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Peak Pilates® International Trainers

Alison Percic
Alison Percic
Melbourne, Australia

When Alison began dancing at age six, it sparked a lifelong love of movement and gave her a solid grounding in the key principles of fitness and exercise. Yoga and Karate followed soon after, but it was during her University years when an athletics coach suggested she try Pilates that Alison's passion was really ignited. Moving to New York in 1996, she earned her Comprehensive Certification with Power Pilates, studied the Elaine Petrone method and Active Isolated Stretching with Jim Wharton. In Australia, Alison opened the highly successful Simply Pilates studio introducing Classical Pilates to her clients. Now a certified Peak Pilates Teacher Trainer, Alison regularly conducts intensive Teacher Certification courses in her Melbourne studio.

Dunja Meyer
Dunja Meyer
Cologne, Germany

In 1992 Dunja started working in the fitness industry as an ACE certified teacher, two years later she had become a teacher trainer, coach and presenter. She has educated thousands of fitness enthusiasts in group teaching of all kinds of aerobic styles (Step, Kick Fit, Workout, Pilates and Dance to name a few) for different german fitness associations like DFAV. As a long time international presenter, at tradeshows such as FIBO, her background as a pharmacist and a pharmacy owner has attracted much interest in her articles and lectures about anatomy, healthy nutrition, pharmaceuticals, aromatherapy, supplements and sports. Being a certified NLP practioner and personal trainer provides her with in depth knowledge that she applies towards her teaching and coaching. She was orignally certifiied with Polestar, followed by trainings with well known classical teacher trainers. She has recently completed her Comprehensive Certification through Peak Pilates. Since 2006 she has owned her own pilates studio "Absolute Pilates" in Cologne, Germany.

Simone Hörster
Simone Hörster
Berlin, Germany

Simone’s first contact with Pilates came in 1998 during her studies in Hamburg to become a dance and gymnastics teacher, which she later continued at the academy in Arnhem, Holland. She has been teaching Pilates mat exercises since 2002, and work on the apparatus since her classical Pilates training in 2004. Simone has offered classical Pilates training in Berlin under the name Core Pilates since 2007. She teaches workshops and presents Pilates at trade shows such as the FIBO and Pilates Conventions.

Susan Colijn
Susan Colijn
Bubenreuth, Germany

Susan Colijn was born in the US but has lived in Germany since 1965. After high school, she studied radiology at the University of Erlangen in Nürnberg. She encountered Pilates during a Mind & Body education program and felt enthusiastic about how the work can change the body. Also a group fitness instructor, she has worked as a presenter for Safs & Beta discussing the Pilates basics, and now owns and operates her own Pilates studio in Erlangen, Germany, which also serves as an education facility for Peak Pilates programs.

Louise Tomcheck
Louise Tomcheck
Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Louise has worked in the field of movement for many years, first as a professional dancer, and later in mainstream fitness. She was introduced to Pilates after sustaining a back injury. Amazed by her recovery while doing Pilates, she began training and working at IsoFit, the first Pilates studio in Hong Kong. She later pursued training in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta and was finally certified in 2000 with Romana Kryzanowska in Sydney, Australia. She founded her own studio, Core Ability, in Hong Kong in 1993 and recently relocated with her family to Canada and hopes to set up a home studio next year.

Agnes Simonfi
Agnes Simonfi
Pilismarot, Hungary

Agnes started her career as an economist. She earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, with a major in Marketing and International Management. She was a professional handball player for 10 years and later became an IFAA certified aerobic instructor, personal trainer and recreational sport instructor. She was introduced to Pilates at a convention in 2003, and is now a pioneer, opening her own Pilates Club in Esztergom, the first classical Pilates club in Hungary.

Kazumi Morihata
Kazumi Morihata
Tokyo, Japan

Kazumi Morihata has experience as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor for more than 15 years. During this time, she was a consultant for a fitness association and trainer of instructor courses. Kazumi has been teaching anatomy, physiology, resistance training and aerobics at a career college specialized in sports.

Kayoko Takada
Kayoko Takada
Tokyo, Japan

Kayoko has been a fitness program director for more than 15 years and holds a degree in exercise physiology. During this time, she worked as an educational trainer for AFFA throughout much of Japan. Her career started as a dancer and she shifted her focus to instructing Pilates from 2003, as a director of the Pilates Alliance, a Peak Pilates licensed training center in Japan.

Fumikazu Sato
Fumikazu Sato
Tokyo, Japan

Fumikazu was deeply impressed by the quality of Peak's education programs, having received his PPS1 certification in Tokyo in 2005. He currently provides Pilates instruction in both the studio and fitness club setting while also working as a fitness instructor.

Hugo Codaro
Hugo Codaro
Tokyo, Japan

Hugo Codaro is a Peak Pilates® PPS I certified instructor with more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Buenos Aires. In 1983 he moved to Japan where he worked in the fitness field throughout the country and soon was supervising the training of other instructors. In 1994, he was appointed Supervisor of the Fitness Center at the world renowned Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel. He is currently Director of Holistic Studio Efi, one of the first Peak Pilates® equipped studios in Tokyo.

Masayo Sato
Masayo Sato
Tokyo, Japan

Masayo has been an aerobics instructor for more than 10 years and earned her comprehensive certification in 2009 through the Peak PilateSystem. She is currently a teacher for the Pilates Alliance in Tokyo.

Helga Stekelenburg
Helga Stekelenburg
Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands

Helga has been active in the Fitness Industry since 1996. As an Ace- AFN-Aalo- certified (groupfitness) trainer she has always been passionate about getting people moving in a healthy way. In 2005 she started studying the Pilates-method with Peak Pilates. In that year she founded The Pilates Studio Oud-Beijerland, which also is an education facility for Peak Pilates programs. She is known for her enthusiastic and dynamic style of teaching and is frequently asked as a Presenter and for workshops in The Netherlands and abroad. Helga holds a Law degree from the University of Leiden. She now dedicates all her time to spreading her biggest passion: Pilates.

Soheyla Dunglinson
Soheyla Dunglinson
Singapore, Singapore

Soheyla has always had a keen interest in health and fitness. She was first introduced to Pilates 10 years ago and has been teaching Pilates for over 8 years and has taught over 6000 hours in different private and group settings. She owns and runs her successful studio, Pilates Core Fitness, in Singapore. Soheyla’s love and passion for Pilates is infectious and she is keen to heal everyone she comes in contact with. Soheyla takes a keen interest in working with elite athletes, teenagers and clients who have special rehabilitation needs. Soheyla studied French as a second language at L'Université de Nantes, France. Soheyla completed her Peak certification through Core Ability in Hong Kong in 2006 and was subsequently one of the first international Peak trained instructors.
Soheyla believes learning never stops and she regularly attends workshops and courses to enhance her knowledge in nutrition and fitness. As a teacher trainer Soheyla thoroughly enjoys training aspiring teachers begin their journey towards certification. Soheyla has great respect for Peak Educators and she is committed to maintaining their high standards.

Kiyoun Park
Kiyoun Park
Seoul, South Korea

Kiyoun has been studying ballet since 1988 and went on to receive her B.A. and M.A. in that field. While in graduate school, she was first introduced to pilates, and continued on to receive her comprehensive certification from Power Pilates. After auditing a Peak PilateSystem Level-I course, she was greatly impressed by Peak's Program. She decided to pursue her goal of becoming a teacher trainer with Peak Pilates and is proud to be the first Peak teacher trainer in Korea. Kiyoun is currently studying for her Ph.D in Physical Education and has recently become owner and director of Kie Pilates in Seoul, Korea.

Rocio Carceles
Rocio Carceles
Madrid, Spain

Rocío graduated in 1991 from the University of Madrid with a degree in Physical Sciences in Sports and Health. In 1994 she became a personal coach. Then, in 1996, she obtained the championship in Spanish Fitness, and second place in the Spanish championship of aerobics competition. Over the past several years, she has been showcasing her classes and workshops in Spain 's most important conventions and venues introducing new trends, such as the Fit-ball. Rocío, an expert consultant for prestigious publications in the fitness world, has been teaching the Pilates method to clients since 2000 and is also a teacher trainer.

Carmen Cárceles
Carmen Cárceles
Madrid, Spain

Carmen Cárceles began studying dance in 1983 and devoted herself to professionally dancing from 1991 until 2002. Then she began to teach dance classes in different studios in Madrid. In 2001, she began Pilates and completed her training with Master's degree in Feldenkrais technique and Stretching Global Active. Currently, she is the owner of a Pilates Center in Ceuta, Spain.

Noemi Garcia Alfaro
Noemi Garcia Alfaro
Barcelona, Spain

Noemí was born in Barcelona and has been dancing since she was fifteen years old. She received her Bachelor's Degree in physiotherapy from the University of Barcelona and has completed her training with a Master's Degree in Feldenkrais technique and sport re-adaptation. In 2001, she began her career as a personal trainer and was certified at the Pilates Institute in London and the Holmes Place Company in Spain.

Patricia Morales
Patricia Morales
Barcelona, Spain

Patricia is a Physical Therapist specially-trained in orthopedic and neurodynamic manual therapy. She completed her graduate studies program in Physical Therapy, with a focus on manipulative spine and pelvis muscle-toning technique training. She now collaborates with Professors on a variety of graduate-level physical therapy and Traumatology programs.

Begoña Muñoz
Begoña Muñoz
Malago, Spain

Begoña Muñoz has twelve years experience in the fitness industry working as a technical director, fitness instructor, and personal trainer. Certified by ACE, AFFA, and NASM, she began her Pilates background with the Polestar Education program and furthers her studies with Special Populations workshops. At present, Begoña is co-owner of the Pilates Global Studio in Marbella Spain.

Marcos Do Nascimento
Marcos Do Nascimento
Vigo-Pontevedra, Spain

Marcos holds a BS in Physical Exercise and Sports Science from the Blumenau Regional University in Brazil. He became the Aerobics Champion of Portugal in 1992 and currently works as a personal trainer and Peak Trainer for Portugal and Spain.

Celia Teruel Pascual
Celia Teruel Pascual
Cadiz, Spain

Celia is comprehensively certified through the Peak PilateSystem and is the owner and manager of The Studio in Tarifa, Cadiz. She studied Osteopathy in Malaga and was also Mat trained by Stott in London and Polestar.

Didem Kartay Vatansever
Didem Kartay Vatansever
Istanbul, Turkey

Didem began dancing (classical balet) at the age of six. She received her bachelor's degree in contemporary dance from Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. She received her MA from the same university where she also took classes in Feldenkrais, Laban Movement Analysis, anatomy and biomechanics. After six years of experience in teaching dance and improvisiation classes at the university and primary schools, she met pilates. She got full certified from PAI in NY. When she was introduced to Peak’s Program by Nancy Hurd, she was impressed by the system and began her pathway to be teacher trainer. In 2008 she opened her own studio in Istanbul and now trains teachers for Peak Pilates. She is proud to be a part of the team teaching PPS in Istanbul, Turkey.

Melis Yengil
Melis Yengil
Istanbul, Turkey

Melis Yengil has been practicing ballet since she was a child, and went on to study classic ballet in both high school and college. She earned a Masters in Contemporary Dance while in college and is and is now a professional instructor. Through her dance studies, she was exposed to Pilates exercise on went onto complete her comprehensive training. She has since focused on the Classical Method of Pilates and is not head of the Pilates program at the Akatlar Club Sporium in Turkey.

Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Berkshire, United Kingdom

Lee's journey from serving as a soldier in the British army to becoming a Peak Pilates Trainer has been revelatory. Since qualifying as a sports therapist almost ten years ago, he has worked with elite sports teams and conditioned sports legends. With almost ten years of working within the fitness industry, he is an experienced fitness professional with proven skills in people management. Being a certified teacher of the classical Pilates method helps him with his work conditioning individuals and teams for a wide variety of sporting needs.

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