Charlie Underwood

Polestar® Pilates mat and studio.

Originally from the South West, Charlie’s introduction to Pilates kicked off in 2005 when she worked as the studio manager for a thriving Pilates & yoga studio in Hong Kong, where she lived for 12 years. Her interest in the discipline grew as she witnessed first-hand the extraordinary physical and, often, emotional benefits of regular Pilates, which has resulted in the ‘from-the-ground-up’ approach she employs today.

Charlie began her teacher training with the Polestar method in 2007 under the tutelage of Master Trainer Dawwna Wayburn and gained her studio (equipment) certification in 2009. In 2010 Charlie added to her teaching qualifications with the Pilates mat training certification. Various workshops and training courses over the years have added to her knowledge, understanding and interest in a method that demonstrates, time and again, its ability to improve mobility, strength, balance and efficiency of movement. All of this adds up to safer movement strategies and fewer injuries.

Charlie has been back in Bristol since 2013 and runs group classes in a variety of central locations as well as offering 1-2-1 and small-group training.

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