High Intensity Pilates is situated at the foot of Table Mountain at the award winning Cape Town Medi Spa in Gardens. With backgrounds ranging from professional dancers and exercise junkies, our team of fully qualified instructors have years of education and experience in various fields of rehabilitation, performance training and preventative training.
WILLIAM HALL | William studied BA Music (Double Bass) and performed with the Free State Symphony Orchestra (previously PACOFS) and PACT Symphony Orchestras from 1992-1995. After completing a 3 year diploma in Dance at the University of Technology Tswane, William worked as a professional dancer and performed with various companies (State Theatre Dance Company, Sun City Extravaganza,, Gold Reef City etc) and performed in numerous Television productions. Trained in the Stott Pilates Method under Mirianne Braaff, William taught Pilates in Johannesburg at the Riverclub Physiotherapy Clinic where he specialized in the rehabilitations of back injuries in particular sacrio illiac joint dysfunction. In 2001 William joined Equilibrium Pilates in Cape Town where he furthered his Pilates education and became a Master Trainer and an Instructor Trainer. William has been involved in training Pilates instructors across South Africa with Equilibrium Pilates. In 2005 William opened High Intensity Pilates at the Cape Town Medi Spa where he currently consults from. William has 18 years of pilates experience ranging from rehabilitation to high performance training
NICOLLE BASSON | Nicolle Basson studied BSc Evolutionary Biology at Stellenbosch University and focused her passion for science and teaching by completing her post graduate studies in education. After a few years of teaching Science she took a break from the books to find more balance in her life through raising two lovely kids, painting, sewing and freelancing as a florist, and personal trainer.
Nicolle was diagnosed with a debilitating hip condition called Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome as a teen. Having tried many forms of therapy, Pilates was the only one that seemed to help in a long-term way. Being an advocate of doing everything you can to avoid surgery, she spent the next few years studying Pilates as a student and realised that she would have to practice it forever. “This inspired me to share with others how Pilates has given mobility and physical comfort that I never dreamt I could achieve without surgery.”
She believes that incorporating Pilates principles of proper biomechanics and functional alignment into your everyday life can translate into less pain, more energy, improved mood, and greater endurance and empowerment. Her classes combine upbeat high intensity interval training with the lengthening and toning of Pilates.
“The beautiful thing about Pilates is that I get to utilize my love of science, kinesiology and anatomy in combination with my passion for creativity, helping people and wellness“