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Intermediate Pilates

This class is taught by:

Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews is a Level 3 personal trainer with a degree in sport and exercise Science plus qualifications in spin, exercise to music, circuit training and power plate. Having completed a Level 4 qualification in lower-back pain management, his ambition is to set up his own personal training business and specialise in helping lower-back-pain sufferers. Ben is a keen footballer who also enjoys weightlifting and all kinds of cardiovascular exercise. He strongly believes that improving flexibility and core strength improves everyone’s ability to either play sport or carry out day-to-day tasks.

Mark Canning

Mark is a fully qualified physiotherapist, personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. He has a strong sporting background having played rugby for Munster and Ireland at various levels. Mark also holds a black belt in TaeKwon Do. Marks classes are challenging to say the least. His aim is to work together with you to get you in the best shape possible whilst at all times keeping a smile on your face.

Dayra Penagos

With a natural passion for fitness and following her curiosity, Dayra tried pilates by first time in 2012. She decided to combine Pilates – which she considers it is a very rewarding career - with her demanding role as a mum.

Dayra is a Level 3 Pilates instructor with strong basis on the fundamentals of Pilates philosophy. She is also certified on Pilates with small equipment, Pilates with orthopaedic conditions and pre-post-natal

As she made the decision to change her marketing career to enter the Wellness Industry where she hopes that her passion and dedication can make a difference, her “feel good and feel challenged” classes are aimed to provide a whole body workout, helping you to find you own strength

Maria Cruz

"My fitness career started as a hobby teaching spinning in Venezuela, my home country, while I was at university studying Law, giving to me the possibility to stay fit, healthy and releasing all the stress from many hours of studying. While I worked as a lawyer I kept teaching spinning being more than aware of the pressures of working in a busy firm with little time for health and personal life.

I moved to London where I continued my studies in Immigration Law as well as becoming a Personal Trainer and STOTT Reformer Pilates Instructor (my passion) so I left my job to become a full time trainer. I am a Lawyer from heart & Trainer from soul.

I am very interested in health, beauty and education, always adding new qualifications, doing courses and workshops, also I love to do classes in different studios so I can steal in a good way exercises and ideas to incorporate in my sessions"

Nicholas Walker

Nick is a well rounded, down-to-earth Kiwi. He has been involved in the fitness industry for 10 years and brings with him a wealth of qualifications in exercise prescription, soft tissue therapy and personal training.
He has a breadth and wealth of experienced gained in some of New Zealand and Australia’s best regarded health clubs, personal training studios, massage clinics, and with a number of sporting teams. New to London, Nick is intent on bringing his considerable health and fitness skills to the big city.
He possesses excellent soft tissue skills and has a particular interest in functional training. His passion is helping people return from injury, and is an ideal trainer for any client with issues relating to pain, postural and movement education. That being said, he is equally happy using his skills and knowledge to push clients on to new levels of strength and fitness.
Aside from his continued drive to continue improving his skills and knowledge to help clients maximise the benefit of their sessions, Nick’s great love’s are typically antipodean: travelling and rugby. So when he’s not busy helping people change their bodies for the better, you will most likely find him travelling through Europe or watching his beloved All Blacks get the better of everyone else!


This level of class requires a good level of strength, fitness and understanding of the basics that are taught in the beginners classes. Using the tools that the machine provides, we can accommodate a very wide range of abilities in these classes and continually challenge you as you improve. These classes are designed to be challenging and to overload your body causing it to adapt and transform.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri 28 Apr 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Fri 28 Apr 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Fri 28 Apr 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Fri 28 Apr 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mark Canning
  • Fri 28 Apr 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Mark Canning
  • Sat 29 Apr 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Sue Murphy
  • Sat 29 Apr 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Sue Murphy
  • Sat 29 Apr 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Sun 30 Apr 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Dayra Penagos
  • Sun 30 Apr 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Sun 30 Apr 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Mon 01 May 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 01 May 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 01 May 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 01 May 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Mon 01 May 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Tue 02 May 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 02 May 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 02 May 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 02 May 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nicholas Walker