Our expert team of Pilates instructors & massage therapists

We have a team of expert Pilates instructors running classes from the studio, as well as a highly trained massage therapist, specialising in pregnancy, postnatal health and scar massage. For further information about each of our practitioners, check out their bios below.

Alexandra Chapman

Founder, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Alexandra Chapman is the founder of Enliven Health and originally set up the clinic and studio with a vision in mind of creating an expert facility to help restore the wellbeing of others.

Alexandra has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for 18 years and has been working within the speciality of Women’s Pelvic Health for 8 years, since the birth of her children.

She is a fully certified APPI Matwork Pilates instructor of 13 years and is fully certified in Equipment Pilates with Mbodies Training Academy, for whom she also writes training courses which bring together her two passions of Pilates and Women’s Health.

Alexandra is forever committed to ongoing further education and professional development and is currently working towards a Postgraduate Certification in Women’s Health through the POGP [Pelvic, Obstetric, Gynecological Physiotherapy association].

She always goes the extra mile for her clients and fully values and appreciates everyone for the individuals that they are, considering all aspects of health to optimise their care.

Alexandra is available for Physiotherapy and one to one Pilates sessions and also takes regular Reformer Pilates classes throughout the week. For further information about her services or to book, email us now or visit our contact page.

Amanda Dunn

Reformer Pilates instructor

Amanda came to Pilates quite late in life, just after she turned 50. Brought up on a farm, loving outdoor life and with barely a day off through illness, she was knocked when a nasty episode of plantar fasciitis affected every aspect of her everyday life.

Four months on, still hobbling, she tried Pilates and has never looked back!

Pilates gave Amanda the tools to keep her symptoms under control and, with extensive further training, has provided her with the knowledge to help rehabilitate others.

Amanda is now qualified in both Mat and Equipment Pilates and her passion for the method remains, helping others to find relief from their symptoms but also experience the wellness and benefits that Pilates can bring.

Amanda teaches Mixed-level and New-starter reformer Pilates classes on a Tuesday and also be provides cover to some of the other classes throughout the week. She is passionate about working with the older client and is keen to help in our mission to encourage this population engage in regular exercise.

Henrietta Cooney

Reformer Pilates instructor

After years of working for the National Trust Head Office in London at a desk based job, then running her own gardening business after having her three children, Henrietta developed issues with her back. Friends persuaded her to try Pilates and although initially sceptical, she went along and couldn’t believe the difference it made to her back troubles.

Ten years later, with a healthy back, she is now a Level 3 Pilates teacher. Henrietta loves her job and finds nothing more rewarding than sharing her love of Pilates with others, and seeing the improvements in their bodies.

Henrietta has completed further Pilates Teacher training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, to become a fully certified APPI Pilates Matwork teacher. She has also completed extensive Pilates reformer training with the amazing Lisa B Pilates Academy for Teachers. As well as teaching at Enliven Health, she works at the private Saxon Clinic in Milton Keynes, where she provides rehabilitation Pilates for post-operative patients, as well as running her own home studio. Henrietta’s special interests are Pilates for lower back pain and pelvic alignment. In her spare time she loves running, tennis, yoga and of course, practising Pilates on her reformer!

Henrietta teaches Mixed-level Reformer classes on a Monday and Thursday morning, as well as on a Thursday evening.

Lorraine Smith

Massage Therapist

Lorraine Smith is an advanced massage therapist at Enliven Health. She is a VTCT Qualified Sports Massage Therapist and has also undertaken further training with the esteemed Burrell Education training company, achieving advanced certifications in Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage practice, as well as Sharon Wheeler’s Scarwork Therapy.

Lorraine has a breadth of experience working with professional footballers, and she continues to work regularly with Leighton Town FC.

Lorraine is passionate about Women’s Health and as well as treating pregnant and postnatal clients, she has a special interest in gymnastics and figure-skating and the associated conditions which these sports may cause in young females.

Lorraine is available for Massage bookings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Her appointments are very popular and so early booking is essential.

Steph Hammond

Fitness & Pilates instructor Massage Therapist

Steph Hammond has been in the health and fitness industry for approximately 10 years. However, she started her own Pilates journey 23 years ago after a serious fall in her teens left her with a back injury and severe pain.

With the aid of Pilates, Steph managed to get back to normal and since then has been an advocate on how amazing Pilates is in improving health and aiding rehabilitation.

Steph was already an established Fitness instructor, but her thirst for knowledge enabled her to study Pilates in depth. She has taken a range of courses and workshops (both in classical and contemporary approaches) with key brands and popular UK Pilates Teacher Trainers.

Although she is a certified STOTT® PILATES Matwork teacher, she has also completed the CIMSPA accredited Post Graduate Pilates Certificate in Integrating the Pilates Method for Long Term Medical Conditions, which provides in depth theoretical and practical information on how to programme with confidence for clients with chronic conditions.

Steph has always had a passion for anatomy and physiology and how the body functions; this led her to cross-over to certify in manual therapy, which has enabled her to find a balance between manual and physical therapy, to help her clients achieve their goals. She is also continuing her education in this area, undertaking a myofascial techniques workshop in the near future.

Steph works with clients in small groups, class settings or private sessions in:

  • Pilates (mat and reformer) (Classical and Contemporary trained)
  • Soft Tissue Therapy (Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage)
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Strength Training (Kettlebells/TRX)
  • Self Myofascial Release

Her true aim is to help clients reach their goals by educating their mind to understand their body. To book a one to one Pilates or exercise session or a soft tissue treatment with Steph, please contact us directly.

Danile Marcondes

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Danile Marcondes is a Brazilian Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor who came to the UK in 2004. She qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2001 and was certified by Romana’s Kryzanowska Classical Pilates Method in 2005.
Danile has taught in several different studios in London and in 2008 she opened her own Pilates Studio in SW London which she ran for 9 years. She took the opportunity to sell her studio and split her time between Brazil and England, before settling more permanently in the UK.

Through years of training and teaching Pilates, Danile has helped lots of women and men build stronger and more flexible bodies. She is fascinated by the results of Pilates and how it may positively impact upon people’s lives and it is her unique perspective, training, teaching and background which she brings to the studio and her clients. Her Physiotherapy background enhances her ability to synthesise her knowledge of the body and common conditions with her Pilates expertise. She is also trained in pregnancy-specific and postnatal Pilates.

Danile has undergone further training in lymphatic drainage, including lymphatic drainage after breast cancer and will be offering specific treatments at the clinic as well as Pilates classes.