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.
Pippa Golden instructs the following:
Active ageing equipment class
This is a specialized class for those wishing to remain physically active in later life. The use of equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Stability Chair allow for great versatility with the main benefits being increased body awareness, muscle strength, range of motion, balance and co-ordination.
Maximum 3 per class.
Attending two Private Foundations is a pre-requisite before booking onto the Active Ageing equipment class.
Post-natal Barre Pilates
Post-natal class using leg exercises with the Barre and Pilates exercises for your core.
No previous experience of Pilates is necessary.
Cardio Tramp and Reformer
This class is a step up from the Essential reformer level and continues to build on endurance and core strength while improving coordination and flexibility.
In this medium-intensity class you will work both the core and peripheral muscles, to ensure you are on your way to having a strong and streamlined body as you continue to strengthen and stabilize the hips, knees, and ankles.
You are required to attend at least 3 Essential reformer classes or 2 Private Foundation’s prior to attending an Essential/Intermediate reformer class.
A brilliant workout, when you've learnt the basics and know what you're doing!
Matwork classes at Intermediate level will provide a bigger challenge and take you through a dynamic, full-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and core strength, with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups. Programming may vary from session to session to include: Stability Balls, Flex-Bands, Toning Balls, Fitness Circle®. Class capacity is ten participants.
A good knowledge of Pilates is necessary and you should be injury free.
This class will challenge your Pilates training while giving you a cardio workout. The class will use various pieces of equipment including the bosu.
If you are new to the Studio it is necessary to complete at least three Essential Matwork classes or two Private Foundation sessions before joining this class, although due to its faster pace is best suited to those with some experience of Pilates.
This class incorporates more complex choreography and is delivered at a faster pace. It adds a level of complexity to further challenge and builds on benefits gained from your Pilates workout; introducing a new range of movements that further build tone and strength. A class for those who have already mastered the exercises at beginners' level.
A good knowledge of Pilates is necessary to join this class.
This class focuses on improving deep core strength, endurance and control. Exercises are selected to challenge mobility and stabilization through the core and peripheral muscles while adding flexibility and suppleness to your body. Resistance props are incorporated to add variety and familiarity.
It is necessary to attend three Essential matwork classes before booking onto our Essential/Intermediate matwork class.
This class is suitable for women who have had their 6 week post-natal check-up and babies up to one year old are also welcome to accompany you. Focus is on improving the condition of both your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles without placing strain on the joints or back. It will in fact strengthen the back, the stomach and the muscles around the pelvic area – allowing for a quicker recovery.
No previous experience of Pilates is necessary.
Pre-natal equipment class
All women want to be in good physical condition as they approach the birth of their baby. Pilates offers a gentle, structured discipline that prepares women for the physical demands of giving birth. Not only will Pilates improve muscle strength and flexibility to minimise back injury, it also allows prenatal women, who may avoid other forms of exercise, to maintain a healthy and well-toned body for this important time of their life. This specialized class caters to expectant mums in their first, second and third trimester. This intimate equipment based class focuses on maintaining good posture, muscle tone and overall mobility throughout pregnancy. Specialised instruction will ensure your Pilates programme is safe, targeted and effective during the course of your pregnancy.
Class capacity is four participants. Groups are kept small to ensure that each expectant mother benefits from close observation and cueing.
Prior booking is necessary
Active ageing equipment class Intermediate