Charlene trained at the North London School of Sports Massage and Body Control Pilates and is a full member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA).
Having sustained a long list of injuries during professional Dance training in the 1990's, Charlene understands the frustration and restrictions caused by injury and pain.
Charlene is passionate about the use of Clinical Pilates for both injury prevention and rehabilitation. She qualified as a Certified Pilates Teacher at Body Control Pilates in London, and has since undertaken further training in Pilates for Breast Cancer, Pilates for Hypermobility, Pilates for Scoliosis (spinal curvature); and Pilates for the Older Person (incorporating Hip/Knee arthritis/replacement and Neurological Conditions). She also holds additional Level 3 qualifications in Pregnancy & Post Natal Pilates and Pilates for Bone Health (Osteoporosis/Osteopenia).
Since graduating in Sports/Remedial Massage in 2006, Charlene has practised sports massage at Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic, Bannatynes Health Club, Topnotch Gym Blackfriars and at various sporting events including the London Marathon.
Charlene teaches Pilates classes on Tuesday mornings and evenings and on Thursday mornings, and is available for private appointments on Thursday early afternoons.
Sophie qualified as a Certified Pilates Teacher at Body Control Pilates and is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA)
Sophie took up Pilates over 10 years ago whilst suffering from work related stress. Through attending classes she gained more body awareness and learned how to breathe more efficiently. She found that by applying some of the Pilates principles to her every day life, her anxiety reduced and she was better able to manage stressful situations.
Sophie believes that moving well is as important as eating nutritiously, her aim is to help people feel better both physically and emotionally.
Since qualifying as a Pilates Teacher, Sophie has gained an extra qualification in Pregnancy and Post Natal Pilates, and is looking forward to working towards her Bone Health (Osteoporosis/Osteopenia) qualification in April 2019.
Sophie will be teaching Pilates classes and private sessions at the Studio on Tuesday afternoons from March 2019.
Neil trained at the North London School of Sports Massage and STOTT Pilates and is a full member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM),
With a background in Athletics, Gymnastics and Martial Arts followed by a career as a Firefighter, Neil understands the strain put on the body both in physical training and in day to day life and work.
Neil is fascinated by the body’s ability to produce compensation patterns very quickly following injury, or over a period of time from poor postural habits. He holds an additional qualification as a Biomechanics Coach™ and is able to screen for a number of ‘hidden’ compensations which can cause injury and pain elsewhere in the body. This enables him to target specific problem areas and prescribe simple ‘take home’ exercises to help rebalance the body, thus in many cases facilitating a quicker and longer lasting recovery and aiding the prevention of further injuries.
Neil qualified as a Certified Pilates Teacher with Stott Pilates in London, and enjoys bringing the benefits of Pilates to the male population with his 'Men Only' class in addition to his mixed classes. Since qualifying, Neil has undertaken further training in Pilates for Osteoporosis/Osteopenia, and Pilates for Pregnancy and Post Natal. From Easter 2019 Neil will also be offering Pilates on the Reformer machine.
Since graduating in Sports/Remedial Massage in 2006, Neil has practised sports massage at Fore Street Osteopathic Clinic, One Addison Complementary Health Clinic, Fitness First Leyton and at various sporting events including the London Marathon and 24 hour endurance event Spitfire Scramble.
Neil teaches Pilates classes on Monday mornings and evenings, Wednesday morning and evenings, Thursday evenings, and Friday and Sunday mornings, and is available for private appointments on Monday-Thursday early afternoon, Fridays from 11am through to evening and Saturdays 7am-1pm. Tuesday & Thursday morning appointments can also be arranged on request.