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Stott Pilates, Osteopathy and Dry Needling, Massage, Physiotherapy in Blackheath SE3

Essential Reformer


This class is taught by:

Riccardo Vitello

 
Pilates Instructor
 
Riccardo moved to London in 2004 to study at the London Contemporary Dance School where he obtained his BA Hons and post graduate in performance in 2008.

He then started working as a dancer touring internationally.

Alongside performing He started to practice pilates and in 2013 he completed a Mat and Reformer Stott Pilates course at the YMCA in London and more recently achieved his full certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels.

He likes to tailor classes to his clients needs and can teach his classes in Italian and French!

Samantha Brown

Pilates Instructor
 
Sam is a fully qualified Stott Pilates matwork and reformer instructor. She studied at the YMCA in London, and is also qualified in Pre and Post-natal Pilates with Body Control. Sam is currently studying for her full certification with STOTT Pilates.

Sam believes that teaching clients to really understand the point of the exercises combined with increasing their awareness of how the body works delivers the best results. She is passionate about teaching and loves it when clients feel the benefits - particularly when clients claim to find muscles they never knew they had!

Sam strongly believes in the multifaceted benefits of pilates. She believes it keeps us strong and flexible but also has hugely positive effects relaxing the mind and helping us engage with our body and how we move. With focused pilates practice, Sam notes that you don’t just move better. You also breath better, sleep better, and live better!

In her ‘life before children’, Sam did a degree in French and Spanish and worked in Fashion before taking a break to have her two children and is more likely to be seen with an ice cream than a raw juice in her hand!

Clara Tan

Clara hails from sunny Sydney, Australia, having also grown up in many cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Perth, Auckland, and the Gold Coast. As an active young lass, she would always find herself in and out the doors of physiotherapists’ with injuries. Over time, this developed knowledge and practice of the body and Pilates. Her experience includes injury rehab such as for the ankle, knee, and shoulder, as well as conditions such as neck and back pain, scoliosis, tight hips, and fibromyalgia.
Before certifying as a STOTT® Mat and Reformer instructor, Clara completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons. I), where she also formally studied biomechanics and designed orthopedic devices.
While understanding movement deeply at a technical level, Clara enjoys having lots of fun in classes and making things simple and easy to understand. You’re never perfectly ready to do Pilates - come as you are!
This class introduces the Reformer, the most popular piece of Pilate's equipment. Learn how to set up the reformer and methods of adjusting the pulleys as you master the proper technique required to build core strength, stability and mind-body awareness. Like the Essential matwork class, this class provides an energising total-body workout. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential classes until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate class. Class capacity is five participants.

This class is suitable for those who are moving on to reformer after attending at least 3 matwork classes or those who have done two Private Foundations.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun 18 Nov 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Riccardo Vitello
  • Tue 20 Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown
  • Thu 22 Nov 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Clara Tan
  • Sun 25 Nov 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Riccardo Vitello
  • Tue 27 Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown
  • Thu 29 Nov 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Clara Tan
  • Sun 02 Dec 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Constantina Stamou
  • Tue 04 Dec 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown
  • Thu 06 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Clara Tan
  • Sun 09 Dec 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Riccardo Vitello
  • Tue 11 Dec 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown
  • Thu 13 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Clara Tan
  • Sun 16 Dec 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Riccardo Vitello
  • Tue 18 Dec 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown
  • Sun 06 Jan 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Riccardo Vitello
  • Tue 08 Jan 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Brown