Suzy Gibbons Mitchell –

A little about me…

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

As a resident of Kensal Green for 25 years, I have been teaching Pilates, Exercise & Yoga for almost as long. Originally from a dance & theatre background, movement  is literally in my bones. After years of travelling across London to teach clients in their own homes & classes all over London I finally set up my own fully equipped Pilates Studio at home 9 years ago and have never looked back.

My Studio is a quiet oasis of high quality equipment including the Pilates Reformer where clients can benefit from 1-1 teaching & my extensive experience all in the privacy of my Studio. I don’t teach exercise, I teach individuals how to feel stronger, more flexible and more comfortable in their own bodies. Apart from studying the Pilates Method extensively (Joseph Pilates life’s work is so much more than just the Reformer), I’ve also studied Fascial anatomy & am qualified in both Vinyasa & Yin Yoga (500YTT)

I have a keen interest and passion in injury prevention, recovery, backpain prevention & building clients physical & psychological resilience particularly in assisting clients maintain their participation in any and all sports & activities they are passionate about doing. 

Alongside this includes assisting women through the path of Peri menopause & Menopause, a time of change that can be challenging but also supported & improved through exercise, breathwork, lifestyle & diet.

In a world increasingly more static and immobile the debilitating consequences on people’s physical and mental health is alarming, chronic pain, chronic illness & extreme anxiety demonstrate just how much health is suffering but it does not need to be like this

Health should not be a luxury item we aspire to own one day but the focus of each and every day. I help my clients through 1-1 tuition in my Studio, Pilates Mat classes (in person & online) & through my On demand library of videos designed to encourage practice beyond the Studio or class settings.

I passionately believe our health as individuals and as a community  are a gift not to be taken for granted. I believe we can all learn to move more freely and with less discomfort and pain in life. I believe the key to physical & phycological long term health is commitment, practice & confidence in ourselves supported through highly skilled & experienced teachers with a passion for improving clients quality of life using the Pilates Method.

This has always and will always remain my passion and motivation to be the very teacher my clients deserve.





“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.” – Martha Graham.

Our bodies are designed to breathe deeply and to move with ease, sadly, we often place taking care of ourselves at the end of our daily to do list and frequently don’t get to it at all..

Our bodies and minds are magnificent examples of evolution at its best and all-too-frequently we fail to pay attention to both until the faintest cracks – sometimes major – start to appear.

I believe if we can learn to pay a little more attention daily, we can indeed make significant progress in how we move through life and therefore how our bodies and minds age. We can physically and mentally learn to not only survive but thrive as we do.

Whether it’s using Pilates, Yoga, Mindfulness or simply taking a walk, we can all adopt better daily habits. What we do today will show up tomorrow so it’s essential to learn to listen to our bodies innate wisdom and pay attention.

The extraordinary gift of daily movement practice is that the same exercise can have an entirely different effect on the body from one day to the next.

In short, the Pilates and Yoga work on multiple levels. Just as no day is ever the same, no one body I teach is the same from one day to the next.

Whilst respecting the legacy of Joseph Pilates Classical Mat sequence my classes are never the same – maybe that’s because equally, my perspective changes from one day and one client to the next.

The truth is I never thought I would be a teacher. The profession seemed to choose me. And I’m so glad it did because I’ve found it more ultimately satisfying than anything I’ve ever done in my life.

I’ve seen bodies transform, mindsets change, and lives turn around as people have gained physical strength, an ability to encourage a flexible body and attitude and an all-round healthier mindset.

I’m truly blessed to be able to bring my passions to others daily and more broadly through my retreats..

As a teacher I believe you never stop learning and I am fortunate enough to regularly train with some of the most experienced and respected teachers in the world from multiple disciplines.

Their influence, faith and love of movement and health has inspired me more than I can even begin to describe.

I am a better teacher for their generous sharing of the work, they have shown me what it is to teach, and to embrace the power of Pilates, Yoga & movement in all our lives.


Below are links to websites of some individuals in whom I have absolute faith.   Since movement is just one part of the puzzle, I encourage you to take a look:

Katie Edwards
Anne Sophie Morrell
Ciaron McCoole

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