Adina Thomas

Trainer
"Live to learn, learn to live"
Qualifications:
  • TenAcademy
  • BSC Hons: Fitness & Health
  • Pilates Foundation: Matwork & Apparatus Certificate
  • Pilates Institute Matwork Certificate
  • RSA Exercise to Music
  • LOCON Diploma in Dance
  • Boxercise Certificate
  • Fitness Professionals Advanced Instructor Teaching Certificate
  • Step Certificate
  • Pilates Foundation: Hip & Knee Rehab
  • BACPR Level 4 Cardiac Rehab
  • First Aid
Classes:
Favourite Exercise:

Oblique Pike

Bio:

Adina has been teaching fitness for over 15 years. Having gained her Exercise to Music qualification with the YMCA, she completed a degree in Health and Fitness at London University and has since gained a variety of fitness-based qualifications along the way.

Combining her love of dance and fitness, Adina has worked with a wide range of clients from pensioners and people with disabilities to elite athletes, musicians and dancers. She’s an advocate for promoting fitness in the community and has set up exercise therapy programmes for people with acquired brain injuries as well as running exercise sessions for cardiac rehab patients.

After years of teaching high energy, high impact classes Adina discovered Pilates. Not only did she discover that this was the perfect solution for rebalancing her body, it also prompted her to deepen her understanding of the anatomy of movement.

Adina went on to spend 18 months studying the classical mat and apparatus syllabus with the prestigious Pilates Foundation UK, and has now been teaching Pilates in top studios, gyms and physio centres for the past 10 years.

Adina finds that teaching Dynamic Reformer at Ten is the perfect combination for her fitness and Pilates skills. Expect her classes to be high octane, but with a keen focus on correct alignment and execution of the exercises – particularly as a means of injury prevention.

In her spare time Adina loves jogging along London’s canal pathways. Relaxation? Settling down with an inspiring autobiography does the trick.