Pilates Team

Charlotte Farrant - Pilates Teacher and Owner


Charlotte had a successful career as a dancer, model, actress and presenter before she started teaching Pilates. Once she stopped dancing to have children, her back started to play up.so she saw Peter Butcher  for Physiotherapy, this was when they first met  20+ years ago. He emphasized to her the importance of correct posture and how strong core muscles help to support the back. There began her interest in Pilates . Charlotte qualified as a Pilates Mat Work Teacher in May 2002 with the Pilates Institute. Starting with one class a week in St Augustine’s church hall, the demand quickly built up to 11 classes. The Body Junction opened June 2006 with Peter Butcher joining to make The Body Junction. Extension work was carried out in 2017 which provides 2 therapy rooms and a small studio.

“I love teaching and seeing the change in people,movement is so vital and Pilates really works if taught right, so we have a great team of teachers doing just that! “

Mel Feery - Pilates Teacher


Mel has worked in the leisure industry for 30+ years, her interest being sparked by the building of a leisure centre at her secondary school. She worked in a variety of Sussex Leisure Centres working her way up to Centre Manager and obtaining an Upper Second (Hons) Degree in Leisure Management. Mel became interested in group exercise and qualified in Exercise to Music. She started teaching group exercise classes at Summerfields where she continues to teach today. Mel soon became interested in Pilates and qualified as a Pilates Instructor and started teaching in Hastings and with us at The Body Junction.

Katy Klemen - Pilates Teacher


Katy has been teaching Pilates since 2005. she has lived and taught in London, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Paris and  is passionate about the Pilates method and its ability to strengthen, heal and adapt to all sorts of bodies!

Katy was first introduced to the Pilates method during her training in Contemporary dance at Laban in London. It was at Laban that she completed her first training in both mat and equipment with the Pilates Foundation where she also worked with both professional dancers and dancers in training.

In 2015 Katy completed the Masters Programme at the Pilates Centre in Boulder Colorado. In 2013 she taught the classical mat series at the Polestar Conference in Malaysia and  continues to learn, study and take classes wherever in the world she travels to.

Katy teaches on Mondays at The Body Junction she also offers 1to1 reformer Pilates sessions to book a 1to1 email us [email protected]

Laura Cater - Pilates Teacher

Laura Cater

Laura trained with BCP and qualified with a level 3 diploma in Pilates Matwork in 2016.She has since furthered her training by completing BCP Intermediate and Advanced Matwork courses, along with a level 3 award in Pilates for the Older Client and Pilates for Dancers.

Laura has a wide range of experience, teaching workshops and specialised classes including Pilates for Men and Classical Mat but she mostly loves the challenge of mixed level classes where the classical exercises can be adapted and tailored to suit the individual.
Laura‘s classes are friendly and relaxed. Focusing on flow, mobility, strength and balance. She uses her experience practicing yoga to stretch and release, creating an enjoyable and relaxed class for everyone.

Maryann Hardingham- Pilates Teacher


Maryann has been in the fitness industry for 5+ years, working overseas teaching a wide variety of exercise classes, to many different ages and abilities. She holds qualifications in Level 2 exercise to music, Level 3 Personal training, Exercise referral, Pre and Post-natal Exercise. She trained in India as a Yoga instructor, completing 500 hours yoga teacher training. Her training included many different styles, Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga, along with training in Yoga therapy.

Maryann is looking forward to sharing her skills and knowledge at the Body Junction.

Liz Sudzik - Pilates Teacher

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Liz discovered Pilates 20 years ago, while training to be a pianist at a conservatoire of music. Inspired by the fundamental changes that were taking place within her body after just one class per week, she decided to train to teach Pilates alongside her musical career. Liz qualified as a Matwork teacher in 2010, and as a Reformer teacher in 2013, both with Body Control Pilates. She has since trained to teach on the Cadillac, Chair and Ladder Barrell, and has undertaken further professional development courses including Pregnancy Pilates and Bone Health. Liz was a Supervising Teacher for Body Control Pilates between 2014 and 2018, mentoring and observing students as they progressed towards their Matwork qualification.

Liz loves to discover different approaches within the Pilates community, and strongly believes that we can all learn from each other. She also has a keen interest in Yoga, Myofascial Slings and Alexander Technique. 

Liz moved to Bexhill in May 2022, and is delighted to be joining the Body Junction Team.