MEET THE TEAM
Exercise Physiologist and Founder of Movement&Co
Claire is married with two young children. She is a passionate and firm believer that exercise has to be fun to be maintainable. She ensures that classes are free from judgement, relaxed and above all full of laughter.
Claire is an Exercise Physiologist specialising in rehabilitation and has over 16 years experience within the physiology field and also currently lectures at the University of Worcester.
Claire's previous positions include working with the US Ski Team, Australian Olympic Gymnastics and management roles within the pharma industry. As an Exercise Physiologist and practicing Sports Psychologist, she has worked closely with health care professionals and helped treat a range of patients with chronic diseases such as CHD, Diabetes, Arthritis and Osteoporosis.
In addition, Claire is a trained life coach and has extensive experience in the field of sport and exercise psychology helping people overcome obesity, fear of failure and other mental skill concerns. She is passionate that Pilates is a type of exercise for everyone and seen incredible results time and time again. Claire teaches a variety of classes including Mat Pilates and Reformer pilates. Whether you are in your teens or 90s you can enjoy and benefit hugely from this type of movement
Emma trained as a professional ballet dancer at The Birmingham Royal Ballet for 6 years and it was on this journey that she was introduced to yoga as a form of strength training through Ambra Vallo.
The time she spent with Ambra was transformational beyond measure, in ways that unlocked her desire to set herself free from self-doubt and follow her longing for a life embodying yoga.
She has practiced many forms of yoga over the years including Ashtanga, Rocket, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Iyengar but the dancer within found her home in the beautiful and strong practices of Dharma and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Her classes are graceful, challenging and inspired by the devotional, heart opening practice of Dharma. There is a reason that you are here in this place, at this time.
Emma’s classes inspire you to delve within and focus on your desire for personal meaning with powerful Vinyasa Flow Classes centred around heart opening, twisting and a touch of the unknown. With a passion for strength and conditioning, her classes aim to increase physical awareness and pure strength to unlock the ease of flow that yoga practitioners yearn for.
As a former professional ballerina, her rigorous training regime has forever ingrained in her style of barre classes so expect to sweat and sculpt like never before! A perfect harmony of strength, stretching and stamina for elongated muscles and beautiful posture.
This is Laura one of the pilates team.
With a background in teaching, Laura joined Claire at Movement&Co in 2019 as a qualified Pilates and Fitness Instructor. Originally from Sheffield, she now lives in Harvington with her family. She firmly believes that Pilates is for everyone and is beneficial to all, regardless of age or fitness level. Laura aims to keep classes varied, dynamic and always fun!
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