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 20 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

Tara Northey
Osteopath and Pilates Instructor

Tara Northey

Tara Northey is a registered and insured Osteopath who's been practising in the South London area since 2014. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy (MOst). She has also trained in Dry needling, RockTape and Massage. Over the last 4 years, Tara has been particularly inspired by the combination of Osteopathy and Pilates to help patients recover and feel lasting results from treatment. This year, Tara has been completing her training in Mat Pilates through Polestar Pilates UK. Now a student teacher and insured through Balen's, she is offering matwork classes in Southfields at Concept 3 Movement in order to bring Osteopathy and Pilates together.

Roxana Cristescu
Yoga Instructor

Roxana Cristescu

I've been practicing yoga for over 10 years and l am now in my 4th year of teaching. I absolutely have a deep love this discipline, with everyday being so different and for me it's a way of life that I will continue to pursue as it has changed my life completely. Sport has always been a very important part of my life with a background as a martial arts instructor which enhances my yoga development and instruction. My main focus would be developing strength, balance and flexibility with extra emphasis on alignment for a deeper yoga experience and they all embody the core essentials of my teaching. Although Yoga can be challenging, the long term benefits would include improved focus, concentration, clarity of thought and overall feeling of well-being and total fulfilment. I teach Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Rocket, Power Yoga but also more restorative yoga and Yin. Some classes will feel technical and strong whilst others more relaxed with emphasis on stretch orientation. However I believe in not only focusing on one style of yoga but by taking what works for the individual from various styles and combining them into one cohesive modality specific for that individual or the particular class. I like to keep up to speed with the latest medical research in my particular area of expertise and my mantra will always echo the one of Concept 3 Movement where we are in unison in believing movement therapy is the one of the best ways to maintain a healthy mind, body, soul and spirit.

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.

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.

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