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 sports background. Playing semi professioanl 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 and now focuses on Pilates Education, teaching Authentic style Pilates with The Bodeswell Academy on the Mat and Equipment.
Private Sessions with Rafael are bookable by contacting the studio.
Elizabeth - Pilates
Elizabeth originates from a Ballet and Contemporary dance background. She trained with the Pilates Foundation and moved to the area 5 years ago from teaching in London at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club. She also works as a choreographer for professional dance companies in London in many dance styles.
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 lead her to finding her career in Pilates.
She is a strong member of The Body Suite team and is qualified through The Bodeswell Academy.
Nadine is available for Private Sessions in our Pilates Studio along with Reformer classes.
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.
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..
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.