The Trainers

Korin Nolan

Founder of Power Pilates UK, Korin has twenty years’ experience in Pilates training. Having trained as a dancer at The London College of Dance, Middlesex University, she went on to complete her Pilates teacher training with Body Control Pilates 14 years ago. Korin opened her first Dynamic Reformer Pilates studio at Breeze Yoga over four years ago. Korin’s style & approach has developed over the years and her love for Dynamic Reformer Pilates has driven her to the point where she finds herself today. Her main ambition has been to create a studio that produces powerful classes, which maintain the strong foundations of Pilates, combined with more fitness based exercises, that can be taken to the reformer machine. Thus, producing an energised, all rounded workout that challenges the entire body like nothing else. Korin has selected a strong team of trainers, keeping class standards high and works to maintain the outstanding reputation that Power Pilates UK has gained over the past few years.

You can follow Korin on IG @korinnolanpilates

Emma White

Emma is originally from New Zealand and discovered the benefits of Pilates whilst training as a young classical ballet and contemporary dancer before dancing professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. As a dancer with scoliosis in a career that demands a high amount of physicality, she recognised the potential to prevent and aid injury while conditioning the body to maintain a balanced musculature. Although now having moved on from dance, Pilates continues to be a part of her life.

Educated in both New Zealand and the UK, Emma has worked with a diverse range of clients with varying goals and conditions, clocking up to 6000 hours of teaching around London. Being very passionate about movement, she loves being able to share her knowledge with the clients and to help them integrate movement into everyday lives. Don’t be fooled by her calm and gentle demeanour, she will be sure to deliver a challenging, well rounded and functional Pilates class to help you feel stronger, stand taller and more clear-headed to seize the day.

Wojtek Pawlinski

Wojtek’s original background is Ballet where he qualified as a Pro Stage Dancer in 1998. It was during his dance career that seized the opportunity to travel around the world, until he found London was the place to call home.

Wojtek first qualified to teach in 2004 and has since taught a variety of different classes including Step, Aerobox, Fitball, Bootcamp, Suspension Training, Barreconcept, Spinning, Boxercise and Kickboxercise. A few years later he also added BSC in Physiotherapy and Level 3 in Personal Training to his belt and is still broadening his horizons. His latest addiction to Reformer Pilates started at Heartcore where he trained and still teaches.

Charlotte Oakley

Originally from the Wirral, UK, professional dancer Charlotte trained at The Hammond School of Dance in Chester. Since graduating, she has performed in production shows all over the world, finding a passion for teaching along the way. Charlotte discovered her love for Reformer Pilates whilst teaching barre, dance and fitness in studios across London, and soon came to realise it was the perfect accompaniment for her ballet training and technique. Her bubbly personality and musical theatre background adds to an enjoyable class with a motivating playlist, whilst still being challenged to feel that ultimate “burn” throughout each exercise.

Charlotte is absolutely delighted to be joining the Dynamic Pilates TV team and is looking forward to helping members build strength, confidence, increase flexibility, whilst achieving wonderful posture!

Steph Morris

Steph started practising Pilates in 2005 at The BRIT School of Performing Arts where she gained her National Diploma in Musical Theatre. She went on to gain her BA Hons in Dance at Middlesex University where her Pilates training developed. Steph now teaches a variety of Dance, Fitness and Pilates classes across London and the South East including Frame, Sweaty Betty and Power Pilates UK. Steph is very passionate about Pilates and continues to expand her Pilates training. Expect high energy and throw back R&B tunes in Steph’s classes.

Sophie Zalewski

Sophie discovered Pilates during her training as a professional dancer, whilst doing a three-year BA Hons Degree. She in fact obtained her Level 3 Pilates matwork qualification whilst continuing her dance training, realising how beneficial pilates was for her body and the impact regular practise could have.

Sophie now teaches regular Pilates classes across London, as well as Barre fitness and dance. Sophie has a passion for helping others in an encouraging and safe environment, where they can feel confident to try new things and challenge themselves to achieve their personal goals.

Kylie Shea
Originally from Australia, Kylie found her love for Pilates after moving to London in 2011 and using it to reverse the effects of long hours behind a desk as a PA. Educated in the UK, Kylie has been teaching Reformer Pilates since December 2017 alongside her office job, with the goal being to make Pilates her full time career in the near future. Kylie loves working with people and strives to bring her fun-loving personality into her teaching style, while continuing to deliver a challenging workout. She feels very passionately about building a strong rapport with clients, and after experiencing the benefits of Pilates first hand, finds great reward in helping clients to achieve their goals, and improving overall movement both inside and outside of the studio. Kylie is really excited to be joining the team at Power Pilates UK.
ben stott - trainer at power pilates uk
ben Stott
Ben is originally from the North West. For 10 years he worked professionally as an Actor after achieving a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Acting from L.I.P.A. Ben’s work varied from screen to stage, classical to musical theatre in the West End and regionally.
His Pilates journey started with his own self-practice. Reformer Pilates became his weekly escape and the first form of exercise he enjoyed! Having lived his dreams of Acting out Ben decided to make his new passion his new job. He trained with Frame Academy/Active IQ in 2018 where he now teaches Reformer, as well as to private members clubs across London. He teaches Mat Pilates for corporations such as Google and for other online platforms. You can also catch him now and then teaching Spin at Boom Cycle.
Ben loves a creative and challenging class but always with a big smile! He is passionate about clients feeling on top of the world, becoming physically and mentally strong. Pilates changed his life and he wants the same for his clients!
ben stott - trainer at power pilates uk
Emily Aitcheson
Emily is a London Studio Centre trained dancer with over 15 years experience teaching dance and fitness. She worked as a professional performer for 7 years on both stage and screen before deciding to pursue her teaching full time. After teaching dance to young people at the Brit School for 4 years, she found her passion for teaching adults and took on the role of Team Lead for Barre & Dance at Move Your Frame. She most recently fell in love with Reformer Pilates, finding it a perfect balance of her dancer’s discipline and technicality, as well as an ideal marriage of all her teaching skills. Emily loves to make people feel amazing and strong in their bodies, delivering a strong dynamic class with a side of fun and a super welcoming approach.
Simge Altuner
Simge’s interest in pilates began after an injury. She practised in a leisure capacity for years and loved how it increased the quality of her life and improved numerous aspects of her health. Simge’s professional studies began with FutureFit (mat pilates) followed by Body Control pilates (reformer pilates). She continued her Pilates education and wanted to help others as those before had helped her.

Following the birth of her first child, Simge also qualified as a pre&post natal Pilates instructor. Knowing first-hand the importance of self-care during her pregnancy, Simge wanted to share her experience and benefit for others and made sure to provide safe training programmes to her clients during this very important time in their life.

Simge continues to teach and continue her education in the fitness and health industry. Her approach to Pilates is that every body is different and her approach to each student will be unique.