After spending the early years of her career working in the reinsurance industry in London, a job relocation took Roberta to Bahrain at the beginning of 1999. Two years later, she decided to leave the corporate world behind, in order to follow her passion and nurture her interests in biomechanics, Pilates and yoga, which she had been practising since she was 18. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Pilates since 2004, and became a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer in 2009, when she also established her own company, STUDIO RCT Pilatesbahrain, located in the heart of Bahrain. She is also a Merrithew Instructor Trainer in Total Barre®, CORE™, ZEN•GA® Mat and Reformer.
Roberta was recognized by the Pink Ribbon Program as a post-rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES).She is certified in Suspension Training with TRX, The Roll Model and is a STARK BODYFLYING, BOSU and freeFORM board worldwide Master Trainer.
She is also a yoga teacher trainer with the RYA, as a result of 500 hours of training and many years practicing Iyengar yoga. She created her own flow with YOGAFITLATES™, a discipline she teaches regularly in her studio.
She is an active member of the Pilates Teacher Association UK, and specializes in myofascial therapies. She completed level 1 and 2 Anatomy Trains and Kinesiology through Touch for Health at Level 4, completing her proficiency. In 2017, she trained in using Matrix Rhythm Therapy, developed by Dr. Ulrich G. Randoll at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany, for treating and preventing medical conditions connected with the musculoskeletal system. Early in 2018, she certified at Level 1 with the EBFA, as a barefoot training specialist Level 1.
Roberta is a qualified Kinesiologist, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist and has attended many workshops and seminars in specialised areas of the disciplines in which she is certified, such as Vojta Techniques for treatment of scoliosis, The Mulligan Technique for mobilization with movement manual therapies, and Kinesiology Taping, to name a few.
Teaching many of the Bahraini aristocracy, including the royal family, as well as many clients with physical disabilities, she loves the emotional reward and satisfaction of really being able to improve people’s lives via her teaching methods, by reducing their pain and improving their mobility. Due to her commitment, she has many long-term clients, as well as teachers around the world with whom she has qualified to the high standards she sets for herself.
Additionally, Roberta has studied languages, speaking English and Italian fluently and able to translate written French, German, Russian and Spanish. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and mathematics.