TRAINERS

Meet Our Trainers

At Tempo 301, our esteemed trainers are highly skilled in teaching Reformer Pilates and H.I.I.T; and are passionate about your fitness journey.

Our Pilates trainers undergo an intense six weeks of specialised training in the Tempo Pilates method – and our H.I.I.T trainers have developed creative programming to push your boundaries, providing high energy throughout every workout.

Visit our studios to meet our incredible team, who are eager to have you looking and feeling fitter for longer.

DANIEL LE ROUX

DIRECTOR

As Tempo Pilates’ director, Daniel really does see Pilates as a way of life. Having qualified as a reps level three Personal Trainer and Sports Masseur through Premier Global Training,

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MAUREEN ZALLOUM

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Maureen started ballet aged just 4, and has taught dance classes from the age of 16. She has choreographed and performed professionally in many productions in Lebanon, Dubai and Qatar.

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Reformer Pilates trainers Sarah May based in South London Elephant and Castle

SARAH MAY

 SE17 STUDIO MANAGER & TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Sarah first started Pilates during her dance training on the BA(Hons) Theatre Dance Course at London Studio Centre. She found Pilates so beneficial to keeping her body strong and injury free

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GINA PAPADOPOULOS

HEAD TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

One of Tempo Pilates most friendly and compassionate trainers, Gina’s background in fitness sparked her interest in core training and strength.

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KIRSTEN SOMERS

 TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Currently living in London but originally from Melbourne, Australia. After years of office work I started attending Pilates classes as an outlet for stress relief and to improve my poor posture caused by continuous desk work.

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TOBY DAVIS

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Toby holds a level 3 Diploma in personal training. He specialises in strength training and outdoor fitness. He has been a personal trainer for over 5 years and has completed his advanced STOTT mat Pilates course.

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JAMES SHAW

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

James found Pilates after a dramatic weight loss. He’d lost the weight but still didn’t have the body he wanted. Pilates sculpted his body and gave him the shape he’d been looking for.

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SIMGE CRONIN

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Simge’s interest in pilates began at University. Having grown up in Izmir Turkey, pilates was an extremely uncommon activity with little to no opportunity to study.

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MARIANNA MOUAIMI

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Marianna, originally from Cyprus, came to London at the age of 18 to study Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre, University of the Arts London, where she gained a BA Honours.

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AIMEE ADAMS

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Aimee has always had a keen interest in health and fitness and was first introduced to Pilates whilst living in Melbourne, Australia, where she practised regularly.

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AMANDA FORMISANO

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

With a background in history and anthropology which took her everywhere from New Delhi to Neolithic Naples, followed by a period as an achy-backed pastry chef in many more beautiful places.

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YASMIN JONES SHEAHAN

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Yasmin began dancing at a young age, which sparked her interest in fitness. After graduating, she started attending Reformer classes and became obsessed!

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DIVEESHA SHAHANI

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Diveesha came to Pilates through attending endless classes at Tempo and falling in love with the high energy and physical transformation (and burn!).

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TERRY SMITH

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Terry came to Pilates after sustaining an injury whilst running. Shortly through continued practice his injuries cleared up and his love for the sequences developed.

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POPPY YOUNG

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Poppy graduated with a National Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre from The Urdang Academy and after having fitness and movement being such a big part of her day to day training.

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ALICIA MORGAN

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Alicia’s Pilates journey began after suffering a back injury, as a professional dancer she was seeking a balance between mind and body that would keep her fit and healthy for work.

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VERNER FREESON

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Verner trained as a professional ballet dancer for 9 years and graduated under the same professor as Mikhail Baryshnikov (Carrie’s lover in “Sex and the City”).

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INÊS FERREIRA

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

After being introduced to Pilates at age 13 at ballet school in Portugal, Ines didn’t enjoy the method to begin with. After graduating and joining a ballet company in Leicestershire that’s when Ines started attending.

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MELISSA HADDEN

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Melissa has been in the fitness industry for over ten years. She holds qualifications as a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Barre instructor.

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DEINNY REYES

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Deinny’s interest in Pilates started at Tempo. She was really inspired by all the girls who attended classes and not long after she decided to take her level 3 mat Pilates qualification.

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JIMMY LYNCH

TRAINER | TEMPO HIIT

Jimmy has been living and working in London for 4 years and part of the fitness industry for around 10 years. He’s experienced in coaching everything from HIIT bootcamps to CrossFit.

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MATEA HRUSTIC

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Matea has been dancing since the age of 3 and has always found movement as a part of her every day life. After graduating from The Urdang academy as a dancer.

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FABRIZIA PESCE

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Fabrizia first discovered Pilates when moving to London in 2013. After attending countless classes of both mat and reformer Pilates and falling in love with the method, she decided to complete the qualification

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HANNAH CABLE

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

It was through her training as a professional dancer, that Hannah discovered her love for Pilates. Hannah has now been practising pilates (reformer and mat) for 10 years and teaching for almost 6.

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LUCIE MORGAN

TRAINER | TEMPO HIIT

Lucie is based in London. She has a background in Accounting and finance but hasn’t looked back since she joined the world of Health & Fitness full time 4 years ago.

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JESSICA MARINO

TRAINER | TEMPO PILATES

Jessica was born in Sardinia, Italy. She started studying Dance when she was 5. At 18, she moved to Milan to study at DanceHaus Dance Academy, were she…

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OLIVIA ARNOLD

TRAINER | TEMPO HIIT

Olivia is a qualified PT and Sportswear design graduate. She loves to do strength and conditioning training, running, boxing and yoga. She’s usually …

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AHMED JAFFER

TRAINER | TEMPO HIIT

No stranger to the scene, Ahmed has coached HIIT & Strength classes for over 6 years. Sport has always been a big part of his life, from …

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