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Your Instructors

Marcia Milgate

After returning to Canada from studying abroad in France, Marcia stayed just long enough to obtain her Bachelor of Commerce Degree before relocating to the Cayman Islands in 1997 where she has lived and raised a family ever since. Marcia was introduced to Pilates more than 19 years ago and she was instantly hooked. In 2018, Marcia earned her BASI Global Comprehensive certification as well as a BASI Injuries and Pathologies certificate. She is presently studying for her Pre/Postnatal Movement through Pilates certificate. Through her years as an avid runner, she has had to battle several injuries and eventually 2 hip surgeries which has challenged her to find the right balance in her fitness routine which now includes Pilates, strength training, running and spinning. Marcia's personal experience with injury rehabilitation, as well as maintaining her fitness while raising 3 children gives her a unique persective and empathy for those dealing with similar issues. Maintaining an active lifestyle for her and her family is very important to Marcia and she believes that you should find an activity that you love and do it for life! 

 

Deanna Smith

After working for over 5 years as a Kinesiologist in Canada, Deanna moved to Grand Cayman in 2003 and has been teaching Pilates and fitness in Cayman since 2008. She is a Stott Pilates Certified Instructor and holds a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology (human movement). She is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist (Canada) and is Titleist Performance Institute Certified. She has experience training people dealing with a variety of injureis including post-physio rehab, lower back issues and general postural issues through her work in Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinics in Canada. Deanna is an active runner, swimmer and paddleboarder and more recently has added cycling into the mix to balance it all out! Deanna knows Pilates is an ABSOLUTE winner when it comes to helping improve mobility, stability, mindfulness and core strength in anyone, no matter what their age or phsyical ability and is a true believer that Pilates has something to offer everybody!

 

Katie Milner

Katie origionally trained to become a Pilates instructor in London back in 2003 with the Body Control Pilates Association. She taught mat work and prenatal Pilates classes for several years in south west London before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2007. Here she taught small groups and private cleints for 5 years at a local Physiotherapy clinic before taking a break to raise her young family. In 2017, Katie returned to Pilates and completed the BASI Global Comprehensive Training program. She believes Pilates should be made accessible to everyone, from patients coming out of rehab to elite athletes. Katie enjoys working in the studio as the small class sizes allow everyone to benefit from individual attention and care. For Katie, the beauty of Pilates is the enormous scope of exercises which can all be modified to suit anybody, whatever their background, ability level.