Founder of Power Pilates UK, Korin has twenty years’ experience in Pilates training. Having trained as a dancer at The London College of Dance, Middlesex University, she went on to complete her Pilates teacher training with Body Control Pilates 14 years ago. Korin opened her first Dynamic Reformer Pilates studio at Breeze Yoga over four years ago. Korin’s style & approach has developed over the years and her love for Dynamic Reformer Pilates has driven her to the point where she finds herself today. Her main ambition has been to create a studio that produces powerful classes, which maintain the strong foundations of Pilates, combined with more fitness based exercises, that can be taken to the reformer machine. Thus, producing an energised, all rounded workout that challenges the entire body like nothing else. Korin has selected a strong team of trainers, keeping class standards high and works to maintain the outstanding reputation that Power Pilates UK has gained over the past few years.
Simge's interest in Pilates began at University. Having grown up in Izmir Turkey, Pilates was an extremely uncommon activity with little to no opportunity to study. Deciding it was to be her chosen career path, she moved to the UK to study. Having graduated Level 3 Matt Pilates with FutureFit, Simge began working on a number of fitness projects in addition to her one to one sessions. One project of note is Upbeat - a government initiative promoting an active lifestyle and
improved health and well being for adults with mental health issues. Simge recently added post and prenatal Pilates to her ever widening repertoire.
"Don't overdo it. Don't under do it. Do it right. Fitness is about knowing what the body needs, and doing precisely that.
If you want to push yourself to your max in a calm and supportive environment, then join me!"
Emma is originally from New Zealand and discovered the benefits of Pilates whilst training as a young classical ballet and contemporary dancer before dancing professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. As a dancer with scoliosis in a career that demands a high amount of physicality, she recognised the potential to prevent and aid injury while conditioning the body to maintain a balanced musculature. Although now having moved on from dance, Pilates continues to be a part of her life.
Educated in both New Zealand and the UK, Emma has worked with a diverse range of clients with varying goals and conditions, clocking up to 6000 hours of teaching around London. Being very passionate about movement, she loves being able to share her knowledge with the clients at Power Pilates UK and to help them integrate movement into everyday lives. Don’t be fooled by her calm and gentle demeanour, she will be sure to deliver a challenging, well rounded and functional Pilates class to help you feel stronger, stand taller and more clear-headed to seize the day.
Sarah first started Pilates during her dance training on the BA (Hons) Theatre Dance Course at London Studio Centre. She found Pilates so beneficial to keeping her body strong and injury free against the demands of full time dance training. Upon graduating she took her Pilates Matwork qualification with Body Control Pilates and is a Level 3 (REPS) Matwork Instructor. Her dance training has always given her the desire to want to push her body to the next level, so she then went on with training to teach Dynamic Reformer Pilates and since discovering the endless possibilities in Reformer Pilates, she hasn’t looked back!
Sarah’s classes are great for building up stamina and strength. She loves helping you to achieve your goals so that you can really start to feel and see the difference in your body, both in and out of the studio. You’ll get a good workout and have fun doing so!
Wojtek's original background is Ballet where he qualified as a Pro Stage Dancer in 1998. It was during his dance career that seized the opportunity to travel around the world, until he found London was the place to call home.
Wojtek first qualified to teach in 2004 and has since taught a variety of different classes including Step, Aerobox, Fitball, Bootcamp, Suspension Training, Barreconcept, Spinning, Boxercise and Kickboxercise. A few years later he also added BSC in Physiotherapy and Level 3 in Personal Training to his belt and is still broadening his horizons. His latest addiction to Reformer Pilates started at Heartcore where he trained and still teaches.
Steph started practising Pilates in 2005 at The BRIT School of Performing Arts where she gained her National Diploma in Musical Theatre. She went on to gain her BA Hons in Dance at Middlesex University where her Pilates training developed. Steph now teaches a variety of Dance, Fitness and Pilates classes across London and the South East including Frame, Sweaty Betty and Power Pilates UK. Steph is very passionate about Pilates and continues to expand her Pilates training. Expect high energy and throw back R&B tunes in Steph’s classes.
Michelle began Pilates as part of her National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance at London’s Urdang Academy. She soon discovered how instrumental it was in her dance training for control and strength, as well as injury rehabilitation and prevention. She also observed how the body can transform with regular practice.
Whilst living in South Africa, Michelle decided she wanted to share the power of Pilates and qualified as a comprehensive mat instructor at the Pilates Center SA. She went on to teach one-on-one and group classes at the centre, as well as several different studios. She found that her background in dance gave her a deep knowledge of body alignment and how to use the body and mind to get maximum benefit from each exercise. Since returning to London, Michelle has also branched into teaching group reformer classes, where she enjoys keeping the classes challenging but fun, whilst maintaining the core principles of Pilates.
Paula started getting a taste for sports in primary school as a sprinter. Then carried on in her father’s mime theatre group being the youngest performer of only 8 years old. Being raised in a very sports-oriented family made her follow her parent’s footsteps to build a career as a sports massage therapist. Completing an Academy in sunny Spain, Paula then moved to London and carried on working as a mobile massage therapist. Being ‘mobile’ didn’t fulfil Paula’s need to be active and she decided to become a personal trainer, teaching group classes and trying to plant the seed for the love of physical activity in peoples’ minds and souls. Suffering from scoliosis and lower back pain Paula sought advice from doctors and tried numerous quick fixes until she discovered Pilates; the fantastic and very effective method of self-aware = exercises focusing on breath and neuromuscular pathways. And her she is today, trying to spread the word of this amazing activity that not only made her stronger and healthier but also happier as an individual.
Rebecca Calienda started taking part in Pilates classes as a means to correct postural alignment issues. She found the programme of Joseph Pilates so beneficial that she decided to take the next step and train as an instructor. She now holds a qualification in STOTT Pilates mat work which allows her to not only teach group sessions but she can also tailor a programme for an individual using postural analysis. Rebecca also holds a YMCA Level 3 diploma in teaching Pilates. As well as Pilates Rebecca is a fully qualified Level 3 Diploma massage therapist in Holistic, deep tissue and Swedish. She also holds a touch pro certificate in chair massage and is a Reiki practitioner.
Cat Lane began practicing Pilates whilst completing a BA hons Degree in Theatre Dance at the London Studio Centre. Finding it was the key component to sustain her body during her dance training, she decided to undertake her Mat and Full studio equipment qualification at the Pilates Centre Johannesburg in 2007 going on to become a trainer at the studio. Cat has continued to work as a freelance performer for the last 12 years working both internationally and in the West End whilst continuing her Pilates career. Her passion for sharing her knowledge by helping others to gain pain free movement and strengthen and condition clients is always growing. Now based in South London, Cat has been teaching for 10 years in Matwork, Reformer, full equipment Pilates, Barre and Dance both privately and at a number of studios across London. Having gained experience in Rehab Pilates, Cat is also always eager to work with clients with challenges, dancers and athletes to help them regain freedom in their movement. Expect a dynamic and challenging class that always keeps focus on correct form and detail in the movement to really get the most out of your body. She loves to keep class creative and fun, and loves to be hand on and interactive with her students pushing them to achieve their personal goals.
Originally from the Wirral, professional dancer Charlotte trained at The Hammond School of Dance in Chester. Since graduating, she has performed in production shows all over the world, finding a passion for teaching along the way. Charlotte discovered her love for Reformer Pilates whilst teaching barre, dance and fitness in studios across London, and soon came to realise it was the perfect accompaniment for her ballet training and technique. Her bubbly personality and musical theatre background adds to an enjoyable class with a motivating playlist, whilst still being challenged to feel that ultimate “burn” throughout each exercise.
Charlotte is absolutely delighted to be joining the Power Pilates UK team and is looking forward to helping clients build strength, confidence, increase flexibility, whilst achieving wonderful posture!