Totally Aesthetic Magazine are delighted to be teaming up with wellness and pilates experts Helen and Stephanie who together run Studio One a Pilates and Gyrotonic studio in Tunbridge Wells
They will be bringing you the latest news and reviews from the world of wellness, health, fitness and wellbeing. They will be trying out and reviewing natural skincare, products and treatments for the discerning yogi as well as talking us through the many and varied disciplines of yoga, exercise and strength training to keep you in tip top health
This is their story……
Our paths crossed when we both were training at The London Contemporary Dance School, but because of a few years in age difference we actually never met.
It wasn’t until we met in Tunbridge wells after we both had graduated that we realised we both had exactly the same dance and Pilates training, and this was a great ingredient for an instant friendship.
It was at this point, over a glass of wine (yes we drink wine), that we both agreed we wanted to open our own Studio and why not do it together, it was that simple.
That was 8 years ago now and we have never looked back. We opened Studio One in 2009 with 8 mats and a handful of clients and never thinking that we would fail. Of course we had no idea at that point what it would be like to teach full time and run a business, but we are glad we made that leap of faith and trusted it would work.
From our handful of clients that we opened with, which many of them are still coming to the studio today, we now run a very busy and at times very lively Pilates and Gyrotonic studio. We are situated on the Gorgeous Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells kent where we relocated and expanded in 2014.
We had a vision when we moved to design our studio to suit the needs of our clients, creating a peaceful and calm space that people could come to and spend an hour to themselves. It was so important to us that people would walk in and instantly feel comfortable to move their bodies through exercise without judgement.
We have an ethos at the studio “we love to move and we want you to experience the benefits of mindful movement and fitness too” We strive at the studio to maintain this along with the highest level of teaching that we can give to each class and individual. We are guiding our clients through a workout not only on their bodies but helping them to relax, unwind and connect to themselves.
Our friendship has grown over the 8 years, from two strangers starting a business together to now being best friends!!!!!!!
We have laughed a lot, cried, experienced many life changing moments but the studio has always been a constant in our lives and to that we are very grateful.
We are inspired everyday by our clients and they are the ones that we are thankful for, and each other of course!!
We are truly excited to be sharing our knowledge and experience with you. Keep looking out for our monthly articles here at Totally Aesthetics about fitness and wellbeing. We will be giving an insight into our daily teachings at the studio as well as sharing our reviews on beauty and fitness products. Thank you so much for joining us and we look forward to connecting with you, like minded people that care about their health and wellness.
ROYAL VICTORIA HOUSE
51-55 THE PANTILES
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN2 5TE
T: 01892 522290