Who We Are

Welcome to Pilates HQ. I am very excited to share the benefits of our reformer pilates classes and brand new studio with you. I wanted to create an enjoyable place to exercise: where you can get a heart pumping and core-focussed workout in a space filled with natural light – with great trainers! I hope you enjoy reaching your fitness goals at Pilates HQ! 

Tasnim Bokhary, Founder of Pilates HQ

 

 

Our Trainers

Diane

A personal trainer and sports therapist with a passion for triathlon Diane discovered Pilates in 2001. Finding many benefits to compliment endurance training and prevent injuries she made Pilates a part of her lifestyle. After several years of practicing mat work and using studio equipment Diane qualified as a comprehensive instructor with Balanced Body University, London. Believing that Pilates practice can benefit everyone - from the serious athlete and sports enthusiast to the new mum, she enjoys working with a wide range of clientele to improve performance, posture and body awareness. Diane likes everyone to take something from her classes, transferring new skills to everyday life and functional movement.

Roland

Originally from a personal training background, Roland was first introduced to the benefits of Pilates after sustaining an injury. Intrigued by its rehabilitative benefits, he enrolled and completed full Pilates instructor certification with Polestar in the UK. Roland is passionate about Pilates and tries to bring out the best in all his clients – his dynamic classes provide a great workout while making you feel longer and leaner.

Faran

Coming from a background in modern dance - having studied at Broadway Dance Centre in New York City - Faran has been inspired to stay fit by the best movers and shakers in the business. She was introduced to Pilates through her dance career and decided to pursue 
her mat and reformer instructor training in London with Stott in 2012 and the Ten Academy in 2014, and has been teaching Reformer classes ever since. Faran 
is passionate about the Pilates Method and enjoys teaching tough, energising sessions with an element of fun.

Georgette

Originally a dancer, Georgette has 18 years of fitness instructing experience, 8 of which she specialised in the Stott Pilates method. She holds a Stott Pilates level 2 Advanced Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac Barrels and Chairs Instructor qualification and specialises in Injuries and Special Populations (ISP) and Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer. Georgette is always impressed by the positive results she has had using the Stott method to treat clients particularly those suffering with low back pain, and postural issues such as Scoliosis. She also specialises in Pre and Post natal exercise and has had much success with rehabilitating clients particularly those that have had c-sections. Georgette continually attends workshops and courses in order to stay current. Her excellent communication skills, inspirational style of teaching and infectious enthusiasm makes her a joy to work out with!    

Emma

Emma is passionate about Pilates and is committed to helping clients create fitter, healthier lifestyles. She received her Pilates qualification with Stott in 2008 and for the past 15 years has developed her knowledge and understanding of movement, kinesiology and biomechanics, all of which she loves to combine to create functional, challenging and rewarding classes. Ever the student Emma is always learning and committed to furthering her studies of Pilates, movement and fitness. She has also recently completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Exercise science.

Vilma

Vilma has been active her whole life and sport is her passion: she was a professional dancer, swims competitively, ice skates and plays basketball and volleyball. A certified personal trainer, barre instructor, qualified nutritionist, kinesiology degree graduate, basketball and volleyball player, ice skater, former competitive swimmer and ex professional dancer, Vilma has been active her whole life and her passion is health and fitness. Always seeking to learn she received her in house reformer Pilates qualification in London in 2018 and her Stott certification on all Pilates equipment (reformer, cadillac, chair, barrel) in 2021 in Dubai. Vilma has been teaching reformer Pilates classes for the last 5 years and loves to teach dynamic and energising classes that challenge her clients to go beyond their comfort zone to achieve their goals!

Abi

Born in India, Abi has been passionate about sport since childhood. He discovered Pilates after suffering a lower back injury, which kept him in constant pain and resulted in a loss of his mobility. Abi loved the strength, flexibility and rehabilitative benefits that the Pilates method gave him and embarked on a 2 year Full Comprehensive Pilates (mat and reformer) certification in London in 2019. Abi has been teaching reformer Pilates ever since and loves sharing his passion for Pilates and its benefits with his clients. You’ll find his classes challenging, energising and rewarding, incorporating Pilates principles while working the entirety of the body.  

Olivia

Olivia is an actor and circus aerialist with a love for movement. As well as being a Reformer Pilates instructor Olivia is a qualified personal trainer and aerial teacher. She found Pilates after sustaining an injury during aerial training and was inspired to pursue and complete her Reformer Pilates instructor certification. Olivia’s classes are dynamic, creative and well balanced. She hopes you will leave feeling energised, lengthened and ready for anything!

Christiana

Christiana is known for her versatility as a Pilates instructor, specialising in both matwork and reformer while drawing from her experience as a professional dancer, performer, choreographer and dance teacher. Christiana grew up in Australia and her passion for instructing blossomed from her own experience with Pilates. As a dancer, Pilates and somatic practices were proven an effective way to warm the body, pre and rehabilitate. After moving to Sydney and meeting an incredible rehabilitation team, she found a new love with Pilates and decided she needed to give back to the community in the same way. Over the last 3 years, Christiana has worked in 5 gyms/ Pilates studios full time in Australia and is excited to be teaching at Pilates HQ. Allowing people to find movement, confidence and empowerment in their own bodies is the drive that keeps her pursuing this career.    

Tiffany

Tiffany, a Pilates enthusiast from sunny Sydney, is bringing her passion for reformer Pilates to the energetic fitness landscape of London. She brings a contagious enthusiasm for movement and a deep dedication to empowering others. Transitioning from a devoted client to an inspiring instructor, Tiffany’s journey is fueled by the profound health and strength benefits she discovered in her own practice. She completed her mat Pilates qualification with Studio Pilates and her reformer Pilates qualification with KX Pilates Academy in Australia in 2022. Tiffany is committed to helping clients discover their inner strength, both physically and mentally, and is on a mission to share the positive and transformative impact of reformer Pilates with her clients. Her classes offer a dynamic, strength-based Pilates experience that not only challenges the body but nurtures the mind. Join Tiffany on the reformer for classes that will push your limits, build your confidence, and leave you feeling stronger and more accomplished than ever before. It's more than a workout; it's a journey towards a healthier, happier, and more empowered you.

Sabrina

Sabrina is a Polestar Pilates apprentice and considers Pilates and teaching movement her life's calling. She has danced since the age of three in her mother’s ballet studio in Guatemala, and spent two years at a competitive contemporary dance conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med Biology and a Minor in Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. Her professional journey is further enriched by her experience as a physical therapy aide at the Hospital for Special Surgery and at Professional PT within Equinox Gyms in New York City. Sabrina is devoted to helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals, using a mix of traditional and innovative Pilates techniques. Her methodology, enriched by her extensive background in dance and medical science, is aimed at promoting wellness and personal growth for each client. Her classes focus on improving movement patterns and strength while fostering a balanced connection between mind, body, and spirit.

 

 

    

 

 

 

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