DC Movement Lab Instructors

Meet the Training Team

Gold Coast Business Owners With Passion for Pilates

DC Movement Lab, a family business, founded by Rodney & Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke.  Rodney is a successful business owner with more than 20 years experience in the set up and running of businesses. Rouxchelle is an International certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. Together they make the perfect team for success. They are great ambassadors for MERRITHEW™ and their passion and enthusiasm is contagious. For both clients and instructors the atmosphere they have created is one of love, support and encouragement.

They have recently been joined by their daughter Candice who has completed her STOTT PILATES® Training and is currently studying Business and Commerce at Griffith University.  The dynamic trio have created an environment where the standard of excellence is of highest regard and their number one priority.

Rodney Denton-Cooke – Operations Manager

Rodney is an accomplished, commercially astute, focussed individual with over 20 years experience driving business growth and developing relationships in a highly competitive industry. He has a wealth of experience in business operations and people management. Having worked hard to build a reputation for being able to offer a meaningful contribution to business through a focus on success, integrity and building business profitability.

Adaptable, goal driven and responsive, he has created successful business strategies that go beyond the expected, which has led to significant growth year on year. He understands the value of nurturing a brand, while recognising the value of people, performance and best industry practice.

Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke – Instructor Trainer

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 DC Movement Lab Pilates Studio. Her clients cover all ages and all possible needs.  Preparing clients facing surgery and laying foundations for the best possible recovery and working with them through the rehabilitation post surgery and taking them back to normal life prior to their surgery.  Working  with  elite athletes such as ‘Floody’ – Naomi Flood Australian Olympic Kayaker and Emily Fournel Canadian Olympic Kayaker to help achieve their best possible result.

Rouxchelle’s Qualifications:

Rouxchelle is fully certified in STOTT PILATES® and has obtained International Instructor Trainer qualifications for the entire STOTT PILATES® repertoire, Total Barre™ & Halo® Training . She is also a Instructor for Total Barre™, CORE™, Fascial Movement, ZEN-GA™ & Halo® Training. Her journey is continuing and her commitment and passion is evident to all her STOTT PILATES® extended family.

Rouxchelle teaches in Australia and Internationally.

Candice Denton-Cooke – Instructor

Candice has grown up in an active and healthy lifestyle family; dancing, swimming and playing hockey was a big part of her life.  Since leaving school Candice has completed her Mat and Reformer Training in STOTT PILATES® and has been teaching part time at DC Movement Lab.

Candice is studying Business and Commerce at Griffith University, making her a great asset to DC Movement Lab not just in teaching pilates but also for her analytical brain helping the team move forward and upward.

Don’t be fooled by Candice’s sweet smile, she’s affectionately known by clients for making them SWEAT!