Charlotte Murray

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.

Charlotte Peers

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!

Pam Morgan

Soft Tissue and Remedial Sports Massage Therapist

Pam qualified from the london school of sports massage in 2017 with a BTEC level 5 qualification in soft tissue therapy. This encompasses all aspects of clinical and sports massage techniques, therapeutic stretching and muscle energy techniques.

Since qualifying, Pam has continued learning and studying all aspects of massage therapy.

She enjoys treating a wide range of sporting and occupational injuries as well as maintenance sessions for long term issues arising from occupation or postural issues.

Pam is also a qualified Sharon wheelers ScarWork therapist.  This is a new and specially developed form of scar therapy. ScarWork helps reconnect and promote healing on the scar surface and reduce adhesions in the underlying tissues. ScarWork can help normalise sensitivity and increase pliability, function and appearance. Treatment is given without oils or creams, to help post operative, injury or burn scars

When not working, Pam can often be spotted out running with her dog.

Sam Chapple

Osteopath

Sam Chapple graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2015.
He developed a keen interest in Osteopathy at an early age following exposure whilst playing Football for most of his teenage years. This influenced his decision to step away and pursue a career as an Osteopath.
Since graduating, Sam has continued his development as an Osteopath by completing qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy and Medical Acupuncture. He has developed a keen interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, whilst also continuing to successfully treat a wide range of ages and conditions with his holistic and structural approach.

Sam Jenkins

Sam Jenkins Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist

Graduated in 2016 from Oxford Brookes University. Currently working in an NHS practice as well as HPO, treating a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions. Has a particular interest in sporting injuries, injury reduction and rehabilitation through exercise therapy.

Previously worked at Spire Bushey Hospital treating predominantly pre and post surgery patients.

Chenine Bruley

Chenine Bruley BSc(Hons) MOst

Osteopath

Chenine graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters of Osteopathy. Chenine’s first degree was an honours degree in Human Biology at King’s College London where her interest in anatomy and physiology and the way the body works and functions grew.

As well as working structurally, Chenine treats using cranial osteopathic techniques, which are particularly effective on children and in the treatment of headaches.

In her spare time Chenine enjoys swimming, cycling, pilates and is a keen dancer, participating in modern jive dancing in London and Hertfordshire.

Satu Jackson

Satu Jackson MSc Personalised Nutrition, DipION, mBANT, reg.CNHC

Nutritional Therapist

Satu has Masters in Personalised Nutrition with distinction from Center of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management, an arm of University of Middlesex, after previously dedicating 3 years to the programme pioneered by Patrick Holford, world-renowned nutritional guru, at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Satu applies Functional Medicine principals into her practice and is further completing certification to become a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

Nutrition and lifestyle choices play a critical role in recovery and sustainable wellbeing. Satu uses evidence-based personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help the individuals to improve their health, sports performance, energy levels, and overall wellbeing for improved healthy longevity.

Knowing what to eat to suit our individual body needs and to satisfy our chosen lifestyle can be life changing and it can help you to take a step toward healthier you!

Colin Wareham

Running Coach, Gait Analysis and Sports Massage Therapist.

Colin has been offering Sports Massage VTCT, Personal Training CYQ, Running Coaching EA, Gait Analysis and Custom Sidas Orthotics for 7 years in Harpenden and throughout Hertfordshire.

Colin is very passionate about the services that he offers to clients and not only wants to help them work through their injury or pain but also help with their general health and wellbeing. Following on from this Colin is keen to help with setting and developing plans to help clients reach their individual fitness goals.

Colin also is cofounder and President of ‘Harpenden Arrows’ Running Club with whom he continues to run with, in the last 12 years he has have completed numerous races including endurance events, half marathons and 6 marathons.

Amanda Pountney

Pilates and Yoga

Certified Master Pilates Teacher with the Body Control Pilates™ Association, Europe’s leading professional body for teachers and REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor – Lower Back Pain and a Back Care Professional.
She has over 20 years teaching experience in both Mat and Machine Pilates.
Amanda is also a RYS 200 hour Yoga Teacher, teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

Amanda Pountney is the director and owner of 8 Pilates and a highly qualified Pilates instructor with over 20 years of experience.

She trained and qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2003 and then went on to further develop her knowledge with Pilates equipment and opened her first studio in Harpenden in 2010 teaching both Mat work and private sessions.

Amanda is a certified Master Teacher with the Body Control Pilates™ Association, Europe’s leading professional body for teachers and REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor – Lower Back Pain and a Back Care Professional.

She is also a RYS 200 hour Yoga Teacher, teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga and is a supervising teacher for Body Control and helps to mentor and train student teachers.

Amanda helps clients increase their mobility, strengthen their bodies as well as addressing joint and back issues. She believes that to have a perfectly functioning body that all joints need to move through their full available range and she will work with clients to achieve this. She is known for her attention to detail, offering each client a high level of individual focus to ensure goals are achieved. Her classes are renowned for their inclusivity, warmth and relaxed atmosphere.