Robert Surenbroek is a Power Pilates teacher trainer and leads the comprehensive certification program for East Bay Pilates. He brings an extensive background in sports and personal training to the studio. Robert is the co-owner and founder of East Bay Pilates in the San Francisco bay area. In addition, Robert co-directed the Pilates Program for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. This corporate onsite program offered all levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced levels for employees.
Robert has trained extensively with Allison Gonzalez, Susan Moran, Jay Grimes and Bob Liekens, and follows the Classical Pilates teaching tradition. In addition to his Pilates’ experience, He has a broad background in swimming and water polo, including being a member of one of the top water-polo teams of the Netherlands. Robert is a certified snowboard instructor from the Austrian Snowboard Association, and is an avid snowboarder.
Growing up in the Netherlands, Robert received his Bachelor degree in Business Management from the Amsterdam Economic School, followed by a long career in the film and television industry. As a former director of photography for film, video and television, Robert’s international experience includes network and production companies across the globe, such as the, BBC, Deutsche Welle, MTV, Reuters, A & E., and Bravo. Through many years working as a cameraman and hands-on knowledge of the sporting world, Robert has a unique understanding of the body, and a passion for movement appropriate for all types of individuals.