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Function Pilates

This class is taught by:

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!
  • 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


  • 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

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!


  • 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


  • 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.

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. This class will also use small pieces of equipment to make this a 21st century workout 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue 24 Oct 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dawn McNeille
  • Tue 31 Oct 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Candy Barker
  • Tue 07 Nov 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Dawn McNeille