillian has always been passionate about movement and dance. Qualifying as a Cecchetti Ballet teacher the same year as matriculating from the Johannesburg Ballet School with distinctions in Ballet and Anatomy. She was privileged to be accepted as a student at the Royal Ballet School in London where she furthered her studies in Ballet and related subjects.

Returning to South Africa she was awarded her Adele Gillian Pilates 25 Aug 15 PP (305)Cecchetti Final Diploma  and RAD Solo Seal and completed her Modern Teachers certificate with the AIDT. She was then able to fulfill a life long dream by becoming a professional dancer with PACT Ballet.

5 years later she started her own Ballet and Modern Studio, first in Durban and then, due to her husband being transferred, in Namibia. While teaching in Namibia she went on to attain her Cecchetti Licentiate teaching exam.

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 13 years later,  moving back to South Africa she discovered Pilates. After completing the International STOTT PILATES™ courses she opened her own studio to teach Pilates. Her extensive dance training and experience combined with her vast knowledge of anatomy enhances the exercise experience for her clients, assisting them in achieving their own personal goals.

 

 

 

 

 

Jenine RyanSTOTT PILATES® Trained Instructor

Jenine has always had a strong interest in sport, dance and movement, starting Ballet at the age of 4 and then moving into modern dance in her teens, she was also involved in swimming, athletics, netball and hockey throughout her schooling years.
On completing her matric she furthered her studies at WITS, graduating cum laude in a BSc Occupational Therapy with distinction. Her passion for physical rehabilitation has led her to develop a special interest in the treatment of adults with neurological and spinal cord injuries. Through her work she has also been able to live and practice in the UK for a period of time.
However due to the nature of her work she developed significant back pain which was not alleviated by conventional methods of treatment. This led her to find the Pilates method of exercise. The combination of improving her core strengthening, flexibility and general endurance helped to significantly reduce her pain. Her passion for and belief in the Pilates method of exercise continued to grow and thus she decided to further her studies and become a STOTT Pilates instructor.
Clients referred to our studio because they are experiencing pain due to injuries or who have had surgery, benefit from Jenine’s medical background and extensive rehabilitation experience.