Bringing the best internationally trained Pilates instructors to Cape Town...

Yvonne van Staden

Yvonne is the owner and principle instructor at Yvonne-Marie Pilates. She is an internationally certified Pilates instructor and BootyBarre® instructor. Yvonne also specialises in prenatal and postnatal Pilates.

Yvonne completed her Pilates qualification in London in 2010 with The Pilates Institute®. She also qualified as a prenatal and postnatal Pilates specialist through Body Control Pilates® in London. Most recently, she qualified as a BootyBarre® instructor. BootyBarre® is a FUN high energy class that will tone your body from head to toe! It combines Pilates with barre work and HIIT Cardio intervals - it's guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your body moving.

Originally from Ireland, Yvonne moved to Cape Town with her family after spending almost a decade working for one of the leading UK law firms in London. She fell in love with Pilates after spending 18 months travelling around the world in 2007. Upon her return, she decided to embark on her training in London.

When she is not in the studio or running around after her kids, Yvonne enjoys stand up paddling, running, hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding.

Nic Preiss

Nic is a comprehensively trained,internationally certified, BASI Pilates instructor. Nic is passionate about helping his clients meet their exercise and/or injury rehab goals. His own Pilates journey began in 2010 when his physio prescribed clinical Pilates for post-surgery rehab. Since then, he has included Pilates and other corrective exercises into his own fitness training programs. When Nic is not training clients, he is researching the latest exercise-related research - if an exercise can be made more effective, then he will find that tweak!