Our Teachers

Rosa Reeve (nee whitehead) founded Pilatespluswellness in 2007 as a natural extension of her passion for health and her desire to help her clients feel the best they can in their body and mind. Rosa took up Pilates after an injury to her back and realised the huge benefits you gain. Rosa previously was a Radiographer in specialities such as neurology and oncology and has a wealth of medical knowledge, she draws from and puts to good use in the injury rehabilitation and safe workouts provided for clients.

Rosa started her fitness Career in 2005 combining Personal training and Life coaching. Although she still combines Personal training with Pilates for her 1:1 clients(please visit Rosa Reeve Functional Training page) she focuses on Pilates now and provides numerous courses for clients. Recently becoming a mum Rosa loves helping other mums with her mum and baby Pilates classes. She is also specialising in providing Pilates for Children and running courses for Children very soon.

Rosa has many years experience in Pilates and has done numerous courses listed below and continues to do courses ongoing to provide the best for her clients and to always provide new exercises and ideas to help clients with their movement. Rosa trained with Body Control Pilates and has been taught by Lynn Robinson and many other teachers working for Body Control; one of Europe’s most established Pilates schools. Apart from her qualifications clients seem to most like Rosa’s classes for her friendly encouraging manner and she genuinely cares about helping you feel more relaxed, happier and better in your body. She is very intuitive with her teaching and has a great eye for seeing whats needed in a class and adapting accordingly. You will walk away from each class feeling taller, more body aware and stretched out as well as calm and relaxed. A good way to start or finish your day!

Rosa has clients of all ages, ranging from their early 20s to late 70s, and all have seen a great difference in their shape and movement since combining Pilates with their weight training regime. They are also able to relax and concentrate a lot more effectively.

“Rosa is a gifted and experienced personal trainer and I greatly enjoy training with her. She makes each session fun; she motivates me and knows how to get the most out of me.
Importantly, Rosa produces results!”
Barbara Meynert – Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, London – UK

Rosa implements relaxation, stretching and focus exercises at the end of each session. As well as Pilates, Rosa loves running and cycling and has recently completed a half marathon for charity.
Rosa contributes to local schools and supports local charities by offering sessions for auctions. She also provides coaching sessions for children to help with confidence as well as adults.

Rosa’s Qualifications include:

Body Control Reformer Pilates
GP Referral Lower Back Pain Course, with Body Control Pilates (REPS Level 4 – Jan 2010)
Pregnancy Pilates Course, with Body Control Pilates
Optimal fitness Boxing Instructor Certification(REPS Accredited)
ICF Accredited Life Coaching Course
Pilates Mat work course with Body Control Pilates REPS Level3
Premier Personal Training and Sports Massage REPS Level 3
Bsc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies
Black Tag in Tae Kwon Do BUTF

Susanna Giustiniani

Susanna Giustiniani

Pilates Teacher

Susanna Giustiniani is a Body Control Pilates certified teacher, and a level 3 on The Register of Exercise Professionals. Susanna teaches group classes across all levels, including Mum & baby classes for Pilates Plus Wellness as well as private 1:2:1 sessions. She is also fully trained in pregnancy & postnatal Pilates.

Susanna’s background is in the performing arts. She is a classically trained actor, and a graduate of LAMDA. She understands the links between the body, the breath, movement, and the voice in a very detailed way due to her background, as well as how the tension in muscles can be linked to the emotions, which is what makes her unique to as a Pilates teacher. She also has experience in Alexander technique, dance, and physical theatre.

She has experience with a wide variety of clients and with injuries including back, hip and shoulder injuries, as well as sports injuries incurred by athletes and dancers.

“I was a bit anxious about starting Pilates as I have arthritis in my hands and feet and was worried I might feel self-conscious about not being able to do all the exercises. Susanna was great – she made me feel at ease straight away, and gave me alternative exercises when necessary in a really matter-of-fact way. Susanna is good at explaining the movements in a really clear way. She creates a non-threatening environment perfect for getting me moving again after so much time feeling like I would never have stomach muscles again!” Fiona.

Susanna is warm, friendly teacher who takes care to put her clients at ease. She is passionate about Pilates and has seen it transform both bodies and lives. She can’t wait to work with you to achieve a healthier, fitter, happier body!

Chidem Brewer

Chidem Brewer

Pilates Teacher

Chidem Brewer Having had a great interest in exercise and movement, Chidem trained as a Body Control Pilates Instructor in 2009.

Chidem works for pilatespluswellness teaching both group classes and one-to-one sessions at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels and also pregnancy pilates on a wednesday. She focuses on body re-alignment to create healthy movement patterns.

“As a result of working in standing and sitting l started to feel pain in my low back because of my posture. Pilates helped me manage my pain, improve my posture and core strength. The results were amazing which is what persuaded me to change careers”

“I work hard to ensure that the clients enjoy their class as well as maintain good alignment and technique. My classes are flowing and dynamic with particular emphasis on alignment, attention to detail and release of tension whether it be a basic or challenging exercise that you’re performing”

“My aim is to help increase body awareness allowing for improvement in posture, strength, muscle tone and flexibility and that you leave feeling uplifted and positive about your body.”

Kelly Balmer

Kelly Balmer

Pilates Teacher

Introducing Kelly Balmer who has 12 years experience teaching Pilates as well as personal training. She holds a degree in Sports Therapy and completed her full primary training with Stott Pilates. Kelly teaches pre and post natal Pilates and can modify exercises to accommodate all fitness levels and injury. She is experienced in teaching group and semi private pilates with equipment and Mat classes.  Kelly has experience working in professional tennis and was successful herself competing for GB Karate, placing 3rd in Europe , 3rd in the world. Kelly has a very personable approach in her teaching and is very intuitive to what the group in front of her need and want from Pilates.

Kelly teaches the Wednesday 7pm pregnancy pilates and  8pm Mixed ability Pilates classes in Clapham SW4. She is also available for 1:1 home sessions and 2:1 sessions. Please contact Rosa for more information on these or Book Course here.

 

Jana Klimova

Jana Klimova

Pilates Teacher

Jana has a strong background in dancing, physical theatre and aerial acrobatics. She has been a teacher and a performer ever since she was 19 and has always had a sincere passion for the expressivity of the movement from both a scientific and an artistic point of view. Along these years as a performer, when strenuous trainings were required, she realised that she needed to learn how to keep both her body and mind in balance.
She found a perfect answer in the Pilates Method. She has been a keen practitioner for years and became a fully qualified teacher in 2016. Along these years she had the opportunity to work with different teachers and learn about several methods, techniques and schools of thought.
She is currently a certified STOTT Pilates matwork instructor and trained in Reformer with BALANCED BODY. She has a good teaching experience with post natal Pilates and has taught and learned in different studios in London, widening her experience and understanding of Pilates techniques. She also works as a professional teacher of developmental gymnastic for children and youth.

Jana teaches Mum & Baby Pilates at Tonight on Thursdays at 1035am on Northcote Road SW11. She is also available for 1:1 home sessions and 2:1 sessions. Please contact Rosa for more information on these or Book Course here.

 

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