Our Pilates Instructors

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Romy Profile

Romy Sacks – Studio Owner

I discovered the Pilates method after being involved in a car accident which left me with chronic whiplash. As someone who was always serious about fitness, I needed to find a suitable exercise method that would not only keep me strong and active but would also provide me with much-needed rehabilitation.

I tried various methods of training but didn’t get any satisfactory results until my physiotherapist recommended that I try Pilates. From my first class, I was hooked and within weeks I could feel the change in my body.

This life-changing experience made me a passionate promoter of Pilates so training as a Pilates instructor seemed the natural thing to do. I take great pleasure in the fact that I can spend my days sharing with others what helped me so much in my life.

Qualifications:

  •  Pilates instructor – Pilates Certification Centre with Nicole Sinoff
    • Mat work
    • Comprehensive Equipment
  • Booty Barre instructor – Tracey Mallet

Zoe Hannan – Instructor

I have a very strong classical training background and always thought I would be a professional ballet dancer. After my experience dancing with Cape Town City Ballet though I discovered my love for the body. I felt that with the knowledge I’ve gained from Pilates, I no longer wanted to put my body through torture for the stage.

I believe that no matter what you do, dance, work at a desk, or if you are consistently on the move, pilates/body conditioning should be a part of your everyday life. I started Pilates to improve my strength and began to realize the importance of Pilates. I started teaching Pilates during my studies at UCT and once I qualified as a Contemporary Dance teacher I began teaching Pilates to private clients. 

I’m very invested in the correct technique of Pilates, the details are in the small things. I always hope to give clients a better understanding of their bodies. I am patient and I hope I can teach clients to be patient with themselves too. 

Qualifications:

  •  BASI
    • Mat work

Saretha Oliviet – Instructor

I come from a professional ballet background and was introduced to Pilates as part of my classical training. After my dancing career, I worked as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer at various health clubs. I started my Pilates training in 2003 with Reneé Watson and qualified in Mat and Equipment. 
I have also been a Pilates Master trainer and lecturer for many years. 
After teaching Pilates for 20 years and running my own studio in Pretoria for 10 years, I’ve decided it is time to come home to Cape Town! 
I have been in the fitness industry all my life and Pilates is still the best, most sensible exercise method for all ages and fitness levels. I recommend Pilates to everyone. It is better to start sooner than later! 

Qualifications:

Former Ballerina at CAPAB Ballet company
Qualified in Mat and Equipment (Reneé Watson Pilates – CME)
Pilates lecturer/master trainer for CME
 

Marietta Veldsman- Instructor

I have been a BASI-trained pilates graduate since 2013. My foundation in ballet and contemporary made the transition to Pilates a natural one. I have been active in the sports and fitness industry for over 20 years. My experience includes teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes.  My recent focus has been on rehabilitation Pilates, and pre and post-natal Pilates.

Qualifications:

Basi Mat Certified

Getanya McClean – Instructor

I have struggled with my own body issues since birth and this has led me to study and understand anatomy and movement from a very young age, to find something that would allow my body to work and function on a “normal” level.


Pilates was one of the forms of exercise I did as a teen, helping me to strengthen my body for my dancing & allowing my body to be able to meet the requirements that the teachers & choreography required of me.  After I danced professionally and got out of the dance world, I studied personal training, Body science specializing in spinal cord injuries, and the full comprehensive program of Basi Pilates. 

I have loved working with hundreds of clients over the years, not just to move their bodies in class but to learn about their bodies so that they can live a more healthy and active lifestyle.

I work with our body’s energy system, if your energy is blocked it can cause a negative mindset, physical pain, or illness. Which is what I help to heal and integrate into our physical body during my Chakra-Lates programs and classes.

I use the basic Pilates & functional movements while queuing from a place of the Chakras & energy movements, as well as mindset, visualizations, or mantras. Clients have called it a Spiritually integrated Pilates session.

Qualifications:

Basi Pilates-Classical Mat & Comprehensive
Founder of Chakra-Lates
 

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If you are an instructor interested in joining the team at Studio 2 Pilates, please have a read through our Instructor Job Page and get in touch to see what opportunities are available!