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Stott Pilates, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Massage, Physiotherapy in Blackheath SE3

Staff List


Pippa Golden
 
Pilates Instructor & Studio Owner
 
A former professional dancer and choreographer, Pippa trained at the Laban Centre in Movement and Dance from 1992 to 1996. After graduating with a BA in Dance Theatre she then performed for several years in the art of modern dance, jazz and street dancing whilst also training clients in fitness. It was fitness training that led Pippa to a deeper understanding of the body-mind connection that eventually led her to Pilates.

Pippa became certified in fitness by the YMCA and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and then moved onto her formal training in Pilates becoming certified as a Stott Pilates Instructor in 2006. Pippa has been training on a one-to-one basis in both Matwork and Stott equipment based Pilates to a large and varied clientele in the Southeast London area before opening One One One Pilates in October 2010.

Charlotte Albion
 
Pilates Instructor
 
Brought up in London, Charlotte has developed a diverse teaching career. She completed a B.ed Hons degree in Physical Education which she taught in various International Schools in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. She also completed various Exercise to Music qualifications which she taught internationally and in London. Following her international teaching she returned to complete an MA in Theatre Arts at London University and taught Drama where she was Head of Expressive Arts at Dartford Grammar School for Boys.

With her teaching career entrenched in a physical background she developed an interest in Pilates, which she began to improve her horse riding technique. In Sept 2009 she embarked on the STOTT Pilates Mat work qualification at London Central YMCA. Inspired by the rehabilitative potential of Pilates she proceeded to qualify in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels to an Advanced Level, as well as in  Injuries and Special Populations and in October 2013 Charlotte completed her STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer qualification in Toronto where STOTT Pilates is based.

Charlotte now enjoys the challenge of teaching STOTT Pilates student teacher courses at London Central YMCA whilst continuing to teach an array of classes and clients, including rehabilitation at 111 Pilates Studio.

Samantha Brown
Pilates Instructor
Theresa Quealy
 
Pilates Instructor & Acupuncturist
 
Theresa first took up Pilates in 2003 following a back injury, and after experiencing the benefits of Pilates for herself she began training as an instructor at the central London YMCA; qualifying as a Stott Pilates instructor in 2010. Theresa teaches Pilates matwork - and helps clients improve their posture, strengthen their back and abdominal muscles, and increase their flexibility by guiding them through a series of exercises which focus on stabilising the central core. She is also trained in post-natal Pilates.

Theresa is also a fully-qualified acupuncturist, having undertaken four years of training to gain a BSc in Acupuncture. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and is available for appointments at 111 Pilates on Thursdays.

Both Pilates and acupuncture feed Theresa’s interest in the mind-body connection between activity and health.

 
Gregory Savides

Physiotherapist

Greg completed his BSc. Physio (Hons) degree in South Africa in 1994 before moving to the U.K. in 2003. Since this time Greg has been developing his skills whilst working as a Physiotherapist in a private practice in the City where he has gained extensive experience treating a wide variety of conditions.

Greg specialises in sports injuries and post orthopaedic surgery rehab but also has a special interest in work related posture and the prevention of posture related injuries in office based staff. Part of his work involves doing presentations and training for companies on ergonomic posture management.

Greg’s sporting interests are distance running and long distance triathlon, having completed the Comrades Ultra-marathon and Ironman triathlon.

Greg is a firm believer in educating clients to better manage themselves in order to prevent injury.

Robert Izatt

Pilates Instructor

I am a Fully Certified Level One & Two STOTT PILATES® Instructor and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer for Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs and Barrels. I have recently completed my required training to become an Instructor Trainer for Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Total Barre™ and CORE™.

I have been teaching STOTT PILATES® since 2000. I completed the Foundation Trainings for Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™ Matwork & Reformer and CORE™ in Milan, Italy in July 2014, I am presently working towards completing my Instructor Trainer segments for ZEN•GA™ , before I am allowed to teach these modalities to Instructors.

I am also a Certified Yoga Teacher and I have been practicing Yoga since 1996 and teaching since 1999, also teaching Yoga Nidra since 1999. Utilising my additional training’s in Esalen Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy. Medical Acupuncture, Watsu and Tai Chi, I work towards enabling my clients to achieve the most from each of their workouts.

I am passionate about teaching and seeing individuals become more confident in themselves, functionally aware of their bodies and believing in the SELF. I believe in the continuous journey of learning and strive to enable my clients to feel invigorated, reenergised and inspired.

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!

Natalie Wright
 
Pilates Instructor
 
Natalie’s background is as a professional dancer, with a varied career that saw her dancing for some of the worlds biggest artists.
 
It was during her dance career that Natalie discovered her love for Pilates. She not only enjoyed it and felt energised after but it had huge benefits to her as a dancer, increasing core strength and flexibility as well as increasing muscle strength whilst keeping her body lean and toned.
 
Natalie is a Certified Stott Matwork and Reformer Instructor and a Certified Pre and Post Natal Pilates Instructor with Body Control Pilates. Natalie is also a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. She is currently studying for her full certification with STOTT Pilates.
Sharon Shepherd
 
Massage Therapist
 
Sharon is a fully qualified massage therapist with over 12 years experience in spa’s and salons in and around London.

Sharon is passionate about massage therapy, and considers massage to be an important part of maintaining good health. She loves meeting people and gets great satisfaction in improving the way people feel when experiencing stress or pain related issues. Although specialising in swedish, deep tissue massage Sharon carefully plans out the each massage in accordance with client needs and requests, personalising the experience for every individual.

Regardless of a client’s needs, she enjoys creating a warm, relaxing environment in which to wind down into deep relaxation mode.

Chiaramaria Mangiaforte
 
Studio Manager
 
Chiara studied philosophy at the University of Palermo, Sicily and completed post graduate studies in communication and social media.

Despite the weather, Chiara loves living in London, where she has been based since 2012. Chiara has been a friendly and familiar face at 111 Pilates for the past 2 years and deals with the day to day management of the studio. Chiara also works as a Production Assistant in the Comics industry.

Victoria Hoyland
 
Sports Massage Therapist
 
Victoria is a qualified Osteopath and Sports Massage therapist. She is also a professional contemporary dancer with over a decade of experience touring and teaching internationally. It was as a dancer that Victoria first came to understand the healing properties of regular sports massage and she combines her skills and expertise to provide dynamic, therapeutic and holistic treatment.

Victoria treats a variety of patients from professional dancers and elite athletes to people who work in sedentary and desk orientated jobs, which brings a lot of postural problems and changes.

Victoria is passionate about the moving body and is ambitious to improve peoples lived body experience, from pain relief to improving function, flexibility and physical self esteem.

Simon Haar
 
Soft Tissue Massage Therapist
 
Simon Haar is a clinical, remedial and sports soft tissue massage therapist. He began his career in the armed forces as a physical training instructor and later went on to join the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer. With over 18 years experience his aim has been to help guide clients to be active and achieve their health, fitness and sporting goals. During this time he has worked with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life.
His career took a natural progression into remedial and soft tissue therapy, developing his knowledge and skill within this discipline. Having come across many client aches, pains and injuries throughout his health and fitness career he has acquired the experience to become highly proficient at diagnosing and treating both sport and non-sport and soft tissue injuries.
He is a qualified level 5 clinical, remedial and sports soft tissue therapist and an accredited member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (IRSM). The IRSM provides a national register of fully qualified therapists and as one of its members Simon is qualified to the highest standard of continuing education. Simon offers a range of advanced treatments including sports massage, deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular technique (trigger point therapy) and more. Treatments will be tailored to the individual’s presenting complaint and should you have any queries Simon is more than happy to discuss these with you.
Simon is committed to supporting his clients achieve their health and physical well being.
 
Fausto Assuncao
 
Receptionist

Fausto moved to London in 2004 after completing his Degree in Fine Arts In O'Porto. When Fausto is not at 111 Pilates he works as a Visual Artist - Painter, and has been based in South East London for the last 5 years.

After practicing Yoga for 6 years Fausto has started studying to become a Yoga teacher and is currently enrolled in a Diploma in Yoga Teaching at the London YMCA.

Amelia Wilkinson
 
Receptionist
 
Amelia originally trained as a ballet dancer at The Royal Ballet School where due to a number of injuries she was introduced to Pilates for rehabilitation. After leaving the dance world and completing a degree in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Masters in Dance Science at Trinity Laban, Amelia continued to work in the field of dancers health and also completed her Pilates Matwork training with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Amelia joined 111 Pilates in 2016 as a part-time Receptionist. She is half way through her training to become a physiotherapist at Kings College London and loves working within an environment that combines her love of Pilates and health and well-being.

Ruth Haskew

Osteopath

Ruth’s interest in Osteopathy originated in her teenage years which were spent training and competing nationally in Tae Kwon Do, where Osteopathy greatly aided her performance and injury recovery. Since that time she has found Osteopathic treatment has really helped her with various sporting and work posture problems, leading to the start of her professional training in 2011.

Ruth likes that Osteopathy considers the person as a whole, treating not only the pain and discomfort, but looking to address the cause. She works to help people get back to being as mobile and active as possible, be that helping with back pain as a result of a sedentary job or aiding in the recovery of an injury.

Ruth loves working with people and how varied her working day is. She enjoys making a personalized treatment plan with a patient to help achieve their goals and sees it as a privilege to be able to work collaboratively with a person to help reduce pain and discomfort, increase mobility, regain strength and improve their health.

Mariana Bakewell
 
Osteopath
 
Mariana qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in London with a Master’s Degree, during which time she also gained qualifications in Sports Massage, myofascial release, medical acupuncture, kinesiology taping and Still osteopathic technique.

With a background in music, she is familiar with the discomfort that can arise from postural adaptations that form from playing musical instruments and has an interest in helping musicians manage and prevent any symptoms that occur as a result. She also works regularly with amateur cyclists, runners and weight lifters athletes at endurance events such as the London Marathon.

Her own sporting interests include CrossFit and weightlifting and she works regularly with amateur competitive weightlifters, CrossFit athletes and fitness enthusiasts, many of whom are also full time office workers. This has led to a particular interest in injury recovery, improving mobility and addressing postural issues.

Mariana is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Donna Malcomson
 
Yoga Instructor
 
Donna has been practicing yoga for as long she can remember and teaching it since 2000. She calls her approach Therapeutic Yoga. It is gentle, meditative, restorative and soothing yet also precise and powerful. It is informed by her study and practice of the Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Tai Chi, Shiatsu and Meditation and Hakomi.
 
Donna’s aim is to inspire curiosity and awaken the natural intelligence of her student’s bodies, empowering them to make meaningful choices about their own movement and potential.