ABOUT THE ROUX GIRLS

WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Gold Coast Business Women With Passion for Pilates

We decided to open a commercial pilates studio on the Gold Coast as a dynamic duo known as ROUX Wellness.

We met on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa in 2011, teaching at Rouxchelle’s beautiful Pilates studio, this is where our Pilates journey started.

Our love for fitness and wellness strengthened our bond and our passion for Pilates, we both loved helping people and seeing results and this drove us to work harder and help more people over the years. 

In 2021 we reunited on the Gold Coast and partnered up to open RC pilates, trading as Rouxchelle’s existing company Roux wellness.

Rouxchelle and Courtney met on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa in 2011. Rouxchelle, owner of DC Pilates took Courtney under her wing and taught her everything she needed to know to start teaching and practicing pilates. Rouxchelle continued to mentor Courtney until her and her family immigrated to Australia.

10 years later in 2021 they reunited and Courtney moved to the Gold Coast where she could partner with Rouxchelle and once again be teaching side by side with her mentor.

The ROUX team are ambassadors for MERRITHEW™ and for both clients and instructors the atmosphere they have created is one of love, support and encouragement.

At ROUX Wellness you have local access to trainers that are international influencers.  

This is more than a fitness studio.

This is a holistic wellness experience.

 

Welcome to your Wellness Journey.

Welcome to ROUX.

MEET THE Team

Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke

Lead Instructor Trainer

Rouxchelle is part of an esteemed and global team of instructor trainers, exclusively made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. A true trainer of trainers.

Rouxchelle is fully certified in STOTT PILATES® and has obtained International Lead Instructor Trainer qualifications for the entire STOTT PILATES® repertoire, Total Barre™, Total Barre™ & Halo®, CORE™, Fascial Movement and ZEN-GA™ & Halo® Training. For over 15 years she has been running classes for STOTT PILATES®. 

She has also worked  personally with elite athletes such as Australian Olympic Kayaker ‘Floody’ (Naomi Flood) and Canadian Olympic Kayaker Emily Fournel, to help achieve wellness and excellence in their fitness journey.  

She personally is passionate about you being accepted, celebrated and empowered through her ability to personally connect to you and your wellness goals.

Courtney Degnan

Instructor

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. I moved down to the South coast of kwa-zulu natal to pursue a career in fashion design while based on the south coast, I met Rouxchelle who then inspired me to become a STOTT Pilates Instructor. When Rouxchelle immigrated I decided to open my own studio chain in Durban which turned out to be a great success. In 2020 my husband and I immigrated to Australia. From there Rouxchelle and I reunited and partnered up to create RC pilates.

Over the years I have successfully completed the STOTT Pilates Matwork course essential-intermediate and advanced, reformer-essential, intermediate and advanced, Cadillac-essential, intermediate and advanced. Injury and special populations, Total barre, as well as various STOTT and Basi workshops. I have an interest in weight training and nutrition and in 2021 became a qualified nutritionist.

Candice Denton-Cooke

Instructor

Candice is trained in STOTT PILATES® repertoire for both Mat & Reformer as well as Total Barre™.

She personally is passionate about you being accepted, celebrated and empowered through her ability to personally connect to you and your wellness goals.