Welcome to Core Connect ™

A Pilates-infused comprehensive method aimed at effecting positive change for women, through the prism of core function!

Whether you are

Come and learn life-changing movements, breathing techniques, and postural drills with me!

01. About

I am Marianne, a passionate mover, fervent women’s health advocate, functional anatomy geek, and core expert. I am also the mother of a dancing munchkin, Adam, born in February 2017, and his baby brother, Julian, born in September 2020, who have been instrumental to both my personal and professional growth.

Over the past 5 years, I have
  • Completed 900 hours of training
  • 1,100 hours of self-study
  • Taught and coached 5,000 hours
  • Created 2 original courses to certify instructors
  • Birthed and raised 2 (very cute if you ask me) boys

After a difficult childbirth and isolating first year postpartum, I decided to work towards developing a more thorough and compassionate approach to prenatal and postnatal training: I created workshops for expecting women along with a comprehensive prenatal and postnatal course for instructors.

As I developed my postnatal abdominal rehabilitation programme in Dubai, I was struck by how relevant the techniques I used with new mothers were to my regular clients and to my clients in rehab alike. That’s how the Core Connect Method came to be.

As I developed my postnatal abdominal rehabilitation programme in Dubai, I was struck by how relevant the techniques I used with new mothers were to my regular clients and to my clients in rehab alike. That’s how the Core Connect Method came to be.

Booking & Scheduling Info .02

Knock, knock, it’s #AbsOClock!
If you are ready to schedule a one-on-one session, join one of my classes, or try my next 90-minute Core Connect Challenge, get in touch!

03. Courses & Workshops for Expecting and New Mamas

Over the past 4 years, I have

  • * Created a must-attend postnatal programme *
  • Led 30 programmes successfully
  • Grown the network in Dubai through referral only
  • Organized 6 rounds of signature prenatal workshops
  • Supported 400 expecting or new mothers

Prenatal

Staying fit throughout pregnancy?
Feeling confident during childbirth?
Preparing for a speedy recovery postpartum?
All those are achievable goals if you prepare with the Core Connect workshops and programmes.

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Postnatal

Designed to restore abdominal function, provide pelvic support, and protect you from back, shoulder and neck pain, the Core Connect Postnatal Programme has become well-known for its results in significantly reducing Diastasis Recti.

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Pelvic floor support

If you think « Kegels » are all you need to know about your pelvic floor, then think again! These days a lot of us hold tension in this part of the body, and a simple « squeeze » is more likely to increase your pelvic discomfort than to help you solve incontinence or painful intercourse related issues.

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04. The instructor corner

Petite introduction sur la section ?

Your education

Advanced Prenatal and Postnatal Course.
Leave your email here to be informed of our next Zoom and in-studio trainings

Cost - 2 days

For more information on the content and modalities of the course, email us here.

Brainstorming sessions

If you have been following a client for some time and are not seeing the results you expected.
If you would like some guidance on a complex case.
If you are new to the prenatal and postnatal field and would like to review some of the knowledge covered in the courses you attended.
Book a session and brainstorm with me to enhance your knowledge or establish the right course of action for your client(s).

Cost - 60 minutes - $100 USD

Being featured for referrals

Instructors who have followed my comprehensive prenatal and postnatal course, and shown outstanding abilities are more than welcome to:

  • Apply to be featured here for easy referrals,
  • Become Core Connect instructors,
  • Lead Core Connect Postnatal Programmes.

05. Blog Posts

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06. Testimonials

Contact .07

Please dont hesitate to reserve your spot by sending me a message using the contact form or, preferably, you could send an email to at craracraft.com with a “dot co dot uk” at the end. From there we can arrange a phone or skype call and I’ll tell you about the schedule.