For a while now, Barbara Vlot, born and raised in the Netherlands, has been traveling the globe. After spending three years in San Jose, CA and two in Geneva, Switzerland, she now calls Wan Chai, Hong Kong her home.
A former Communications Director and holding a MA in French language and literature, Public Relations and Communications, Barbara was fortunate to make a career switch when she moved to San Jose, California.
With a love for dance since she was 6 years old, Barbara’s interest lies in everything that has to do with the human body and its movement. After an introduction to Pilates years ago when she was diagnosed with spondylolysis, a fracture in the lumbar spine, She decided she wanted to start teaching it to others. Pilates has made her stronger, flexible and more in touch with her body and mind. She is also back pain free.
Barbara has since then continued to increase her fitness and health knowledge and is now a certified Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher and Bodybalance instructor. She continues her education by attending conferences and workshops all over the world.
“I am very fortunate to be able to work with clients and teach them about something I believe in and am passionate about."
For more information about the certifications visit these websites:
Balanced Body University, Center of Balance, Mountain View, California, USA, Comprehensive Pilates instructor (Mat, Reformer, Chair, Trapeze table/Cadillac, Barrel) www.bbu.pilates.com
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer, USA, www.nasm.org
Debbie Jenner’s Pilates Company, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, www.pilatescompany.nl
Aerobic World (Hector Ponce Cortegana), Den Haag, the Netherlands, Aerobics Instructor