Ismini Phillips


Ismini Phillips is a qualified Pilates Teacher, Back4Good Practitioner/BackCare Professional and Pink Ribbon Program Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist offering a variety of mat and equipment sessions suitable for all, including specialist exercise classes for those returning to exercise.

Ismini has been involved in dance and fitness from a very young age and has a varied teaching background, including Pilates, salsa, zumba and booty barre. Ismini took up Pilates, when pregnant with her third child as she had previously suffered with back pain and sciatica and was determined to prevent these ailments from reoccurring.

She found that Pilates was the answer and was able to continue with Pilates classes and salsa teaching throughout her pregnancy and well into her third trimester. Ismini has been teaching Pilates since 2007 and her passion led her to gain a broad range of knowledge by training with various bodies including Body Control Pilates, Alan Herdman, Mary Bowen, Eric Franklin, the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute, Michael King and Future Fit Training.

Ismini was awarded her Level 3 Pilates Teacher Certification by Future Fit Training and Body Control Pilates. She has continued her education with Body Control Pilates and qualified as a Back4Good Practitioner and BackCare Professional having completed the Body Control Pilates' Level 4 Low Back Pain Certification enabling her to run the specialist Back4Good and Healthy Back classes for the management and maintenance of low back pain. Ismini is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association, REPS and the BackCare Charity.

Ismini is a certified Pink Ribbon Program Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and Instructor Trainer of the Program for MBodies Academy. She is known as one of the UK’s most experienced breast cancer rehabilitation specialists.

Ismini is trained in Pilates for pregnancy and new mum’s, as well as in bone health/osteoporosis and more. If you’re looking for cardiovascular fitness, then Ismini’s Booty Barre classes offer you a fusion of Pilates, Ballet and Yoga with high intensity cardio intervals.

Ismini is qualified to teach Pilates on the reformer and received her certification with Body Control Pilates. She is constantly updating her training and during 2013 is continuing her equipment training with Body Control Pilates, as well as working through the new Level 4 Pilates qualification.

Ismini offers a confidential and holistic approach and helps her clients with postural problems, abdominal and core strength, back problems, rehabilitation after injury or surgery, cardiovascular fitness, post cancer care, ante and post natal fitness and more.

Ismini works with local GP practices and alternative medical practitioners including The Chislehurst Chiropractic Clinic, The Chislehurst Clinic, The Maple Osteopathic and Naturopathic Clinic to name but a few, working in conjunction with them to encourage the healing process through effective exercise which improves the overall confidence and quality of life of her clients.


"I have been doing Pilates for about 10 years (three years with Ismini) and she is certainly one of the best teachers that I have worked with. She is diligent at checking if there are current health problems before classes begin. This enables her to adapt exercises for those who need it.

She stretches the most able without making others feel they are falling short. I attend her relaxation Pilates class on a Wednesday evening which is perfectly pitched. I always come away feeling refreshed and calm. I attend her Pilates class on a Saturday which challenges those, like me, who wish to extend their techniques to the next level. However, she demonstrates different positions for those who have not been attending for so long. I really enjoy the professional environment that her classes provide and look forward to many more years of healthy bending and stretching!"

Sue Iggleden and Nerrisa Day

Otium Health & Leisure, Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch



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