Brooke McConochy


Brooke is a fitness teacher with a foundation in Pilates and a love of dance. Expect a strong workout in her Pilates classes, with an hour packed full of exercises.

Having straightened the hunched shoulders of journalists from the NY Times, the LA Times, the Financial Times, The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, AP, and AFP, Brooke is proud to say many of the journalists of the world stand a little taller thanks to her! She also taught Pilates extensively across Beijing for 5 years, strengthening the core of China’s diplomatic corps and students from various embassies.

Brooke has completed the Network Pilates Fundamental and Intermediate Mat work courses, Remedial work course, and Personal Training course. She has also trained in the Xtend Barre Basic Repertoire.


Brooke McConochy instructs the following:
  • pilates : all levels
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    Pilates is a technique for strengthening and toning the core postural muscles, especially in the abdominal area. Using small focused movements, core awareness is increased improving strength, flexibility and posture.

    All levels - Open to all, no experience necessary.


  • pilates : level 2
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    Pilates is a technique for strengthening and toning the core postural muscles, especially in the abdominal area. Using small focused movements, core awareness is increased improving strength, flexibility and posture.

    Level 2 - This is for anyone who has some experience of pilates and would like a more challenging class.


  • pregnancy pilates : all levels

  • Pregnancy Pilates is a specialist pilates class that will help you manage the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy and prepare for life with a little one.

    Some of the many benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy include:

    * an increase in body awareness, well being and confidence
    * improves postural and muscular support for pregnancy, labour, birth and life with a little one
    * increases energy levels, core stability and strength
    * improves breathing and abdominal support harmoniously with each other
    * provides relaxation, mindfulness and calm
    * increases awareness of the pelvic floor and it's role in support but also release during pregnancy, birth and beyond
    * is suitable for any type of birth you hope for
    * will help set you up for a speedier postnatal recovery

    Pilates can help with many common symptoms of pregnancy such as:
    Backache, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pelvic Floor weakness or related injury.

    We welcome you to this specialist group class once you have had your 12 week scan and have been approved to exercise by your doctor or midwife.

    This class is suitable at any stage during your second and third trimester, right up to birth.

    About the teacher:

    Anja is a Pilates Foundation teacher and has been a specialist teacher in Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates since 2009.

    She is an active member of the Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors and the Assistant Director and Guest Lecturer for Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates for the Pilates Foundation Matwork Teacher Training Programme of Mindful Pilates.

    Anja has also a little one herself.