Sheryl is a practitioner in the BASI method. She was introduced to Pilates shortly after completing her degree in humanities and after suffering a back injury, she became diligent in the practice. The outcome was a strong and stable body that could move freely without pain. A true passion for Pilates was born and becoming a teacher was the natural next step on her journey. A keen interest in psychology and a love for fitness make Sheryl a compassionate mentor of the discipline.
She studied under the South African Body Arts and Science International Principal Instructor, Theo Botha and has been teaching, as well as learning the discipline since 2002. She has also had the benefit of taking workshops with internationally recognized names in the Pilates industry such a Cara Reeser and has studied advanced Pilates with Rael Isacowitz. Although never losing touch with the importance of the foundational repertoire, she holds basic Pilates dear.
Outside of Pilates Sheryl lives an active lifestyle with her partner. She enjoys mountain biking, gym and walking her dog. She loves cooking too and can be found producing delicious feasts for her large family most weekends. Sheryl continues to take workshops and attend courses to further her knowledge as well as to keep up to date with the latest thinking on movement.
I am an older MTB’er, veteran of nearly 50 multi-stage races and tours. I used to get lower back pain after 3,5hrs on the bike. I was dragged off to pilates by my wife in January 2018. Since doing pilates my flexibility has improved and I am sure my core, too. The result is that I had no lower back or neck pain during our recent MTB tour of Morocco. The stages were long and challenging, but it seemed like this pilates-thing is working. Thanks!
I love Pilates with Sheryl. It really helps to iron out the kinks I get from running, and it’s definitely helped make me stronger for running - I’m running faster in my forties than I was in my thirties and no doubt the Pilates has made a major contribution to that!
My pilates routines with Sheryl have done wonders to strengthen every part of my body. I am 75 and have a back problem that caused me frequent and severe pain. Bi-weekly workouts under Sheryl’s careful guidance, have all but put an end to these debilitating bouts. Her sessions are varied and interesting, challenging when I am feeling energetic and gentle when I’m not.
Within 3 months of starting Pilates with Sheryl, my chronic back pain became a thing of the past. Now, two and a half years later, my body feels stronger and healthier than ever before. Thank you, Sheryl.