MAYFAIR PILATES

THE TEAM

improving quality of movement through Pilates

Elle Rich

Elle graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia, and has worked in a number of private practices and hospitals, both in Australia and London as a Senior Physiotherapist. She has had extensive experience in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions including working closely with a number of professional Football Clubs in Australia.

Elle brings a holistic approach to her clients’ treatment and management by incorporating Physiotherapy, manual techniques, Clinical Pilates and Functional exercise rehabilitation. Using a creative repertoire of exercises based in the gym/Pilates studio, Elle can successfully target all components of her clients’ goals to ensure the appropriateness and specificity of her client’s rehabilitation. She has worked with a huge variety of clients with goals – whether that’s to walk again post operatively or to improve performance in kick boxing, ballet, netball, jujitsu, rugby and more.

Elle is particularly passionate about working closely with motivated clients to help them achieve their goals and sharing their success.

Erika Fincza

Erika received her classical Pilates Instructor certificates in USA and Budapest at Peak Pilates. She has a huge background teaching Pilates for more than 11 years. With the background of being a professional dancer, and a choreographer, she has a special connection with movement and with the importance of health. A dancer not only dances with her body but also with her soul, therefore in her work she tries to motivate everyone to make that connection throughout a body and mind training.

She started ballet at the age of three, and afterwards her journey was non-stop in dance. After various stage performances, establishing her own dance company, and becoming Dance Director at theatres – she had an extensive injury. Erika discovered her love of Pilates and was able to rehabilitate back to full function and now uses her experience with her Pilates. She has a huge interest in preventative work and rehabilitation.
She has worked with many different groups and individuals, from the beginner to advanced level athletes and individuals. Her classes are versatile and fun with precision at the heart of her movement.

Paddy Connelly

Born in Cork, Ireland, Paddy Connolly, is a specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a strong passion for treating sporting conditions. After graduating in physiotherapy, from St. George’s University of London in 2012, he went on to start his career as a physiotherapist at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals. Here, he spent over a year as a specialist in orthopaedics before moving into his current specialism. During this time, he paired his NHS role with practicing physiotherapy at several different sports teams. Having worked for the likes of Crystal Palace FC and Harlequins Rugby League, by 2015, Paddy was Head Physiotherapist at London Skolars, a semi-professional rugby league club.

At the end of 2015, he became Head of Academy and First-Team Physiotherapist at professional rugby league team, London Broncos. Eventually, having gained the necessary skills and experience, he took over as the clubs Head Physiotherapist. Daily, he treated and managed the physical welfare of elite athletes at international level; athletes representing countries such as England, Wales, Scotland, France and Unites States.

With experience ranging from ‘weekend warriors’ to professional players, Paddy understands the need and benefits for each of his clients to receive a tailored treatment. Having a strong passion for treating all sporting conditions, he has adopted a special interest in knee injuries, both sporting and post-operative; particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Paddy continues to take measures to develop himself professionally, and ensure he provides the best care for his clients.