We are currently looking for experienced, passionate and reliable instructors and therapists to join our team. If you think your talents would fit ours then please contact us.

Julie Pedrick

Studio Director & Pilates Teacher

Julie trained at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and worked as a professional dancer and choreographer in Europe for 8 years.  Her first taste of Pilates was at the age of 14 when she suffered a lower back injury that began to restrict how much dance training she could do. Pilates changed the way she exercised forever!

She became a certified Pilates teacher in 2002 after training with Polestar Pilates UK and the Pilates Institute. Julie is the founder of Bodyworks Pilates and opened The Bodyworks Pilates Studio at The Belmore Centre in January 2017.

Prior to this, Julie was the Pilates and contemporary dance teacher and Rehabilitation Leader at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for over 14 years, where she worked closely with the Physiotherapy department on their rehabilitation programme. Julie has also been a mentor for Polestar Pilates UK and continues to mentor Pilates teachers in training through her classes and 1-2-1's in order for them to gain experience. 

Julie is happy to work alongside other healthcare professionals and welcomes referrals from Doctors, Physiotherapists and other practitioners. A self confessed course junkie, she is always looking to further her knowledge.  She is qualified to teach Pilates mat work (including all small equipment) and reformer, advanced back care, post spinal surgery, pre/post natal, osteoporosis, shoulder pathologies, neurological conditions, Oov, and all things foot related! She is a trained Sports massage therapist and Reiki practitioner.

Kelly Langmaid

Pilates Teacher
Pilates Therapist, Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, Specialist Biomechanics Coach.

Kelly has been a prominent global figure within the health and fitness industry for over 17 years. In this time she continues to build a reputation based around her knowledge and experience.
Starting out as a personal trainer and training in Pilates with Michael King 17 years ago, Kelly continues to travel the world studying with professionals that are leaders in their field of expertise.
With a passion for helping others achieve their personal milestones, Kelly has spent the last 9 years teaching & developing other fitness professionals across all areas of health & fitness, both in the UK & abroad.

Debbie Lynch

Pilates Teacher

After being referred to a physiotherapist for rehabilitation for a neck injury in 2004, Debbie was introduced to Pilates… , which changed her life! Realising the benefits and seeing and feeling the changes in her body, she continued with classes in America, and also when she returned to the UK in 2007. Following breast cancer and a fractured spine, the need for correct movement and rehabilitation was reinforced.
Debbie chose APPI as her Pilates training provider as they have a ‘therapeutic’ flavour to their Pilates training, and this fitted in really well with Debbie’s interests and passion for health and the human body.
She is also a qualified Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner.

Laura McDermott-Brown

Pilates & Yoga Teacher

Laura has been practicing both Pilates and yoga for over 20 years and teaching for the last 18.

Laura trained with the Pilates Foundation.
Laura’s yoga is a hybrid of the technicality and strength of Iyengar yoga with the fluidity and mindfulness of Scaravelli inspired Yoga.
Both Laura’s Pilates and Yoga benefit from additional training in advanced anatomy and movement with Gary Carter and continuing to upskill with Scaravelli inspired teacher Catherine Annis.

Gabriel Danu

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Gabriel has been practicing meditation for over 10 years, practicing many forms of meditation from zazen to chanting mantra. With all the types of meditation he has done he found Mindfulness Meditation to be one of the most effective. 
The practice of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation has so many wonderful benefits that can be applied to a person's life, so in 2018 he decided to study Mindfulness and meditation with the Centre of Excellence and attained diplomas in each subject so that he could teach Mindfulness and meditation to others.
Gabriel is keen to expand both his knowledge and experience so that he can help others apply the practices of Mindfulness into their own lives.

Kate France

Yoga Teacher

Kate has practiced yoga for over 10 years but it wasn’t until she took a year out travelling that her heart was opened to the genuine benefits yoga can offer on a mental, emotional and physical level. Whilst in India, she was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa where the intensity of the practice became inspirational and life changing. This encouraged her decision to focus on developing personal meditation and lead her to a 10 day silent vipassana meditation centre in Punjab. Mindfulness meditation then became a huge part of her daily life and, later, her teaching.

Kate completed her 200 hours (Yoga alliance) yoga teacher training in India, Goa, focusing on Ashtanga Vinyasa. She then returned in October 2015 to complete another 300 hours in Vinyasa flow where her creativity flourished. She also developed her passion for yin yoga, the perfect calming complement to the fiery power in Ashtanga and Vinyasa.
She has a degree in Philosophy at Leeds University and a foundation course in psychotherapy At Regents University and likes to bring all elements of her learning into her classes.
Yoga for Kate is about unravelling the true self within us and maintaining a state of wholeness and peace throughout the chaos we often create. By regularly practicing yoga we have the potential to attain this deeper understanding and balance out our lives bringing us all closer to authentic happiness. Kate tries to share all the knowledge she has received and still receives from others to help guide her students into greater self awareness, and ultimately greater happiness. Her classes are imaginative, thoughtful and taught from the heart, and she is enormously energized and fully thankful to be able to contribute and learn from everyone she encounters.

Caz Hitchcock

Yoga Teacher

Carolyn (Caz) had been practicing Yoga since her teens and teaching since 2008. Initially completing her Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2012, Caz's personal practice and teaching approach has been inspired by the unique insight into Yoga of the late Vanda Scaravelli and The Anatomy Trains fascial work by Thomas Myers. Caz continues to follow her passion in Bodyworks and Yoga by working with some of the leading Teachers in Yoga, anatomy, fascial research and movement. 

Laura Munday

Yoga Teacher

Laura remembers leaving her first yoga class having noticed that for that one hour she wasn't being completely controlled by rushing and racing thoughts. She left feeling calm, energised, excited and taller. She instantly fell in love with the practice and  has continued to practice on an almost daily basis since. She realised she was learning forgiveness, patience, self love and acceptance with herself both on and off the mat. 

She is motivated by the thought of helping, inspiring and serving other people in the same way and believes she has experienced some of the transformative and healing powers of yoga. This is what lead her to study for her 200 hour Sun Power Yoga training. 

She wants to encourage people to step on the mat and to then keep returning to the practice to gain a sense of awareness and strength in both the mind and body. 

She likes to practice and teach a variety of styles of yoga to keep it authentic, balanced, creative and most importantly, fun!


Eva Maria Hunt

QiGong for Health Teacher

Eva Maria Hunt is a qualified Reiki therapist, qigong teacher and energy artist. With a Bachelor’s degree in commercial economics and diplomas in alternative therapy she offers a unique mix of healing tools, customised to her clients’ needs. When she changed careers she learnt from the best in the field, spiritual leaders, scientists, energy healers from all over the world to educate and better herself in holistic healing. Her mission is creating peace in the individual and in the outside world by giving tools to people in the form of exercises, guided visualisations and energy art to strengthen their Mind, Body, Soul connection, so they can relax, heal or energise according to their needs.

As a certified Qigong tutor she teaches a form of meditation, which incorporates easy movements, breathing techniques and positive affirmations to release tension from your body, sooth your mind and nourish your soul for stress release and overall wellbeing. As a qualified Reiki practitioner she helps you switch your mind off, deal with emotional overwhelm and heal from physical injuries faster by working with your energy centres. As an Energy Artist… She brings you colour and energy combinations that help changing your energy vibrations for the better, by looking at the artwork and soaking their energies up… It’s an easy and fun way to receive “energy nutrition”. She established her business, Spiritual Wonders in 2010. She mainly works with women, from entrepreneurs to stay at home mums and hold workshops for the public and in the past she worked with Lighter Life counsellors.