Hanneke is a passionate Internationally Certified STOTT Pilates instructor who strives to motivate and inspire her students to achieve their own fitness goals. She discovered Pilates in 2001 when she was at University in South Africa. Being an Advanced 1 Cecchetti dancer, she loved that Pilates worked the same deep intrinsic muscles that ballet did. She was hooked after her first class and over the next eight years, she grew addicted to it.
In 2004, she moved to London and the barre was a distant memory. Working a stressful job as a money broker, she immediately turned to Pilates as a great escape and relaxer for her body and mind. In 2009, life finally handed Hanneke the opportunity to become a Pilates instructor – something she had been considering for a few years.
Hanneke has since become a reputable Pilates instructor in the Boston area and was named an Ambassador of Lululemon Athletica and Vita Coco. She was named runner-up in the 2012 Boston A-list competition.
Hanneke’s repertoire has greatly benefited from being a Pilates student in three countries and she continues to further her training and education to bring her own students a fresh and wonderful experience of the Pilates method.
Internationally Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor 2011 – present
STOTT Advanced Mat Course 2012
STOTT Injuries and Special Populations Course 2011
STOTT Apprentice Intensive Mat & Reformer 2009 – 2011
Balanced Body University Mat Module One Certification 2010
Power Pilates Pregnancy Workshop 2009
Inspiration and Special Thanks:
I’d like to thank my wonderful husband, Robert Antonelli, for always supporting me. Without him, “Pilates with Hanneke” would have stayed just an idea. My Mom, Dad and brothers for their love and support. My yoga teachers: Michelle O’Brien, my good friend, who taught me not to settle for a career that doesn’t fulfill me. Sarah Sturges for teaching me to be patient, to let things happen and to not push too hard. And a big thank you to my oldest client and dear friend Ilisa Horowitz.
Michael Comperchio & Scott O’Brien for designing & building my website. Bruce Lithimane and Leigh Heyman, Kadri Kurgan, Nikki Meyer Photography for taking amazing pictures for my website. Daniël Hugo for creating my logo.
To all my students & friends who join me weekly for classes, Thank You!
An instructor is nothing without students.