Meydan Crew

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Emma

Pilates Instructor

Emma is from the UK and from a young age has had a keen interest in a variety of sports. From the UK, Emma moved to Vienna for 7 years where she worked at the United Nations.

In 2013, Emma decided to try out Pilates for the first time and immediately realised the benefits it provided and how well it complemented her other sporting interests and has loved it ever since. After relocating to Dubai, she took time out from work to care for her young children. When she was ready to return to the working world, she decided to pursue a career change and follow her passion for Pilates by training to be an instructor through Real Pilates. She has completed her STOTT PILATES Level 1 & 2 Mat and is also trained in pre- and postnatal pilates.

In her spare time Emma still loves to keep active and particularly enjoys running, cycling, kickboxing and, of course, Pilates!

Emma hopes to impart her enthusiasm and positivity for Pilates during her classes. Her goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of her clients through a better understanding of their bodies. Always studying new aspects of Pilates, Emma tries to keep her classes fun and innovative.

Emma currently teaches group mat classes and is available for private and semi-private sessions.

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Faye

Pilates Instructor

Faye is originally from the UK and spent a large part of her professional life working in Marketing and Sponsorship roles in Australia and the UK.

Having always suffered from scoliosis related back issues, she fortunately found Pilates as a form or preventative and rehabilitative exercise a long time ago and soon realized it was a necessity for her to be pain free. She has never looked back since!

After starting her family and moving to Dubai, Faye decided to have a career change and turn something that she loves into a career. She gained her Mat and Reformer Level 1 Certification here at Real Pilates. As a STOTT PILATES certified instructor, she loves how her training has changed her own spinal health and loves sharing the Pilates magic with all her clients!

Faye teaches Mat and Equipment group classes and is available for private and semi-private sessions.

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Maria

Pilates, Yoga & Barre Instructor

Maria’s love for movement was born through a passion for dance. She began her professional dancing career in her hometown of Aracaju, in Brazil, over 20 years ago. As an expert Samba and Belly Dancer, Maria was performing all over the world before this passion led her to Pilates. She soon realized how much Pilates helped and healed her body after the years of strenuous training and knew then she wanted to share this with others.

Maria followed her new love for Pilates and completed her STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer certification right here at Real Pilates.

Maria brings her own unique style to each class, harmonizing humour, flair and attention to detail to get her clients working to their best abilities. From helping beginners to Pilates find their body’s potential, to pushing athletic clients to the next level, Maria also thrives in helping those affected with pain or dysfunction to regain their movement.

Maria teaches Mat, Reformer, Prenatal Pilates and Hatha Yoga, as well as private and semi-private sessions.

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Mary

Customer Service

After 9 years of experience in the aviation industry, Mary decided to challenge herself in a new world that describes her the best: fitness and wellbeing.

She started athletics back in high school and specialized in sprint (100m, 200m and hurdles). She loves watching the Olympic games. Marion Jones was her first inspiration and Kobe Bryant the athlete whom she looks up to and is inspired by in so many ways. Mary even coached her school’s local basketball team for 3 years.

Aside from sports, she has an unconditional love for all animals. She is always amazed by nature’s beauty. She grew up surrounded with the love of man’s best friend - dogs that her family and her used to rescue.

Mary lives and breathes music. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, Latino, 70s-80s… her music repertoire has no limits. She beloves music connects the world and she loves exploring new cultures through her travel or simply networking here in our beautiful cosmopolitan Dubai.

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Reem

Customer Service

Reem is originally from Lebanon and moved to Dubai to join the Real Pilates, Meydan team!

Currently pursuing a degree in Psychology, Reem realized she also wanted to gain practical experience and followed her passion for interacting with people and surrounding herself with various personalities and cultures by joining the Real Pilates customer service team! She is planning to pursue her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology while learning and growing with Real Pilates and discovering her enthusiasm for fitness.

Reem used to train in Muay Thai. She believes that sports, especially Pilates and Yoga, are the best escape from any stressful environment and life in general. Reem believes in the power of a positive mindset and the fact that we have the control to turn any experience into positive energy! She hopes to create this environment at the studio and help all clients feel a little happier when they leave the studio, compared to when they came in!

In her spare time Reem enjoys researching, reading and developing skills and knowledge around these topics.

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Fernanda

Studio Manager

Fernanda was always passionate about sports and wellbeing from a very early age and holds a brown belt in Judo and a nursing certificate.

In the last sixteen years, she gathered knowledge from different sectors as she worked in aviation, hotel operations, and exhibition centers. She's always been working vigorously, leading her teams to deliver the best experiences to their customers. After going through spine surgery some years’ ago, Fernanda began to search for the best forms of exercise to help her recover and soon discovered Pilates. Her love for the discipline grew from here as she started to see the real benefits Pilates had on her body.

After becoming a mother, Fernanda started to feel the need to review her priorities and find a better work-life balance and started to explore career opportunities outside of the corporate world. When the position at Real Pilates - Meydan became available, Fernanda was delighted to find she could marry her love for Pilates in a positive working environment and found the exact opportunity she was looking for. Along with Sana and the Meydan team, Fernanda combines her passion for entrepreneurship and operations, driving the team to ensure excellent customer experiences.

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Sana

Franchise Owner

Sana Mohammad Suhail is the franchise owner our most recent Meydan studio. Having worked in various UAE government departments her entire career, Sana also has a passion for wellness and has trained in Pilates and Yoga for many years. Combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, Sana turned her passion into a business by launching the first ever franchise for the brand.

Sana’s interest in wellbeing has grown over the years and she’s a firm believer that wellness is the best investment anyone can ever make in themselves. She has found that Pilates and Yoga are not only effective workouts, but balanced ones. To raise awareness of the amazing benefits of Pilates and Yoga alongside her love for the values that Real Pilates stands for, Sana decided to open the studio in Meydan near her beloved Nad Al Sheba community.

In her current role, Sana is the Head of Transition Office at the newly established Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority. Prior to that, she held the post of the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Community Development.