About Lesley

Lesley’s philosophy is 
to make every day count 


Lesley discovered her passion for movement at the age of six, when she began her Dance Academy of South Africa (DASA) ballet training in Somerset West. 

To extend her dance repertoire, she joined Outline Dance Studio at the age of 12 and completed her modern dance training up to Solo Performers level in modern, as well achieving the DASA Advanced ballet examination at the age of 35.

Lesley’s gift and love of dance has remained a constant throughout her life.


In 2002, Lesley broke her pelvis and was introduced to Pilates as part of her rehabilitation. She realised that the combination of core support and full-body fitness – including the breath and the mind – provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. In fact, she enjoyed it so much; she decided to train to become a Pilates Instructor with Renee Watson Pilates Studio in Constantia. She completed the Pilates Mat and Equipment Courses in 2007 and 2008 with Renee Watson and makes sure she is offering the highest quality training by attending regular workshops and Pilate’s symposiums.

Lesley began teaching in Somerset West 2008 and discovered that she loved helping people achieve their goals.

It became her aspiration to open her own Pilates studio. A restful, calm place for stressed parents, peak performance athletes, busy executives or those on the rocky road back to health. An inviting environment where individual health and fitness goals are a priority, under the gentle guidance of a qualified instructor.

About Tatum

Tatum will guide you to 
feel stronger and more confident 
Tatum at Pineapple Pilates in Somerset West


Tatum is passionate about taking care of the human body and has a great love of movement.

Being a dedicated dancer most of her life, discovering Pilates in her 20's took her dance strength to a new level. 

the teacher

Tatum studied Pilates at "The Source" in Cape Town and became a Pilates instructor so that she could share this new found passion and to help others.

She is inspired by being able to allow people better movement throughout their everyday lives, to feel stronger and more confident through the practice of Pilates. 
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lie within us.
William Morrow
Jarvis Web Solutions Ltd.
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