Shaena Charles Pilates Instructor

Shaena Charles 

Founder and Director of The Core Zone, Shaena has over 27 years experience within the fitness industry, ranging from personal training, aerobics instructor, weight training, MOD fitness instructor, remedial massage therapist through to Classical Pilates. Her combined skills have resulted in her being an approved therapist for GP referrals and taken her to the legendary 24 hour Le Mans race, twice, as team physio. Shanea's real speciality, is teaching Classical Pilates. Always taking care to ensure her students are positioned correctly, Shaena's seemingly endless Pilates moves, will be unlike other classes you may have attended. With students aged from 8 to 84, Pilates with Shaena can only be described as a complete mind and body work out, medically improving your spine's health and your mind's wellbeing. Shaena believes classes are about the students and not about the instructor trying to impress them

Tracey Timms Pilates instructor

Tracey Timms

Tracey has a passion for all sports and has taught in schools for the past 17 years, holding the post of a PE School Sports Coordinator for the past 15 years, which has lead her to follow an organic path to specialise in inclusion for pupils with special educational needs. Tracey’s love affair with Pilates began over a decade ago when she became one of Shaena’s students. ‘It is a fitness method that not only spans our differences but celebrates them. From my very first time Pilates lesson, it was made clear that my body was as unique as the person on the mat next to me  — everything from the shape of my bones and muscles, to my alignment, and even how my brain interprets and signals movement. Pilates can have a profound impact, not just on someone’s body, but on their life.’ I am so excited to be part of the The Core Zone team. I love to teach clients how to apply our Pilates basic principles and seeing the improvement each individual client shows, from their body awareness to fostering the freedom to move, developing confidence with your body, physical integrity, and mind-body revitalization. The Core Zone is more than a studio, we're a community. "

Lauren Scott

Lauren is a fully qualified, NHS practicing Physiotherapist and Appi qualified Pilates instructor. Some of you may remember her from pre-COVID days as she was practising as a Biomechanic physiotherapist from our therapy room. Lauren’s mission is to improve her patients joint functionality, reduce pain and generally assist them in returning to what they enjoy doing in life, in the most effective and affordable ways possible. From September 2022 she will be available for 1-to-1 Pilates appointments.

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Lisa has been practising Yoga for 20 years. Vinyasa Flow is a fusion of various styles combined, bringing the very best of all Yogas to her happy clients. Her continuous learning and depth of knowledge gained from workshops around the world including India and Thailand ensure the very highest standards of Yoga practice. Lisa's happy, hands on approach, with her genuine caring side ensures good progression in this ancient healing art.


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Our wise owl here at The Core, Laurin specialises in clinical hypnotherapy mindfulness and meditation and has a beautiful approach making you feel totally at ease. A highly qualified, natural therapist with a depth of knowledge and experience. Laurin is here to help you regain control of our lives, whether your goal is giving up smoking, getting to grips with phobia issues, anxiety problems, pain management support, overcoming traumatic memories, conflicts of the mind or guiding you to a better place generally the help she can offer is endless.
Laurin also hosts T'ai Chi Chih classes in our large Stables Studio, she is one of only 4 people in the UK qualified to teach this form of T'ai Chi which is particularly suited to those who prefer a gentle meditative form of exercise.


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We all work as a team, and Jackie is a fundamental part of ensuring our little sanctuary runs smoothly. A natural organiser Jackie is responsible for coordinating our Pilates courses and all the associated admin! All clients are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome with a truly caring approach when Jackie is on reception.


Rachael works on our website and manages promotions. She has been in design and marketing since leaving school, and has been self employed since the birth of her son 21 years ago. She freely admits, other than a daily dog walk, exercise has never been a huge part of her life, but she discovered pilates with Shaena around 10 years ago and now she'll evangelise about the benefits whenever she gets the opportunity!!