Sam Jones (standing)
Ten Health & Fitness delivers dynamic, effective exercise programmes to suit all levels of experience and fitness
In 2006 Joanne Mathews suffered serious back and pelvic injuries in a car accident. Against the odds, that experience proved to be positive and life-changing: it was while fighting back to fitness that Joanne conceived the concept for Ten Health & Fitness and its core principle, the Circle of Care.
‘Fundamentally, the Circle of Care is about creating a mutually supportive partnership between instructors, personal and clinical trainers, physios and massage therapists that ultimately benefits our clients,’ says Sam Jones, who leads Reformer Pilates classes at the long-established Chiswick studio (next to the Post Office).
‘So often health and fitness professionals operate in isolation. At Ten, we work side-by-side and collaborate closely, picking each other’s brains and exchanging knowledge. Most importantly, that enables us to build an integrated, bespoke fitness or rehab strategy for every client.
‘Everyone here is highly qualified with a wealth of practical experience, so it makes perfect sense (Ten is a six-time winner of Tatler’s Gym Awards). For example, one of my regulars had a back issue and so we consulted a physio who advised me how to adapt the training regime to strengthen the problem area. We are a real team.’
Reformer pilates classes are at the heart of the Ten programme. They deliver the full-body postural, flexibility and toning benefits of traditional Pilates, but with added elements, such as circuits, weights and spin. ‘We offer classes (both group and one-to-one) for all levels of fitness,’ explains Sam. ‘Also, I encourage clients to mix Reformer work with gym-based training to get the best of both disciplines.’
Ten is currently offering three classes for £49, the Chiswick studio is open seven days a week and there’s a wide range of monthly passes and training block options. ‘The atmosphere is friendly and we have fun,’ smiles Sam. ‘Clients work at their own pace and we celebrate even the smallest wins!’
Ten Health & Fitness
Barley Mow Centre
Barley Mow Passage
Chiswick W4 4PH
020 8996 1710