Laura Denham-Jones

 

I'm a qualified Pilates, yoga and fitness instructor with a background in sports and dance.

There are many reasons for looking after your body with exercise, including better posture, balanced strength and flexibility, increased muscle tone and bone density, greater endurance, reduced back pain and improved body awareness, balance and coordination. My own practice has helped me through 8 marathons, one pregnancy and passing my Royal Academy of Dance intermediate ballet exam as an adult!   

I currently teach group classes at a number of London studios and health clubs as well as individual Pilates-based sessions in SW London.  I maintain the principles of Pilates in my teaching, but incorporate contemporary modifications to the original Pilates repertoire, as well as stretching, core stability and body conditioning drawn from dance and sports training.  

Living in London, I've had the pleasure of working with everyone from celebrities, ballet dancers and Olympic athletes to friends, neighbours and people in my local community.

I have contributed to "Health and Fitness", "Running Free, "Yoga Magazine," "Runner's World" and "Zest" magazine and have been featured in London's "Evening Standard", "The Telegraph", New Zealand's "Fitness Life" Sweden's "Fitness" magazine, "Women's Running", Women's Fitness", "Men's Running", "Yoga & Health", "The Metro", "Harper's Bazaar" and "The Financial Times".

I have also contributed to three books - "Triathlon Made Easy" by Zoe McDonald and Lisa Buckingham,  "Real Women Run" by Sam Murphy and "Everyone Try Yoga" by Victoria Woodhall and Jonathan Sattin.

Core Qualifications

Vinyasa Yoga Teaching Certification (2001)
BASI Pilates Mat Certification (2008)
Barreworks™ Instructor Certification (2013)
BalletFit Instructor Certification (2016)
Lifestyle Medicine: Stress Management - Harvard Medical School CME (2017)

Member of England Athletics
Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals, Level 3