Verner trained as a professional ballet dancer for 9 years and graduated under the same professor as Mikhail Baryshnikov (Carrie’s lover in “Sex and the City”). To counterbalance his strict, classical upbringing Verner moved to London and studied for a BA in Theatre Dance widening his horizons not just in dance but also in other stage disciplines. During the course he discovered Pilates. Upon graduation, he received the Elizabeth West award for best young performance director and established his own physical theatre company.
Among other creative work as an actor, performer, and international model he also worked in more static office jobs as a cinema manager/projectionist, and account manager which eventually led to his return and qualification as a Mat and Reformer Pilates trainer.
Now besides teaching, Verner is a filmmaker and runs a film festival called Future Meridian.
Verner’s Fitness Philosophy – “3D workouts, inside out.”
Why Verner’s class? Verner’s classes are comprehensive, energetic, challenging at the right level and pay strong attention to technique. He is knowledgeable, good at giving direction for everyone to follow, patient and by your side to correct when needed.