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Matwork Pilates


This class is taught by:

Candy Barker

Candy’s background is in dance, so she brings an element of poise, focus and fun to all her classes.
 
She loves building a client’s confidence over a series of sessions and enjoys helping them make the changes that they desire. To Candy, if you believe you can do it then you can!
 
 
 

Qualifications:

  • Teaching certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance, the National Association of Teachers of Dancing and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts
  • Beginners Mat certification in Pilates Mind2Body
  • Gravity Foundation course

Expertise:

  • Pilates, from a dancers perspective
  • Core conditioning
  • Posture
  • Functional movement

 

Words of wisdom for clients:  Stick with it! The only bad session is the one you didn’t turn up for!


Favourite exercise:  Anything involving legs.


Favourite place:  At the dining table on a Sunday lunchtime with all the family.

Dawn McNeille

To Dawn, age is just a number and fitness is open to everyone, no matter what your age, experience or starting point.
 
She believes that wellbeing is about being fit, healthy and enjoying what you do and knows how many people can be put off by certain types of sport and exercise – so she is on mission to make fitness enjoyable, relevant and achievable for everyone!
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Gravity Foundation
  • Gravity Pilates
  • NVQ Level 3: Pilates, Group Exercise, Personal Training, Indoor Cycling
  • Pre- and Post-Natal exercise
  • Weight management and nutrition
  • BodyPump, BodyBalance, BodyCombat, Aerobics, Body Conditioning, Step, Stability Ball, Flexikids

Expertise:

  • Posture, core stability, flexibility and functional movement
  • Pilates
  • Resistance training
  • Strength training
  • High intensity training
  • Ante/Post Natal fitness

 

Words of wisdom for clients:  If you are able you can, if you have motivation you will, and your attitude determines how well you succeed.

 

Guilty pleasure:  Definitely coffee and chocolate!

 

Favourite place:  On a beach with my family, a good book and the sun

Julie Burfoot-Brown

The Fitness Function Ltd is the brainchild of Julie Burfoot-Brown who is a leading expert within the Fitness Industry, with over twenty years’ experience and knowledge. Julie has been involved with Education of Fitness Instructors for ten years and has successfully run her own Personal Training business in the Penn and Tylers Green area for the last decade.

Since the GRAVITY phenomenon came over from the U.S. seven years ago, Julie has been part of the GRAVITY UK Master Training Team. She frequently presents for GRAVITY UK and Physical Company for BOSU and Pilates. You will see her teaching regularly in both of The Fitness Function studios.

This new business will develop Julie’s vision of a locally-based, standalone training facility which bridges the gap between what she considers the expensive Personal Training sessions and the mainstream impersonal and ineffective gyms. The vision is to provide affordable small group training which effectively meets the fitness needs of the clients, whilst giving a high level of customer service and care.

Pilates is a physical training regime based on the body in its natural state - motion! There are infinite styles and disciplines of Pilates. There have been minor changes to the Pilates method as science advances into the understanding of the human body. Despite these adaptations the brilliance and the simplicity of the system remains intact and available to everyone. Key benefits of Pilates are increased flexibility, core strength, improved posture, increased mobility, decreased back pain, improved circulation throughout the body and increased bone density.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 21 Aug 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Candy Barker
  • Thu 24 Aug 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Candy Barker
  • Mon 04 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 07 Sep 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown
  • Mon 11 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 14 Sep 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown
  • Mon 18 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 21 Sep 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown
  • Mon 25 Sep 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 28 Sep 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown
  • Mon 02 Oct 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 05 Oct 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown
  • Mon 09 Oct 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Dawn McNeille
  • Thu 12 Oct 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Julie Burfoot-Brown