This edition of the Partner Profile features Ineke Latour, a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor from The Hague, Netherlands. Ineke responded to our question “Did you choose STOTT PILATES as your education for a career change to a Pilates Instructor?” which was posted on Facebook October 25, 2012.
After over 20 years in the corporate world, Ineke was living abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and decided to start a second career. She became ACE certified and while doing so a friend introduced her to STOTT PILATES. The detailed anatomical knowledge combined with increased awareness of body alignment changed the way Ineke was teaching. She attended and enjoyed many workshops and courses worldwide before traveling to Toronto to become a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, at the age of 50.
Ineke teaches weekly classes in the two official STOTT PILATES Hosting Centers in The Hague in addition to teaching at different Health Centers and Hospitals.
Her favorite moment so far was when one of her first clients, diagnosed with severe Fibromyalgia, called Ineke “The Queen of Pilates in The Netherlands”. After training intensively with him for some months and her client improved his mobility, posture and decreased his pain allowing reasonable nights of sleep. He even started working again. Changing somebody's life that much is what motivates Ineke and makes teaching priceless.