Our team our all fully qualified Pilates Instructors from all over the world with a wealth of experience. Elliot Lake has personally trained every instructor on the new machines and is currently enjoying the feedback from the trainers and new moves he is witnessing as they play on the new kit.
Elliot is the Owner and Head Trainer of Pilates Circuit and Bootcamp Pilates in Fulham. He has coached over 10,000 hours of sports and fitness training since qualifying in 1991. Elliot most recently trained with Polestar Pilates and is able to work with you on 1-1 level in case you need even more care and attention and have specific rehab goals in mind. His classes are always fun and he knows how to motivate you to really focus on your technique. He loves Golf, Snowboarding, Freediving and Mountain Climbing.
Anna is passionate about health and fitness. Over the years she participated in many different exercise methods, including Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, before discovering Pilates. Her love of Pilates was born after a Jiu-Jitsu competition injury when she discovered the benefits of spinal rehabilitation through the Pilates method. It was Pilates that enabled her to continue with Martial Arts post-injury.
After years of self-practise in Pilates, Anna decided to progress her Pilates journey by training to become an instructor and so she gained her instructor Certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates). Anna relished the knowledge she gained in a broad range of related disciplines, and this provided a solid platform with which to embark on her career as an instructor.
Anna loves the creativity involved in teaching Pilates – how exercises can be adapted and combined to produce beautifully flowing and functional movement. She enjoys the challenge involved in transforming someone with little body awareness into someone strong and graceful.
Anna believes it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest research, concepts and trends in the movement and fitness industry and enjoys attending workshops to broaden her knowledge and meet like-minded people.
Fiona loves to help clients understand precision and control of movement and the subsequent improvements of strength and mobility. She has a BSc(Hons) in Physiology, YMCA level 3 Matwork Pilates and training in Powmak full studio equipment and BCP dynamic reformer.
Fiona is no stranger to physical endurance and hard work. She has competed in full and half triathlons, completed four Etape du Tours, and cycled 250km in a one day Coast to Coast event. Fiona is also a member of the world-renowned Club des Cingles du Mont-Ventoux (Club of the Mad Men of Mont-Ventoux) where membership is earned by riders tackling 138kms and 4400m of climbing, via the three paved ascents of Mont-Ventoux, in just one day of riding.
Ask Fiona if she has any holidays booked this summer and she will tell you that yes, she has – she is currently training for two events: a Pyrenees crossing by bicycle, which will see her tackle 757km and 16400m of ascent in one week, and to run the 53 mile route of the Race to the Tower.
If you want to work hard, Fiona’s classes are for you – and trust her when she says that, “You can work harder than you think you can.”
Valeriia’s professional mission is helping her clients to build bodies that allow them to live full healthy lives today, tomorrow and the day after: empowered, with no pain, no limited movement or fatigue.
This goal has eventually led her to discover Pilates. At her sessions, you will regain flexibility and mobility, align your posture, increase physical endurance, restore the sensation of your body and tone up. In case you need more attention she is able to work with you 1-1 on your specific goals.
Outside of a studio, she is a vibrant individual, who regularly challenges herself in endurance sports, like running or ski marathons, cycling, swimming and multi-sport competitions, like triathlon.
Valeriia is a Certified Personal Trainer with 5 years of experience and a Polestar Pilates practitioner. She has a diploma in Psychology, which makes her sessions truly transforming.
Tian was first introduced to Pilates by her ballet teacher when embarking on her dancing career at the late age of 14. Tian was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome which made her very prone to injuries among other side effects. It wasn’t until Tian stopped Pilates aged 18 to continue her ballet training at The Royal Academy of Dance that she realised how much it had benefitted her career. During her first year of her degree, Tian encountered an injury which forced her to take a year away from her training. In this time, she qualified as a Pilates instructor with world-renowned Pilates company STOTT, as well as studying a diploma in sports nutrition and teaching ballet part-time.
Tian graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in Ballet Education in 2017. With her thirst for knowledge, she completed a research study, developing a strength and condition programme for pre-professional ballet dancers. The results from her 200-page report demonstrated the programme’s success and the value of Pilates in injury management and prevention.
Tian is the founder of LIBRIUM London.
Our Studio Manager’s one true love is running. Katherine’s love affair with all things trail began in 2014 when she joined a team running the 100 mile Cotwolds Way over four days. Her participation as the novice of the group served to highlight that a beginner can go from zero to ultra within six months. Since this event, Katherine has completed numerous ultra-marathons and competes with only one goal: to cross the finish line without pain or injury.
To this end, Katherine’s second love is Pilates. She is passionate that Pilates is for everyone, and that whatever your health and fitness goals may be, making your body stronger is the most rewarding gift you can give yourself. “Regular Pilates has had such a profound effect on my running and body. I am stronger and faster than ever and have started to cross the finish line, not only without any pain, but within the top ten finishers. ‘No pain, no gain’ is absolutely not my motto. ‘No pain, well done you for training sensibly’ is more me.”
Katherine’s classes are challenging and fun. She has a great energy and infectious enthusiasm – you will leave the studio feeling exhilarated and ready to smash out a hundred miles!
Katherine is a Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor and Reformer Pilates Instructor, having qualified with JPilates, and has completed Fuse Ladder instructor training with the world-renowned Mariska Breland, founder of the Fuse Pilates method.