our team

The team at Bora are professional, welcoming and supportive. Your experience with us matters, what ever your need we will be sure to nurture, support and guide you on your health and wellness journey.

Anissa Germain M.Ost

Studio Director & Osteopath

Regardless of age, ability or fitness level, Pilates is beneficial for everyone. What sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise is its holistic approach. Osteopaths, physiotherapist and doctors recommend Pilates as one of the most effective forms of exercise today. Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

In my studio, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, I have kept classes to a minimum size. Reformer classes are a maximum of 3 and Barre classes a maximum of 9. Smaller classes enable me to give each of you individual attention and instruction.

Not only is Pilates an excellent form of exercise for everyone, but also using my knowledge from my Osteopath studies, I am able to adapt the sessions to assist many of my clients during rehabilitation of back and sports injuries, hip and knee replacements and general wellbeing. As a beginner you may feel at first nothing is happening and this can be frustrating but if I can give you one top tip, it would be to commit yourself to 10 classes and you will never regret it!

My classes are diverse, everything from Reformer, Tower Reformer, Barre and stretch classes. When you contact me I will happily talk you through my schedule. I am pleased to offer new clients a private 45-minute introductory class where we can discuss your specific requirements and any concerns you might have.

Daisy Whytock

Pilates Instructor

Daisy began her career in Fitness 8 years ago after finding a passion for Pilates, Barre and running.  Pilates became a staple in Daisy's exercise regimen after some running related injuries and two pregnancies, including a twin pregnancy. Pilates is hugely beneficial in rehabilitating bodies and focussing the mind and has therefore been an important part of her own recovery.

Daisy is a STOTT certified Pilates Instructor and qualified to teach TRX and Exercise to Music among other things.  Her passion is planning creative, ever evolving classes while maintaining a keen attention to correct form and safe practice.  Her aim is to keep you motivated and focussed throughout your class or private session and her promise is that you will never be bored!

Eloïse Mayall

Soft Tissue Therapist

Eloise studied Sports and Remedial Massage (aka Soft Tissue Therapy) at the London School of Sports Massage and has been working as a Soft Tissue Therapist since achieving her diploma.  Using a combination of deep tissue massage and advanced remedial soft tissue techniques Eloise has successfully treated both chronic and acute injuries, whether caused by a specific accident or by general lifestyle habits; it is her belief that it's important to identify and treat the cause of the issue, not just manage the symptoms.

In addition, Eloise has undertaken specific training allowing her to offer deep tissue massage in combination with hot stones - a treatment which is particularly relaxing, great for when you just want to de-stress.

As a qualified pilates instructor Eloise frequently combines her knowledge of pilates with Sports Massage to recommend specific exercises to support the soft tissue treatments, encouraging long-term and long-lasting recovery as well as improved general physical and postural habits.

Qualifications:
BTEC Level 5 in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy
Hot Stones Massage

Member of I.S.R.M

Sophie Healey

Studio Manager & Pilates Instructor

Sophie first found her love for Pilates whilst training as a Professional Dancer and Dance Teacher. Pilates was an integral part of her lifestyle from maintaining peak physical form to controlling injuries.

Sophie is trained with STOTT (Mat, Advanced Mat, Reformer, Prenatal and Post - Natal Pilates.)

Sophie has taught at Studios in London, Australia and various other parts of the U.K. With over 9 years experience of teaching Sophie continues to have a keen interest in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and pre-post natal care.

She is constantly expanding her repertoire to offer cutting edge techniques that allow a varying group of clients to access Pilates in order to improve their individual goals and to reap the life long benefits of Pilates.

Sophie continues to explore mind and body connection and is currently training to become a Reiki teacher.

Anna Gardiner

Pilates Instructor

Anna first became interested in Pilates after having spent 3 years working in a physio clinic and being introduced to clinical Pilates and the full range of studio equipment. Working alongside phyios and Pilates instructors gave her an insight into the benefits of Pilates and how accessible it was to everyone from professional dancers to those with serious injuries.

After moving to Canada in 2014, Anna trained as a Pilates Instructor with Body Harmonics in Toronto and started teaching at various studios around the city while gaining experience alongside phyios and clinical Pilates teachers. While living in Toronto Anna also trained as an aerial yoga instructor after finding a passion for aerial classes alongside her Pilates training.
Anna moved back to the UK in 2016 and shortly after she met Anissa and started working at Bora Studio.

Since being back in the UK Anna has continued her Pilates education having also trained with APPI (Matwork Bridging course) and Basi (Comprehensive course).

Anna particularly enjoys working with small groups and 1:1s and loves seeing how the benefits of regular movement are essential to people's heath and wellbeing.

Anissa Germain M.Ost

Studio Director & Osteopath

Regardless of age, ability or fitness level, Pilates is beneficial for everyone. What sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise is its holistic approach. Osteopaths, physiotherapist and doctors recommend Pilates as one of the most effective forms of exercise today. Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

In my studio, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, I have kept classes to a minimum size. Reformer classes are a maximum of 3 and Barre classes a maximum of 9. Smaller classes enable me to give each of you individual attention and instruction.

Not only is Pilates an excellent form of exercise for everyone, but also using my knowledge from my Osteopath studies, I am able to adapt the sessions to assist many of my clients during rehabilitation of back and sports injuries, hip and knee replacements and general wellbeing. As a beginner you may feel at first nothing is happening and this can be frustrating but if I can give you one top tip, it would be to commit yourself to 10 classes and you will never regret it!

My classes are diverse, everything from Reformer, Tower Reformer, Barre and stretch classes. When you contact me I will happily talk you through my schedule. I am pleased to offer new clients a private 45-minute introductory class where we can discuss your specific requirements and any concerns you might have.

Sophie Healey

Studio Manager & Pilates Instructor

Sophie first found her love for Pilates whilst training as a Professional Dancer and Dance Teacher. Pilates was an integral part of her lifestyle from maintaining peak physical form to controlling injuries.

Sophie is trained with STOTT (Mat, Advanced Mat, Reformer, Prenatal and Post - Natal Pilates.)

Sophie has taught at Studios in London, Australia and various other parts of the U.K. With over 9 years experience of teaching Sophie continues to have a keen interest in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and pre-post natal care.

She is constantly expanding her repertoire to offer cutting edge techniques that allow a varying group of clients to access Pilates in order to improve their individual goals and to reap the life long benefits of Pilates.

Sophie continues to explore mind and body connection and is currently training to become a Reiki teacher.

Daisy Whytock

Pilates Instructor

Daisy began her career in Fitness 8 years ago after finding a passion for Pilates, Barre and running.  Pilates became a staple in Daisy's exercise regimen after some running related injuries and two pregnancies, including a twin pregnancy. Pilates is hugely beneficial in rehabilitating bodies and focussing the mind and has therefore been an important part of her own recovery.

Daisy is a STOTT certified Pilates Instructor and qualified to teach TRX and Exercise to Music among other things.  Her passion is planning creative, ever evolving classes while maintaining a keen attention to correct form and safe practice.  Her aim is to keep you motivated and focussed throughout your class or private session and her promise is that you will never be bored!

Anna Gardiner

Pilates Instructor

Anna first became interested in Pilates after having spent 3 years working in a physio clinic and being introduced to clinical Pilates and the full range of studio equipment. Working alongside phyios and Pilates instructors gave her an insight into the benefits of Pilates and how accessible it was to everyone from professional dancers to those with serious injuries.

After moving to Canada in 2014, Anna trained as a Pilates Instructor with Body Harmonics in Toronto and started teaching at various studios around the city while gaining experience alongside phyios and clinical Pilates teachers. While living in Toronto Anna also trained as an aerial yoga instructor after finding a passion for aerial classes alongside her Pilates training.
Anna moved back to the UK in 2016 and shortly after she met Anissa and started working at Bora Studio.

Since being back in the UK Anna has continued her Pilates education having also trained with APPI (Matwork Bridging course) and Basi (Comprehensive course).

Anna particularly enjoys working with small groups and 1:1s and loves seeing how the benefits of regular movement are essential to people's heath and wellbeing.

Eloïse Mayall

Soft Tissue Therapist

Eloise studied Sports and Remedial Massage (aka Soft Tissue Therapy) at the London School of Sports Massage and has been working as a Soft Tissue Therapist since achieving her diploma.  Using a combination of deep tissue massage and advanced remedial soft tissue techniques Eloise has successfully treated both chronic and acute injuries, whether caused by a specific accident or by general lifestyle habits; it is her belief that it's important to identify and treat the cause of the issue, not just manage the symptoms.

In addition, Eloise has undertaken specific training allowing her to offer deep tissue massage in combination with hot stones - a treatment which is particularly relaxing, great for when you just want to de-stress.

As a qualified pilates instructor Eloise frequently combines her knowledge of pilates with Sports Massage to recommend specific exercises to support the soft tissue treatments, encouraging long-term and long-lasting recovery as well as improved general physical and postural habits.

Qualifications:
BTEC Level 5 in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy
Hot Stones Massage

Member of I.S.R.M