Dee - Studio Director
Dee has been teaching fitness since 1998 and started her Pilates career in 2001.
She comes from a Dance background attending the Brit School at the age of 16 and then the Brian Rogers Performers College. Leaving college due to the spine condition scoliosis and whiplash, from a car accident, she became desperate to look for ways to relieve the constant pain. Whilst trying to stay fit and strong by teaching Aerobics and Dance she was introduced to Mat and Studio Pilates and never looked back.
Dee has trained with top world renowned Pilates trainers and Elders in both Classical and Contemporary Pilates and travels to Europe and the USA to extend her knowledge and training.
Dee opened The Body Suite in 2007, offering Equipment based classes and Private sessions and a timetable of Classical Pilates on the Mat.
Having posture related pain, injury and a spine condition herself this enables Dee to empathise and understand what is required to guide someone in the right direction and provide them with the individual programme they require. Passing on the education to clients on how they can help themselves, alleviate pain, improve shape and posture and look after their well being through exercise rounds up Dee's dedication to her work.
The Bodeswell Academy is Dee's most recent adventure with her partner Rafael Gomes, with their Pilates Teacher Training, The Bodeswell Academy.
Rafael - Studio Director
Rafael comes from a long extensive sports background. Before his Pilates career he played semi professional football and coaching with teams in the UK and Portugal.
Rafael trained with Authentic Pilates Teacher Training brand "Uno Pilates Method' in Portugal with Miguel Silva and Fabien Meneghon.
He has worked extensively in Pilates rehabilitation in Portugal working with clients who have had serious injuries from near fatal accidents.
Rafael is a Pilates Educator, teaching Authentic style Pilates with The Bodeswell Academy on the Mat and Equipment, including Reformer and the rest of a full studio set up.
His work at The Body Suite is leading the staff, staff training and teaching private clients.
Rafael works intensely with rehabilitation clients at the studio with a 3-4 session a week programme, directly or with another team member of the studio with his guidance. Private Sessions with Rafael are bookable by contacting the studio or Online via the Glofox App.
Elizabeth - Pilates
Elizabeth originates from an extensive Ballet and Contemporary dance background and performed for many companies and danced in the West End.
She has trained with the Pilates Foundation and has been one of our longest standing teachers at the studio, bringing many of her own clients and filling classes.
Prior to her arrival she has previously worked in London at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club teaching Pilates.
Elizabeth also still travels to London on a weekly basis to full-fill her role as a choreographer for top professional dance companies and directors.
Elizabeth teaches Mindful Pilates on the Mat and Private Classes here at The Body Suite.
Nadine - Pilates
Nadine's previous career as a professional Ballet dancer led her to finding her career in Pilates after injuries and looking for recovery.
She is a strong member of The Body Suite team and is qualified through The Bodeswell Academy on Mat and Studio Equipment. She also assists in teacher training.
As well as teaching private classes and group sessions, Nadine looks after members and the running of the studio as the The Body Suite host.
Nadine is available for Private Sessions in our Pilates Studio along with Reformer and Mat classes through the Glofox App.
Ruth - Pilates
Ruth has been a long standing teacher at The Body Suite and her classes have always been popular due to her friendly and fun approach to teaching..
Ruth loves walking her 2 dogs every day and is a women's game fishing champion, multiple times in the Caribbean.
Her classes mainly consist of working with small props works as she enjoys spicing up her classes with something a little diffrent from just using the Mat.
Ruth teaches her regular Pilates Fusion Class at the studio on a Wednesday at 1pm.
Classes are booked via the booking system or by contacting the studio.