Pilates Community Teachers
Mat Pilates and reformer Level 3
In 2005 after just having her 1st baby she had a car accident that led to some back problems so she started Pilates, she found it so beneficial she left her busy Marketing Managers job to start training in Pilates level 3 and Back Pain. Over the many years of teaching she’s taught in local halls, leisure centres and now built her own studio in Surrey but also works at a Therapy Centre for people with specific injuries in The Sands, Farnham. After a car accident in 2004 I had to have a strict morning exercise routine to stay “strong” and do stretches to help release any back pain.
She found a particular passion in helping women so did courses on pregnancy, postnatal health, menopause (3rd age), alignment, pelvic floor and osteoporosis. She does practice what she preaches in class and exercises every morning with the online Facebook group. She has corrected a weak pelvic floor and unstable hips, but she believes in balance so like most of us enjoys a piece of cake after a dog walk and cocktails and Prosecco with friends. She has taught a few local celebrities.
She is a mum of two and a cockapoo and loves Pilates, walking, helping people, socialising, travelling and trying different foods. She set up Pilates Community to share her knowledge, run retreats around the world, cooperate with other Pilates teachers both new and experienced, and promote the benefits of Pilates to a wider audience. She hopes you will join her in enjoying Pilates as well www.pilatescommunity.co.uk. She has recently trained to give fascia release massage for neck and back.
“I’m passionate about Pilates; for strength, mobility and keeping my clients out of pain. Pilates is safe, effective and manageable for all. Just keep moving!
Guest Teacher – Viviane Marrero
STOTT PILATES® Instructor
Matwork Level 1 (Essential/Intermediate), STOTT PILATES®
Viviane is a STOTT PILATES® Matwork instructor and has recently trained to also become a Reformer instructor.
She is from the Canary Islands (Spain) and moved to London when she was only 18 years old to come and study her degree and masters at Kingston University London. She is by profession a criminologist specialised in gender equality and she used to work in that field until she fell in love with Pilates and decided to do a career change.
She started doing Pilates in 2016 when she was still a student as a last remedy to the acute lower back pain she used to suffer from. Pilates made that pain disappear as soon as she gained core strength and learnt to mobilise her spine.
After working for a couple of years at a Pilates studio as an Administration, Marketing and Communications Assistant and being inspired by the Pilates instructors working with her, she decided to train in 2019 with the world-renowned Pilates school STOTT PILATES® to become a Pilates instructor.
Viviane is passionate about Pilates and all things related to health and wellbeing, so she is continuously studying and training to keep learning more and more about the human body and how to help her clients. She teaches a great variety of clients and classes, from pre and postnatal Pilates, to clients with injuries, arthrosis, hernias, postural desk worker issues, to young sportspeople. Viviane is bilingual since she was a baby, so teaches classes both in English and Spanish.
Since April 2020, she runs her own Pilates business called ‘Viviane Pilates’ in which she teaches online classes to clients in different countries around the world, as well as face- to-face in her local area in Kingston upon Thames. Find out more via her website: www.vivianepilates.com or via her Instagram @viviane.pilates and Facebook.
Her ethos is to teach people how to move mindfully and guide them in their journey to a healthy lifestyle, so that they can enjoy their lives to the fullest. Her classes are all about having fun as you simultaneously get a full-body workout and restore your vitality. So get ready to move, shake off the cobwebs and energise your body with her!
I look forward to teaching you. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with her via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Website links – www.vivianepilates.com
Guest Teacher – Monika Alexander
BASI Mat Pilates Teacher Training Oct 2019
Monika is a Surrey based BASI Pilates teacher, keen runner and mum of 2 young boys.
She has special interest in using Pilates as a form of cross training for amateur athletes, to prevent injury and enhance performance by improving posture and addressing imbalances in the body.
She is also certified in pre and postnatal Pilates and works with busy mums to help them feel stronger, longer, leaner and ache free.
Her teaching style is quite dynamic and she loves using small equipment and everyday props to ensure her clients are challenged within their comfortable limits.
She is a member of REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) and CIMPSA (Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity).
Sara Rounce is a mum of 3 boys an experienced Pilates instructor, teaching Pilates in Surrey for over 15 years. Sara has been a qualified Pilates Teacher and a Women’s Health & Exercise Specialist since 2003 & has a wealth of experience in teaching Pilates to all levels and abilities. With a specialism in pregnancy & postnatal fitness she has developed a particular passion for women’s fitness & health.
Sara loves trying foods around the world e.g. Salad nicoise in South of France! Favourite naughty food – Cadburys or Lindt chocolate! Favourite tipple: sherry, favourite healthy drink: own green smoothie. When Sara isn’t teaching she likes spending time with her family, socialising, running, training her new Labrador puppy and a bit of baking & healthy eating.
Victoria Bolton – Yoga Teacher
Victoria found her love of yoga in New York in 1999. In her words, ‘After my first class I walked home floating on air. Clearly I was onto something and my yoga obsession began.’ Victoria began a regular practice from that moment forward. In 2004 she tried Bikram yoga in Thailand which was hotter than hot! But it didn’t put her off and she soon became a regular Bikram practitioner, appreciating the benefits of practicing in the heat and the meditative element repetition of the same series can bring. 18 years since her yoga addiction began Victoria has practiced many different styles of yoga; hatha, vinyasa, yin, nidra, ashtanga to name a few. In 2016 she decided to take the journey further and completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals training hoping to share her varied experience and ongoing passion with others. Victoria believes yoga is for fun, yoga is for your mind and body but most of all, yoga is what you want it to be. She loves to teach Hatha yoga primarily, focussing on strength building and alignment, thus avoiding injury. But when the opportunity arises to teach a flowing vinyasa class, Victoria’s creativity in sequencing flows too.
Jane Turgoose – Chef
Janes qualified as a chef over 35 years ago and worked in Spain and UK, she is now a busy mum catering for family events and has done large school events at a local Prep school. `favourite activities are skiing, looking after her family and travelling.
Julie Dyball – Experienced Caterer
Jules is an experienced caterer with a passion for cooking healthy food, her favourite activities are skiing, yoga, cooking and eating with lovely people especially in the sunshine. Healthy food makes her feel good and she enjoys feeding others! She loves champagne and beer (not at the same time)!
Jules and Jane have worked together on several large events for hundreds of people at a prep school in Poole.