Paul O’Connell (MSC, BSC, HCPC, MCSP)
Paul is a physiotherapist with two decades of clinical expertise. He has worked right across the UK, from North Yorkshire and London to Hampshire and Dorset. Sports medicine is one of his areas of special interest: he has worked both on the touchline and in sports injuries clinics, and now lectures on the Sports Therapy programme at Bournemouth University. Having spent several years managing physiotherapy and health assessment teams in two key Nuffield Health hospitals, Paul also has an extensive understanding of orthopaedic surgery. Born and bred on the edge of the beautiful New Forest, he loves being active and out in the fresh air. He enjoys cycling, golfing – and running around after his young family.
LOUISE O’CONNELL (BSC, BCP LEVEL 3 MATWORK)
AARON COODE (BSc, MSc, DC, DNS Sport)
He is a father to three boys, keen cyclist and runner and has a passion for water sports including surfing, surf lifesaving and he races outrigger canoes and stand-up paddleboards.
ELLA PROVAN BSC (HONS)
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
In addition to her sports massage therapy, Ella’s areas of expertise include pregnancy, oncology and TMJ-related treatments. Ella uses Swedish techniques as well as myofascial cupping and IASTM to tailor her treatments to meet the needs and goals of each client. Her goal is for clients to walk away from their session with greater knowledge of their bodies, enabling them to continue their rehab and change everyday habits.
SAMANTHA (SAM) MEEHAN-VANDIKE, LEVEL 4
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
She has a wide set of skills and can treat pre and post surgery clients, help with pain management or even stress related conditions.
When Samantha’s not helping bodies feel better, you will find her swimming, biking and hiking the beach, rivers and forests of Dorset with her husband and 2 children in tow.
NATHAN NOBEL, LEVEL 4
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
Nathan has a passion to help people. Having had some of his own obstacles in earlier years he is keen to prove that anything is possible! He wants to keep learning with an admiration for improvement and adding to his qualifications.
In addition to his sports massage therapy, Nathan enjoys treating ankle injuries, knee injuries, and headaches. He is also trained in Kinesio taping and immobilisation strapping.
Outside work, Nathan enjoys hiking, exploring, and eating! You may also hear him singing on open mic nights locally.
STEVE HARD (BSc, MSc, HCPC, MCSP)
With a keen interest in Sports Medicine he utilises his skills to design and administer treatment and rehabilitation plans. He is a father of 3 teenage children, has a love for music and wine, and is regularly in the gym to keep fit.
VICTORIA MCINTYRE (MSC, HCCP)
Victoria has Master’s degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation. Through her work in high performance, Victoria discovered her passion for movement with a specific interest in the role of breath in health, physical performance and wellbeing.
Diana is recognised locally as a knowledgeable and very experienced instructor and will be leading our Women’s Yoga class providing supportive menopause yoga practice designed for women going through the perimenopause and menopause.
Encouraging all ages and all abilities everyone is welcome try yoga and keep forever young. Yoga has been and continues to be, a source of inspiration in every part of my life.
HAZEL MILLS(BCP LEVEL 4 MATWORK)
She worked at the Anglo European Chiropractic Clinic in the rehabilitation gym where she worked with neck and back patients and sports related injuries, all of which complimented her previous training and Pilates teaching. Hazel believes Pilates is a great form of exercise for everybody providing benefits for all individuals.
MAGDA KALFAS-GACA BCP LEVEL 4 MATWORK
About MAGDA KALFAS
Magda has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. Starting her career after graduating from university she has worked as a PE teacher, volleyball coach as well as teaching aerobics and step classes. Health and fitness is her passion and she truly believes that exercise is a miracle cure for many ailments. She has worked as a studio class instructor, Pilates instructor and a personal trainer for 15 years in local health and leisure centres. Magda finds it particularly rewarding to work with customers living with back pain, reduced mobility, those returning to exercise after cancer treatment in need of improving their health and wellbeing. In her spare time Magda is a busy mum of Emilia and Albert, she LOVES dancing and singing in a choir.
I started Pilates many years ago now at the recommendation of my chiropractor at the time as I was suffering from constant neck and back ache due to my appalling posture, he advised me that he could keep treating me, or I could fix the underlying issue myself and this information came like a breath of fresh air. I then knew I needed to take action to correct my posture which would eliminate my pain, he suggested Pilates so I sceptically gave it a try, and guess what he was right and I haven’t looked back. This was the catalyst and started my Pilates Journey.
Years later I decided that I needed a career change and my wonderful Pilates teacher at the time encouraged me to train to become a Pilates teacher. I trained for over a year under Suzanne Scott and her team at the Scott Studio in Somerset to gain my Pilates Foundation accredited Mat work Qualification in Dec 2011.
After the birth of my daughter in 2013 I realised that my post baby body needed something more than ‘normal’ Pilates but I couldn’t find the person I needed, so I became that person and studied under Jenny Burrell of Burrell Education and qualified in Advanced Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming. I love working with postnatal mums, (with babies of all ages).
I have since developed a love for Barre classes and now teach the fantastic and biomechanically sound Bootybarre™. In 2018 I further developed my skills training to teach the Pilates reformer with Body Control Pilates.
My main interests and goals for my clients is to increase their body awareness by learning to correct movement patterns that they can use in their everyday lives, helping to combat aches and pains from work, motherhood and travel.