About Us

helping you find your core...

In the heart of the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea 'CORE the Studio' benefits from a fantastic boutique location on the famous Kensington Church Street. Offering Pilates, Barre and personal training our surroundings are elegant yet warm and perfect for your exercise needs. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced CORE The Studio can cater to your requirements. Our ethos is quality customer service and a studio that is clean & inviting creating an environment that is friendly and warm. We benefit from amenities such as bottled water and towel service for that extra personal touch.



Due to our class size being intimate and a maximum of 4 clients here at CORE we like to think this differentiates us from the bigger, boot camp style studios. Our clients receive excellent training from our highly qualified instructors in a environment that is safe and personable.



This is the most time efficient way to see fast results and improved health and fitness. One-on-one sessions are tailored to your specific goals creating a unique programme to transform your body and mind.

Why not try out our private duo training with a partner or friend? Get the same fantastic results whilst sharing the session.



Discover your inner dancer & create long lean muscles in a supple, super strong body! Want to shape and lift your butt? Would you like leaner more toned arms and legs and a flat stomach? Then Barre is for you.

Our barre classes are fun, dynamic and an all over work out. Put to high energy music Barre will get your blood pumping and your body sweating for ultimate results fast!


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our pricing

Group Classes
single group class £30
Other Package
Personal Training
20 SESSIONS £1600
10 SESSIONS £850

our core team




Challenging and motivating sessions as unique as the clients she trains.

Natalie is a British/Lebanese highly motivated and results orientated trainer with a proven track record of providing excellent results to a broad spectrum of clients ranging from City workers to VIP’s, Royalty to busy stay at home mums.

Trained in STOTT PILATES® and Xtend Barre (the premier ballet barre method sweeping across The US and Europe) and is a recently certified INSANITY instructor. Competing in her first UKBFF bodybuilding competition in 2013 she pushed her body to the limit with 4 months of intense exercise and diet transforming her body to competition level and gaining vast experience in weight training & specialised nutrition.

In 2015 when Natalie became pregnant she continued her daily training programme, adapting it to her changing body. She strongly believes staying fit and healthy during these 9 months helped her have a smooth pregnancy and a birth with no complications. Natalie now enjoys sharing her knowledge of pre/post natal training and believes Pilates is integral to this.

She is also trained in vegan & raw food & has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and healthy eating.

Whether you are a pro athlete wanting to incorporate Pilates into your training or a beginner curious to try out a challenging work out, Natalie will help you achieve your goals through patience and positive encouragement, her teaching style is tough yet motivating and above all fun.

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Max is a personal trainer with over 10 years of coaching experience, specialising in body transformation and performance optimisation for a wide variety of clients, ranging from professional athletes and actors to professors and CEOs of major corporations.

He started his sporting career at the age of 13, training with professional World Boxing champion Dr. Hartmann. He quickly developed advanced fighting skills in many disciplines, winning championships at national and international level in kickboxing, karate and boxing.


His greatest achievements in these sports were 1st place in the World Karate Championships in 2007 and the German title in kickboxing -84kg in 2009. He has been a kickboxing trainer for more than 7 years, training people at all levels from beginners to his most successful students who compete and continue to succeed at national level.

After graduating from school with honours placing in the top 5% in Germany, Max turned down a Business scholarship at Cambridge to pursue his love of Sport accepting a place at the prestigious St Mary’s University in Twickenham, London. He continues to train clients at the studio, in parks and at their home alongside his studies and currently writes a dissertation about performance optimisation and stress reduction through mindfulness exercise for high executives in the finance sector.

He recently travelled to Los Angles to train clients for The Academy Awards

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Lana is a former professional dancer from New Zealand. Her appreciation for body awareness and fitness through precise movement started early with classical ballet training.
Lana’s career started at the age 14 when she was accepted into the Junior Associate program at the New Zealand School of dance. She went on to complete her Diploma in dance Performance; majoring in contemporary dance and had a varied career working for many New Zealand and overseas Choreographers.

Becoming a Pilates Instructor was a natural progression; injury prevention is an important part of a dancers life and Pilates has helped Lana throughout her career. Lana’s love and appreciation for Pilates continues to grow as her clients notice the benefits of core strength, Flexibility and increasing muscle strength without extra bulk.

Trained in STOTT PILATES® Mat work, Reformer and Cadillac. She is continuing her Education to complete the Chair, Barrel and ISP course to become a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor.

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Michelle is an accomplished Pilates and fitness instructor with a proven track record in delivering enthusiastic, results-orientated classes. Experience teaching on Stott, Align, Peak and Balanced Body Reformers. With use of industry-recognised, scientific research to back up her method, Michelle is regarded as “one of the most sought after instructors in the industry”. Excellent ability to explain technique using anatomical, visual and tactile cues. Easily builds a rapport with each client and gives lots of individual attention. This approach has proven to be highly successful and has led to consistent requests from clients to attend her classes and frequently results in a waiting list. Highly motivated, with a can-do attitude and a musical play list that makes you want to work your body hard and smile while doing so.

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Nicholas Walker is a diversely qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor with a wealth of experience from his native New Zealand, Sydney and London. Through his 12 years in the fitness industry, he has specialised in several areas including injury prevention, functional training, postural alignment and high intensity training. Today, he puts his skills to use in a number of West London’s best Reformer Pilates studios.

Arriving in London two years ago, Nicholas previously worked in some of New Zealand and Australia’s highest regarded health clubs and private training studios. He has used his skills to help improve the fitness level and wellbeing of a wide range of clients from professional rugby players and fitness models to busy professionals and gym novices. With a particular interest in – and knowledge of – functional training, Nicholas’ classes are always carefully thought through to activate, stretch and challenge all of your body in well-balanced and inspiring new routines. Using individual hands-on adjustments and personalised exercises his goal is to continuously ensure that the targeted muscles are activated correctly for you to improve your postural alignment and achieve a stronger and more balanced physique. Nicholas has a Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription, a Diploma in specialised Bowen Therapy, and Certificate in Massage.

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