I have been teaching since April 2012 and my classes are Rebound at 6.30pm and HiiT at 7.30pm on Mondays, Pilates from 10am-11am on Tuesdays, Pilates at 9.30am on Wednesdays and on Thursdays at 5.50pm and 6.55pm. I also teach Pilates on Fridays from 11am-12pm and Rebound on Saturdays at 8.30am and Pilates at 9.30am.
I used to love all things high impact and fast moving until I got injured, now I love mindful movement being aware of how our bodies move, connecting breath to movement and strengthening our bodies from the inside out. I have found this to be very beneficial to ease anxiety, depression and general aches and pains. I’m a great believer in keeping my mind healthy through exercise.
Pilates and Yoga make me feel present and in the moment, I feel a sense of freedom and peace during my practice, I love the way it challenges me both physically and mentally, it’s definitely my therapy and time out from everything that’s going on in the world!
I love cake and an afternoon snooze 😊 and I’m bilingual (Swiss/German).
I am passionate about helping others overcome personal struggles with mental health as well as physical health, helping people get out of pain, move more freely and feel good about themselves.
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My favourite quotes are “Very little is needed to make a happy life.” and “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that your own way can illuminate the world.” - Oprah Winfrey
Val is a qualified Personal Trainer and has been teaching since 2016. Val also teaches; Grit, Body Attack, Body Balance, Fight Club (boxing to drum n base music), Spin and Free style Aerobics.
You can expect from Val’s classes a mix up of exercises depending on the participants of the class, aiming to finish with a good stretch!
Claire’s other passions include painting and restoring furniture – she loves to make something out of nothing or give a piece of furniture a new lease of life.
You will notice Claire’s bright UV pink hair! Claire has a great sense of fun and admits she can be a bit scatty but she has a heart of gold and will help anyone out if she can. She loves a chat and interacting with the students because they are all so lovely!
Claire gets satisfaction out of knowing she’s helped someone, even if it takes time, when the end result is just great!
As Joseph Pilates says “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference. In 20 sessions you will see the difference. And in 30, you will be on your way to having a whole new body.”
Kirsty has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Les Mills for approximately 3 years and has a special interest is making the class accessible and inclusive for everyone! It’s the worst feeling thinking that everyone is better or stronger than you are, so there’s always options and wherever you are, know that you’re doing your best.
Movement of any kind makes Kirsty feel happy and alive! Expect to have fun in Kirsty’s class because of her fabulous sense of humour!
Caroline has been teaching for 4 years and has a passion for sharing the love of Yoga and its transformative powers and for connecting breath with movement. She believes the core of our being is life giving breath, and the core of the body is integral in moving with ease. Caroline has a special interest in Yoga philosophy, breathing practice and creative flow. Yoga should be fun and challenging and you can expect Caroline to always include work on the core and interesting poses and flows to keep students progressing.
Ultimately in her classes Caroline’s passion is to help you to connect to your body, prepare to build up to a peak pose, find success and a lifelong safe practice to keep you smiling ☺️
Caroline is blessed with three children and believes Yoga makes her feel calm, centred, connected and at peace.
Claire teaches HiiT class on Friday’s at 9am at Laleham Village Hall. Fitness and exercise make Claire feel amazing - mentally and physically. Claire has a passion for fitness and getting results with clients which make them happy. Claire is a mother of two and likes to compete in marathons and enjoys cycling. 🏃♀️ 🚴♀️
Claire’s favourite inspirational quote is “For me exercise is more than just physical, it’s therapeutic.” – Michelle Obama