The founder of STUDIO RCT (Rehabilitation, Contrology, Therapies).
Roberta originally studied languages in Italy and is fluent in Italian and English, as well as being able to translate written French, German, Spanish and Russian. She continued her studies in the UK where she graduated in statistics and mathematics.
Her early working career was spent in the corporate world of the City of London where she worked as a manager in the non-Life Reinsurance industry. She moved to Bahrain as the Office Manager for Eagle Star in January 1999 and widened her experience to encompass Life Insurance. Roberta has always been interested in the biomechanics of the body and has studied and practiced yoga since her teens.
Leaving the Corporate world to spend more time with her young son, Christian, she found time to nurture her interests in the teaching and practicing of yoga. To complement this discipline and further widen her knowledge she also studied and qualified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Kinesiology and Body Movement.
For the past 12 years she has been studying, practicing and teaching pilates to become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Trainer. She will be running courses / workshops in the STOTT PILATES® Method in STUDIO RCT as well as her own designed workshops on Anatomy, Breathing, Posture, Gait, Movement in relation to the Islamic Prayer, Functional Fitness, Yoga and Pilates for Golfers, BOSU athletic conditioning - Please check on the calendar or the news pages for these upcoming events.
Her vision is to build a holistic centre where individuals can find alternative therapies related to the healing of the body and mind in a complimentary but different way to those offered by conventional medicine and healthcare providers.
In July 2011 Roberta certified in London through the Pink Ribbon Program as a post - rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES) and will run courses throughout the year for this special population.
In 2012 , Roberta certified in TRX Group Suspension Training, TRX Rip Trainer, TRX Sports Medicine . In the same year she also certified in BODYFLYING and is the first trainer to introduce inversion group training in Bahrain. These classes started in January 2013.