Reformer

We are excited to announce that our reformer studio will be opening on Saturday 25th July for private bookings.

During the next couple of months all reformer classes will need to be booked with the reformer teacher directly. These can be booked at a day/time which suits you best. You can arrange to have a private session or duets and trios can be arranged too. We hope to be offering classes in Septmeber.

Our new reformer studio is now situated in one of our bigger studios and we have three reformers available for use. We are adhering to all Government guidelines in respect to opening the studio and have the relevant Covid Risk Assessments in place. On booking, the teachers will send you the studio protocols.

TO BOOK A SESSION

Please contact one of our teachers below to arrange a session. They will send you all the details that you will need to attend our sessions. Payment will need to be made directly to the teacher.

To see a copy of our covid risk assessment click here

KATIE TOOLIN: Reformer Teacher

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“I first came to Pilates after suffering a back injury when I was 20. Pilates and physiotherapy quickly became part of my everyday life and was the support I could rely on to continuously strengthen my body back up to where I knew it was capable. So I thought, why not train? With a background of Psychology from The University of Edinburgh, I went on to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage with ITEC. This helps me to rehabilitate and relieve any pain and frustration that I know too well can come from injury. I then trained with Polestar to become a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor, incorporating all equipment into the Pilates principles. Trained to use the cadillac of which we have one at the studio.
Available mornings, evening and daytimes. katiejt@blueyonder.co.uk

HANNAH FLETCHER: Reformer Teacher

  • Physiotherapist (HCPC registered)
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor (APPI)
  • Area of Interest; Musculoskeletal and Pre/Postnatal rehabilitation
  • Senior Physio Pilates Teacher
  • Availability; Flexible

hannah@greenwichpilates.co.uk

RICCARDO VITELLO: Reformer Teacher

Riccardo has worked extensively as a professional contemporary dancer touring internationally. He moved from Italy to London in 2004 to study at the London Contemporary Dance School where he gained a BA(hons) and a post graduate diploma in Performance.
He discovered Pilates during his studies but it was in 2013 after a knee injuries that he started teaching full time. He is now a fully certified Pilates instructor teaching both mat and equipment classes.
Always on the move and passionate about his job he likes crafting the classes for his clients needs, He will make sure people work carefully with attention to details. His classes are intense, focused and lively and he enjoys working on the simplest exercises yet exploring them in depth.
He is now studying to become a Gyrokinesis instructor and is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Available from 20th August; Thursday 5.00pm – 8.00pm and Friday 8am – 2pm emiblufab@hotmail.it

KATE HINWOOD: Reformer Teacher

Kate has been practising Pilates for over 20 years and has been a qualified Instructor for 14 years.  Prior to formal teacher training she spent five years in Australia training on the studio equipment, as part of her rehabilitation for a back injury.

Inspired by her recovery from injury,  Kate decided to become a Pilates instructor and trained at Body Control Pilates, where she became a certified Matwork instructor in 2006. In 2015 she  completed the Matwork and Equipment certification from Balanced Body. She has helped clients with a number of conditions, such as: ME, arthritis, MS, scoliosis, hip replacements and is qualified to teach pre and post natal clients, as well as improving clients overall health and fitness.

Kate attends a number of Pilates workshops and courses throughout the year; as well as attending ballet, yoga and barre workouts in her spare time. Kate is a member of Body Control Pilates and the Pilates Method Alliance. Trained to use the cadillac of which we have one at the studio.

Kate is available 11am – 9pm Thursday. Saturday and Sunday after 10am

Contact: Kate 07771 651931 katieredshoes@gmail.com

HERNAN CASTRO-VIDAL: Reformer Teacher

Hernan has a passion for wellness and movement. With a US and UK education, Hernan has a BSc with Honours in Human Nutrition and Sports Science, from North London University.

Hernan discovered Pilates nine years ago and incorporated the exercises into his own training and began to spread the word about this discipline among his contacts. Having worked for Champneys in the City of London and while at university, Hernan did an internship with River Plate first division, one of the most prestigious Argentine football teams. His approach to fitness is to create functional challenges, tangible and achievable objectives and to incorporate movement and physical activities into daily exercise routines.

Trained at Body Control Pilates Hernan teaches creative and fun private and group sessions both on mat and reformer.

Hernan is available Wednesday & Friday mornings 8am – 2pm

hndejager@gmail.com

ANSTEY BLIGH: Reformer Teacher

I’m a certified Stott Pilates and Specialist Level 4 Postural Stability Exercise Instructor. Qualified to teach both mat, reformer and studio equipment to advance level since 2005.

I’m passionate about Pilates, particularly work done on the reformer and the powerful effect a regular practice has on both physical performance and gaining a positive state of mind.

Within my personal practice I take inspiration from Iyengar Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Alexander Technique.

I have worked both privately and within the NHS collaborating closely with both physiotherapist’s and osteopaths on a range of specialist and rehabilitations programmes including:
• Pre and postnatal
• Arthritis
• Osteoporosis
• Stroke
• Back pain
• Anxiety and loss of confidence
Trained to use the cadillac of which we have one at the studio.
To contact Anstey – ansteybligh@hotmail.com

MELANIE CHRISTOU: Reformer Teacher

Melanie originally trained as a dancer but her career was cut short due to multiple issues with her spine. On retiring from dance, her back pain symptoms got progressively worse.

Ultimately, she was given two choices by her doctor: high risk surgery, or Pilates. You can suspect which one she opted for. Discovering how effective Pilates was, she felt compelled to train and qualify as a Pilates teacher, and share the benefits of it with others.

Her aim is to help clients reconnect with their bodies, discover what they are capable of and how strong and resilient their body really is. Whilst she enjoys teaching people from all backgrounds and levels of experience, she has a special interest in working with people with low back pain and hypermobility.

Melanie has over 5 years of experience and offers group and private classes online and in various London locations. She is a Level 4 qualified Back Pain specialist and a member of the teaching team at the UK’s most recognised Pilates training provider, Body Control Pilates. 

Qualifications & Specialisms:

Level 3 Body Control Pilates Mat Course
Level 4 Low Back Pain
Level 3 Exercise Referral
Level 3 Pregnancy & Post natal Pilates
Comprehensive Studio Certification
Hypermobility Course

How to contact: hello@melaniechristoupilates.co.uk 

Available Wednesday between 16:00 – 19:00. as from 19th August.

ALESSNDRA RUGGIERI: Reformer Teacher

Alessandra has been teaching at the studio for over 3 years and is a very experienced tutor.

Please contact Alessandra direct to check availability at alessandraruggeri1@gmail.com