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:
This class will challenge your Pilates training while giving you a cardio workout. The class will use various pieces of equipment including the Halo.
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.
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
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.
Cardio Tramp and Reformer
In this workshop we will cover the latest advice on exercising with osteoporosis, using both the mat and reformer. Giving guidance on the exercises to avoid and which one to focus on.
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.
Cardio Tramp Workshop
Cardio-Tramp™ is a low-impact, high-energy Reformer workout that is ideal for all fitness levels and backgrounds. The addition of a mini trampette allows for a challenging workout without stressing the joints.
Halo Master Class
Discover the Halo® Trainer, a unique and versatile piece of equipment which provides a multilevel total-body workout. It is an evolutionary devise that offers dynamic and challenging ways to engage these muscles while incorporating strength work, flexibility training, total body conditioning.
Post-natal class using leg exercises with the Barre and Pilates exercises for your core.
No previous experience of Pilates is necessary.
A Pilates class tailored specifically for the more mature exerciser. It helps improve postural problems; increases core strength and stability; helps prevent injuries; improves balance, coordination and circulation; heightens body awareness; and has a low impact on the joints. Age is just a number – there is no minimum or maximum age for this class. Class capacity is ten participants.
Attending three Essential matwork classes is a pre-requisite before booking onto the Active Ageing matwork class.