Our Team

 
 
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Our friendly, experienced team 

We are a highly professional and experienced teaching team with strong technical training in Pilates.

We are all committed to continuous personal development – typically doing 60-100 hours of training per year.

Becky is also a mentor for the instructor training school Polestar Pilates UK.

 
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Body Workshop Instructors

 

Anne Gibson

Founder & Instuctor

 
 
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I meet so many interesting people and it’s so rewarding to see how Pilates benefits them. I get a particular satisfaction from helping people stay mobile, strong and flexible in their later life. My only regret in life is not having discovered Pilates 20 years earlier!

Position:

Founder & Director and is responsible for Mat programs in Cirencester. 

Training:

  • London College of Dance; Certificate of Education

  • Polestar Pilates - Mat, Reformer, Studio Equipment

  • Other Pilates: Post & Ante Natal, Children’s Pilates  

Interests:

All forms of Dance (still), social cycling, grand children!

Favourite Pilates ExerciseS:

Mat - Mermaid; Reformer – Feet in straps; Trapeze Table - Around the round; Chair - Swan; Ladder Barrel - Bridging

Favourite Ballet:

Romeo and Juliet 

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Becky A'Hearne

Co-Founder & Instructor

 

Coming from a dance background, I fell in love with Pilates and high energy group exercise classes whilst living in London. After freelancing in London for many years I went to work in Dubai in the world's largest Health Club. Upon returning to the UK, I began my journey with The Body Workshop Pilates. 

Position:

Director & Senior Instructor, responsible for Studio Equipment and Reformer programmes in Cirencester, Community Class programmes in Bristol, Malmesbury & Tetbury and teacher training & development.

Training:

  • Swindon College – Dance Diploma

  • Millennium Dance 2000 – London – Musical Theatre Diploma

  • YMCAfit Exercise to Music

  • Polestar Pilates Mat, Studio Equipment, Reformer, Teacher Education Mentor

Interests:

Family as I have 2 young children; working out at the gym & taking HIIT, Step and Body Attack Classes; travelling and cooking new and interesting healthy foods


Favourite Pilates Exercise:

Mat - Single Straight Leg Stretch; Reformer - Short Spine; Trapeze Table  - Tower; Combo Chair- Lunge to stand; Ladder Barrel - Swan

Favourite place in world:

The desert at sunset

 
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Shaun Gibson

Director, customer service & Admin

 
 
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Coming from a large scale Corporate Marketing and Research background, I really enjoy working directly with our clients as individuals rather than anonymous groups of consumers. It’s really satisfying seeing them get significant personal health improvements from what our Team teach them.

Position:

Director, Customer Service & Admin

Training:

  • BSc. Management Science

  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods Marketing & Consumer Research

Interests:

Family, DIY, cycling, Pilates and travel

Favourite Pilates Exercise:

Reformer – Anything on the Reformer; Mat – Using the foam roller

Favourite cycle route:

Lake Geneva

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Charlotte Clarke

Instructor

 

Pilates is more than just a job for me. I love discovering new layers of what the body can do and how it can move. Everyone should try it!

Position:

Senior Instructor in Cirencester and Bristol. Teaches Reformer Classes, Studio Classes, Franklin Method Workout, Mat Classes, 1:1’s and Workshops

Training:

  • Roehampton University, London (BA Dance Studies)

  • Comprehensive Pilates Training affiliated with Alan Herdman, Bristol - covering all equipment, mat, rehabilitation and pre- and post-natal pilates

  • Level 1 Franklin Method Educator Training, London

Interests:

Dance, yoga and other ways to move the body, travelling to places near and far and spending time with my family and friends in Bristol.

Favourite Pilates Exercises:

Mat - Leg circles; Reformer - Long stretch; Trapeze Table  - Parakeet; Combo Chair - Pike; Ladder Barrel - Swan

Favourite place in world:

Patagonia where I worked as a Gaucho!

 

 
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Carrie Fick

Instructor

 
 
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I discovered Pilates 7 years ago after suffering persistent neck and shoulder problems. Having done yoga for years, Pilates helped me to understand movement as a whole which meant longer lasting benefits in and outside of the classroom. I was sold and so it became a long held dream to re-train and become a Pilates teacher so that I could share it's wonderful benefits with others.

Position

Instructor based in Cirencester. 

Training 

  • University of Brighton BA (Hons) French & Management

  • LTA Part 1 Tennis Coach and USPTR Tennis coach (Professional)

  • Introduction to massage

  • Polestar Pilates Teacher training - Matwork and props

Interests

Wakeboarding/skiing, tennis, swimming, the Great outdoors (anything beachy, coastal and mountainous)

Favourite Pilates Exercises:

Swan 1 and 2, The Twist and Push up

Favourite place

I'm a beach girl at heart and love the feeling of the sand in between my toes, the sun on my face and feeling the calm and strength of the ocean. Sheer bliss.

 

Helen Dean

Instructor

 

Having first discovered Pilates at college, I returned to it when it was suggested by my physiotherapist to manage the scoliosis I have in my spine. I was amazed at how Pilates changed my life, enabling me to stay pain free and active. I now love sharing my knowledge with others and seeing the benefits it brings to them.

Position:

Instructor based in Cirencester, Tetbury and Malmesbury. Teaches Mat Classes, Studio Classes, Reformer Classes and 1:1’s

Training:

  • University of Surrey- BA(Hons) Dance Studies

  • PGCE - Primary Education 

  • Level 5 Diploma - Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

  • Polestar Pilates -Gateway Course, Mat Instructor Course, Comprehensive Course

Interests:

Walking, mindfulness, going to the gym and music.

Favourite Pilates Exercises: 

Mat - boomerang; Reformer - short spine; Trapeze Table:  Chair - Swan from the floor, Ladder Barrel - Roll over/Shoulder stand

Favourite place to walk:

South Devon Coast

 
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Niki Hurst

Instructor

 
 

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