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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Marelize Badenhorst

Precision Pilates
Haren, Groningen, Netherlands

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre


Marelize is originally from South Africa and has lived for several years in the Netherlands. Currently part of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch, she also studied graphic design. She has always been heavily involved in classical ballet and has an Advanced Diploma in ballet. Marelize began studying Pilates at the STOTT PILATES® training center in Cape Town and is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. She opened her own Pilates studio in Cape Town and now has a studio in Haren.

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