using egym with personal trainer

Our South East London Health & Fitness Centre is located in the buzzing Lordship Lane area of East Dulwich. In addition to a comprehensive range of physio treatments and sports massage, our fitness facility features the latest eGym and Technogym equipment, a dedicated Pilates studio, cycling suite and a wide range of cardio, spinning, yoga and tai chi classes. Expert Personal Training & Fitness Assessments. Memberships available. Onsite creche.

LATEST OFFERS   TRY A CLASS FOR FREE

Class schedule

T: 020 7907 1900
E: info@esph.co.uk

Address:
ESPH
116 Lordship Lane East Dulwich, London SE22 8HD
Phone: 020 7907 1900

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday   06:00 – 22:00        Saturday & Sunday      08:00 – 18:00

Crèche  – Tuesday & Thursday   09:30 – 12:30

Off peak: 06:00 – 17:00

Bank Holidays        09:00 – 13:00     Please note: There are no classes or physio appointments.

Fees & Timetables

Directions

Underground / Tube stations

The nearest station is East Dulwich which is a ten minute journey from London Bridge train station. Come out of the train station and turn right. After 150m there is a small roundabout. Proceed straight on to the beginning of Lordship Lane and continue on the right hand side until Bassano Street, where our entrance is located.

Additional nearby stations:

  • Forest Hill is within 0.97 miles (1.6 km), Overground line,  Zone 3
  • Honor Oak Park is within 1.17 miles (1.9 km), Overground line, Zone 3
  • Peckham Rye is within 1.58 miles (2.5 km), Overground line, Zone 2
  • Denmark Hill is within 1.61 miles (2.6 km), Overground line, Zone 2

National rail stations

  • North Dulwich is within 0.76 miles (1.2 km)
  • West Dulwich is within 0.86 miles (1.4 km)
  • Forest Hill is within 0.97 miles (1.6 km)
  • East Dulwich is within 1.02 miles (1.6 km)
  • Sydenham Hill is within 1.06 miles (1.7 km)

Bus Routes

The following routes stop by ESPH: 40, 176 and 185.

With over 40 years’ experience Elizabeth (Libby) is a leading UK physiotherapist who has presented papers at the International Dance Medicine and Science meetings in Stockholm and Canberra. With ESPH, she has worked extensively in the dance, entertainment and sporting world. She is a Pilates rehabilitation expert, having trained with Polestar Pilates and was one of the first British physios to integrate Pilates equipment with physiotherapy rehab.

She trained at St. Mary's and completed a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. at University College London. Her clinic was founded in Camberwell in 1977 (relocating to Dulwich in 2007), and the second in Harley Street in 1989.

ESPH moved to 42 Harley Street to offer a dedicated pilates and fitness studio, featuring eGym equipment, alongside physiotherapy treatments, sports massage, dietetics, personal training and podiatry services. Workstation assessments also available.
Max joined the family healthcare business in 2000 initially as a Practice Manager and became Managing Director in 2004. He has developed the ESPH brand into a dynamic and innovative health and fitness operation, opening the UK’s first commercial gym run by physios in 2007. His background includes working as an actor and performer as well as several years’ experience in start-up radio stations where his passion for business development grew.

A keen sportsman and fitness enthusiast, Max sits on the board of ukactive and is committed to improving the long-term health and wellbeing of all the communities in which his businesses operate.
Alexei, who co-founded ESPH, is a former UK champion and international decathlete. A combination of career ending injuries, sporting pursuits and a keen interest to qualify in medicine informed his philosophy towards exercise and physical health.

Alexei manages the finances of the business and uses his extensive experience to develop the exercise services.
Neil is our new Exercise Manager and is developing the Gym and Studio programming.

Neil’s formal training started at the London Studio Centre where he received a diploma in performing arts. He has been teaching for many years in the fitness industry and draws on his training as a dancer and choreographer, where he has worked professionally for 15 years in various theatrical and TV productions including: Cats, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma and Fame, as well as working with pop artists such as East 17, Take That and Boyzone. He has taught fitness and dance all over the world to a diverse range of clients including celebrities and sports professionals.

As co-director of the Body Technology Pilates Studio London, he incorporated his experience of dance and personal training into structuring pilates sessions based around functional movement, incorporating Dance, Pilates, and more purposeful Personal Training. The ethos was to practice movement that would be used on a day to day basis, rather than movement that would solely be useful in the gym with equipment. This is where he first met Elizabeth Sharp, who was attending the Polestar course at his studio.

A keen advocate on integrating cardio, strength, flexibility and balance into training, Neil’s insights into pilates and personal training has seen him developing innovative programmes as the education director for Torq-King Functional Fitness. Previously employed as the Senior Personal Trainer at the Chelsea Club, he introduced a dedicated Pilates studio to the club along with a Torq-King Studio class.

Neil did his Pilates training with Polestar and Personal Training with YMCA. He is a strong believer in marrying the disciplines from Pilates and Personal training together, stating: ‘One cannot and should not work without the other!’

Away from the gym Neil loves to dance just to prove that he can still do it :-), loves to travel, and generally to enjoy life to the full with family and friends.

His expertise, energy, and enthusiasm will further integrate our pilates, fitness and wellbeing initiatives.
Iris trained as a classical dancer, developing an interest in exercise, posture and all things musculoskeletal. Her love for dance, and the opportunity to study abroad, brought her to the UK to study a degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College London.

Whilst completing her Junior rotations, Iris also worked for Crystal Palace Football club, providing pitch side care and rehabilitation for the under 18s. In 2007 she moved to New York, where she completed a Masters in Motor Control at Columbia University.

She travelled back to Europe in 2009 becoming the clinical lead in a practice in Frankfurt’s financial district and also lectured at Freiburg’s Physiotherapy school. On returning to the UK, Iris joined ESPH in 2012, and is now our East Dulwich Clinic Manager.

Iris keeps herself updated by regularly attending courses and expert talks. She has a special interest in jaw pain and manual therapy and throughout her 10-year career has also gained a lot of experience in treating pre- and postnatal women, now a core area of her practice.

Being a mum of two, Iris is well qualified to be our pregnancy physio expert in SE22. She continued her fitness routine up to week 39 of both of her pregnancies and understands at first hand the strains and joy that pregnancy can bring to the body.

Please note: Iris is currently on maternity leave.
Claire graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then moved to New Zealand where she gained valuable experience in MSK physiotherapy within a busy private practice work in Auckland and specific sports work such as providing physiotherapy support for the international beach volleyball tours in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. On return to the UK in late 2012 Claire continued to focus on manual therapy and sports injuries in private practice, completing acupuncture training this year. She is keen to develop her Pilates training to work alongside her interest in injury prevention. Claire is a keen sports person , playing hockey locally for Tulse Hill and Dulwich HC, she also enjoys running and loves to travel.
Neil is our new Exercise Manager and is developing the Gym and Studio programming.

Neil’s formal training started at the London Studio Centre where he received a diploma in performing arts. He has been teaching for many years in the fitness industry and draws on his training as a dancer and choreographer, where he has worked professionally for 15 years in various theatrical and TV productions including: Cats, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma and Fame, as well as working with pop artists such as East 17, Take That and Boyzone. He has taught fitness and dance all over the world to a diverse range of clients including celebrities and sports professionals.

As co-director of the Body Technology Pilates Studio London, he incorporated his experience of dance and personal training into structuring pilates sessions based around functional movement, incorporating Dance, Pilates, and more purposeful Personal Training. The ethos was to practice movement that would be used on a day to day basis, rather than movement that would solely be useful in the gym with equipment. This is where he first met Elizabeth Sharp, who was attending the Polestar course at his studio.

A keen advocate on integrating cardio, strength, flexibility and balance into training, Neil’s insights into pilates and personal training has seen him developing innovative programmes as the education director for Torq-King Functional Fitness. Previously employed as the Senior Personal Trainer at the Chelsea Club, he introduced a dedicated Pilates studio to the club along with a Torq-King Studio class.

Neil did his Pilates training with Polestar and Personal Training with YMCA. He is a strong believer in marrying the disciplines from Pilates and Personal training together, stating: ‘One cannot and should not work without the other!’

Away from the gym Neil loves to dance just to prove that he can still do it :-), loves to travel, and generally to enjoy life to the full with family and friends.

His expertise, energy, and enthusiasm will further integrate our pilates, fitness and wellbeing initiatives.
Iris trained as a classical dancer, developing an interest in exercise, posture and all things musculoskeletal. Her love for dance, and the opportunity to study abroad, brought her to the UK to study a degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College London.

Whilst completing her Junior rotations, Iris also worked for Crystal Palace Football club, providing pitch side care and rehabilitation for the under 18s. In 2007 she moved to New York, where she completed a Masters in Motor Control at Columbia University.

She travelled back to Europe in 2009 becoming the clinical lead in a practice in Frankfurt’s financial district and also lectured at Freiburg’s Physiotherapy school. On returning to the UK, Iris joined ESPH in 2012, and is now our East Dulwich Clinic Manager.

Iris keeps herself updated by regularly attending courses and expert talks. She has a special interest in jaw pain and manual therapy and throughout her 10-year career has also gained a lot of experience in treating pre- and postnatal women, now a core area of her practice.

Being a mum of two, Iris is well qualified to be our pregnancy physio expert in SE22. She continued her fitness routine up to week 39 of both of her pregnancies and understands at first hand the strains and joy that pregnancy can bring to the body.

Please note: Iris is currently on maternity leave.
Claire graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then moved to New Zealand where she gained valuable experience in MSK physiotherapy within a busy private practice work in Auckland and specific sports work such as providing physiotherapy support for the international beach volleyball tours in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. On return to the UK in late 2012 Claire continued to focus on manual therapy and sports injuries in private practice, completing acupuncture training this year. She is keen to develop her Pilates training to work alongside her interest in injury prevention. Claire is a keen sports person , playing hockey locally for Tulse Hill and Dulwich HC, she also enjoys running and loves to travel.
Jess is a freelance writer, researcher and marketing professional with experience in online and print media. She works part-time alongside Maria coordinating marketing communications and assisting with ESPH brand development.

Jess has a background in Journalism and has worked on a range of traditional and online publications, including: Marie Claire, The Mail & Guardian, Powerzone and Building Africa. Jess transitioned into marketing with a marketing manager role with EPM experts ReportSource (who have since been acquired by Deloittes). She has since assisted in the marketing, social media and PR for a list of diverse clients, including: AMBA Associates, FAPESP Week London, Zaggora, Chevrolet, Bolton Inc and Tiny Dog Productions.

Jess loves the theatre and out of hours can usually be found in a rehearsal room somewhere.
Iris trained as a classical dancer, developing an interest in exercise, posture and all things musculoskeletal. Her love for dance, and the opportunity to study abroad, brought her to the UK to study a degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College London.

Whilst completing her Junior rotations, Iris also worked for Crystal Palace Football club, providing pitch side care and rehabilitation for the under 18s. In 2007 she moved to New York, where she completed a Masters in Motor Control at Columbia University.

She travelled back to Europe in 2009 becoming the clinical lead in a practice in Frankfurt’s financial district and also lectured at Freiburg’s Physiotherapy school. On returning to the UK, Iris joined ESPH in 2012, and is now our East Dulwich Clinic Manager.

Iris keeps herself updated by regularly attending courses and expert talks. She has a special interest in jaw pain and manual therapy and throughout her 10-year career has also gained a lot of experience in treating pre- and postnatal women, now a core area of her practice.

Being a mum of two, Iris is well qualified to be our pregnancy physio expert in SE22. She continued her fitness routine up to week 39 of both of her pregnancies and understands at first hand the strains and joy that pregnancy can bring to the body.

Please note: Iris is currently on maternity leave.
Claire graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then moved to New Zealand where she gained valuable experience in MSK physiotherapy within a busy private practice work in Auckland and specific sports work such as providing physiotherapy support for the international beach volleyball tours in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. On return to the UK in late 2012 Claire continued to focus on manual therapy and sports injuries in private practice, completing acupuncture training this year. She is keen to develop her Pilates training to work alongside her interest in injury prevention. Claire is a keen sports person , playing hockey locally for Tulse Hill and Dulwich HC, she also enjoys running and loves to travel.
Luke graduated from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2014 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Since then he has worked in various clinical settings from NHS outpatient clinics to elite sporting environments. Before taking up his position at ESPH, Luke worked in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire as a senior orthopaedic physiotherapist and musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapist. Sport is one of Luke’s keen interests & he's worked closely with professional teams and individual athletes from sports such as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, basketball, cycling and triathlon.

While Luke enjoys working with elite athletes, he is particularly passionate about helping members of the community better themselves and take on the challenges that exercise presents.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys running, playing a wide variety of social sports and generally keeping fit and active.
Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2012. She has since completed postgraduate study specialising in Sports Physiotherapy. Before her recent move to the UK, Sharon was working in a private musculoskeletal clinic in New Zealand, gaining a wide range of experience from treating the general public to athletes and sports teams. Her keen interest is in the prevention and management of Sports Injuries, with a focus on biomechanics, manual therapy and exercise therapy. She is also trained in Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening and the McKenzie method for treating spinal conditions.

Sharon currently provides the Physiotherapy services for Dulwich College students, running clinics at the school. In particular, she works with their Rugby 1st XV team, providing treatment clinics on site, pitch side physiotherapy and first aid.

Over the years Sharon has enjoyed competing in a wide range of sports including netball, hockey, touch rugby, althletics and triathlon. She currently enjoys running and functional strength training.
Iris trained as a classical dancer, developing an interest in exercise, posture and all things musculoskeletal. Her love for dance, and the opportunity to study abroad, brought her to the UK to study a degree in Physiotherapy at Kings College London.

Whilst completing her Junior rotations, Iris also worked for Crystal Palace Football club, providing pitch side care and rehabilitation for the under 18s. In 2007 she moved to New York, where she completed a Masters in Motor Control at Columbia University.

She travelled back to Europe in 2009 becoming the clinical lead in a practice in Frankfurt’s financial district and also lectured at Freiburg’s Physiotherapy school. On returning to the UK, Iris joined ESPH in 2012, and is now our East Dulwich Clinic Manager.

Iris keeps herself updated by regularly attending courses and expert talks. She has a special interest in jaw pain and manual therapy and throughout her 10-year career has also gained a lot of experience in treating pre- and postnatal women, now a core area of her practice.

Being a mum of two, Iris is well qualified to be our pregnancy physio expert in SE22. She continued her fitness routine up to week 39 of both of her pregnancies and understands at first hand the strains and joy that pregnancy can bring to the body.

Please note: Iris is currently on maternity leave.
Claire graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then moved to New Zealand where she gained valuable experience in MSK physiotherapy within a busy private practice work in Auckland and specific sports work such as providing physiotherapy support for the international beach volleyball tours in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. On return to the UK in late 2012 Claire continued to focus on manual therapy and sports injuries in private practice, completing acupuncture training this year. She is keen to develop her Pilates training to work alongside her interest in injury prevention. Claire is a keen sports person , playing hockey locally for Tulse Hill and Dulwich HC, she also enjoys running and loves to travel.
Luke graduated from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2014 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Since then he has worked in various clinical settings from NHS outpatient clinics to elite sporting environments. Before taking up his position at ESPH, Luke worked in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire as a senior orthopaedic physiotherapist and musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapist. Sport is one of Luke’s keen interests & he's worked closely with professional teams and individual athletes from sports such as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, basketball, cycling and triathlon.

While Luke enjoys working with elite athletes, he is particularly passionate about helping members of the community better themselves and take on the challenges that exercise presents.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys running, playing a wide variety of social sports and generally keeping fit and active.
Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2012. She has since completed postgraduate study specialising in Sports Physiotherapy. Before her recent move to the UK, Sharon was working in a private musculoskeletal clinic in New Zealand, gaining a wide range of experience from treating the general public to athletes and sports teams. Her keen interest is in the prevention and management of Sports Injuries, with a focus on biomechanics, manual therapy and exercise therapy. She is also trained in Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening and the McKenzie method for treating spinal conditions.

Sharon currently provides the Physiotherapy services for Dulwich College students, running clinics at the school. In particular, she works with their Rugby 1st XV team, providing treatment clinics on site, pitch side physiotherapy and first aid.

Over the years Sharon has enjoyed competing in a wide range of sports including netball, hockey, touch rugby, althletics and triathlon. She currently enjoys running and functional strength training.
Claire graduated with a Post graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield in 2006, having previously completed her BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy at Teesside University.

Before taking up her role at ESPH, Claire was Director of Clinical Services at BMI The Huddersfield Hospital. She has also worked as a physiotherapist in NHS and private hospital settings. Along with this, Claire has worked for a number of professional Rugby League clubs over the past 13 years, most notably as Head Reserve and Academy Physiotherapist for Wakefield Trinity RLFC for 4 years.

Her keen interest is in the prevention and management of sports Injuries, with a focus on movement analysis and manual therapy. She also has specialist interests in hand therapy and acupuncture. She is trained in Pilates and muscle energy techniques.

Claire has also worked as a physiotherapist at a number of major sporting events, most recently the World Paraathletics, London 2017, Rio Olympics 2016 and Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

Her own fitness interests include bouldering, cycling and yoga.
Anthony is experienced in soft tissue release and deep tissue massage. He has a keen interest in physical therapy and studied Sports Therapy at Greenwich University. He is in his final stages of completing a year long, level 5 sports and remedial massage diploma.

Outside of ESPH, Anthony has worked as a sports massage therapist for Leatherhead FC. As an avid football fan, he plays semi-professionally in his spare time, supporting Dulwich Hamlet FC for many years. You may see him take to the pitch at the weekends as he is currently a massage therapist for Crystal Palace FC.

He also loves to travel and hops on a plane to adventures new whenever time allows.
Julie, who joined ESPH in Feb 2016, has been working as a massage therapist for over 10 years. She uses Deep tissue, Holistic Massage, Manual Lymphatic drainage, and also Indian head and Reflexology techniques. She is also qualified in Pregnancy massage and a mother of 3.

"I am really pleased to join ESPH and to be able to work in conjunction with physiotherapists and PT, to enable clients to be at their best." commented Julie.
Petr Dobes is a qualified soft tissue therapist specialising in sports and remedial massage techniques. He is particular well known for his renowned deep tissue massage throughout some of the top physio clinics in London. In addition, Petr also relies upon a variety of techniques like Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial release and controlled stretching to encourage healing of his clients tissues.

It is paramount for Petr that he works closely with his clients to help them achieve their goals and prevent injury. Having spent half his life playing semi pro football in Czech Republic he is well accustomed to understanding how delibitating an injury can be. Petr's keen interest in sport is still very much shown from his track record of treating top athletes at Aldershot Town FC and the Old Alleynian Rugby Club.

In order to survive a busy schedule of massage, Petr maintains his own strength and fitness in the great outdoors and will often be seen tackling the scenic hills of Surrey on his mountain bike. Moreover, he maintains his competitive nature with time spent in the squash court, gym and pool. While its clear Petrs is passionate about his role as a Sports massage therapist, he is also a keen traveller who loves to share his stories of travel as well as hear of others !
Tess is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who is committed to showing people how they can reach optimal health and wellbeing with the use of real food. Her passion for nutrition was ignited whilst battling her own ill health in the form of exhaustion with weight gain, an auto-immune condition and hormonal imbalance as a result. Having turned her own health around, she decided to leave a very stressful career in the finance industry behind and embarked on three years of studies at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

Tess is trained in the principles of functional medicine, whereby every individual is considered unique and root causes of symptoms and disease are sought instead of just treating the symptoms. She has particular interest in digestive health, weight management, female health, auto-immune conditions, food intolerances as well as stress management, however she is also well versed in many other health concerns.

She is a part-time lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and is also a qualified Massage Therapist, as well as a Reiki practitioner. She believes, and practices, the importance of looking after the body as well as the mind and soul.

She has been a keen sports person for many years, keeping her own fitness and health at peak levels. She is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of health, nutrition, lifestyle and exercise and she aims to provide successful solutions to her client’s health concerns.

She is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Neil is our Exercise Manager and is developing the Gym and Studio programming. His experience in dance and personal training has seen him developing pilates sessions based around functional movement, incorporating Dance, Pilates, and more purposeful Personal Training.
Jo is Pilates Foundation-trained and a former professional dancer. A treasured esph asset for many years, she can often be found expertly hula-hooping between classes and answering to the name Bingo-lates.

Jo instructs at both our East Dulwich and Harley Street sites.
Adrian enjoyed a 20 year career in show business, appearing in the musicals ‘Cats’ and ‘Chicago’ in the West End and ‘Fosse’ on its first international tour. He also performed in many large Cabaret venues around the world including The Sheraton Walker Hill in Seoul and Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Since retiring in 1996 he has worked as a dance teacher and Personal Trainer in fitness and is trained in the STOTT pilates method.
Christine trained with the Pilates Foundation at Trinity Laban after a twenty year career in the NHS working as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Women's Health. She is also a breast cancer exercise specialist having completed the Pink Ribbon Program which is a Pilates-based rehabilitation program for women following surgery for breast cancer.

Her interest in the mind-body relationship underpins all her work and her expertise as a psychologist enriches her Pilates teaching.
Sibylla’s background is in competitive figure skating and in the acting business, where she was first introduced to Pilates. She later trained to become an instructor and has been teaching in various establishments across London for the past ten years. She regularly trains and visits workshops to expand her knowledge and to keep fit and healthy herself.

At ESPH in East Dulwich and Harley Street, Sibylla primarily teaches inductions and one to one sessions and very much enjoys introducing people of all ages and abilities to the many benefits of Pilates.
Following the birth of my second baby, lower back pain led me to Pilates and I felt the benefits almost immediately; I am still feeling those benefits 17 years later. So I decided to train to be a teacher of this wonderful method and qualified with Body Control Pilates 13 years ago and was asked by Lynne Robinson, the founder of BCP, to appear in her DVD and book ‘Pregnancy in Pilates’ while expecting my third child.

Since then, I have furthered my Pilates education with BASI (Body Arts and Science) to be fully studio trained on all equipment with students at every level and ability.

I am committed to continuing my professional development, taking regular classes and workshops with master teachers like Amit Younger, owner and founder of Pilates On demand online classes www.pilatesod.com in which I also appear!
My background is in sports massage, rehabilitation, personal training, and exercise to music. As a teacher, I feel it is my role to guide people through their own awareness to 'undo' bad habits that can cause poor posture, pain, and injury, and in so doing promoting 'change' and freedom in the body, helping to make the person 'whole'.

Pilates is more than a physical phenomenon. Past traumas, whether emotional, mental, and physical can get locked up in the body. In a calm environment, without stress triggers, I encourage people to focus and engage their mind together with the physical body to create new neural pathways. It’s a process of 'undoing ' bad habits which in time promotes positive change and wellbeing. This 'change' can make you feel resistant, emotional, and vulnerable. It is of great importance to me as a teacher that your session is a private matter and I will support you with compassion.
Antonio studied physiotherapist in Spain before he started professional dance instruction. Dance is his passion, and alongside his studies he completed his Pilates training in 2003, focusing on rehabilitation. In 2006, he moved to London to undertake more intense courses in dance, completing a Cert HE and MA in Contemporary Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School.

As well as his background in physiotherapy and dance Antonio uses a body-mind approach to Pilates. He is interested in mental imagery, mindfulness and self-awareness and applies this to help clients move with full-body integration, efficiency, and ease. He has helped innumerable clients to correct ineffective movement and says: ‘The key to improvement is being self-aware. Your everyday gestures can incorporate incorrect movement and posture leading to discomfort. By being aware of how you move you can start to adapt your movement and relieve pain and reduce the likelihood of injury.‘
Alexei, who co-owns ESPH, is a former UK champion and international decathlete. A combination of career ending injuries, sporting pursuits and a university place in medicine (declined in order to concentrate on sport) informed his philosophy towards exercise and physical health. Alexei is available for PT & Cycle classes.

"Elite competitive sport has given me plenty of discipline. I believe in hard work but with plenty of rewards and you have to see and feel the improvements to keep coming back. What you want to achieve is in your hands - just show up! It's a journey and I believe in your health first but you can have your cake...as long as you come to ESPH regularly."
Neil is bringing a new energy to our East Dulwich centre as our new Exercise Manager. He has extensive dance, personal training and pilates experience. A keen advocate on integrating cardio, strength, flexibility and balance into training Neil feels: ‘One cannot and should not work without the other!’
Rodrigo, hailing from 2016 Olympic city Rio, brings the vibrance of Carnival, the rhythm of Samba & a flavour of Caipirinha (he is a former mixologist) to his classes and PT at ESPH. A real gentleman with an expert knowledge, attention to technique and a patient manner.

Come try Cycle Samba, new from Feb, or book a PT session with Rod!
Gigi is an infectious force of nature. Motivating with a big M, friendly and knowledgeable. Not for the faint hearted but bags of fun and you will love the experience! Gigi takes classes and personal training at ESPH Dulwich.

She holds an advanced certificate in Personal training and as a young Mum she also has a special interest in pre and post natal fitness.
Alexei, who co-owns ESPH, is a former UK champion and international decathlete. A combination of career ending injuries, sporting pursuits and a university place in medicine (declined in order to concentrate on sport) informed his philosophy towards exercise and physical health. Alexei is available for PT & Cycle classes.

"Elite competitive sport has given me plenty of discipline. I believe in hard work but with plenty of rewards and you have to see and feel the improvements to keep coming back. What you want to achieve is in your hands - just show up! It's a journey and I believe in your health first but you can have your cake...as long as you come to ESPH regularly."
Neil is bringing a new energy to our East Dulwich centre as our new Exercise Manager. He has extensive dance, personal training and pilates experience. A keen advocate on integrating cardio, strength, flexibility and balance into training Neil feels: ‘One cannot and should not work without the other!’
Rodrigo, hailing from 2016 Olympic city Rio, brings the vibrance of Carnival, the rhythm of Samba & a flavour of Caipirinha (he is a former mixologist) to his classes and PT at ESPH. A real gentleman with an expert knowledge, attention to technique and a patient manner.

Come try Cycle Samba, new from Feb, or book a PT session with Rod!
Gigi is an infectious force of nature. Motivating with a big M, friendly and knowledgeable. Not for the faint hearted but bags of fun and you will love the experience! Gigi takes classes and personal training at ESPH Dulwich.

She holds an advanced certificate in Personal training and as a young Mum she also has a special interest in pre and post natal fitness.
Alexandra has been involved in the fitness industry since 2012 when she started competing in Miss Fitness competitions. Having undergone a complete body transformation from a size 16 to stage ready, Alexandra went on to win her very first competition and has never looked back. Following an unexpected redundancy, Alexandra decided to make a career out of her new passion for fitness and went on to gain qualifications as a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition & Sports Nutrition adviser. She also studied Anatomy & Physiology for sports rehabilitation to gain a better understanding of bio mechanics.

She believes everyone should adopt a balanced approach to fitness, ensuring enough variety to keep you motivated. And that real fitness goals can be achieved through an overall health & mind-set improvement, stating: "Having completed a transformation myself, I can honestly say positive changes in how you feel and look is one of life's greatest achievements."

Alexandra has experience in working with everyone from professional athletes to folks just seeking to enhance their general fitness and specialises in facilitating full body transformations. She enjoys the challenge of working with rehabilitation clients as she personally recovered from a L4/L5 bulging disc. She adapts her style to suit specific needs, but tends to include strength based training, muscle building, fat loss, functional training, C.V fitness and core strength enhancement.

An extremely motivating, encouraging bubbly personality Alexandra gets the very best out of people every time. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys practicing yoga, working on her positive mind-set and loves being outdoors (weather permitting). She has a real passion for music and enjoys being mentally and physically challenged, especially through fitness.
A genuine fitness fanatic, Kath's main aim is to make people more aware of the benefits of strength training, for overall health, functionality but also for weight loss. Kath's training will include strength and resistance training, TRX, HIIT. She also takes many of our classes including cycling.

Kath is very happy to help anyone achieve their goals.
As an experienced and dedicated exercise specialist, Darius has developed a broad range of skills which enable him to offer a comprehensive, well-rounded approach to Personal Training.

His goal is to cultivate freedom of movement and control of the body by gradually improving cardio-vascular fitness, muscular strength, core stability and flexibility. Sessions with Darius are varied, enjoyable and effective.

As a class instructor Darius is motivational, patient and observant, ensuring that exercises are completed safely and successfully, bringing participants a sense of achievement and overall well-being.
A certified Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow teacher, Tori's approach to teaching is influenced by her background in both long-distance running and by her own established Mysore style Ashtanga practice. Initially finding a daily yoga practice in response to picking up a running injury whilst training for the London marathon, Tori used the practice to nurture and heal her body back to strength. Her classes focus on the importance of breath and proper alignment, whilst working to establish a dynamic and grounding connection between mind and body.
Elizabeth was working in fashion when her boss paid for a gym membership which led to her interest in yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for over five having completed a foundation course, then a Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She is constantly amazed at how yoga improves people’s lives in such positive ways, both physically and holistically.

Elizabeth encourages everyone to truly enjoy their own yoga practice, to respect their bodies, and to come to class with an open heart.
Sandra trained and worked as a professional ballet dancer internationally before returning to London. After several years as an enthusiast of Yoga she did a foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga and then qualified as a Yoga teacher in 2008. Sandra has since done a training course in Pregnancy Yoga and is particularly interested in helping the mature student enhance their mobility and improve their breathing and relaxation.
Barbara was first drawn to Hatha Yoga in 2006, and was lucky to have Zoe Knott (British Wheel of Yoga) as a teacher and mentor. Since then Yoga has been a beautiful path in life. The goal is to bring balance between body, mind and soul. The classes that she teaches are strong, gentle and have a mindful connection with the breath. Hatha Yoga classes generally consist of breathing techniques, posture work and a final relaxation session.

She has studied in Kerela and in the Himalayas and is a Licensed Practitioner of NLP and a NLP Master Practitioner and also a Practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.
Stevie began practicing yoga in 2000, initially studying at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Putney. After finally deciding to leave his desk behind and share his love of yoga, he trained as a hot power yoga teacher, studying advanced techniques and styles from Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Forrest Yoga.

Stevie comments: "I always say to people interested in yoga, that all you really need is a big heart and a big smile. Just relax, breathe deep and enjoy it!"

Stevie is our Hot Yoga teacher at ESPH East Dulwich.
Lina trained as a contemporary dancer before finding her way into yoga. She teaches a vinyasa flow based class with a sprinkle of inspiration from other styles of yoga and movement. The class aims to help you build strength and increase flexibility in your body, calm your mind on a busy day and bring a smile to your face.
Alex teaches Yoga to empower the body. She believes that strength is as important as flexibility. Alex has a particular interest in how pregnant women prepare themselves for birth and heal and rejuvenate themselves afterwards.

Alex holds a teaching diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga where she trained with renowned Wheel tutors Zoe Knott and Bob Insley. After qualifying she took a specialist module in teaching Yoga to children. Alex is a regular contributor to the British Wheel of Yoga Spectrum magazine as well as their regional pamphlets. Alex is based in South Kensington.
After many years of yoga practice with teachers from various schools, Mark trained as a zen yoga teacher in 2009. Since then he has been studying with Jonathan Monks of YogaMonks and continuing his Zen Buddhist practice with Daizan. His classes combine posture and flow routines designed to flex and strengthen the spine and body with the zen techniques of mindfulness and meditation to bring about increased resilience, softness, awareness and connection.
A certified Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow teacher, Tori's approach to teaching is influenced by her background in both long-distance running and by her own established Mysore style Ashtanga practice. Initially finding a daily yoga practice in response to picking up a running injury whilst training for the London marathon, Tori used the practice to nurture and heal her body back to strength. Her classes focus on the importance of breath and proper alignment, whilst working to establish a dynamic and grounding connection between mind and body.
Elizabeth was working in fashion when her boss paid for a gym membership which led to her interest in yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for over five having completed a foundation course, then a Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She is constantly amazed at how yoga improves people’s lives in such positive ways, both physically and holistically.

Elizabeth encourages everyone to truly enjoy their own yoga practice, to respect their bodies, and to come to class with an open heart.
Sandra trained and worked as a professional ballet dancer internationally before returning to London. After several years as an enthusiast of Yoga she did a foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga and then qualified as a Yoga teacher in 2008. Sandra has since done a training course in Pregnancy Yoga and is particularly interested in helping the mature student enhance their mobility and improve their breathing and relaxation.
Barbara was first drawn to Hatha Yoga in 2006, and was lucky to have Zoe Knott (British Wheel of Yoga) as a teacher and mentor. Since then Yoga has been a beautiful path in life. The goal is to bring balance between body, mind and soul. The classes that she teaches are strong, gentle and have a mindful connection with the breath. Hatha Yoga classes generally consist of breathing techniques, posture work and a final relaxation session.

She has studied in Kerela and in the Himalayas and is a Licensed Practitioner of NLP and a NLP Master Practitioner and also a Practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.
Stevie began practicing yoga in 2000, initially studying at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Putney. After finally deciding to leave his desk behind and share his love of yoga, he trained as a hot power yoga teacher, studying advanced techniques and styles from Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Forrest Yoga.

Stevie comments: "I always say to people interested in yoga, that all you really need is a big heart and a big smile. Just relax, breathe deep and enjoy it!"

Stevie is our Hot Yoga teacher at ESPH East Dulwich.
Lina trained as a contemporary dancer before finding her way into yoga. She teaches a vinyasa flow based class with a sprinkle of inspiration from other styles of yoga and movement. The class aims to help you build strength and increase flexibility in your body, calm your mind on a busy day and bring a smile to your face.
Alex teaches Yoga to empower the body. She believes that strength is as important as flexibility. Alex has a particular interest in how pregnant women prepare themselves for birth and heal and rejuvenate themselves afterwards.

Alex holds a teaching diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga where she trained with renowned Wheel tutors Zoe Knott and Bob Insley. After qualifying she took a specialist module in teaching Yoga to children. Alex is a regular contributor to the British Wheel of Yoga Spectrum magazine as well as their regional pamphlets. Alex is based in South Kensington.
After many years of yoga practice with teachers from various schools, Mark trained as a zen yoga teacher in 2009. Since then he has been studying with Jonathan Monks of YogaMonks and continuing his Zen Buddhist practice with Daizan. His classes combine posture and flow routines designed to flex and strengthen the spine and body with the zen techniques of mindfulness and meditation to bring about increased resilience, softness, awareness and connection.
Laura Harvey is a natural teacher with over 7 years of experience practicing various styles of yoga. Prior to completing her Yoga Teacher Training, Laura assisted in coaching martial arts. Here she witnessed the positive transformations of many students' physical and mental wellbeing, and realised her passion to facilitate personal growth through teaching yoga.

She creates friendly and inclusive classes which encourage focus and curiosity.
Harrold has studied, practiced and taught for over 20 years the philosophy and ideology of the Oriental arts: Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi gong, and Kung fu. This has become a way of life in maintaining physical health and spiritual development. He successfully healed his own body of various discomforts and defects which resulted from severe physical traumas.

His commitment and dedication to the healing arts has esulted in testimonies from members of society ranging from medical practitioners, psychotherapists, teachers and fitness instructors, to mention a few.

His deep passion led him to healing many and motivating others to teach these disciplines.
Anna’s journey to becoming a certified yoga teacher started years ago with a very special moment of her life. She first became a farmer, back in her homeland in Oppido Lucano, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, and achieved her desire to plant 300 pistachio trees using the biodynamic agricultural principles based on the position of the moon, planets and natural cosmic and earth forces. In her lifestyle, she was dedicated to the principles of yoga and decided to explore this deep connection. She enrolled in a Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course with The Yoga People, founded by Jamie and Dulce, who had the privilege of being taught by K. Pattabhi Jois and Larry Schultz. This inspired her to become a teacher. In her classes she encourages students to connect with their inner practice, look for the opening areas of the physical body to better understand and feel the energy within.

"Physio restored optimism"

I came to ESPH filled with gloom and trepidation that my just diagnosed sciatica was going to upset my ability to cope with every day life. But my session with James was extremely reassuring. He charted the way ahead, the steps to recovery in a calm and encouraging way and taught me various manoeuvres to help. And he did some great massage. So now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Optimism restored.

"Top rehab… and staff"

Fantastic 1st class facility. Top rehab equipment and staff.

"Great physio team."

Great physio team. I have been seeing Claire and she has been awesome in helping me with an acute back problem.

"Without exception, the overall service is first class."

I’ve used a wide range of ESPH’s services over the years, everything from physio to massages to fix a back problem to the gym and the 1-on-1 pilates sessions. Without exception, the overall service is first class. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and most importantly what they do has worked for me. State of the art gym and pilates machines help enormously in avoiding injury and making the work out sessions more enjoyable. Highly recommended.

"When I filled in the membership form there was a box that said ‘duration of membership’ and I wrote ‘forever’ because I really can’t imagine anything worse than stopping."

My Secret to Feeling Fit & Fabulous at 40 something! 12 months ago when I became one of the participants in ESPH’s Exercise, Health & Wellbeing study run in conjunction with the UK Active Research institute & Greenwich University it was all about losing weight. Here I am a year down the line, feeling truly FIT & FABULOUS and yes, about 2 stone lighter…. BUT (and I know Alexei will be proud to hear me say this), the past year has been about so much more than just weight loss. Much as I hate to admit it, I am middle aged. It has crept up on me when I wasn’t looking; it seems like yesterday that I was rocking my 20’s, now suddenly I find myself looking down the barrel of my 45th birthday. The thing about middle age is that out of the blue your body starts to behave differently, muscles that used to stay toned as if by magic start to relax, you get back ache when you spend too long on your feet, your knees ache when you go up hill. As for running…. (especially after childbirth). Ha! Don’t even go there. BUT, much as I hate to sound evangelical about this, it IS possible to turn the clocks back without resorting to surgery or the latest fad diet, you just have to get off your butt and start exercising! 1.5 hours in the gym 3 times a week has, quite literally changed my life. I am leaner, fitter, stronger and happier in both mind and body. I’m the one dragging my kids off to the park and wanting to play ball with them (previously unheard of). I’m the one telling my friends we need to go out dancing like we used to do in our 20’s. I am quite honestly astounded by how much more energy I have got these days, and by the amount of muscle tone I have been able to establish. The great thing about this is that the better your muscle tone, the better your posture, the better your body supports itself and the less aches and pains you get! So where to go from here? Well I have reached my target weight and I’m now in size 10 trousers (I was delighted to be down to a size 12 six months ago, so frankly I’m almost speechless to be a size 10). I have – of course – joined ESPH as a member and my goal from here is to really focus on specific muscle groups and core strength, and to make sure I keep on setting myself new challenges so I don’t get lazy. When I filled in the membership form there was a box that said ‘duration of membership’ and I wrote ‘forever’ because I really can’t imagine anything worse than stopping. Being fit is a way of life for me now and I don’t ever want to get fat, lazy, or old again (I know for sure I can achieve at least 2 of the 3)!!!

Find Us Try Us Call me back

Please enter your details below.

Your name*:

Your phone number*:

Preferred time:

Nature of enquiry:

Close