Keola Instructors

Meet the Keola Team

Gold Coast Instructors With Passion

Keola Wellness was founded by Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke, a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer. Rouxchelle is a great ambassador for MERRITHEW™ and her passion and enthusiasm is contagious. For both clients and instructors the atmosphere she has created is one of love and support.

Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke

A native South African with a dance background, Rouxchelle began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2005. She opened a at Home Studio & Commercial Studio there before relocating to New Zealand in 2010.

Since moving to Australia 2011 she has opened the beautiful Keola Wellness and Pilates Studio. Rouxchelle is a great ambassador for MERRITHEW™ and her passion and enthusiasm is contagious. For both clients and instructors the atmosphere she has created is one of love and support. Her clients cover all ages and all possible needs – from preparing clients facing surgery and laying foundations for the best possible recovery, working them through rehabilitation post surgery or preparing elite athletes such as ‘Floody’ – Naomi Flood Australian Olympic Kayaker and Emily Fournel Canadian Olympic Kayaker for their best possible result.

Rouxchelle’s Qualifications:

Rouxchelle is fully certified in STOTT PILATES® and has obtained Instructor Trainer qualifications in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels & Total Barre™ . She is also a Total Barre™, CORE™ & ZEN-GA™ Instructor. Her journey is continuing and her commitment and passion is evident to all her STOTT PILATES® extended family.

Sally Tolerton

Sally’s love of Pilates has run parallel to a 40 year career as a make-up artist in the film industry. It began with Penny Latey in a yoga studio in North Sydney in 1989. Penny is now recognised internationally as a published author, peer editor, expert practitioner and mentor of Pilates instructors in Australia.

Sally has been blessed to have trained under some pretty wonderful instructors. In 2002 her journey to become an instructor began. While primarily studying STOTT PILATES®  full certification & numerous workshops. Sally has also studied the Franklin Method, BASI Pilates (completing their Advanced Education Certificate Course in Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies), Yamuna Zake’s Body Rolling and Footwork and other well respected Pilates practioners. In 2006, at the suggestion of the APMA, she studied and attained Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 11 at Massage Schools of Queensland.

Sally became Stott Certified in 2009 and opened a beautiful home studio specializing in personal tuition. This studio has hosted both Sting and the beautiful French actress Emmanuelle Beart when their work brought them to the Gold Coast.

She hung up her powder puff in 2014 and is now devoting herself completely to her Pilates life and the journey continues.