meet our instructors

Alessandra Chiffi

Service Areas:
Cape Town CBD, Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Suburbs

Alessandra Chiffi

Originally from Italy, Alessandra is qualified as both a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. After ten years working as a physiotherapist with orthopaedic patients, athletes and rugby players in Italy, she moved to South Africa where she currently teaches Pilates in Cape Town. After experiencing the benefits of Pilates first hand as an active athlete, she became a true believer of the method and obtained her first Pilates qualification in 2011. She now wishes to share her knowledge and love for Pilates with her clients.

bonita vos

Bonita

Service Areas:
Centurion

bonita vos

As both an avid dancer and an art enthusiast, Bonita has always been interested in anatomy and movement. While working as a Graphic Designer, her continued interest in dance and movement led her to complete her Comprehensive Pilates Certification in 2014, and she started teaching Pilates classes shortly after. Bonita still actively takes part in dancing and aerial fitness classes, and is passionate about helping others to achieve core strength and correct posture through Pilates.

 

candice Rinkwest

Service Areas:
Randburg, Roodepoort

candice Rinkwest

Pilates At Home Founder, Candice, is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and retired ballroom dancer. Candice’s interest in Pilates and functional movement stemmed from personal injury during her dancing career. Having personally suffered injury as well as undergoing hip arthroscopic surgery, her sensitivity and drive to help her clients achieve their goals with the utmost care is central to her teaching philosophy.

Carrie Knight

Service Areas:
Midrand, Sandton, Sunninghill

Carrie Knight

Carrie has always been a firm believer that exercise contributes towards a healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle. She was diagnosed with Scoliosis which led to her having to get a back fusion. Since her back operation in 2010 Carrie has been practising the art of Pilates and after experiencing the benefits decided to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor to help others with their goals and pain management.

CHARNI BATTAMS

charni-battams

Service Areas:
Randburg

charni battams

Charni has been a qualified Pilates instructor in both mat and equipment since 2015 and has 2 accreditations through BASI (2016) and Body Control Pilates (2018). She is passionate about movement and enjoys working with people. Her passion for movement started when she became an archery coach. She enjoyed helping people move their bodies towards better positional form to shoot a bow more effectively, however, after coaching for a couple of years she noticed quite a lot of people had a problem with getting their upper bodies into a position that represents good posture. This inspired her to teach Pilates.

colleen logan

Service Areas:
Fourways, Sandton

colleen logan

Colleen started practising Pilates 8 years ago and was overwhelmed by the benefits not only to the body but the mind. Her passion for Pilates and teaching led her to BASI Pilates where she completed her Mat Certification in 2015.  After working in the IT Banking Sector for 12 years she decided to pursue Pilates full-time and is currently busy with her BASI Comprehensive Certification. 

james kendall-smith

Service Areas:
Randburg, Roodepoort

james kendall-smith

James’ journey started as a Personal Trainer which ultimately led to his interest and passion for Pilates. After completing his BASI Mat qualification, he switched gears and focused his attention on Private Pilates instruction. He has since worked with a variety of clients and enjoys the different challenges each individual presents.

lauren van zyl

Lauren Van Zyl

Service Areas:
Johannesburg East, Sandton

lauren van zyl

Lauren became passionate about health and fitness as a teenager and tried her first Pilates class in 2007 and instantly fell in love with the discipline. She then decided to do her first Pilates course and qualified as an instructor and massage therapist. After completing her BSc in Physiology, she entered the corporate world as a medical rep and continued with Pilates part-time. After 6 years, she missed Pilates so much that she decided to pursue her passion full-time.

madeleine ginn

Service Areas:
Cape Town South Peninsula

madeleine ginn

Madeleine began practising Pilates to assist with a personal on-going back problem. Through Pilates she discovered pain alleviation, ease of movement and improved body shape and posture. This inspired her to study as a Pilates trainer in order to help others achieve their personal goals. She completed a functional anatomy course and obtained certifications in Foundation and Basic Mat and Equipment. Madeleine has been a passionate Pilates instructor for 6 years.

naseema ebrahim

Service Areas:
Johannesburg Central
Johannesburg East

naseema ebrahim

Naseema has always had a passion for improving the lives of others through mind and body awareness and discipline. This led to the first step in her fitness career in 2011, when she began her studies as a yoga instructor. She took a brief break to focus on her corporate career. However, the desire to drive change through physical movement and mental wellness persisted, causing her to refocus her attention and complete a Pilates qualification.

patricia blazquez

Patricia

Service Areas:
Klerksdorp

Patricia Blazquez

Patricia’s Pilates journey started soon after her daughter was born. She joined her first Pilates class then and after regular practice, she realised how much Pilates helped alleviate the back pain she experienced during her pregnancy and also strengthened her muscles after a long period of inactivity. She continued practising Pilates for three more years and then decided to become a Pilates teacher. She completed her BASI Mat Teacher Training Certificate in 2018 and has furthered her training my completing courses in Pilates for Cervical DiscsPilates for the Mature Client and Pilates & Fascia among others.

rashmi asharam

Service Areas:
Johannesburg South

rashmi asharam

Rashmi’s health and fitness journey started in 2011. Having always been weight conscious and since working in the fitness industry, she became more passionate about health and fitness. Her love for Pilates has inspired her to share this amazing discipline with other individuals so they too can experience it’s benefits. Rashmi is not only a Pilates Instructor but also a qualified Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist and Pre and Post-natal Instructor.

sandra murray

Service Areas:
Sandton, Sunninghill

sandra murray

Sandra is a firm believer that exercise & movement help us perform better in our professions and in our play and make us happier and more fulfilled. When she discovered Pilates, it changed her life in both work and self. She earned her Comprehensive Pilates Certification in 2010 and is also qualified Vertical Dance, Choreography, Barre Method and Rehabilitation. Her desire is to share and assist others so they too can experience freedom of movement and pain through this discipline.

shamiela isaacs

Service Areas:
Johannesburg Central, Randburg

shamiela isaacs

Shamiela initially started doing Pilates for its healing purposes as she was suffering with lower back pain amongst other ailments. With regular practice she found herself pain free. After experiencing such a profound positive effect on her life, she decided to learn more and became a BASI certified instructor. Her goal is to share the wealth of positivity gained from Pilates that strengthens not only the body, but mind and soul.

sharna fysh

instructor sharna

Service Areas:
Online Pilates

sharna fysh

It was while Sharna was obtaining her Dance Teacher’s Training and Certifications in Classical Ballet and Modern Jazz, that she realised that she had scoliosis. While working as a Group Exercise and Yoga instructor, she was introduced to Pilates. She has obtained her qualifications in Group Exercise, Yoga Muscles and Motion, Anatomy and Physiology, First Aid Level 1 and Pilates Mat. She is also in the process of becoming a Facilitator for First Aid Training. Sharna is a firm believer in the many benefits of Pilates and specialises in Rehabilitative Pilates.

soria van wyngaardt

Service Areas:
Pretoria East

soria van wyngaardt

Soria started in Corporate Finance but soon discovered her love for health and Fitness. Her personal training career started 10 years ago, she loves the diversity that fitness offers and even though she is qualified in a wide variety of Fitness programs Pilates remains her favourite. She did her Pilates Mat (International) through HFPA. She truly believes exercise is medicine to the body and soul and enjoys training the “Active Agers”.

tatum george

tatum

Service Areas:
Fourways

tatum george

Tatum is passionate about taking care of the human body and has a great love for movement. Being a dedicated professional dancer for most of her life, discovering Pilates in her 20’s took her dance strength to another level. Tatum studied Pilates in Cape Town and became a Pilates instructor so that she could share this newfound passion to help others. She is inspired by being able to allow people better movement throughout their everyday lives, to feel stronger and more confident through the practice of Pilates. 

vivienne willamson

Vivienne Williamson

Service Areas:
Johannesburg Central
Johannesburg East

vivienne willamson

Vivienne hails from the dance world, having trained and taught both ballet and modern dance. After successfully running a dance studio for over 20 years, Viv closed her studio to focus on her family and started doing Pilates as a way to stay fit, strong and flexible. Falling in love with the method, Viv completed her BASI Mat Instructor training in 2015.  She is inspired to help others achieve the most balanced, efficiently functioning bodies possible.