Our Pilates Teachers

Georgina Sayer

Owner

Georgina began her career as an exercise teacher and personal trainer in 1996. A few years later she was introduced to the Pilates method and never looked back! She began her training with Body Control Pilates (BCP) in 2000 and now teaches on both mat and machines. Georgina has been lucky enough to travel with her work, teaching in the Middle East for several months and Australia for 3 years, where she taught in two of Sydney’s most reputable Pilates studios, working alongside some incredible teachers. This gave her the experience and confidence to open Shore Pilates on her return. She is a Supervising teacher for BCP, helping train students towards gaining their Pilates certification and has recently become a Teacher Trainer presenting workshops for BCP in Bournemouth and London.

Ceri Mak

Pilates Teacher

Ceri first experienced the benefits of Pilates during a busy career in Marketing, having always been very active through out her life and enjoying a variety of sports she felt Pilates had something more to offer. Ceri qualified with the Pilates Foundation as a Matwork Teacher in 2009 and is an active committee member for the organisation. She believes that continuing professional development is vital to ensure her knowledge is current and regularly attends Pilates and Physiotherapy lead courses and seminars as well attending weekly lessons with her Pilates teachers. Ceri works to inspire her clients to explore their own potential for movement, providing them with the knowledge to get the best from their bodies both in her classes, as well as in their daily lives.

Caroline Wagstaff

Pilates Teacher

Caroline has been in the fitness Industry since 2000. She started training as a YMCA aerobics teacher and then at Brunel University with the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. She then trained with Body Control Pilates in 2004 and has not looked back. While her personal preference lies with the machine work, she is passionate about helping people achieve the results that they strive for, and above all making sure the clients have fun. In her spare time she loves to compete in dressage on her horse Max.

Lisa Newman

Pilates Teacher

Lisa is originally from South Africa and has been practising Pilates for the past 9 years. Her interest began when she started using Pilates to help with her neck and back injuries resulting from years of competitive show jumping. After completing her MSc at Bournemouth University, Lisa qualified as an instructor with Body Control Pilates in 2010 before leaving England to travel the world with her partner. The last 2 years were spent in Canada teaching Pilates to a wide range of people often to help with injuries from a variety of extreme sports. Lisa’s main focus is to help clients improve their body awareness, strengthen their muscles and optimise movement efficiency, thereby reducing the risk of recurrent injuries and enhancing performance; and above all have fun and relax!

Amba Kelly

Yoga Instructor

Amba has over 10 years teaching experience and is very passionate about yoga and how everyone can benefit from it. Never one to stop learning, Amba has taken several teacher trainings from basic to intermediate hatha, childrens yoga, yoga for mental health, yoga for special needs, yoga for pregnancy and several anatomy and physiology workshops. Amba has a wealth of experience in delivering yoga in a diverse range of settings including nurseries, schools and universities, day centres, psychiatric wards, drug rehabilitations centres, sports and leisure centres, festivals and retreats. Amba wholeheartedly believes that there is a ‘yoga’ to suit everyone at every stage of life and for every shape and size. Amba explores ways that students can bring yoga’s benefits into their daily life so that the practice becomes enhanced and integrated. Amba’s classes are both meditative and fun and explore creative sequences influenced by different approaches. Since giving birth to her daughter Matilda in 2012, Amba has taken a special interest in pregnancy yoga which is delighted to offer at Shore and more recently mum and baby yoga.