Fiona Buchanan BSc (Hons) MCSP HCP, is an experienced, chartered physiotherapist trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
Fiona qualified with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Brighton in 1996. Having worked for the NHS and the Army, she has extensive experience as a Physiotherapist in treating musculo-skeletal problems and has a particular interest in sports injuries and back problems.
Fiona often used Pilates exercises in her clients’ home exercise programmes with a view to restoring correct core muscle function and preventing problems recurring. Therefore the decision to take a special interest in teaching Clinical Pilates was entirely natural.
Fiona joined Body Logic in 2015 as an APPI Certified Pilates Instructor. Fiona also provides Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has undertaken specialist training in the management of female urinary incontinence with the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP).
In her spare time Fiona enjoys running, swimming and cycling and has experienced the benefits of Pilates on her own sporting performance in triathlon and with recovery from various injuries.
Sophy Aykroyd is the Post Natal Pilates class instructor at Body Logic. A Pilates and yoga instructor with a host of qualifications in Studio, Matwork, Group and Fitness Pilates instruction, Sophy has over 16 years’ professional experience.
With a portfolio of private clients, she qualified in Pilates Matwork at the Pilates Institute in 2001 and Pilates Reformer in 2005. Sophy has taught in health clubs throughout London, including Prana Wellbeing Pilates Reformer Studio, The London Academy of Personal Fitness, LA Fitness Piccadilly, Holmes Place The Minories, David Lloyd Raynes Park, Amida Hampton, Fitness First Lewisham, David Lloyd Hampton, Perform Pilates, Reformer Club and the in-house studio at Tudor Finance.
Additionally, Sophy is an ASI qualified Stand Up Paddleboard and SUPilates instructor. She is the founder of London-based RiverFit SUPilates UK, co-founder and Head Instructor of Epic SUP, a SUP tutor and assessor for Active 360 Paddleboarding London, and an instructor with Brentford Sports Trust. She is also a model and instructor specialising in commercial and education fitness videos.
Maria Bonnett M.Ost, DO, ND, BA(Hons), BWY(Dip), graduated with a First in her Masters in Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. She completed her training in Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute during her Osteopathic studies. With a background as a dancer, a dance teacher, a personal trainer and a yoga teacher, Maria has extensive experience of working with the body.
Maria’s clinical knowledge has given her a particular interest in rehabilitation Pilates therapy, and her training allows her to work effectively on the prevention and treatment of injury and dysfunction. She is interested in the maintenance of good structure and function, working to optimise all body systems.
Having been trained as both an Osteopath and a Pilates teacher, Maria can combine exercises with manual therapy, including Cranial Osteopathy, according to the clients’ needs. She is passionate about the benefits of a combined approach.
Being a mother of two young boys, Maria has taken an increased interest in post-natal Pilates and how to fit it into a busy lifestyle! She enjoys running with her labradoodle, outdoors family time and music.