Our Teachers

 

Our team of energetic, passionate and highly qualified instructors are dedicated to helping you to create a better you through fitness, nutrition, therapies and more. With a wealth of experience, training and dedication to our field we make a strong and balanced team who focuses on inspiring and empowering you with the knowledge to live happier and healthier lives.

Clare Marie Trono

Founder Clare Marie Trono is a Level 4 certified Pilates Instructor, with specialist qualifications in GP Referral, Lower back pain management and Pre & Post Natal Pilates.
 

Clare has been passionate about the Pilates method since she was first introduced to it during a vocal master class with Paul Farrington (Estill Vanguard Teacher), at the age of 17.
 

Since then she has been interested in exploring how the body works, functional movement and the quest for holistic well-being.

 

Clare is also a trained classical singer and vocal coach integrating pilates into postural training for singers and actors. 

Angeliki Kostaki

Angeliki is an MSc Physiotherapist and a Clinical Pilates Instructor. She graduated as physiotherapist in Greece 2008 (TEI PATRAS, Physiotherapy Department ), then gained her MSc in Sports Injury Management in 2010 in Sheffield Hallam University. Her UK clinical experience in public and private sector includes a broad variety of MSK and sports injuries.

Functional movement, core stability and strengthening are vital during rehabilitation progress and this is why she decided to explore further Pilates skills. She has completed the APPI matwork Pilates training series and the Ante & Post Natal Pilates.

 

She is a strong supporter of the ancient quote: "a healthy mind in a healthy body", loves swimming and is obviously a Pilates addict!

Olga Zdankiewicz

Olga is a group and personal trainer with over than 9 years of experience. Throughout that time she had the chance to come to know many different techniques and approaches to body conditioning.

She loves the Pilates method for how it creates a mind-body connection, teaches to understand the movement and control your own body. Recently she completed a Peak Pilates Comprehensive Level 1 education and is cetrified in pilates mat and equipment training.

Her second love is resistance & functional training. Understanding the concept of powerhouse and its application to different movement patterns helps her to keep her clients and herself safe while training.

Privately, Olga is a music, dance and food enthusiast as well as a sneaker addict.

Pilates became part of my life when I noticed how effective it was in relieving the stress on my neck, back and shoulders after an office day spent in front of the computer. It also improved my posture visibly. It even turned into a kind of meditation to connect with my own body and mind in time.

 

Seeing all these benefits, I wanted to carry my passion to a higher level, and got certified as mat and reformer Pilates instructor by Turkish Gymnastics Federation in 2013. I also completed a prenatal Pilates teacher training and a course in Functional Spinal


Anatomy and Spine Diseases. These trainings have helped me a lot design my classes according to the needs of each individual body. After closing our studio, which I opened and ran with my partner in Antalya for two years, I moved to Luxembourg. Now I continue my passion for exploring the body and movement.

Barbara Motta

I happened upon yoga about 10 years ago as a way to improve my crouched posture resulting from years of boxing. From the very first lesson I remember experiencing a new feeling of lightness, a new relationship to my body.

I began practicing yoga regularly with my teacher back in Italy. This gave me a first understanding of the poses, and a real curiosity for the practice. I moved to London in 2009 and started practicing hatha yoga and vinyasa flow at triyoga studio with many wonderful teachers, in particular Anna Ashby, Joey Miles, Nadia Narain, Bridget Woods Kramer and Carlos Pomeda. It was in London that I really began to deepen in to the practices, and to engage in a new fuller way. At the end of 2009 I decided to embrace a new life and become a yoga teacher. I completed my teacher training at triyoga studio with Anna Ashby and Joey Miles. In 2015 I completed a pregnancy yoga training in London with Nadia Narain.

Whitney Fortmuller

Whitney hails from California, USA. She fell in love with movement at an early age through dancing in musical theater productions. She discovered pilates, barre, and yoga while in University, and made the leap in 2015 to become a certified barre instructor. Since then she has expanded to teach classes like HIIT, Pilates Stick, and Fit Ball. She holds a Fully Comprehensive Mat Pilates Certification. And is a passionate and energetic teacher.

Krisztina Kéri

Born in Budapest, Krisztina began artistic gymnastics at age five and continued competing into her teens. She then began her Pilates journey in 2007.

"Starting a Pilates practice made me feel healthier, challenging my movement and fitness levels."

As a former athlete Krisztina is focused on injury prevention, improving endurance, balance, core strength and coordination. She qualified as a Pilates teacher in 2016, training with Kelly McKinnon at Corpus Studio and has also completed trainings with Simonfi Ágnes including a specific training focused on healing Diastasis Recti. You can join Krisztina every Saturday from September.

Daniela is a Crossfit L-1 Trainer and holds a Pre and Post Natal Fitness certification. She started her post natal coaching journey after the birth of her first baby, when she realised the need for more quality guidance for pregnant and postpartum athletes. She focuses on functional movements and core stability through Strength and Conditioning training, while implementing breathing strategies that help adapt the body to perform activities of daily life easily to avoid injuries. 

Daniela will be teaching some of our Yo Mama & Bebe Post Natal classes!

Laura is a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor. She discovers Pilates in 2014 whilst living in China, together with Tai Chi. But it's in Luxembourg that she really fell in love with the method.

Pilates is for everyone: indeed she started classes to have relief from back pain after her pregnancy and she became more and more curious about Pilates method and its techniques. She witnessed her body and mind changing trough Pilates and decided to completely turn her life upside down, from corporate career to professional Pilates instructor training.

She is an experienced backpacker all around Asia, where she goes back wherever and whenever possible: it's there that her love with Pilates started and it's there where she belongs.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place that you have to live.” (Unknown)

I've got my degree in Physical Education and Pilates Instructor Certified in Brazil, where I was born and raised. There, I've also started my career teaching several fitness classes. In 2010 I was presented to Pilates class and it was love at first sight. I deeply believe the Pilates can help people know their own body, take control on it and find a good way to live painless, strong, flexible and happy. I also believe Pilates is a powerful way to recover from pathologies and injuries that sometimes hopes are gone.


In 2016 I decided to spread my passion in the world. Since then I've been teaching in Ireland, Portugal and now I'm here inviting you to be with me in Luxembourg... I hope to see you soon! Elize also offer Private 1-2-1 sessions in both English and Portuguese.

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