Marimba Gold-Watts is the 2018 Winner of the Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Contest. Formerly a professional dancer, she began studying Pilates in 1999. She completed her pilates certification at The Kane School of Core Integration under the direction of Kelly Kane in 2007. From 2010-2011, Marimba was a teacher trainer for The Kane School of Core Integration in the Comprehensive Mat and Equipment Certification programs and has taught pilates at Westside Dance Physical Therapy, Kinected, The Kane School, Danish Ballet Masters Summer Intensive, David Barton Gym, Peridance, and Ballet Academy East. In 2012, she opened Articulating Body Inc., a pilates and wellness studio in the Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City, which she runs with her husband Steven Arboleda (an acupuncturist and martial arts teacher). Marimba is an NCPT (National Certified Pilates Teacher) and is a Registered Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist®.
In addition to a 2 and a half year comprehensive training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Dr. Kate Klemer, Marimba has completed courses including Dance Medicine, The Thoracic Spine, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, The Psoas, Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction, Kinesiology of the Spine, Gait analysis/foot mechanics, prenatal pilates, the Neck, Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) workshop, Gyrokinesis, and advanced teaching techniques. She has studied with Master Teachers Kelly Kane; Christine Wright, Dr. Kate Klemer DC, RCST; Marika Molnar PT, Lac; Madeline Black; Jean-Claude West; Rebekah Rotstein; and Kuan Hui-Chew.
Marimba is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in Art History. She has taught Horton technique in the Junior and Professional Divisions at the Ailey School since 2005 and at university dance programs throughout the country, as well as in Italy for the Italian Television series Amici and Tecniche Di Danza Moderna.
In her spare time, she studies Chinese Internal Martial Arts with her husband at Chinatown Internal Arts.
Her goal is to help her clients achieve fluid, strong, and more articulate bodies.