Meet The Team

Catharine Beach

Catharine trained and qualified to teach mat work and studio equipment with the renowned Body Control Pilates. Their contemporary approach to the Pilates method has an emphasis on breaking down the ‘Classical’ exercises developed by Joseph Pilates to make them safe and effective to the average body. As a teacher, Catharine is particularly interested in making Pilates accessible to everyone.

‘One of the major results of Contrology is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body’ Joseph H Pilates, Return to Life through Contrology

Practicing the Pilates method is a process and it is rewarding to see the awareness, focus and control Catharine's clients gain in their bodies.Catharine recognises the importance of continued professional development  as well as working on her own practice. She has also attended training in the specialist populations of Pre & Post natal Pilates and Pilates for Bone Health.

Catharine is at 'Pilates Sheen' on Saturdays.


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Emily Hodges

Emily trained with Polestar Pilates and can teach across all pilates equipment.

It was major abdominal surgery, followed by a lower back injury that brought Emily to fall in love Pilates. So much so she decided to career change from project manager in the media industry to pilates instructor.

For Emily, pilates is about making her clients feel good - inside and out - whilst at the same time improving their alignment, mobility, flexibility and strength.

Emily is at 'Pilates Sheen' on Tuesday and Thursday PM sessions. Emily is a junior instructor as has recently completed her training and is being mentored by Ellen Ernstzen.
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Ellen Ernstzen
Ellen is the owner of Pilates Sheen. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996 and then added the Pilates training in 2001. Ellen is certified to teach on all equipment with Polestar Pilates and the Pilates Method Alliance. Ellen likes to work with people who find it difficult to exercise due to pain or illness. She has extensive experience of working with joint hyper-mobility, osteoporosis, low back pain, arthritis, pre and post natal and elite athletes. Ellen is at Pilates Sheen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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Geraldine Radegonde

Geraldine trained with the Pilates Foundation and is qualified to teach all repertoire  using the Pilates equipment. Geraldine is also French speaking in addition to English. She enjoys working with more complex clients particularly those with neck pain and postural issues. Geraldine is at Pilates Sheen on Tuesday and Thursday.
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