Founder of Power Pilates UK, Korin Nolan has over 16 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 over ten years ago. She has taught in and around London ever since.
Korin is passionate about combining healthy eating with fitness. She has been teaching Dynamic Reformer Pilates classes for the past three years in central London. Korin is friendly, welcoming and approachable, but she takes her Pilates training seriously!
Be prepared to be constantly corrected in alignment and posture to thoroughly benefit from your Pilates class.
Korin’s classes are energised, focused and you most probably will break a good sweat!
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!"
Born and raised in New Zealand, Emma trained at the New Zealand School of Dance majoring in Classical Ballet. Upon graduating, she joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet where she performed and toured many classical and contemporary works. Emma has always found Pilates to be beneficial in her dance training.
Emma went on to teach and train young dancers at Dance Pilates in Auckland, where she previously trained under the owner, Angela Gendall (ex Royal Ballet dancer). Emma continues to expand her Pilates training in London and is excited to be joining Power Pilates UK!
Sarah first started Pilates during her dance training on the BA(Hons) Theatre Dance Course at London Studio Centre where she trained as a Contemporary dancer. She then went on to complete her Matwork teacher training with the Body Control Pilates Association and is a Level 3 (REPS) BCPA qualified instructor.
Alongside teaching Pilates, Sarah is currently working as a freelance performer, and has recently worked with Dark Island Dance and Trip The light Theatre. She also has various film and TV credits including: Mr Selfridge, Downton Abbey, Jekyll & Hyde, Siblings, Genius, Now You See Me 2, and The Danish Girl.
Her vigorous dance training has given her a hard working mindset, meaning she always wants to push herself one step further, and she’s found that Dynamic Reformer Pilates does just that! She’s passionate about sharing her love of Pilates with her clients, aiming to utilise her dance training, together with her Pilates knowledge to create fun and challenging classes.
Laura started her career as a dancer and dance teacher. She graduated from Bird College of Performing Arts in 2000 with teaching qualifications and a national diploma in dance.
After dancing professionally around the world and teaching dance, she started to focus her teaching towards Pilates in 2008 and gained her level 3 Pilates qualifications. She regularly attends courses, classes and workshops to further her knowledge.
Laura is passionate about Pilates and its many benefits. She loves teaching both mat work and reformer classes and is thrilled to be part of the Power Pilates team.
Yarit is a certified Classical Pilates and Garuda teacher in both mat and full studio equipment.
She was introduced to Pilates whilst training in contemporary dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. While working as a dancer she suffered from an injury and started rehabilitation via equipment pilates after which she decided to become a teacher of the method.
She certified in Classical Pilates with Alison Goodman's “Pilates Passport” (London, UK) and Dror Raz Classical Pilates and Physiotherapy (Tel-Aviv, Israel). To continue her professional development she studied with 2nd generation Pilates teachers MeJo Wiggins, Kathryn Ross-Nash and Blossom Leilani-Crawford.
She is also certified by James D'Silva (founder of Garuda) as a Garuda Mat, and Equipment teacher.
Yarit specialised in Pre and Postnatal Pilates with Carolyne Anthony's Center for Women's Fitness (USA) and with Polstar Pilates.
Apart from Pilates, Yarit works as a movement and fight choreographer for theatre and teaches movement, physical skills and stage combat to actors in various drama conservatories in the UK.
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’s Pilates training started 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 and fitness classes across London and the South East including Frame, Sweaty Betty and she is delighted to be joining the team at Power Pilates UK. Steph is very passionate about Pilates and continues to expand her Pilates training.
Anneke has always been active, namely in ballet, hockey and athletics. But her more immediate background involved a lot of sitting – Anneke worked for many years as an accountant and then 7 years as a Marketing and Events Manager. This lead to a lot of back pain and drove her to a lifestyle change. She originally trained as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates® in 2009 and has been practising Pilates and Yoga since 2004. She is passionate about movement and wellbeing and how this directly influences your life. She attends regular training and workshops throughout the world and has been influenced by many inspirational teachers and movement forms. She says: "As a Pilates teacher I like to incorporate my energy and love for movement into my classes and love seeing clients grow strong and most importantly feel better about themselves. My classes are flowing and dynamic, I like to challenge but have compassion for any limitations."
Michelle began Pilates as part of her National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance at London’s Urdang Academy. It became part of her regular exercise regime when she realised how important it was to her dance training, and how it can transform your body. Whilst living in South Africa Michelle decided she wanted to share the power of Pilates and qualified in comprehensive and mat Pilates at the Pilates Centre SA. She went on to teach at the centre and several others and she found that her background in dance gave her a deep knowledge of body alignment, how to best utilise the body for maximum effect. Reformer Pilates is Michelle’s favourite as it is so effective, varied, and can be adjusted to suit anyone.
In Michelle’s class, you will have fun in a friendly atmosphere, but you’ll work hard and be guided to get the best out of each exercise.
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 built a career as a sports massage therapist. Completing an Academy in sunny Spain Paula moved to London and carried on working as a mobile massage therapist. Being 'mobile' didn’t fulfil my thrive for being 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 which failed until she discovered Pilates; the fantastic and very effective method of self-aware exercises focusing on breath and neuromuscular pathways. And here 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.