Lucia Poulter

Lucia completed her initial Pilates training in Bermuda in 2000 after which she advanced her training in the US and upon returning to South Africa founded re:form studios in Port Elizabeth and furthered her training with Californian based Rael Isacowitz of Body Arts and Science International.

Lucia relocated to Cape Town in 2004 and for several years worked with Body Technology SA, in this time got her certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga and wrote/published manuals for Pilates Mat work teacher training which she and Andre Oelofse taught from Body Technology. Lucia teaches both Pilates and Yoga as well as a powerful combination of the two. Preferring to tailor make each session for the individual.

In 2008 Lucia reopened re:form studios in Cape Town and since 2016 lives between Cape Town and Thailand.

With 17 years of experience in teaching and a good understanding of the body you can expect to feel results from both group classes and private sessions.

 
 

Marisa Louw

084 585 6998

Marisa's relationship with Pilates was sparked in 2002 when she began practicing Pilates at re:form studios in Port Elizabeth.  Her love of Pilates was instant and in  2003 she would begin her teaching career under Lucia Poulter.  

In 2004 Marisa became certified through Stott and also completing the ISP course which  enables her to also do rehabilitative and pre- and post pregnancy workouts.   

Marisa continues to advance her studies through STOTT Pilates and is building on her knowledge of ZENGA as the method is developed and expanded.  

  

 
 

SallyHayward

082 324 3547

Originally from the UK, Sally graduated with a physiotherapy honours degree from the University of Bradford School of Physiotherapy in 1992.  Sally has worked in various hospitals and private practices specialising in muscular skeletal injuries and rehabilitation.  She continued her training in muscle balancing techniques.  

in 1999 Sally moved to Cape Town and trained as a Pilates instructor.  She now focuses on clients requiring rehabilitation and utilises a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates techniques to aid in her clients' recovery.  

 

 

Annie Wyatt

084 297 5736

 

Annie teaches both Classical Yoga and Pilates.   She works with yoga as a means to develop consciousness and to make the mind body soul connection. She studied and continues to study yoga in India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (ashram) under Rishi Dharmajyoti.  To add to the effectiveness of Yoga practice, she works with Pilates to strengthen muscles and to correct structural integrity. She studied Swiss Body Pilates under Susan Arena Pepper, former ballerina based in Geneva Switzerland, who developed the Swiss Body Pilates method, and Master teacher Jennifer Paynter who has a deep knowledge of anatomy and is based in Cape Town South Africa. Annie has over 20 years experience with cleansing practices both through diet and various cleansing techniques. After experimenting personally with fasting, detoxification and using food as medicine she shares what she has learned. She studied and continues to study yoga in India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (ashram) under Rishi Dharmajyoti.

Annie is the owner and founder of Cape Town Retreats and conducts detoxification, Yoga and Pilates retreats in and around Cape Town and runs Yoga retreats and holidays in India.  

 

 
 
 

Marize Flax

083 230 3599

 
 

Marize is a professional dancer trained in ballet, contemporary, modern jazz, Latin and Spanish.  She studied and qualified at UCT Ballet School and also qualified as a modern jazz and solo Latina dance teacher.  

Her successful career in dance has taken her around the world where she has starred as lead female dancer in musicals, like Cats in its South African tour, and working on cruise ships.  After retiring from the stage, she rekindled her love of movement with Pilates.

Marize has completed her Barre Body instructor training and is uniquely qualified to utilise her vast experience to assist and train clients in strength training, rehabilitation as well as toning, sculpting and fitness.  Marize has completed her Barre Body instructor training and is uniquely qualified to utilise her vast experience to assist and train clients in strength training, rehabilitation as well as toning, sculpting and fitness.  

"The Body Achieves, What the Mind Believes"!!

 

 
 

Debbie Masters

083 533 0909

 

Debbie's love and appreciation for movement started from a very young age when she started dancing and later went on to study a 3 year Dance Diploma at UCT. After teaching for a while she decided to broaden her fitness and anatomical knowledge by doing her Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma (ETA) at the Sports Science Institute and then headed off to London to gain some 'worldly experience'. Here she worked in the corporate health industry for 2 years and it was here that she had her first introduction into the Pilates world.

On returning to SA Debbie completed her full qualification with Equlibrium in 2004 and has been teaching groups and private sessions in Sea Point ever since.  Her clients vary greatly from professional athletes to those needing rehabilitation and everything in between.  She has first hand experience and understanding of pilates through pregnancy having done it twice before an enjoys teaching a 'pensioners' class to a group of more 'mature' clientele.

Debbie continues to study  and gain new ideas through many courses,workshops and conferences hosted by BASI and other educators.  She even studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a year.  More recently she completed her Girokinesis course and Kinetic Precision course with Pilates Unlimited.

This very varied background in movement along with the anatomical background gained through the years, allows her to better understand how precision of movement and correct implementation there of, is the key to her clients achieving their goals.

 
 

Carmen Poultney

083 698 6860

Carmen Poultney

After injuring my ankle in 1999 I was introduced to Pilates. I instantly and absolutely fell in love with everything about it. I qualified as a BASI Pilates teacher with full repertoire and equipment in 2001 and have been teaching (short of two maternity breaks) ever since. I went on to qualify with Body Control international certification a few years later and my road since has been one of physiology and anatomy courses, yoga training, Feldenkrais courses, long walks in the forest and regular group meetings with other Pilates teachers and physiotherapists. I am passionate about teaching Pilates. I believe that our relationship with and attitude towards our bodies is intrinsically connected with our personal health and happiness.

 

 

 
 

Kirstin Stewart

064 987 3542

"Kirstin came from a background in classical ballet and wanted to incorporate her love of dance and movement into her career. After completing a personal training course, she further studied Pilates in 2006 in which she qualified in Remedial Pilates under the instruction of guru Michael King at the Pilates Institute in London.  

Between personal training at a prestigious  London health club and home based Pilates sessions, she then went on to join  the world class Ten Pilates studio in London in 2010 where she initially instructed mat classes, then progressed to training extensively on the Pilates Reformer where she then taught both group Dynamic Reformer classes and one on one sessions. For the past 5 years she has run her own successful reformer studio in Gaborone, Botswana before returning to Cape Town. With her dance background she enjoys experimenting with choreography and repertoire making each lesson, whether it private or group, unique and challenging - keeping her clients on their toes in each class!  

Kirstin strives to teach her clients how to use their pilates knowledge and training both in and out of the studio and ensure they achieve results for life."