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Advanced 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

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.

Peter Clerkin

Originally from County Antrim Northern Ireland, Peter has been involved in sport his whole life.

Over the past 15 years this has been more involved in coaching and teaching, working as a football and basketball coach at youth level with a year long stint coaching 'soccer' in the States.

Peter holds a Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Edinburgh Napier University, with a focus on exercise physiology, sports biomechanics and sports psychology.

Peter has been teaching mat and reformer Pilates for the past 4 years and believes that, regardless of what your training and health goals, pilates should form an intergral part of any exercise programme.

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.

Charlotte Debattista

Charlotte Debattista Bio
A singer and dancer since the age of nine when her passion for music was ignited. She originally trained in Malta, where she is from, before moving to London to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. She completed her training at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, and has since performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and various theatres including the West End.
Charlotte’s dance background introduced her to the wonderful world of Pilates; having a passion for health and fitness, she trained with STOTT in both Mat and Reformer Pilates. She has a keen interest in Dynamic Pilates and helps clients work towards an equlibirum between stability, mobility and strength.
She loves teaching and providing individual attention to each client so they can get the most from their workout. Charlotte’s workout aims to articulate the spine, challenge the core and improve the client’s overall fitness. Pilates is intelligent exercise with profound results.

Victoria Hilton

Victoria's style of teaching is traditional and challenging. She will encourage you to really consider your technique and form throughout the class. She has 5+ years of teaching experience and is also a PT, Victoria specializes ante and post natal exercise so if you are currently pregnant she will ensure your safety.
On a personal level she practices what she preaches and takes regular classical equipment classes to keep her engaged and informed as a teacher. Victoria is also passionate about nutrition and is always happy to chat on this subject.

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 is for the experienced individuals who have a a very good understanding of the breathing, postures and movement as well as being very comfortable with the reformer and it's workings. This level of class is designed to produce very fit and strong individuals. It is not a place for beginners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun 28 May 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dayra Penagos
  • Mon 29 May 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shaun Brooking
  • Wed 31 May 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Peter Clerkin
  • Wed 31 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Thu 01 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Charlotte Debattista
  • Fri 02 Jun 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Victoria Hilton
  • Sun 04 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dayra Penagos
  • Mon 05 Jun 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Wed 07 Jun 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 07 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Thu 08 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Charlotte Debattista
  • Fri 09 Jun 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Sun 11 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dayra Penagos
  • Mon 12 Jun 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Wed 14 Jun 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nicholas Walker
  • Wed 14 Jun 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Ben Andrews
  • Thu 15 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Charlotte Debattista
  • Fri 16 Jun 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ben Andrews
  • Sun 18 Jun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dayra Penagos
  • Mon 19 Jun 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shaun Brooking