IMPORTANT UPDATE ON OUR CLASSES & SESSIONS
As from Wednesday 2nd November we will re-open our studios for face to face classes; Reformer Pilates, Mat work Pilates, Running, Circuits and Yoga sessions. Thank you so much for your support and patience.
We will also continue with our online matwork and circuit classes during December and January and we hope to see you soon.
Please check the schedule for classes. A couple of our teachers are going away in December and will return in January.
Our new, bigger reformer studio is now situated in one of our larger studios and we have four socially distanced reformers available for use. We are adhering to all Government guidelines in respect to opening for classes and have the relevant Covid Risk Assessments in place. We are a secure Covid-19 environment.
We have over 30 classes a week.
There are four socially distanced reformers. There are currently no concessions on classes; Reformer sessions are £25 a class.
TO BOOK A PRIVATE
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
“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. email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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
• Back pain
• Anxiety and loss of confidence
Trained to use the cadillac of which we have one at the studio.
To contact Anstey – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
How to contact: email@example.com
Available Wednesday between 16:00 – 19:00. as from 19th August.
ALESSANDRA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ELLEN LEISHMAN: Reformer Teacher
I discovered Pilates when I was on a surfing holiday to Spain. Pilates was an integral part of the training to improve our balance and stability on the board, and in just one week I could feel a massive difference: not just in my surfing but also in my posture, body awareness and general wellbeing.
I found it both relaxing and rewarding, as after a few sessions I started to feel leaner and stronger. I mentioned to the Pilates teacher how much I enjoyed it and she suggested that I should consider training with Body Control Pilates. As soon as I got back I booked a course and quickly realised this was what I wanted to do as a career.
Pilates is the best thing you can do for your body and mind. It will relax you, energise you, release muscle tension, improve your posture and make you look and feel better. My classes are fun and relaxed but with some hard work in there as well! I think the best way to approach any exercise is to enjoy yourself and do what you’re comfortable with. I’m a real believer that Pilates is for everyone so I look forward to seeing you in my class!”