Class TimetableClasses from 24 Oct, 2021 to 31 Oct, 2021
|Thu 28 October||1:00pm||TenStretch||Gurdev Hanspal|
Having completed a BSc in Sports Therapy, Gurdev is now in the process of completing an MSc at St Mary’s Twickenham in Strength and Conditioning, so it’s no surprise that he is able to call upon a breadth of knowledge and range of coaching methods in order to help people achieve better mobility.
Having previously worked with a multitude of athletes in the disciplines of Track and Field, Football, American Football and Rugby, he’s also no stranger to performance enhancement and it’s also extremely important that he is able to ensure his clients reach their goals.
His interest in Pilates stems from its connection to the central nervous system, which controls the body’s movement. Gurdev has found that by incorporating a range of equipment, including the Reformer, into traditional Pilates exercises, he can teach his to create, embed and maintain better patterns of movement. This means that he can enable his clients to achieve their fitness goals whilst reducing unnecessary strain on the body, and helping them avoid injury or discomfort.
When it comes to his own body, he has always had a keen interest in contact sports such as Boxing and Muay Thai, and he’s recently started training in the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under multiple world champion, Braulio Estima.
Gurdev admires Braulio as a great master of the sport, who has helped him to focus both his body and mind using similar principles to the ones that underpin Pilates.
It’s these principles that have helped him improve his own ability to control his body during movement, from the core and trunk through to the extremities, even under fatigue. He is now able to understand how to control his body from proximal to distal aspect. And he enjoys nothing more than transferring this knowledge to his clients.
|Ten - Notting Hill||Book Now||1635422400|
|Fri 29 October||6:15pm||TenStretch||Cinzia Prenza|
Cinzia is a Pilates instructor with a huge passion for exercise and fitness. Her determination, enthusiasm and motivating approach come from her experience as a former professional dancer.
She has been working with movement since she was five years old, at first with rhythmic gymnastics, followed by ballroom/latin dance and ballet.
Afterwards she spent much of her career working in retail as a store manager and visual merchandiser. Having London for work five years ago, Cinzia was looking for something to keep her active. She turned her attention to Pilates – her experiences as a dancer having already convinced her of the benefits – knowing about the benefits. The more she learned about the method, and the more she saw results from her own practice, the more impressed she became.
It was then that Cinzia switched careers, got her qualification as Mat Pilates teacher and decided to share her passion for movement.
As an instructor, her purpose is to help people from all walks of life to feel better, achieve better posture, relieve pain, move more efficiently – and most importantly feel confident and aware of their own body. She believes that a strong, healthy body is necessary for longevity and happiness.
When she is not teaching you will find her practicing Pilates, Yoga and Pole fitness. She is also a massive fan of art, street art, dance and nature and she tries to spend most of her spare time in parks and holidays by the sea.
|Ten - City||Book Now||1635527700|
|Sat 30 October||3:00pm||TenStretch||Simone Leask|
Simone discovered her love for the health and fitness industry back in New Zealand while studying at university, where her journey began in the comfort of her own apartment doing Youtube workouts between classes.
When she realised that an office job wasn’t for her, she turned to personal training and fitness instruction, determined to help others find a healthy relationship with their bodies and exercise. Since then she has explored a wide range of different workout styles including strength training and HIIT, however she has always enjoyed and returned to Pilates, loving the core strength and improvements in her flexibility that she has noticed after her sessions.
After moving to London Simone decided to take another step in her fitness career and become a qualified Pilates instructor, with the desire to teach and show others the benefits of Pilates.
Overall Simone strongly believes that health and fitness should be a positive and fun journey for everyone. She brings a bubbly, welcoming energy to each of her classes and uses this to help motivate and challenge each participant, leaving them feeling great and wanting more!
Outside of teaching Simone has a strong passion for Aerial Circus, and you’ll often find her hanging from the ceiling off silks and hoops. She also loves travelling and exploring different cultures and cuisine and taking mini get-aways to new locations.
|Ten - Hatton Garden||Book Now||1635602400|