About Annie

Annie originally trained in classical ballet to a professional level, but subsequently went on to study law at UCL and qualified as a solicitor in 1995.  However, she soon discovered her true passion to be in Pilates, which she original discovered through her dance training.

Having suffered with back problems during her legal career, Annie was amazed to find how Pilates strengthened her core and improved her back.

"My body shape also changed, and I feel years younger"

Teaching Experience

Annie was trained by Alan Herdman, a world leading expert who opened the first pilates studio in the UK in 1970, and qualified in 2006.  She is also a member of the Body Control Association and holds a specific Pilates qualification for treating Low Back Pain.

She has worked with Gordon Thomson, co-founder of Body Control, at his Rehabilitation Studios (now Pilates Body Europe) in South Kensington, London for 8 years and has taught both private and studio sessions on equipment and matwork to advanced level.

She has also presented matwork and reformer classes at the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute conference in London and has taught her own workshops in pre-ski Pilates (qualified Swiss Snowsports ski instructor since 2003) and in the Franklin Method at Pilates Body Europe.

Her other interests include ante and post natal Pilates, Nordic Walking and nutrition.

"I believe that combining a cardiovascular element and healthy eating habits with your Pilates routine can produce the most dramatic results"