Meet the team

Hilary Graham - Studio Owner

Hi and welcome to my studio! Just a little bit of information about me and my fellow teachers to help you feel at ease and show that we are experienced in our specialist fields and that we are here to help you.

I am a very experienced teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience.

After a horse-riding accident in which I broke my back, resulting in spinal fusion, I turned my attention to Pilates as a method of exercise to help strengthen my back and my pre existing scoliosis. After attending classes for a number of years and seeing how Pilates helped me and others, I decided in 2006 to undertake Pilates Teacher Training with Body Control Pilates, Europes leading Pilates organisation. After qualifying in Body Control Pilates Matwork I then went on to qualify with Pilates Union Uk to teach on the Pilates Reformer machine.

Always wanting to add more to my knowledge and my ability to help others I have since gone on to add Pre and Postnatal pilates, Yoga 200hr teaching training, BarreConcept, Core Fitness Roller, Nordic Walking, Intrinsic Biomechanics, Restorative Yoga and undertaken specialist back care courses. Most recently I have also become a Holistic Core Restore Coach, which includes Pelvic Floor fitness, core restoration and wellness for every woman.

I have also combined my Pilates, Yoga and Back pain training to introduce new Back Rescue classes devised from working on my own body and watching and listening to my clients.

With my own personal back experiences I specialise in helping others with any restrictions and will ensure that all exercises are undertaken safely and tailored to the individual.

David Robinson

Tai Chi

My name is Dave Robinson and I am a full time Tai Chi Chuan instructor, teaching in the Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland area. I began my training in martial arts with Karate in 1974 and in 1996 after attending a Tai Chi class at my local gym, I was hooked from day one, and began learning the simplified 24 step Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. In 1999 I gained my assistant coach award with the Wu Kung UK and began teaching part time whilst working in local authority as a Landscape Architect. In 2001 I attended a workshop by Master John Ding and was so impressed by the authenticity and depth of the teaching that I began to train in Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan with Master Ding Academy instructor Mike Watson. In 2007 I was awarded my Advanced Level One Course Teaching Certificate and began teaching full time in 2012. Training in the the martial arts has been a constant theme running through my life, bringing health, well being and a positive attitude toward life. My aim is to promote the art of Tai Chi Chuan and inspire others to practice this holistic art to bring harmony of mind, body, spirit, and well being to their lives