I have a confession…"My name is Charlotte and I am a Zumba-holic"
I love everything about Zumba! From student to instructor, it is my passion.
I went to my first Zumba class in January 2011 & I was hooked. Really hooked that I decided be trained as an Instructor was qualified in July 2011, I have not looked back ever since.
I have come to know the nicest group of people in my classes. We laugh, we dance and we let off steam from the day. My classes are made up of people from all walk of life...
I want my classes to be a highlight of your week, your bit of "me" time, something to look forward to and enjoy.
So make this your time to shine...Come along and join the party!
A Charge Nurse managing a team of nurses in a busy NHS rehabilitation unit in London. Aside from Nursing and ZUMBA, I also lecture on FIRST AID and a variety of complementary therapies including ITEC Anatomy & Physiology/Holistic Massage.
My interest in ZUMBA stemmed from seeing the effects of stress in my working environment and experiencing the detrimental effects of not having time to exercise and workout.
ZUMBA would make you realise how keeping fit should be FUN. Now who says you can't have a good time?
So join me and have a blast!
Hilary Burbidge is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and teaches spin classes, with focus on upper and lower body workout. Hilary offers fun and supportive personalised fitness training for men, women and young people, both on a one to one and in small groups.
As an advanced Personal Trainer specialising in special populations and rehabilitation, you can be guaranteed you will do more than just exercise with me! I am always giving advice on how to train effectively, manage your core conditioning and strength, and deal with any niggling injuries you may have. With 8 years of circuit teaching experience, training everyone from dancers to boxers, I will put you through your paces, whilst making sure you are training correctly.
Emily has over 20 years of Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet and Musical Theatre training, She has been Pole Dancing for 6 years now, starting off in Perth, Western Australia where she discovered Bobbi's Pole Studio and an addiction to spinning poles, killer heels and Burlesque.
Emily went on to teach at Bobbi's for 3 years, working closely with Miss Pole Dance World Champion Felix Cane and also the current Miss Pole Dance Australia, Allegra King. She has been expertly trained as a confident performer and a diligent dance teacher of all pole levels from beginner to advanced.
Emily is well known for her fun, relaxed and effective teaching style and welcomes all people of all shapes and sizes to come along to her class and find out how addictive pole can be!
Emma Burton has been a keen practitioner and advocate for yoga therapy for the past six years. She trained in New York City with the Integral Yoga Institute and now practices as a Registered Yoga Teacher under the Yoga Alliance.
Emma teaches mainly Hatha-style yoga, combining physical poses (asana), breathing practice (pranayama) and meditation. Her aim is to allow the holistic practice of yoga to heal and invigorate the entire body on a cellular level: to encourage full and efficient breath-work: and to centre the mind.
Emma encourages both a non-competitive and challenging approach to yoga. She allows her students to understand their uniquely wonderful bodies, to integrate physical limitations, as well as to challenge it to grow and for the yoga practice to deepen.
Honor has been a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga since a young age. The transformative power of yoga is what has led her to study the subject in depth and inspired her to teach.
Honor’'s teaching is full of energy and insight, with an emphasis on the cultivation of awareness and understanding of the practices. She encourages a balance between effort and relaxation, always paying attention to the needs of the individual as well as of the group. As a teacher, it is her aim to cultivate good health and balance in her students by helping everyone to improve progressively in a safe and supportive environment.
As well as being certified to teach the Iyengar method Honor holds an ITEC diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and in Holistic Nutrition. She continues to develop her personal skills in the interest of her valued students and to continue her own growth as at teacher and practitioner. Her love of yoga is what brings her teaching alive and her energy, passion and sensitivity are what makes her classes enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
Honor grew up in London and has a background in the arts and alternative medicine, studying fine art before focusing much of her energy on the practice of yoga. This hasn'’t stopped her from packing a backpack and setting off to see the world. She has traveled for many months each year all over South America, South East Asia, India and Europe in pursuit of experience, a broader mind and a sturdy palm tree to hang her hammock! Her globetrotting has taken her to India where she studied yoga and ayurveda and enjoyed her favourite food. This year Honor has a trip planned to Pune in India where she will have the privilege to study at the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute and bring back inspiration for her classes.
I am a Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga instructor, yoga therapist and shiatsu acupressure massage therapist living in London, UK. My yoga journey began in 1994 when I first traveled to India and has continued ever since studying ashtanga vinyasa, dynamic and hatha yoga with well know London based teachers including Simon Lowe, Godfrey Davreaux and Fausto Dorelli. The first Teacher Training Course I undertook was in 2005 with the Sivananda Vedanta system of integral yoga. However, most of my formal and certified training has been in India studying ancient yoga and Ayurvedic yoga therapy under the guidance of Dr. Jitendra Das of The Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, pranayama with BNS Iyengar at the Mysore Mandala, and ashtanga vinyasa with Yogi Kumal Singh at Tattvaa Shala in Rishikesh. More recently in London I have undertaken workshops with Ashtanga Vinyasa master teachers Kino Macgregor and David Swenson. I have been teaching regularly since 2006 in the UK, Italy and India.
My style of teaching focuses on building strength, detail to alignment with a strong emphasis on breath control. I teach all the 8 limbs of Ashtanga and bring in yogic philosophy where applicable. I focus mainly on the primary and secondary ashtanga series and offer variations of all asanas for every level. Yoga is a journey, a process of purification and through clear understanding, patience and regular practice, all will follow and unfold in a beautiful way. Be focused with a light heart and enjoy the journey. Om Namah Shivaya
Our Aerobics Instructor is GMTV’s Tina Baker who lost 2½ stone on TV show “Celebrity Fit Club”. She’s kept the weight off for three years and has even dropped a further dress size through to exercise. She’s a qualified YMCA instructor and specialises in fitness coaching.
click here to visit Tina's website
Duane is one busy guy. He is a singer, actor, songwriter, choreographer and runs his own company. All of this has been accomplished through self -discipline, dedication, determination and Duane’s drive to succeed. He has performed and had significant roles in West-end musicals such as ‘Daddy Cool’ and ‘Dancing in the Streets’, where he played the legendary Mr Stevie Wonder. Duane was one of the contestant’s of ‘Pop Idol’ (in the year Will Young won) and was selected. However due to an opportunity to play an important role in a musical called ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell which opened in Virginia Washington, he decided to withdraw from the competition. He certainly left an impact on Simon’s mind as years later, he recognized Duane when he auditioned for ‘X Factor’ 2008 and successfully made it to the Judges Houses in ‘X Factor’ 2009.
Rhona has been a professional dancer and actress for 8 years. Dancing on TV shows such as the X-Factor and TOTP, and on stages such as the Royal Albert hall and 'The Place' theatre. Her basis has always been in Ballet and Contemporary, and for this reason she has enjoyed teaching her personally created class, 'Ballet Fusion' at gyms and dance colleges across London since 2001.
Kerry is the Director of the UK's leading alternative dance company, INKO
Dancers founded in 2006. Contemporary Rock is a fusion of innovative
Contemporary movements with a bold Commercial feel...all this combined
with the down to earth love of alternative music that makes you WANT to
dance. Classes are all about learning, improving, inspiring and most of
all having fun! She trained in Dance Performance at Middlesex University
and has taught everyone from all ages and abilities. Available
to help with:
Hen/Stag/Birthday/Corporate dance parties
Private Classes tailored to your personal goals
Professional credits include: working for LONDON 2012 Olympic Closing
Ceremony, Google, Glastonbury, MTV, Timeout Magazine – Royal Opera House,
Barclays Bank, Kerrang!, E4, BBC1, teaching workshops and performing at
The Bloomy Rain Festival in Lithuania and much more..
Geoff has maintained a practice as a Shiatsu Therapist since 2003. His main area of work is in helping people to build their resilience, whether in terms of recovering from injury, managing stress, or improving performance in sport or at work. He has held specialist clinics at the British School of Shiatsu-do and at Mind.
He has trained in advanced techniques in working with sports injuries and with pregnancy. He has also studied barefoot and cranio-sacral techniques. He holds a qualification in Thai Yoga Massage, and integrates both styles in his work.
He has been teaching Chi Kung, daoist exercise techniques, at the City Literary Institute and in North London since 2006.
Previously Geoff has held a national role as a cognitive and family therapist, with a special interest in mental health and disabilities. He sees shiatsu as an effective and enjoyable means to empower people physically and mentally to make positive changes in their lives.
2000-2003 Practitioner Diploma in Shiatsu, British School of Shiatsu-Do
2004-2008 Teacher Training Programme with Advanced and Refinement years, College of Elemental Chi Kung
2009-10 Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certificate, School of Thai Yoga Massage
Caro Hosier Caro is an experienced and highly talented instructor and performer of argentinean tango, with over 14 years teaching experience. Her focus is on connection and the tools for creating the dialogue between dancers, regardless of whether dancing traditional or nuevo, close or open embrace tango, vals or milonga. The tango journey should be an enjoyable one. Her teaching base for regular classes and private lessons is the Factory Fitness and Dance Centre (North London) and works closely with the TangoLondon team. Caro also works with an Argentinian partner - Oliver Kolker (tango experience) to run regular and highly successful tours to Buenos Aires and with Pablo Alonso for performances.