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Intermediate Pilates

This class is taught by:

Dayra Penagos

With a natural passion for fitness and following her curiosity, Dayra tried pilates by first time in 2012. She decided to combine Pilates – which she considers it is a very rewarding career - with her demanding role as a mum.

Dayra is a Level 3 Pilates instructor with strong basis on the fundamentals of Pilates philosophy. She is also certified on Pilates with small equipment, Pilates with orthopaedic conditions and pre-post-natal

As she made the decision to change her marketing career to enter the Wellness Industry where she hopes that her passion and dedication can make a difference, her “feel good and feel challenged” classes are aimed to provide a whole body workout, helping you to find you own strength

Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews is a Level 3 personal trainer with a degree in sport and exercise Science plus qualifications in spin, exercise to music, circuit training and power plate. Having completed a Level 4 qualification in lower-back pain management, his ambition is to set up his own personal training business and specialise in helping lower-back-pain sufferers. Ben is a keen footballer who also enjoys weightlifting and all kinds of cardiovascular exercise. He strongly believes that improving flexibility and core strength improves everyone’s ability to either play sport or carry out day-to-day tasks.

Shaun Brooking

Shaun's University Qualification in Sports Science, experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach and great smile, make him the perfect fit to the Absolute team.

His classes are challenging and technically brilliant making sure you will be pushed to your best every time, yet staying safe and in control.

Maria Cruz

"My fitness career started as a hobby teaching spinning in Venezuela, my home country, while I was at university studying Law, giving to me the possibility to stay fit, healthy and releasing all the stress from many hours of studying. While I worked as a lawyer I kept teaching spinning being more than aware of the pressures of working in a busy firm with little time for health and personal life.

I moved to London where I continued my studies in Immigration Law as well as becoming a Personal Trainer and STOTT Reformer Pilates Instructor (my passion) so I left my job to become a full time trainer. I am a Lawyer from heart & Trainer from soul.

I am very interested in health, beauty and education, always adding new qualifications, doing courses and workshops, also I love to do classes in different studios so I can steal in a good way exercises and ideas to incorporate in my sessions"

Victoria Hilton

Victoria's style of teaching is traditional and challenging. She will encourage you to really consider your technique and form throughout the class. She has 5+ years of teaching experience and is also a PT, Victoria specializes ante and post natal exercise so if you are currently pregnant she will ensure your safety.
On a personal level she practices what she preaches and takes regular classical equipment classes to keep her engaged and informed as a teacher. Victoria is also passionate about nutrition and is always happy to chat on this subject.

Peter Clerkin

Originally from County Antrim Northern Ireland, Peter has been involved in sport his whole life.

Over the past 15 years this has been more involved in coaching and teaching, working as a football and basketball coach at youth level with a year long stint coaching 'soccer' in the States.

Peter holds a Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Edinburgh Napier University, with a focus on exercise physiology, sports biomechanics and sports psychology.

Peter has been teaching mat and reformer Pilates for the past 4 years and believes that, regardless of what your training and health goals, pilates should form an intergral part of any exercise programme.

Charlotte Debattista

Charlotte Debattista Bio
A singer and dancer since the age of nine when her passion for music was ignited. She originally trained in Malta, where she is from, before moving to London to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. She completed her training at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, and has since performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and various theatres including the West End.
Charlotte’s dance background introduced her to the wonderful world of Pilates; having a passion for health and fitness, she trained with STOTT in both Mat and Reformer Pilates. She has a keen interest in Dynamic Pilates and helps clients work towards an equlibirum between stability, mobility and strength.
She loves teaching and providing individual attention to each client so they can get the most from their workout. Charlotte’s workout aims to articulate the spine, challenge the core and improve the client’s overall fitness. Pilates is intelligent exercise with profound results.
This level of class requires a good level of strength, fitness and understanding of the basics that are taught in the beginners classes. Using the tools that the machine provides, we can accommodate a very wide range of abilities in these classes and continually challenge you as you improve. These classes are designed to be challenging and to overload your body causing it to adapt and transform.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun 28 May 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Dayra Penagos
  • Sun 28 May 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Sun 28 May 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Mon 29 May 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 29 May 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 29 May 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 29 May 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shaun Brooking
  • Mon 29 May 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Shaun Brooking
  • Tue 30 May 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 30 May 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 30 May 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Maria Cruz
  • Tue 30 May 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Victoria Hilton
  • Tue 30 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Victoria Hilton
  • Wed 31 May 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Peter Clerkin
  • Wed 31 May 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Peter Clerkin
  • Wed 31 May 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Peter Clerkin
  • Wed 31 May 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Wed 31 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Thu 01 Jun 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Charlotte Debattista