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Marina is a Balanced Body qualified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor and accredited Integrative Movement Specialist. Having been a regular gym goer practising Pilates for many years, it was her successful recovery following a lower back injury by practising pilates in a dedicated Pilates Studio with a Master Educator that triggered her desire to train as a Pilates Instructor and passion to help others benefit also. Marina is currently training to teach Somatic movement.



Hannah is a qualified Mat Pilates, Barre and Yoga instructor. She fell in love with group exercise whilst studying at the University of York where Hannah taught aerobics as a part time job. Hannah believes in not just the amazing physical benefits that come with a regular Pilates practice but the mental health benefits too. Hannah is currently studying for her Reformer Pilates qualification. Hannah trained with Drummonds Education for her Level 3 Mat Pilates.


Meg fell in love with Pilates whilst living in the Alps. Encouraged by the performance benefits it gave her in cross country, touring and alpine skiing, she trained as an instructor and has never looked back. Now using the multi-functional Reformer to support her triathlon training, Meg is enthusiastic about encouraging more people into Pilates and the Reformer in particular. Striving to improve movement, daily functioning and athletic performance. Meg is a Body Control trained instructor.


James, founder and owner of the studio, is a Balanced Body qualified Mat and Reformer Instructor who came to pilates after reading an article by the former England cricket captain Mike Atherton, as a solution to an array of sports injuries and qualified as an instructor after a career in business. He is a great believer in the all-round benefits of pilates, and is particularly keen to encourage more men to give it a try to improve strength and flexibility.

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At Haxby Pilates Studio we offer a full range of classes taught by our highly qualified and expert teachers.
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