Lizelle completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Physiotherapy in South Africa. After a few years working in the NHS and Private Practice she discovered the many benefits of Pilates for herself. She completed training through Body Control and gained certification through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2005. She continued to explore better movement and trained in fascia release and muscle energy techniques.
She is passionate about hands-on therapy and improving movement. Together with the rest of the team she continually attends training courses and conferences to bring the latest evidence based practice to her work and the practice.
She teaches Pilates on the Mat, Reformer and Springboard.
Marketa qualified as a Soft Tissue Therapist at the London School of Sports Massage in 2013, with a Diploma Level 5. She has since worked with various types of clients – from top athletes (triathletes, ultra-runners, swimmers, tennis players, etc.) to post-cancer treatment patients, neuro-patients, to the World’s Strongest Man competitor! Marketa loves working together with the physios helping patients speed up their recovery by her soft tissue work.
She’s a runner/triathlete/cross-country skier herself which helps understand patients’ “niggles” and the need of getting back on track.
Milly qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries from 2008. She completed her Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute instructor (APPI) training in London soon after. Since then she has worked in the public & private healthcare systems in the UK, Australia & New Zealand. Through working in such varied settings she developed a special interest in pelvic girdle & core stability issues. On returning from my travels she decided to further her skills & studied to become an Ashtanga Yoga instructor.
Milly now specialises in movement retraining, with a focus on the foundations of core control, pelvic floor dysfunction & body awareness.
Whilst in New Zealand she worked with elite & international multi-sport athletes which inspired her to begin competing in triathlon & road cycling herself. Since then she has qualified to represent Great Britain in triathlon, aquabike & road cycling in World & European Championships.
Milly enjoys working with like minded clients–whether weekend warriors, high level athletes or dog walkers & keen gardeners! She has a particular passion for working with the female athlete & is a licensed Mummy MOT practitioner.
Since 2009, Paul has continued his professional development that has included a BSc in Sports Coaching Science and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. This has taken him on a journey resulting in a deep understanding about exercise coaching, nutrition, recovery from exercise, enhancing athletic performance and more recently, the psychology of sport and exercise.
This in depth knowledge provides a professional evidence-based training that has been put into action enhancing the health and well-being of men and women, improving the performance of young athletes, recreational and professional sportspeople.
Paul continues to learn and give people the skills and confidence to be able to make positive changes.
Starts at London Road September 2020
Alyshia is a classically trained professional Ballet dancer, STOTT PILATES® Certified Matwork & Reformer Instructor and ZEN•GA® Qualified Instructor. She has a BA Honors Degree from Middlesex University with her final dissertation on cross-training for Dancers.
Pilates has always been an important part of her Ballet training and professional career. Alyshia enjoys adapting and modifying exercises for her clients with an emphasis on quality of movement.
When working 1-2-1 her personal approach using postural analysis to program specifically for her client, supports body awareness and progression through exercises safely and efficiently.
She continues to attend workshops and courses to support her continued learning.
Sarah has been teaching Freestyle Fitness Yoga for 8 years and it remains her passion.
Sarah says “When you come to my class it is your hour! If you want to be challenged I will help you move forward, or if you’re having ‘one of those days’ you will have time to relax and be kind to your mind and body. Ultimately I want you to leave each class feeling positive in yourself and in your abilities to take on the day!”
Joanna started her journey with yoga in 2005 when she travelled to India to study Hatha Yoga.
Joanna enjoys practicing different styles of yoga including Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Her main love is Anusara which is where she finds most peace and uplifting connections with her mind and body all in the same one practice.
Ben is passionate about Yoga. He first started to practice over 15 years ago and has found that regular practice has not only made him physically stronger and more flexible but it has also helped him to become emotionally stronger.
He likes to teach (and practice) a strong movement based class (a mix of Power Yoga & Vinyasa flow) which is accessible to all from complete beginner to the more advanced yogi. He really tries to make his classes fun, while at the same time challenging.
When he is not teaching he spends a lot of his time practicing Yoga, running, cycling and spending as much time outside as possible!
Charlotte first discovered yoga back in 2010. At first, yoga was simply a physical challenge but slowly it developed into a practice that brought emotional balance and relief from anxiety. Wanting to deepen her practice further and share her love of yoga, Charlotte embarked on a 12-month 200-hour teacher training course in 2018.
Charlotte strongly believes that yoga is for everyone and aims to ensure that every student is made to feel welcome, challenged and encouraged in her classes.
Besides yoga, Charlotte is a Registered Associate Nutritionist, accredited with the Association for Nutrition, and is currently undertaking a PhD at UCL.
Angela trained as a Secretary and worked in banking for 40 years, retiring in 2012.
Following retirement, she worked Part-Time for a Property Management Company, carrying out Administration/Accounts work.
She joined London Road Health and Fitness as a Part-Time Receptionist in April, 2018 and enjoys meeting and assisting our clients.
In her spare time, she enjoys walking her ‘very spirited’ Terrier, Izzy, going to the Theatre and travelling.
Beverley joined the health and fitness industry after having had a long career in the financial services sector. Quite surprisingly she finds some of the skills needed in both roles are very similar and more than anything she loves meeting and greeting all of our lovely clients.
When Beverley is not in the office she volunteers for a number of local charities & pursues everything involved in being a ‘home maker’.