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

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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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!!