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Instructor Trainer bios

Maria Monks

Maria Monks

The Movement Lab
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BA Psychology


Maria Monks received her STOTT PILATES® full certification as an instructor in 2010. In 2013 she traveled to Milan Italy to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Maria has been involved with movement of the human body from an early age, participating in gymnastics as well as Ballroom and Latin American dancing. While completing her bachelor's degree in Psychology, she discovered STOTT PILATES and became quite passionate about the method of exercise. Her past injuries created an awareness of how beneficial this method of exercise can be. Maria guides clients of all ages and different levels of fitness, focusing with sensitivity to their varying needs, to achieve their personal goals through strength and mobility. 

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