Local services we recommend

15th October 2018

We often receive requests for our recommendations on local services, such as pilates or yoga classes. You can now find our recommendations below -  we will be updating this list frequently, so be sure to check back again for more recommendations in the near future!

Exercise:

Vida Wellness

The Strong Foundations exercise classes are led by an enthusiastic and experienced instructor who will support you to work at just the right level for you. The classes aim to make you feel stronger, reduce stffness, improve your posture and balance and overall energy levels. Enjoy exercising with a friendly and supportive group, with no loud music and no pressure to compete. *As featured on BBC Radio 4*

Classes are held in Barnes and Wimbledon – contact can be made directly to arrange a free taster session.

www.vidawellness.co.uk

Pilates:

Pure Pilates

One-to-one pilates classes in Roehampton taught by Caroline Brennan. The White Hart Clinic has referred patients to Caroline for many years, working towards specific rehab goals.

Caroline's method of pilates specialises in postural correction, movement of the body and restoring the body’s muscular balance.

www.purepilates.org.uk

Pilates Sheen

Pilates Sheen is a centrally located equipment Pilates Studio on Sheen Lane , SW14.  It is owned by Ellen Ernstzen, Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor who is certified with the Pilates Method Alliance. We offer Private one hour sessions or Semi private (2 people) classes six days a week. The Pilates programme is always tailored to the individual to optimise movement patterns and prevent bad posture and poor alignment. Pilates is a total body strengthening and flexibility programme suitable for everyone.

www.pilatessheen.co.uk

Yoga:

Chopstick Yoga

Tony's students include past and present Clinic clients. His classes are different and fun. He uses his sixteen years experience to give each student personalised instructions. This ensures a safe, and enjoyable practice, helps to develop strength, flexibility, improve your posture and reduce back ailments. All yoga kit provided, Saturday mornings at St Michael and All Angels Community Centre. 

To book, email tony.chopstickyoga@gmail.com

http://chopstickyoga.com/

House of Yoga

A fantastic yoga studio in Putney with great teachers and a friendly community, the House of Yoga offers a variety of hot yoga flow classes in addition to unheated yin yoga.

www.thehouseofyoga.co.uk/

Yoganand

Effie is accredited (Associate Level 2) and insured by Yoga Alliance UK and teaches Pregnancy, Postnatal / Baby & Me, Fertility, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga in and around South West London. Effie encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, and hopes that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. Yoganand's aims are to help you find the right kind of Yoga practice at every stage of your life. The classes offer a matter-of-fact approach and tailor-made support through moments such as: fertility, precious ante/post natal period, addressing your overall well-being, reducing aches and pains and activating your body’s own ability to repair and heal.

www.yoganandyou.co.uk

 

Nutrition

Dr. Vivian Lord

Vivian is a licensed naturopathic doctor and work with women whose bodies, for one reason or another, are not working for them.  With 4 years of graduate training in traditional sciences alongside natural therapies like herbal medicine, clinical nutrition and homeopathy, she has a unique toolbox that bridges traditional and alternative approaches.

www.drvivianlord.com

Jackie Lynch – WellWellWell Nutritional Therapy

A Registered Nutritional Therapist and author, Jackie’s WellWellWell nutrition and wellbeing programmes are designed to support busy people who need to feel energised, look great and perform at their best. Her mission is to provide real-world nutritional guidance and support in ways that will work for you and your hectic schedule. Contact her for a FREE 20-minute nutrition assessment to discuss your health goals.

www.well-well-well.co.uk

 

Pregnancy & Post-natal

Baz Moffat - Strong to the core

Strong to the core is a new, powerful but simple approach to core and pelvic floor strength. Through a modern approach to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle, Baz works with you to help you reconnect with your body on a deeper level. Group and private sessions available.

www.bazmoffat.com

Pushbabies

Mums! Go along to Pushbabies and get back into shape! Join Pauline for some safe, effective, post-natal exercise to tighten up your tummy - and the rest of you. No booking required. Just turn up with your baby and your buggy. Classes are held at the London Wetland Centre, Barnes.

www.pushbabies.com

Natalie Meddings - Active Birth London

Natalie is a qualified doula and active birth teacher. She is the mother of three children and has been supporting women in birth as a doula for almost 15 years. She is the author of two books, How to Have a Baby and Why Home Birth Matters and the founder of Tell me a good birth story, a national support network connecting pregnant women with women who've had positive birth experiences.

www.activebirthlondon.co.uk/natalie-meddings

Michelle Gerlis - Comfort & Love

Michele has been a qualified doula since 2005 and has been teaching hypnobirthing since 2013. Michelle qualified as a homeopath in 1997. She is very active in the local community promoting women’s choice in birth. She is currently a member of the West Middlesex Maternity Services Liaison Committee and in 2015 set up a Positive Birth Movement Group Twickenham Area.

www.comfortandlove.co.uk

Alison Duggan - Mother Ally

Mother Ally offers private antenatal, postnatal and feeding advice professionally tailored to give you confidence during your pregnancy and in the early days with your baby.

www.motherally.com

Kate Smart Fitness

Kate has been providing fitness training for hundreds of women at all stages of motherhood since 2005 and is passionate about helping women regain and restore their fitness both inside and out. Whether you are newly post-natal, not so post-natal or way beyond the baby stage, Kate's sessions and classes will restore your core, build your strength and drive you on to full fitness.

www.katesmartfitness.com/

Judith Brenner

Judith provides compassionate, experienced breastfeeding support in Richmond, Kingston, South West London and Surrey. Her specialisms include small and premature babies, increasing milk supply and weaning from formula feeding.

www.lcgb.org

Claire Marshall - Mind The Bump

Claire provides expectant and new parents with practical and emotional support via 1:1 coaching, hypnobirthing courses or a soon to launch online antenatal baby preparation club. The support is centred around mindfulness and the core values that a stress-free and well prepared parent equals a happy and calm baby.

www.mind-the-bump.co.uk

Lucie Bowden

Lucie is a qualified breastfeeding counsellor and mother of 3, supporting new parents in Barnes, Wimbledon and Wandsworth at NCT and NHS run drop ins.  She works with mothers after the births of their babies, assisting them with all aspects of new parenting as well as helping them to explore their feeding challenges - offering both practical and emotional support as well as information to help Mums to choose how to feed their baby.

www.babyintuition.co.uk

Buggyfit Barnes- Jenni Cunniffe

Jenni is a qualified Yoga and fitness instructor and has been teaching in Barnes for some time. Her classes are fun and effective and consist of fat burning, cardio, yoga and circuit training. Jenni encourages all clients to do as much or as little as their bodies allow. Her classes outside are great for the body & mind, and give new mums the chance to meet others who understand the challenges that come with motherhood. Classes take place Monday and Thursday mornings at 10am, meeting outside the Oso Cafe on Barnes Green.

www.yogifit.co.uk

www.buggyfit.co.uk

 

Personal training

Strong Tribe Fitness

Ron offers both classes and personalised sessions. This is the real thing in terms of ‘personalised’ training - fun, motivating and inspirational.

www.strongtribefitness.com/

Invigorate

Invigorate is a local gym at Barnes Sports club. Ken and his team offer great personal training and weekly exercise classes.

www.invigorate-training.co.uk/

 

Sports Shops

Sporting Feet

Sporting Feet is a sports shop with shops in Putney and Richmond stocking great quality footwear.

"I would definitely recommend local specialist running and sports shoe shop Sporting Feet. Their team appeared very informative and responsive to my specific requests about running shoes. They have a good range of stock to choose from to help find the best shoe for each individual. Very happy with my purchase of my latest running shoes" Paul White, physiotherapist

www.sporting-feet.com/

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