Anna is the Clinical Director & Lead Physiotherapist at Animated Physiotherapy. She graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 2009, and gained experience both in the NHS and working for private practices before opening the Animated Physio studio in 2019. She qualified as an APPI Certified Pilates instructor over 10 years ago, and after starting a class for her NHS colleagues with bad back, expanded to taking numerous classes in local village halls before taking the leap and opening her own studio.
Anna has more recently gained passion in treating women’s health conditions, following lots of her friends having babies, then seeing them struggle to get the help and advice they needed to help their core and pelvic floor recover through the NHS. She is a certified MummyMOT practitioner, and has also completed her POGP urinary incontinence course to help women of all ages with their pelvic floor function. She has also completed additional pre and post natal Pilates and POGP training.
She is a keen swimmer and triathlete, competing for the GB Age Group Triathlon team in the European Championships in Glasgow, August 2018, completing Ironman Zurich in 2019, and swimming for the GB Master’s team at international level in Kazan, Russia, August 2015. She took up CrossFit in 2020, and found that this has helped her become even stronger at swimming! She also loves skiing and travelling. She has been injured herself, undergoing many physio treatments and even surgery for a hip and hamstrings issue, so understands how frustrating and debilitating being injured can be. Anna is passionate about sport & exercise, and so understands the importance of timely and effective rehabilitation for a quick return to sport.
She currently takes numerous Pilates classes at our premises, The Barn, in Billericay. She also has private Pilates, physiotherapy and MummyMOT sessions available which can be booked at our Billericay premises.
Laura is a qualified massage therapist and Pilates instructor. She turned her attention to holistic wellbeing after years of working as a Private Executive Assistant and feeling the effects of a demanding job on her mental and physical health. She now helps clients take time for themselves and hopes to give them a moment of calm in today’s busy world.
Having trained in Ballet from a young age, Laura has a keen focus on posture, control, flow and precision in Pilates. She loves seeing the positive impact practicing Pilates has on anyone who tries it and the strength and many benefits it brings to both mind and body.
She enjoys walking, Barre classes, rollerblading, trying new recipes and travelling as often as possible.
You can see Laura’s availability and book a massage with her by clicking here.
Sharon is one of our highly skilled Pilates instructors at Animated Physio. She has been involved in health and fitness for a long time, and her interest in health and exercise is still as strong today, as it was 40 years ago! She has completed 4 London Marathons and still enjoys trail running (although her marathon running days are now sadly over). Sharon also likes swimming, preferably in the open water, horse-riding and cycling.
She became interested in Pilates, after suffering a back injury during horse-riding and she has never looked back – Pilates has become an integral part of her life now and she feels stronger and more flexible as a result.
Sharon is married, has two sons who are 29 and 25 years old, and two grandsons who are 2 and 4.
Hannah is a physiotherapist by background and also works for a health-tech company. She loves Pilates as she feels it is such a fun, challenging and well-rounded exercise style, which can be adapted to suit anyone’s needs!
She is passionate about helping people reach their goals whether that be being able to garden during the long summer days or beating a marathon personal best.
Hannah loves to exercise and feels it is integral to relieving stress and tension from a busy day. She loves HIIT workouts and Pilates, as well as playing badminton and long walks along the seafront in Leigh-on-sea where she lives.
She enjoys spending time with her partner Tom, family and friends when she isn’t working. She loves to travel and explore new places including indulging in local food and wines as well as exploring and hiking.
Laura is an experienced Pilates and yoga instructor. She first found she had a passion for Pilates after having her children, and fell in love with it when she realised how much it helped her recover following pregnancy & childbirth.
As an experienced power lifter, Laura has always had a passion for fitness & exercise. Her passion and purpose is enabling others to have a better understanding of their body. She loves to educate people in how to move correctly and efficiently, not just in the class, but in their daily life.
When not taking classes, Laura enjoys spending time with her time with her young family, and working out in her home gym.
Kelly is one of our Practice Managers at Animated Physio. She has a Diploma in Management and Business administration and has 14 years experience working within both the NHS and Private Admin management.
Kelly currently works remotely overseeing and supporting Anna with the day to day running of everything administration related at Animated Physio including responding to our lovely clients.
Based in the lovely seaside town of Weymouth, Kelly is a mum to a little boy and enjoys spending family time outdoors walking her dog Lexi and swimming with her son. Since becoming a mum for the first time in April 2021 Kelly has been passionate about supporting and improving maternity care and is the chair of board for Dorset West, she spends time meeting families and liaising with clinicians to share ideas to support the maternity departments across the South West.
Charlotte is our other Practice Manager at Animated Physio. She has over 6 years experience working within the NHS and private administration sector and is currently completing her GP assistant qualification.
Charlotte works remotely overseeing all things admin related, including promptly responding to the day to day queries from clients, allowing Anna to concentrate at doing what she does best!
When Charlotte is not working, she is kept busy being a Mum to her 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son. As a family they enjoy walks along the Dorset coast, swimming and playing badminton.