Meet the Team

Bryony Mylroie-Smith

Pilates & Movement Specialist, Owner & Founder

Bryony was first introduced to Pilates whilst studying dance in Scotland in 2004 and found the instant benefits of practicing Pilates regularly. The exercises became a part of her daily practice and supported her studies in dance. In 2007, whilst completing postgraduate study in London, Bryony was first introduced to the studio equipment and attended 1-2-1s at the
Laban Pilates studio every week which had amazing effects on her body as well as her mind.

Bryony has always been interested in movement and, after teaching dance for five years, decided to broaden her skills set by training in Pilates mat work. In 2014, Bryony trained on the Full Comprehensive Studio Equipment course with Polestar Pilates which opened her eyes to a whole new way of delivering Pilates.

Bryony loves to explore the subtleties in movement and how, through making small changes in the way we move, we can create a huge impact.

Bryony specialises in working with Pre & Post Natal clients.

Clare Newton

Pilates Teacher

Clare first encountered Pilates in 2013 when her mum took her to the local leisure centre; Clare has always been energetic and active so she was a bit unsure about slowing movement down.

However, in slowing the pace Clare found it gave her more time to focus on how her body really moves, which in turn created more respect and appreciation for how amazing the human body is!

When a running injury led Clare to a local private Pilates studio, she instantly fell in love with the reformer and other pieces of Pilates equipment and it was instrumental in Clare beginning her Pilates certification.

Clare began her training in mat work, qualifying in 2016. She trained with Balanced Body in reformer in 2019 and will be continuing her Pilates journey by embarking on the full comprehensive studio equipment course next year with Polestar Pilates.

Clare loves to sneak a challenge in to her classes and thinks finding the playful moments in moving is so important:

“One thing I’ve learnt over the years as an instructor is to have a little fun with movement and explore. One of my favourite Joe Pilates quotes is: “change happens through movement and movement heals” I believe that movement doesn’t only help physically but mentally as well”.

Clare has been delivering Pilates at The Bridge Pilates Studio since 2019 and teaches Reformer, mat and 1-2-1s in the studio, and mat, recreating Reformer & 1-2-1s on our online timetable. She has completed her training with Balanced Body in Reformer and will be starting her Comprehensive Studio training with Polestar Pilates in 2021.