OUR STORY

Concept 3 Movement is home to an independent holistic health and well – being studio offering a range of services from Pilates to Personal Training. Our maxim and ethos is very much centred around client focus. Guiding each individual to achieve their holistic health potential by empowering them to feel purposeful and valued through movement.

 

Studio Director Chucks has over 16 years experience in the fitness, health and wellness industry and is passionate about each individual achieving their holistic health and well – being potential. This attribute he sees in all his instructors and is a very important component for anyone joining the team.

After a period of doing a series of unfilled jobs that in his own words were not “soul enriching” Chucks embarked on a journey in order to seek a change of career and life. He decided to approach his local gym and asked whether they had any vacancies as a gym instructor and it was at this point the journey started for him as a humble gym instructor in 1999 at the then called Holmes Place.

Having excelled at club level and after 4 years at Holmes Place and achieving some real tangible success with clients he moved to Southfields in 2003 to develop his holistic and well being vision and has been in his current location since then but for a short period where he was freelance.

 

In 1999 he gained his first entry level health and fitness qualification and went on to gain certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine ( ACSM), the CHEK Institute ( Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology ) and the Gray Institute of Functional Science. The CHEK Institute and the Gray Institute are arguably the two leading luminaries and pioneers in the world of holistic health and exercise kinesiology and biomechanics.

Chucks currently holds qualifications in Advanced Personal Training ( APT)  Advanced Functional Trainer and Advanced Functional Therapy ( AFT).
Due to his desire to work also with special populations and individuals recovering from serious illness and post surgery he was able to attain the General Practitioner  exercise qualification in the GP Exercise Referral Programme Consultant qualification ( ERPC) which allows him to work with General Practictioners in an exercise prescription capacity.

 

Chucks has also advised and appeared on Breakfast TV ( GMTV on the “Lorraine” show with Martin Lewis of Money Supermarket fame ) and had a very successful Breakfast radio stint during the 2012 London Olympics where he had to field challenging questions on a live radio phone in. Answering questions on the then forthcoming London Olympics, personal challenges people are facing and how to overcome them and the current state of the nations health and what measures could be implemented to improve things.

 

In 2014 leading up to the World Cup he had the privilege of training Premier League football professionals who had sought his help for specific biomechanic and movement goals.

 

He regularly hosts and gives talks at Concept 3 Movement on a wide range of subjects from Liver Health, Rebalancing Hormone Levels Naturally, Posture and Corrective Exercise and the 4 Doctors of Dr Diet and Dr Quiet ( Yin ) and Dr Happiness and Dr Movement ( Yang ).

 

Through his passion for educating, mentoring and motivating through public speaking he joined the Leadership, Mentoring and Communication organisation Toastmasters International and in 2013 he was elected President of the most prolific club in Europe where he achieved President Distinguished Club Status and in 2014 he was elected Area Director where he also achieved President Distinguished Area Status. Both are the highest accolades you can acquire at club and area level. A very unique achievement.

 

In his spare time he has studied and achieved a Diploma in the History of London, and is currently learning how to play the piano. He plays the six string Spanish guitar. When asked what topics would he liked to be quizzed on outside of health and wellness he answered…. The River Thames, The London Garden Squares and The Renaissance English Poets.

 

For a full list of his qualifications click here

MEET THE TEAM

Chucks Onwere
Founder and Holistic Wellness Coach

Chucks Onwere

Chucks approach is very simple it is all about empowering the individual, making them feel valued and purposeful by using the vehicle of movement. Starting in the industry in 1999 and moving to Southfields in 2004 in his current location but for a few years has seen not only the studio evolve and change but also the health and fitness industry. He embarked on a health and fitness adventure as a gym instructor first when health and well being was not very fashionable and has seen the business change exponentially. He is motivated by seeing change in individuals lives that are not just for the short term but have a lasting impact. He prides himself on attention to detail, has a love for anatomy, recognising each individual's shortcomings but at the same time amplifying their strengths

Lily Basnet
Pilates Instructor

Lily Basnet

Lily is a central London based Pilates teacher, Alan Herdman and BASI ( Body Arts and Science International ) qualified - mat and equipment. BASI Pilates is a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. Lily specialises in postural alignment, remedial, post injury, pre and post-pregnancy and all levels of Pilates, with experience of teaching in various kinds of Pilates environments, studio, mat, groups and privates that spans over 8 years. She arrived at Pilates from a personal training, sports massage, sports nutrition and foundation osteopathy background and also recently qualifying in Sufism meditation teacher training. Lily was our first instructor to join our team and her warmth and attention to detail in each class is second to none.

Patricia Leggatt
Yoga Instructor

Patricia Leggatt

Patricia was in her early twenties when she stepped onto a mat and started to practise yoga and began to tune in, feel centred and relaxed but most of all she always stepped off feeling great. A lovely husband and three small children later… she decided to pursue her for passion for yoga. Beginning teaching in 2008 and in 2009 completed a 500 hour Teacher training with Ruth White’s Karuna Yoga Centre. The school is a member of the BWY and is registered with the International Yoga Teachers Association Yoga Alliance. In March 2015 she qualified as a Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and a Yoga Therapist (320 contact hours) and registered with the CNHC (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council). For Patricia Yoga is for health, feeling whole and alive. A typical class will include strong alignment based asanas (physical postures) and gentle vinyasas (movement) , pranavayus (using the breath to affect energy and physiology) and relaxation. During an evening class it will include, Pawamuktasana ( a gentle yoga, releasing joints and removing blockages ) followed by yoga nidra, a magical, nourishing experience that gives the mind an opportunity to relax; finding some space in between the millions of thoughts and emotions to find peace.

Chrissie Pavon
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Chrissie Pavon

Chrissie graduated from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) in 2008 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Thereafter she continued to work in South Africa, rotating around some of the government hospitals, which gave her a good grounding and exposure to a variety of clinical areas. Since moving to the UK in 2011 she has been working as a locum Physiotherapist, mostly within the NHS. She has a keen interest in anatomy, how the body moves and how regular movement has so many positive effects on the body. After experiencing the benefits of doing Pilates herself, she decided to complete the matwork courses through the APPI ( The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute ) in 2014. Chrissie recognizes the effects that Pilates has on posture, strength and body awareness and loves being able to help others experience these. She is really excited to be joining Concept 3 Movement and is enthused with the prospect of being part of a small team which will facilitate her desire to gain valuable experience and knowledge as she pursues greater depth within her discipline. Outside of her chosen field, she enjoys hiking, travel and art.

Zoë Mørken
Pilates Instructor

Zoë Mørken

Born and raised in New Zealand with 14 years of classical ballet training, Zoë first discovered Pilates whilst living in California and soon fell in love with the biomechanics behind Joseph Pilates' method. In 2012 she moved to London and started her Pilates Mat diploma which had a strong emphasis on the Anatomy and Physiology behind Pilates inspiring her to continue to develop her skills and attend local workshops on postal alignment. Zoë loves seeing people learn to love their bodies and find health and strength through Pilates and hopes this year to complete both her, pre & post natal Pilates training as well as her Reformer qualification. Her passion for Pilates first started on her own personal (and ongoing) journey pursuing being fully alive and loving every inch of herself. She has found that Pilates can bring inspiration as you build both strength and confidence, and at the same time helping you to slow down, focus, and invest time in yourself. Her dream is to see people around her, herself included, learn to love and accept themselves where they are at and to embrace the journey they are on.

Nadiya Hrytsyn
Pilates Instructor

Nadiya Hrytsyn

Nadiya found Pilates a few years ago when she suffered from a series of back injuries and was amazed by the positive changes to her back, well being and posture through the practice of Pilates. Inspired to understand more about how Pilates worked she decided to not only take Pilates classes but was also keen to take her interest a step further by becoming a qualified Pilates instructor. This was a pivotal moment for her as she could now help others in learning and exercising the benefits of Pilates and in doing so allowing others to experience first hand what amounted to a life changing experience for her. She is qualified with Body Control Pilates as a Level 3 Matwork teacher and has been teaching Pilates in around the London area privately as well as in groups. In her attempt to gain more knowledge and become more specialist Nadiya has undertaken additional training for teaching Pilates to seniors, pre and post natal and to children. One of Nadiya's strength is she pays particular attention to each individual client and aims to empower the individual to feel stronger, leaner and more energised through her instructing. Nadiya really helps clients to get the best out of the practice by ensuring correct realignment and an emphasis on posture stabilisation. Her classes are fun and her personae friendly and we feel lucky to have her as part of the Concept 3 Movement Team as we do with all our instructors.

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