Founded by Jelena Petrovic in 2006, Smartbody has become synonymous with body expertise and a down-to-earth, generous teaching approach.

Our Approach

Smartbody’s teachers use a strong classical Pilates foundation, while incorporating contemporary knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics, Alexander Technique, body rolling, and more. We are ever curious learners and regularly follow workshops and conferences on the cutting edge of movement studies. This approach has established us as one of Europe’s leading Pilates studios.

about smartbody amsterdam

Elegant and intimate in the heart of Amsterdam

In 2006 we moved into Molenpad 15, a grand old building in the center of Amsterdam overlooking the famous Princengracht. Wooden floors, sky high ceilings and windows, and classic Amsterdam architecture combine to make Smartbody warm, spacious, and unique. We share our building with a wide range of body experts, including Profysio , one of Amsterdam’s premier physical therapy practices, with whom we collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Smartbody teachers: passionate and professional

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

-John Steinbeck

Smartbody prides itself in the quality of its teachers. Our teachers are trained and certified by rigorous professional training programs and are constantly delving deeper into the the art and science of Pilates and Alexander technique. We think they are the best in Amsterdam. But what we really love about our teachers is their passion for their work and their ability to communicate that to their students. Please read what each teacher has to say about themselves and their teaching style.
Jelena Petrovic

Jelena Petrovic – Founder and Director

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson – Alexander Technique teacher and Co-owner

Kristen Hollinsworth

Kristin Hollinsworth – Senior Pilates Teacher

Zakia el Abodi

Zakia el Abodi – Senior Pilates Teacher

Marieke van der Tol

Marieke van der Tol – Master Pilates Teacher

Zakia el Abodi

Adelya Zakirova – Senior Pilates Teacher

Zakia el Abodi

Diana Jaspers – Šenauskaitė

– Senior Pilates Teacher

Zakia el Abodi

Salomé Oliveira – Senior Pilates Teacher