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Intermediate Pilates

This class is taught by:

Dayra Penagos

With a natural passion for fitness and following her curiosity, Dayra tried pilates by first time in 2012. She decided to combine Pilates – which she considers it is a very rewarding career - with her demanding role as a mum.

Dayra is a Level 3 Pilates instructor with strong basis on the fundamentals of Pilates philosophy. She is also certified on Pilates with small equipment, Pilates with orthopaedic conditions and pre-post-natal

As she made the decision to change her marketing career to enter the Wellness Industry where she hopes that her passion and dedication can make a difference, her “feel good and feel challenged” classes are aimed to provide a whole body workout, helping you to find you own strength

Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews is a Level 3 personal trainer with a degree in sport and exercise Science plus qualifications in spin, exercise to music, circuit training and power plate. Having completed a Level 4 qualification in lower-back pain management, his ambition is to set up his own personal training business and specialise in helping lower-back-pain sufferers. Ben is a keen footballer who also enjoys weightlifting and all kinds of cardiovascular exercise. He strongly believes that improving flexibility and core strength improves everyone’s ability to either play sport or carry out day-to-day tasks.

Shaun Brooking

Shaun's University Qualification in Sports Science, experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach and great smile, make him the perfect fit to the Absolute team.

His classes are challenging and technically brilliant making sure you will be pushed to your best every time, yet staying safe and in control.

Emma Marie

Emma has been in the health and fitness industry for over 4 years, her favourite tool without a doubt is a Reformer which she studied in Australia.
Emma has used Pilates Reformer throughout her career to help several of her clients recover from all types of injuries to the neck, spine and hips all the way to improving personal bests in the gym with heavy lifts such as olympic lifting.
Emma has also worked closely throughout the years with professional golfers, tennis players and footballers. She has tailored each individuals sessions on the Reformer based on their goals, strengths and weaknesses and has proven results from everyone she has worked with.
You will find Emma likes to focus on technique, posture, and core activation in her classes. She also believes breathing is important too and loves to give everyone a challenging workout no matter what level of fitness or experience.
Emma is also a Personal Trainer and a Precision Nutrition coach. Her training style is HIIT with her favourite style being Tabata (20 seconds work 10 seconds rest) and also trains kickboxing and strength & conditioning. She likes to push people hard, make them sweat (alot), and have fun while doing so.

Nicholas Walker

Nick is a well rounded, down-to-earth Kiwi. He has been involved in the fitness industry for 10 years and brings with him a wealth of qualifications in exercise prescription, soft tissue therapy and personal training.
He has a breadth and wealth of experienced gained in some of New Zealand and Australia’s best regarded health clubs, personal training studios, massage clinics, and with a number of sporting teams. New to London, Nick is intent on bringing his considerable health and fitness skills to the big city.
He possesses excellent soft tissue skills and has a particular interest in functional training. His passion is helping people return from injury, and is an ideal trainer for any client with issues relating to pain, postural and movement education. That being said, he is equally happy using his skills and knowledge to push clients on to new levels of strength and fitness.
Aside from his continued drive to continue improving his skills and knowledge to help clients maximise the benefit of their sessions, Nick’s great love’s are typically antipodean: travelling and rugby. So when he’s not busy helping people change their bodies for the better, you will most likely find him travelling through Europe or watching his beloved All Blacks get the better of everyone else!


This level of class requires a good level of strength, fitness and understanding of the basics that are taught in the beginners classes. Using the tools that the machine provides, we can accommodate a very wide range of abilities in these classes and continually challenge you as you improve. These classes are designed to be challenging and to overload your body causing it to adapt and transform.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 21 Oct 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Sue Murphy
  • Sat 21 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Sue Murphy
  • Sat 21 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Sun 22 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Dayra Penagos
  • Sun 22 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Sun 22 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Sue Murphy
  • Mon 23 Oct 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 23 Oct 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 23 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Mon 23 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shaun Brooking
  • Mon 23 Oct 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Shaun Brooking
  • Tue 24 Oct 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Emma Marie
  • Tue 24 Oct 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Emma Marie
  • Tue 24 Oct 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Emma Marie
  • Tue 24 Oct 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Nicholas Walker
  • Tue 24 Oct 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 25 Oct 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 25 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 25 Oct 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 25 Oct 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Ben Andrews