Meet Teresa – Founder of Metta Movement

Teresa has spent her life teaching movement and over the decades helped thousands of people move easier! She’s appeared on National TV, in bestselling workout DVD’s and taught in sell out fitness weekends around the UK. Teresa spent many years teaching classes in the hottest clubs in London to the mighty studios in Sydney, Australia (you may have seen her on Aerobics Oz Style back in the day!)

in the year 2000, after a severe back condition led her to re think her career, Teresa travelled to Toronto to study the STOTT Method of Pilates at the world renowned Merrithew Studios. 

Upon her return, she continued her training with Polestar Pilates in London and in 2005 she opened her home studio in Nottingham working with the reformer and other equipment, with whilst tutoring and assessing Pilates level 3 certification courses up and down the UK.

Since 2009, Teresa has worked tirelessly in the local community teaching Pilates and mobility classes and helping people move more. Her training never ceases. Previously trading as She Shines Pilates, Teresa opened her small group training reformer studio in September 2023, rebranding in January 2024 to Metta Movement.

Teresa’s positive and friendly manner combined with a huge knowledge base and experience that spans decades will keep you coming back.

Meet Hannah!

Hannah discovered Pilates during her professional contemporary dance training at Trinity Laban in 2001 and loves to work with clients of all abilities.

She believes Pilates can balance the demands of modern living. She will help you restore confidence in your body, find the fun in working out, explore the merits of mindful movement, assist with the prevention and treatment injuries and increase your body awareness, core strength, balance and coordination.

Hannah trained with Stott Pilates. She is committed to delivering classes that are engaging and challenging and will help you understand good technique in order to find your full potential.

Hannah’s clear, professional and friendly manner make her classes an excellent choice if you are either just starting out or looking to progress along your Pilates journey.

Meet Mike!

Mike has always been into fitness and in 2011 he qualified as a Personal Trainer working at various gyms around London and teaching group classes and 121 sessions.

Mikes recent passion for working on the Reformer has opened up new avenues and he now teaches various reformer classes in London and Kent.

His friendly and caring nature makes Mikes classes very popular.  He enjoys coming up with new ways to get the best out of his clients on the Reformer, so you can always ensure a creative, fun, well balanced workout when you come to Mikes class!

Meet Hirisa!

Hiry  was born in Italy and studied dance throughout her life.

After graduating from IDA dance school, she worked as a professional dancer, participating in numerous theatre shows Italy. She dedicated herself to teaching modern and contemporary dance classes and in 2014 she discovered the Pilates method. Her Pilates career started in Italy and after moving to London in 2016 she resumed her career in teaching Pilates, Barre, Piloxing and Zumba.

Living in the UK has ensured that she deepens her knowledge by studying the Stott Pilates method, the contemporary approach to the original works of Pilates and always offering the best for the well-being of her clients.

Hiry’s classes are fun, energising and her instructions always clear and concise.


Meet Chloe.

Chloe grew up in St. Augustine, Florida where she danced in the kitchen and in studios from a young age.

She has a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban where she was a Leverhulme Scholar.

She completed her Pilates mat certification at The Kane School in New York in 2019 and in 2023 completed her STOTT reformer training in London.

As a teacher, choreographer, performer and person Chloe believes in empathy, holding space, compassion, play, accountability, and lots of questions.

Chloe’s caring nature will ensure that you are well looked after when you come to class.

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