Healthy living, physical exercise, the outdoors, and running, have always been very important to Sanja. Growing up on a farm in South Africa, getting into all kinds of farm-life shenanigans with three siblings, and being an active member of the high school field hockey and athletics teams made these things a fundamental part of Sanja’s early life. Sanja studied Engineering in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands at the University of Stellenbosch. It is here where she met her husband and father of her two wonderful children.
Sanja has always struggled with hypermobility in her joints and this started to affect her ability to fully enjoy an active lifestyle, particularly her ability to run. She was in constant pain and two difficult pregnancies only exasperated her troubles and out of sheer desperation she even considered hip surgery at one point.
However, after moving to Denver with her husband in 2017, she was properly introduced to Pilates and immediately fell in love with it. After seeing and experiencing first-hand what Pilates can do for you with her own body, and realizing that she will want and need to continue to practice it for the rest of her life, she decided that she wanted to master the craft and become an instructor. She completed her 500-hour instructor’s certification at Whole Body Pilates studio in Denver and continues to learn more by attending dedicated workshops and conferences, watching others teach, and, of course, practicing Pilates.
Sanja really enjoys getting to know her people and helping them on their physical well-being journeys. She is a perfectionist and strives to tailor each class to the needs and abilities of her clients.
When Sanja isn’t at the studio she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cooking, doing hands-on projects, allowing her husband to feel handy around the house and dancing to his lousy taste in music.