Meet Tom PitirisWhen Tom is not busy popping up on our TV screens and the odd bus stop ad, he's keeping his Frame fans happy with upbeat, challenging and FUN Reformer Pilates classes.
What was your journey to becoming a Pilates instructor?
Finish this sentence - I love Pilates because…
Regardless of how I’m feeling I can always get something out of a session whether I’m pushing myself in a dynamic, sweaty workout or focusing on my breath in more of a calm, moving meditation.
Describe your teaching style in 3 words
Challenging, Fresh, Fun
The best feedback/review you’ve ever received
“Tom is an amazing instructor. He gives progressions, really clear instructions and challenges you whilst being supportive. I learnt so much that I’ll take into my next class. Ps. the music is awesome!”
What’s your go-to Reformer move and WHY?
I can’t go past a teaser of any variation. I love the instant shake and find it to be a very humbling move even for those at an advanced level. You have to engage your entire body but more importantly your mind! I throw it into almost every class I teach and admittedly get a little satisfaction whenever I hear the collective groan from the room when they realise where they’re about to go.
What do you get up to when you’re not teaching Pilates?
Gracing your TV screens and bus stop billboards 😉 When I’m not living and breathing pilates I’m following my biggest passion, acting. My main reason for relocating to London was to chase the dream of being a professional screen actor and I’m so grateful that I get to do it alongside my pilates work.
The one thing you wish people knew about Pilates…
No matter your age, profession, fitness level, height, weight or build, as long as you have a positive attitude you will always be able to get something out of a session and more often than not you’ll be coming back for more.
Besides from your fabulous self - who are your favourite Frame Pilates teachers and why
Best piece of advice you’ve been given
Always be your true, authentic self and trust that your tribe will find you.
Feeling inspired to get to a class with Tom?
You can find him Monday and Saturday mornings in Shoreditch, Tuesday lunch times and Thursday evenings in Angel and Friday mornings in Kings Cross. BOOK NOW