Crystal Kruger Naude: Co-Founder and Director of Instruction

Crystal has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years. It was initially an active yoga practice that got Crystal to be more aware of her alignment and posture, and how it affected the way she felt. A longstanding lower back injury that was not responding to a regular yoga practice forced Crystal to look into Pilates as a last resort. After her first Reformer workout, she was immediately hooked! The controlled movements and perfect form which the Pilates Reformer encourages, was the missing link in healing her painful back injury, and the side effect of longer, leaner, toned muscles was just a huge bonus!

Crystal formalized her Pilates certification through BASI in Costa Mesa, California, where she had the enormous privilege of training directly under Rael Isacowitz (BASI Founder), Constance Holder (Director of Education) and Lisa Hubbard (Rhythm Pilates). Crystal completed the CTTC training program and is certified in Mat and Equipment Pilates. Crystal also hold a certificate in Pre and Post-Natal Pilates teaching.

Crystal (a native Californian) married Mark in 2015 and the couple who had been living in Orange County, California moved to Cape Town in late 2015 for some adventure!.