I qualified as a Matwork teacher with Body Control Pilates® in 2009. I first discovered Pilates trying to overcome an imbalance in my pelvis from giving birth. I liked it so much, I decided to make a career of it! I'm passionate about continuing to expand my knowledge and attend a number of courses each year, becoming a qualified Reformer teacher in 2019. In my classes, we focus on getting the best we can from our bodies. Whether a client has had an injury or just feels unfit, we work towards understanding movement, gaining strength and control, and therefore confidence in our ability to move.
Conor graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. During his degree he completed multiple modules in Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and focused his final dissertation on Nutrition. He also gained his Personal Training Level 3 (REPS) qualification at this time.
Conor is very passionate about helping others achieve their fitness and recovery related goals and has worked with a variety of people from all walks of life. He offers individual and small group personal training alongside online coaching.
He has previously worked at PureGym and alongside the England and Wales youth football teams.
A sports management graduate Tom became a fully qualified personal trainer in 2007, and his passion and professionalism have since enabled him to build up a huge range of clients – from complete newcomers to fitness to high level athletes.
Tom is also a Strength and Conditioning coach and has worked with Arsenal Ladies FC, Team GB footballers and professional boxers. He loves Olympic lifting, high fives and having a boogie.
After 15 years in the fitness industry, Marianne began to study Ashtanga yoga before qualifying to teach, having gained her RYS at "It's Yoga" in San Francisco under the tutelage of Larry Schultz in 2005. Ever since then, Marianne has been a big believer in practicing under as many esteemed teachers as possible in order the gain the most well rounded knowledge of yoga. Countless retreats and workshops have not only served to deepen her practice as a student, but also her knowledge as a yoga teacher.
In 2016, Marianne gained the prestigious Senior Yoga Teacher qualification having clocked up over 4000 hours teaching. With Marianne you can expect a physically strong, direct class with a hands on approach to alignment and posture correction. Prepare to challenge yourself and test your practice to the sounds of everything from Cafe del Mar to funky house, a nod to her misspent youth.
Susan first discovered Body Control Pilates as a client, in just a few sessions she felt the benefits and came to appreciate the precise and controlled approach that the method uses. The deep postural exercises allow the body to reset and the mind to refresh. In 2018 Susan qualified as a Body Control Pilates Teacher so she could share the advantages of Pilates with others.
Susan has further qualifications in Bone Health and Pilates for Pregnancy and takes regular courses to keep updated eg Back4Good (Pilates for Low Back Pain).
Susan’s classes focus on increasing core strength to protect the spine, the alignment of the body for joint stability and using breath patterns to facilitate the movement. They offer clients a range of levels to accommodate differing abilities and are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.
Danielle started her career as a professional dancer after attending Bird College of Performing Arts, gaining ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet and Modern. A few years later followed a complete career change to the LIFFE trading floor in the city and the launching of a new business.
She has recently returned to her love of movement, training with the renowned Body Control Pilates and gaining a level 3 matwork qualification.
Danielles classes are for everyone, whether you are recovering from injury, exercise regularly, or are a beginner, her classes are small and tailored to the specific needs of the clients with a friendly encouraging atmosphere.
Level 3 Body Control Pilates Matwork Teacher
Level 3 Award Pre and Postnatal Pilates
Charlotte first came to Pilates postnatally, after discovering she had abdominal separation. Through regular postnatal Pilates practise, Charlotte was able to bring strength and functionality back to her core. Pilates became an essential part of Charlotte’s postnatal rehab and she came away with a newfound interest in human anatomy and biomechanics, feeling compelled to learn more and to bring the many benefits of Pilates to others.
Going on to train in London with Body Control Pilates, the most comprehensive teacher training course of its kind and widely recognised as an international benchmark. She has since gained her Level 3 Award in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and is currently training to become a Low Back Pain Specialist.
There is no need to be super fit or flexible for Charlottes classes; all exercises are tailored to the individual for maximum benefit.
I grew up in Australia. I trained as an Early Childhood teacher in Sydney and then did a further teaching qualification once I arrived in the UK. I love to see children grow and develop their thirst for life and learning, and to be a part of nurturing this.
I was introduced to yoga in the early part of 2011 by my husband, who was keen to try a different form of exercise. I very quickly began to see and feel the benefits of applying myself to a new physical discipline and really enjoyed the challenge of combining body, mind and breath in movement.
My journey into yoga brought me to the place where I wanted to see others develop their strengths, physically and personally, and to be a part of their yoga journey, because of this I undertook the FHY Teacher Training diploma.
I teach both Hatha and Flow classes at HPO Yoga and Pilates studio, a beautifully calming brand- new space in Marlborough Park.
I am also very blessed to be able to share the gift of yoga with children and teens at various local schools.
Come, breathe, play!
Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist
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