Jumeirah Crew

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Csilla

Pilates Instructor

With over 10 years experience in the Fitness Industry, Csilla is a Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. She is also qualified in pre and post-natal Pilates.

Her passion for Pilates stemmed from personal experience, as she suffered an ankle injury while running the New York Marathon in 2010, and saw first-hand the remarkable effects Pilates had on her rehabilitation. Being a triathlete, Pilates soon became part of Csilla’s everyday routine in a quest to remain strong and injury free. Csilla then embarked on her journey of becoming a Pilates instructor, and has trained in London, Czech Republic, Malaysia and Dubai.

Csilla moved to the UAE in 2012, and has worked in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

She teaches private Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes,

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Jennifer

  • Merrithew Instructor Trainer:
  • STOTT PILATES Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
  • Functional Anatomy Instructor Trainer

Jennifer first discovered Pilates in 2007 while she was living in Toronto. She was drawn to its teachings and the remarkable way it works for different body types. She has been lucky enough to travel the world and gain valuable experience and knowledge whilst practicing Pilates in various studios.

She moved to Dubai in 2008 and decided to turn her passion into a career and became a certified Instructor, undergoing training in Dubai as well as Toronto. In 2016, Jennifer went on to become a certified Instructor Trainer for Matwork and Reformer. She enjoys working with a range of clients, and draws great satisfaction from seeing others motivated and inspired to better themselves.

Jennifer has completed the STOTT PILATES full certification and is a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer for Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels as well as numerous workshops.

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Jenny

Pilates & Barre Instructor

Jenny’s interest in Pilates started after 12 years as a competitive figure skater, dancer and gymnast in Australia. She continued regular Pilates sessions whilst studying business at university, and the classes were always the highlight of her day. After 3 years in a corporate working environment and battling some ongoing back issues, her passion for Pilates led her to become a certified Pilates instructor in 2009.

She is also a certified Personal Trainer, Barre Instructor, TRX/Suspension trainer, Post-Rehabilitation & FMS certified, and spent many years as a course presenter in Australia. Jenny has a keen interest in, and many years of experience with, pre/post-natal training. She has worked across Australia & Asia, and moved to the UAE in February of 2019.

Jenny is passionate about training people to move well, often & efficiently, and Pilates offers this like no other form of training. Through her teaching, Jenny hopes to inspire others to find this same motivation and enthusiasm for Pilates. She aims to provide a balanced, well-rounded workout that increases energy, improves strength and encourages a healthier lifestyle.

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Katherine

Pilates Instructor

Katherine has been passionate about Pilates since 2012, discovering the physical and mindfulness benefits of the practice whilst working in the corporate world as a criminal defence lawyer.

Her love for and dedication to Pilates is enduring; despite experiencing many big life changes over the past decade - including international relocations and having a family - Pilates has always been a constant in Katherine's life.

So, after taking several years out of the workforce to raise her children, and ready for a new challenge, it made perfect sense for Katherine to upgrade Pilates from passion to career!

Undertaking her training at Real Pilates, Katherine is a qualified STOTT PILATES Level 1 & 2 Mat and Reformer instructor. She has also completed the STOTT PILATES Prenatal workshop.

Katherine has a particular passion for pre-and post-natal Pilates, having personally experienced the benefits of keeping up her Pilates practice before, during and after her pregnancies. She hopes to encourage other women to do the same, and is an open book when it comes to sharing her experiences.

Enthusiastic about all-things Pilates, Katherine aims to make her workouts challenging but fun, with a focus on form, to ensure each client gets the most out of their workout and leaves the studio feeling accomplished and energised.

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Leah

Pilates Instructor

Leah’s journey with Pilates began when she was a teenager, her background as a ballet dancer meant muscle conditioning and rehabilitation were very important. Pilates and dance go hand in hand and even after she finished up dancing she continued Pilates as a compliment to her other active hobbies.

After completing her Bachelor of Commerce and working in a corporate environment she decided to change her career, and completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction in Perth, Australia in 2016. She is qualified in Mat, Reformer, Barrels, Cadillac and Chair, along with Pre/Post natal. Leah has been teaching in Australia since 2017 and made the move to Dubai in 2021 to continue furthering her career with Real Pilates.

When she’s not in the studio, Leah enjoys road trips and exploring the coastline, anything outdoors and active, dancing and trying out new restaurants.

Inside the studio, Leah aims to give her clients a fun, invigorating class with smooth transitions and exciting variations.

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Maria Paz

Pilates Instructor

Maria first fell in love with Pilates when she was a university student, undertaking a business degree in her hometown of Santiago, Chile. When she moved to Dubai and found Real Pilates, it was love at first sight. One day the idea of changing careers crossed her mind and she decided to go for it, signing up for her first course in 2014. Maria enjoys the precision of the movement and attention to alignment. She enjoys the satisfaction of helping people feel and move better and aims to educate her clients in the same way she learned when was one.

Maria is passionate about life, loves animals, travelling, nature, meditation and trying new experiences every time she gets a chance.

Maria is a STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer Instructor, Total Barre instructor and trained in Merrithew Fascial Movement. She currently teaches Group Pilates classes.

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Rachael

Pilates Instructor

Rachael’s love of trying new sports led her to Pilates and from day one she knew Pilates was for her. She decided she wanted to teach and share her knowledge after taking classes for over 10 years. She has trained in her beautiful native New Zealand as well as Australia, the US and now here in Dubai.

Rachael’s passion for Pilates shines through in every class. With an eye for detail, she motivates and encourages clients to get the most out of their workout with a focus on posture and technique.

Rachael has a Bachelor of Music degree and a background as a Flute Teacher and playing in orchestras. She also enjoys skiing and hiking. She has walked both the Camino Frances and Camino Portuguese, hundreds of kilometers across Spain and Portugal.

Rachael is a STOTT PILATES Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. She has also completed a number of specialized workshops, including Pre- and Post-natal Pilates.

She teaches Mat, Reformer, Chair and Prenatal Pilates classes as well as private and semi-private sessions.

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Robin

Yoga Instructor

Robin has been teaching Yoga as professional instructor for over 16 year, but his journey and deep relationship with Yoga started more 25 years ago in his beautiful native India.

In 1997 he started competing in various Yoga Competitions in India till 2002. After a few years of competitive break, in 2014, he started participating in international professional competitions this time. That same year he became also officially became an International Yoga Referee.

Robin has a Master’s in Physical Education and has been living in Dubai since 2003 with his wife Bhama who is also a highly skilled Yoga teacher. They have been sharing their knowledge and experience with healthy lifestyle enthusiasts and yogis from all walks of life. Robin believes Yoga has a real message for humanity – a holistic message of physical, mental and spiritual wellness. To Robin, Yoga is so much more than just an exercise form or a profession. His motto is: "practice Yoga and experience the changes in you".

At Real Pilates, Robin teaches Hatha Yoga group classes as well as private sessions on demand.

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Vicki

Pilates Instructor

Vicki brings much knowledge and experience of teaching pilates to our studio. She was a medical negligence solicitor in the UK, but when she was injured she discovered the fantastic healing ability of pilates and loved the way it complemented her active lifestyle.

Training originally in the UK and then in Australia, Vicki believes that movement is lotion for the body and correct posture is essential for a high quality of life. She has been lucky enough to train with the best instructors internationally in the UK, Australia and throughout Europe. She loves applying her knowledge and personal experience to help clients improve their strength, mobility and flexibility, working with injured people up to elite athletes. You will find Vicki's positive attitude a great source of motivation.

Vicki is trained in matwork, cadillac, reformer and chair. She is also a STOTT PILATES and Total Barre trained instructor.

She teaches private and semi-private Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes.

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Elizabeth

Customer Service

Elizabeth was born and raised in Zimbabwe, having recently moved to Dubai in September 2021. She holds a diploma in Hotel Management and has a strong background in customer service as she has been trained and specialized in front office for two years. Prior to this, she had the pleasure of working in the dental industry.

Elizabeth has a passion for fashion so you will see her at the front desk always looking chic and dashing wearing the newest trends. Elizabeth is very family oriented and when she is not around her loved ones, you will find her reading books from her favorite author, Dan Brown. She is always keen to learn whatever she can to keep growing and improving. Solving problems, and making sure clients are well looked after is something she takes to heart.

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Hoda

Customer Service

Born and raised in beautiful Abu Dhabi, after 14 years, Hoda decided to move to Egypt alongside her family to get better acquainted with her culture and roots.

Not long after completing her Bachelors in Business Administration she moved to Toronto (Canada), eager to explore life on her own. Working in sales while she was there she explored her passion for travel. Having lived in 5 different provinces, she has always enjoyed the stunning scenery of each one. She loves getting lost in nature and enjoy sunshine and water. She loves comedy and is open to try almost any type of cuisine.

Her keen eye for detail allows her to provide clients with the best attention and service. Hoda’s motivation, good vibe, and contagious energy will always make you stop by the front desk to say hello.

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Michelle

  • Assistant Manager
  • Business Development

Originally from Mexico City, Michelle loves all things travel; experiencing difference cultures, trying new cuisines, and getting to know new people. A self-confessed Barre fanatic, Michelle enjoys all types of sports and physical training activities, everything from football to Pilates.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and has a passion for enabling others to achieve their goals, nothing gives her more satisfaction than seeing them succeed. She believes the secret lies in accepting greater responsibility for our own health and fitness. It is all about adopting and taking on a positive attitude toward achieving a balanced healthy mind and lifestyle.

Her high energy and passion for fun come with her in day-to-day life. Having lived in 4 different countries already, Michelle moved to Dubai in 2021 and is ready to take on another new country, and new adventure!

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Tanya

Customer Service

Born and raised in the beautiful state of Goa (India), Tanya is all about being a true Goan: all fun, caring and friendly. Tanya holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and for the past 9 years, she has been working in different customer facing roles. In the UAE since 2018, she has worked with people of more than 180 nationalities.

Tanya is committed to use all her gained knwoledge to help clients have the best experience as soon as they walk through the door. She loves to sing, dance, read, cook, paint, and travel while exploring different places, and trying their cuisines. Tanya is a positive, genuine person who is all about Balance in life.