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ONE KX
120 Cromer Street
London WC1B 8BS

t: 020 7343 1850

Jessica Ortiz

Jessica Ortiz
Instructor Trainer
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Alison Salmond
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Brigitte Wrenn
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Robert Izatt
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Amanda Kitchen
Lead Instructor Trainer

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Charlotte Albion
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licensed training center

YMCA One KX

Presented by YMCAfit

YMCAfit is the UK's most experienced fitness training provider with over 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality training and as London’s Licensed Training Center for Merrithew we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of workshops, courses and classes like STOTT PILATES® on the Cardio-Tramp® Rebounder, Total Barre, STOTT PILATES Matwork, STOTT PILATES Reformer and ZEN•GA® throughout the year, winning the Licensed Training Center 'Rookie of the Year' award. YMCAfit has an abundance of high-quality training options for both current fitness professionals looking to develop their knowledge and skills, and for budding instructors taking their first steps in the fitness industry. Passion and ingenuity make YMCA OneKx London's most exciting space for the mind, body and spirit. This center is a hub for teacher training and public classes housing one of the best-equipped Pilates studios in the Capital.

With courses ranging from Advanced Diploma in Personal Training, Gym Instructor, Exercise to Music and Yoga, to more specific courses such as Kettlebells and Suspension Fitness, YMCAfit is guaranteed to have a course for every fitness professional. As a registered charity, YMCAfit has a determination to not only train the next generation of fitness instructors but also to make a real, tangible difference to people's lives along the way. It is with this ethos, that they remain the most trusted and sought-after fitness training provider in the UK.

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The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

CORE Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW experts. This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

Total Barre Courses

Total Barre is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Workshops/Exams

This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.