Anna teaches Pilates and Barre at the Club and loves sharing the benefits with everyone she teaches. Anna has been teaching since 2019 but used Pilates for a long time, as she found it a perfect solution to strengthen, rehabilitate and power her body with low impact. Pilates really is for everyone.
Anna also owns the brand Mardy Bum Active Club, a premium sportswear brand set to add a bit of fun to your work out. With one motivation to make you move, they are a small brand striving to do things the right way, using recycled yarns, producing in the UK and selling out before producing more. Mostly they are fun, designed to be different but dedicated to comfort and movement.
Caroline’s first experience of yoga was when she attended a weekend yoga retreat 25 years ago and she has been practising yoga ever since. After having children she was aware that she could not return to her career in fashion with the amount of travelling involved, so began to explore the possibility of yoga as a career change on the one year Foundation course with Yoga Scotland.
Furthering her studies as a Teen Yoga teacher as well as completing Mental Health First Aid training for both adults and young people. She is a Menopause Yoga accredited teacher, running Menopause workshops with her sister, a GP in Edinburgh and London, to help women navigate this transition in their lives. She has also had the privilege of training with Donna Farhi & completed her Yin Yoga qualification.
Most recently Caroline completed her 100hrs Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change training which included trauma theory, embodied and self-reflective practice, and key trauma-informed facilitation skills for sharing body-based practices safely and effectively. She is part of the teaching team at Edinburgh Community Yoga, sharing yoga with those who face cultural, economic and health barriers in accessing this ancient health and wellbeing practice. She is passionate in communicating that yoga is an inclusive practice for every body and has seen the many benefits for herself and those who attend her classes.
Charlotte grew up in Stirling. With a passion to perform from a very young age, she attended her local stage school till she was 17. Charlotte managed to secure her first professional performing job onboard P&O, Oceana when she was 18, where she held the position of Lead Female Vocalist. After 10 successful, fun, and crazy years singing and dancing at sea, she settled back home in Scotland.
Wanting to teach and continue to keep active she decided to do her Exercise to Music and Les Mills Body Balance, Bodyjam, Shabam and Zumba training. Charlotte is an Accountant in Edinburgh by day, and is hoping to be a certified Chartered Accountant by the end of 2022. Charlotte teaches body balance at Drumsheugh and would like thank the lovely participants for their support, loyalty and hard work over the years.
Hin Ho is a certified Sports Therapist, Personal Trainer and a Mindfulness Teacher. He has a holistic approach to health and fitness, by re-connecting the Mind and Body, as he believes the body is a manifestation of the mind. He is able to access posture and gait and offer advises to improve those needing improvement, and addressing chronic pain and injury.
Hin Ho teaches Tai Chi as a means to re-connect the mind and body, while improving balance, breathing and self awareness. He also offers Sports Therapy/Massage in the club.
Marc has worked in fitness since 2002, after graduating with a Sport & Exercise Science degree. Since then he has gained a variety of fitness qualifications and worked with people from a diverse range of backgrounds – from exercise novices to experienced athletes. After all these years, Marc still loves to help people enjoy the benefits of exercise and aims to make his fitness sessions consistent but also varied, challenging and fun!
Pascal has been a Personal Trainer since 2008 and into exercise since the 90’s. He grew up enjoying many different styles of training eventually settling on progressive calisthenics as my main interest. Pascal enjoys teaching people all the various styles I have learned over the years plus teaching classes such as circuits, stretching and Muay Thai.
When he is not training Pascal loves to relax, watch movies and eat junk food! He is also very passionate about studying the Bible every day.