My journey of movement began with dance at the age of four. Ballet was my love and focus and it helped to lay the foundation for all future movement forms. I went on to add jazz, contemporary and ball-room into my “movement enjoyment” portfolio. I taught for a ballet studio in Rondebosch and Houtbay for a few years. I then decided to continue on with my own dancing and danced professionally from the age of 21, later becoming part of the cast at Sun City, where I thoroughly enjoyed the exciting shows – 6, Movin’ and Fun & Games, later moving with the show to the Wild Coast.
On leaving the professional dance field I joined the fitness industry qualifying as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Aerobic Instructor and in 2002 as a Pilates Instructor and simultaneously worked for one of the leading Fitness Education companies for almost twelve years.
I continue to strive to increase my knowledge by attending a variety of Symposiums, courses and workshops. I recently added the wonderful experience of Nia to my repertoire with the White Belt Intensive course and I am hoping to offer the joyous experience of Nia at the studio soon.
My belief in “Moving” to stay healthy and vibrant in life is reflected in my varied interests throughout my life like: Swimming, Ballet, Karate, Scuba Diving, Hiking & Running. In reflection: “To move is to stay connected. Through movement we can experience our lives fully, vibrantly and with joy”. My wish for my studio is that it is a place for you to “be”, a haven for you to experience the level of fitness you are looking for or to purely add moments of stillness and tranquillity in your day/life. It can be as challenging as you wish or as subtle. Come and move & breathe.
Charmaine is the instructor/studio owner of Pilates Moving Arts.
|Cost||Starting from R95.00 for 60 min|
|Subjects||Pilates Mat & Pilates Equipment|
|Ages||15 – 80|
|Levels||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Experience||1 – 3 Years|
Moving Arts is a small intimate Pilates Studio in Pinelands. Our aim is to create a haven where one can experience the wonderful benefit of Pilates at various levels to suit one’s requirement and also find a moment in one’s day to just breathe and let go of the days responsibilities.