Team Success Manager
Stacey is a Greek/Canadian who was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, living in Dubai since February 2022. While completing her BA in Human Relations at Concordia University, her journey with IKEA Canada ensured she had the right tools in her backpack to start her career. She began working with the People & Culture team, and absolutely loved the knowledge and skills she acquired from this challenge.
While she very much enjoyed working in the cooperate world, she decided she was too comfortable and craved a new adventure that inevitably brought her to the UAE. As Stacey was debating if her Dubai experience was coming to an end, that quickly changed when meeting the Real Pilates dream team.
Stephanie grew up in Toronto where she fuelled her passion for health by playing competitive football, drove her adoration for meeting new people and communication and sparked her interest in operations and marketing by being painfully organized in all aspects of life.
Upon graduating with a BA in Media Communications, Stephanie went into the Marketing world travelling all over Canada with Volkswagen and Audi Canada. But soon she realized that her true passion was in helping others find time in their lives to dedicate to their health and wellness. She went on to manage a boutique fitness studio before scratching an inner itch for new adventures and moving into the hospitality field in Dubai. For the 3 years before joining Real Pilates Stephanie was growing a successful startup into new regions. But when she found the opportunity at Real Pilates, Steph knew it was time to get back to her roots of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Her positive energy, ‘can-do’ attitude and contagious optimism translates well into her role at Real Pilates and she’ll always welcome a friendly conversation over coffee.
Co-Founder | Director of Education & Franchising
Bita is the secret behind the extraordinary success of Real Pilates as the regional training centre for STOTT PILATES in the Middle East. With more than 50 courses and workshops successfully conducted since the inception of the studio, Bita has helped turn Real Pilates into the region's most respected centre for world-class Pilates education and certification. Bita was previously the director of sales and business development at a leading regional IT consultancy firm. Her passion and determination has helped build Real Pilates to where it is today.
Founder & Managing Director
Reza spent 10 years in the corporate world, working with multinational companies, and developing a career that many would envy, but in early 2008 he gave it all up to answer his inner calling and dream of helping others. Reza realised it was the right time to lean on his culture and personal background, languages, travel experiences, skills and aspirations to create something special. And so was born Real Pilates, a mind and body haven where, with the help of Reza and his team of certified instructors, you can de-stress, restore, reconnect and grow. Reza is excited about helping people transform the relationship they have with their mind and body, and believes the richest life is that of those who enrich other people's lives. This is only the beginning of a promising journey, as Reza’s ambition is to explore other aspects of the world of wellness and continuously find new ways of helping others connect with their best inner self.