Marieke began practicing Pilates after she suffered a mild lower back pain. After the first couple of lessons she felt a release. Her enthusiasm grew with every lesson.
Marieke holdes a degree in Human Geography at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. When the opportunity arose to enhance another side of herself, she seized it. In 2013 she accomplished the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program at Smartbody Pilates Studio in Amsterdam. She followed several workshops by Pilates professionals like Sharon Gallagher and Tom McCook.
The combination of mental focus, flexibility and strength is what makes Pilates so special to her.
Getting to know your body in an active way – not only your strengths but also your weaknesses – is a great journey. Pilates takes you on this journey where body and mind are learningn to work as a team. It makes your body leaner, longer and healthier. It’s rewarding and satisfying! (Marieke)
A body free of nervous tension and fatigue is an ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well balanced mind, fully capable of meeting all the complex challenges of modern living. Joseph Pilates