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.
Andrea has over 20 years experience in private practice and the treatment of a wide variety of musculo-skeletal conditions.
She has a special interest in treating facial pain, jaw, headaches, and neck pain. She receives consultant referrals for the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular rehabilitation. Treatment and management of chronic pain is another string to her bow.
She is also a Certified Pilates Instructor with the APPI and the Pink Ribbon Programme (Breast Cancer Specialist).
She is a member of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists), AACP (Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists), ACPTMD (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders), ACPIVR (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation), and also APPI.
She is a keen runner, swimmer and cyclist and regularly competes in triathlons!
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.
Naomi graduated from Liverpool University in 2004 and has specialised in Musculoskeletal treatment since 2009. She has worked in both public and private health settings in the UK and Australia including Harley Street and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Naomi completed post graduate training in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2015 gaining her MMACP registration. She has also completed equipment-based Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and Acupuncture training with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Naomi is passionate about getting you back to where you want to be, whether your goal is returning to work or sport. In her spare time Naomi enjoys Pilates, Jungle Body fitness classes, walking, water sports, photography and singing.
Vanessa has worked in the fitness industry for more than 30 years and is passionate about keeping people moving! She qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2003 and since then has continued to attend workshops and courses, including recently training with Eric Franklin. She is now a Franklin Method Educator, working to enhance the power of the mind and body connection, and she recently qualified on the Reformer and Wunda Chair.
Her approach to movement is fun yet challenging, imaginative but most importantly, enjoyable! She loves the outdoors and going for a family walk. She enjoys yoga, bootcamp, tennis, swimming & much more.
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
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!”
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’.