Colette de Vries– Classical Ballet–RAD , Body Conditioning Pilates (Pretoria Technikon) Pilates SA,  Pilates Method Alliance

Colette hails from a ballet background (RAD), but discovered the benefits of Pilates and became committed to this discipline when she qualified as Level 1 & 2 Pilates Instructor ( Mat and Small Equipment – HLE ) in 2002.    She also did the Body Conditioning Pilates Diploma at the Pretoria Technikon and set up her first Pilates studio with Gerda Miller in 2002. In 2003 Colette qualified as Level 3 Instructor: Advanced Matwork, Reformer, Wunda Chair and Cadillac  with Trifocus Pilates.

In 2004 she qualified as Instructor Trainer and set up this training company with Gerda Miller (Physiotherapist) . She moved her studio, Pilates for Life, to Durbanville. During this time Colette was also appointed as Educator for Planet Fitness Pilates Trainers in Plattekloof.

In 2006 she moved her studio to Paarl and in 2008 she qualified as internationally certified Pilates Trainer (PMA) – Pilates Method Alliance. She has been invited a few times to teach in a leading Pilates practice in London, UK – The Pilates Room, as a guest instructor. She still teaches at her studio in Paarl and is involved with training and examining of students as director of Healthy Living education. In 2016 she opened her second studio.