Teachers

  • Stephanie Bates

    Principal Instructor - Gyrotonic & Mat work

    Stephanie trained at the London Contemporary Dance School where she was first introduced to Pilates and Body conditioning training. After graduating from dance she went on to train with the Pilates Foundation in MAT work pilates.

    Following the MAT work course Stephanie was led to try the Gyrotonic Expansion System and in 2005 she went on to train in Germany with Juliu Horvath, the creator of Gyrotonic. Stephanie attends a 2 year update course and a monthly Gyrotonic class in London to keep her teaching and knowledge of the system up to date and fresh.

    Stephanie has been teaching for over 10 years and is greatly influenced by her experience in different disciplines which also include Yoga, Meditation and Strength and Conditioning training to give her students a class that has flow of movement whilst challenging the whole body.

  • Helen Alexander

    Principal Instructor - Studio equipment & Mat work

    Helen comes from a dance background and was introduced to Pilates whilst training at London Contemporary Dance School, where she found the benefits of Pilates helped balance out the effects of repetitive movements and kept her injury free.

    Helen completed her MAT work and Studio Equipment training with the Pilates Foundation and now has over 10 years experience in teaching Pilates.

    When not teaching, Helen enjoys running, weight training and yoga. She recently completed the Brighton marathon and the Paris marathon.

  • Eloise Mayall

    Reformer and Matwork

    Having completed my university career in 2005, I started working in the IT sector and quickly found myself suffering the aches and pains that often go with working a 9-5 desk job. Pilates came to my rescue, teaching me to be more body aware so I was able to mitigate some of the negative physical effects of sitting for long periods.  I loved my weekly classes, so eventually, I decided to deepen my understanding of the Pilates method.  I signed up to a Level 3 Pilates Matwork instructor’s Diploma with JPilates Ltd and a couple of years later I went back and completed the Reformer instructor course.

    When I’m not teaching Pilates I am also a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, horse riding, reading, and baking… and Pilates of course!

  • Nicola Patience

    Studio Equipment and Matwork

    Nicola qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2004 and has a Comprehensive Studio Certification. She also specialised in Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates. She worked for many years as a studio teacher with Gordon Thomson at the Pilates Rehabilitation Studio in South Kensington and also ran Pilates Matwork classes at the Battersea Arts Centre.  Nicola has been teaching Studio Sessions and Reformer Classes at Studio One since 2016.

  • Kim Else

    Studio equipment and Matwork

    Over ten years ago Kim took her first Pilates class and became so passionate about what it meant to her, she decided to train to become a teacher.  After gaining her level 3 diploma in mat work through JPilates, she has been teaching ever since, whilst also constantly broadening her knowledge by attending numerous workshops focused on movement, anatomy, and active aging.

    Kim enjoys teaching classes that allow her clients to explore the full range of movement of their bodies and helping them to meet their fitness goals.  Kim’s classes are fun, fluid and challenging, enabling her clients to leave with a feeling of personal achievement and development.

    When Kim isn’t teaching she enjoys playing team sports such as Badminton and Netball.