Liz is the proud double winner of the Pilates Instructor of the Year Award at the 2015 and 2016 Fit Awards sponsored by the Dubai Sports Council, REPs UAE and Sport 360. She has completed the full STOTT PILATES certification as well as the highly sought after rehabilitation certification. Liz is from South Africa and went to the University of Cape Town and completed a degree in Bachelor of Health Science with Honours in Biokinetics (Exercise Rehabilitation). Her honours thesis focused on the effect of core stability on lower back pain, and she has been convinced of the benefit of Pilates ever since. She has a creative approach to teaching with a high attention to detail. She has a special interest in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and focuses greatly on correcting muscle imbalances as well as general fitness training. Liz is a genius when it comes to finding the right correction or exercise to alleviate pain and reduce the likelihood of further injury. She teaches mat, reformer, chair, prenatal, Real Barre.
Paul is a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer but also an advanced neuromuscular therapist, after training with Leon Chaitow ND DO of the University of Westminster and Judith Delaney, director of American Neuromuscular Therapy Florida. Paul is from Manchester in England and has been involved in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. Through his martial arts and military training he has developed a real passion for doing exercise right. His teaching style reflects his personality - clinical and precise - but he delivers it with a huge slice of humour.
Michelle, from Sydney, Australia, has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Dance). Over the past 14 years, she has taught hundreds of STOTT PILATES courses and workshops in the US, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines, the US and the UAE. Michelle is an intrepid traveller who loves an adventure. She is also a talented photographer and has managed to capture moments from all corners of the world.
At Real Pilates, Michelle is both the general manager, a STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer and a TOTAL BARRE Instructor Trainer.
Tegan has been in the health industry for over 10 years with a specialization in rehabilitation Pilates. After training as a Myotherapist in Australia, Tegan has spent 8 years at the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in London as a fully qualified Pilates instructor and teacher trainer. She has taught reformer and mat group classes and worked extensively in a one to one setting.
Alongside her Pilates, Tegan has an interest in how exercise can help improve general well being and mood, and also aid in the management of complex neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of London and a MSc in Neuroscience from King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Her research projects focused on overcoming pain during exercise and searching for mutations in genes implicated in motor neuron disease.
Tegan has worked with a large range of people, from professional athletes to people with neurodegenerative disorders. She brings a calm and focused attitude to all clients and loves celebrating their successes.
Victoria has worked for over ten years as a sports physical therapist in Dubai. She decided in 2010 to incorporate Pilates in to her practice and believes that the two modalities combined provide very strong and effective results. Patients grew to love the Pilates side of her treatments and continued their Pilates even after having been rehabilitated, some even becoming instructors themselves! In 2013, Victoria became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specialising in STOTT PILATES and now teaches instructor courses and workshops, group classes and private sessions exclusively at Real Pilates. When she’s not busy teaching, you’ll find Victoria working out or baking and creating in the kitchen.