Teacher Profiles

Danielle Slape¬†studied dance at Arts Educational School in London for three years before moving onto A’levels and working in a business environment. ¬†She trained in 2003 as a Pilates mat-work teacher with Modern Pilates and as her passion for the subject grew, continued to evolve her teaching style through attendance at various workshops and also through Pilates Umbrella with Julian Littleford and Alan Herdman. ¬†Danielle holds an NVQ level 3 Pilates Training Certificate. ¬†Danielle later spent a year studying with Alan Herdman (who set up the UK’s first Pilates studio in 1970) to expand her knowledge of the Pilates method and to train in the use of the Pilates studio equipment. Danielle is highly experienced in working with ante and post natal clients and holds an NVQ in Ante and Post Natal Exercise through the YMCA.Danielle Slape

Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) R0009514

Central YMCA Qualifications in Exercise to Music (NVQ Level 2) 

Central YMCA Ante Natal and Post Natal Exercise To Music  (NVQ Level 3)

Qualified in Modern Pilates Matwork (NVQ Level 3)


Rob Slape  a keen swimmer, progressing to waterpolo, where he played for Croydon Amphibians for many years, both in the Surrey and London leagues.  After retiring from waterpolo due to injury, and becoming bored with gym sessions with no targeted goal, he moved into triathlon, and he has since completed numerous events at various distances including Ironman.  Rob also studied and instructed in Karate for many years (Shodan) and enjoys sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and skiing.

After some preparatory training in anatomy and human movement, Rob trained in 2006 with STOTT PILATES in mat-work and then continued his training becoming fully certified through STOTT PILATES  incorporating the studio equipment, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrels & Chair.  Rob is also a qualified Gym instructor and Meta-fit Body Weight Training Instructor (Interval Training). He has also attended STOTT PILATES courses covering Breast Cancer Rehab and Injuries and Special Populations. Rob also attending courses through YMCAFIT, and  is qualified to teach Circuit Training, Triathlon Training and Running.