Mari-Anne Elder

Leader on Musculo-skeletal and Pre-& Post-Joint Operation

MSc, BA, fully certified Modern Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist.

With a deep-rooted passion in physical activity, Mari-Anne studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder as an athletic scholar, graduating in Applied Physiology in 1995 and more recently graduating with a MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology in 2020.

Mari-Anne started her career as a Personal trainer and fitness instructor, developing skills and gaining qualifications in exercising with cancer, back care, diabetes management, GP referral, Pilates, ante/post-natal care and Remedial Massage Therapy.

Within the NHS, she has run workshops on women’s health a set up GP practice-based exercise classes. During her 25-year career, Mari-Anne has worked within a clinical setting, treating a vast array of muscular skeletal complaints on both an exercise rehabilitation and remedial massage basis.

She came to Pilates following a disc prolapse, using exercise rehabilitation to enable herself to return to full activity.

Mari-Anne’s love of movement and craving to learn more led her to study her masters at the University of Brighton. The course expanded her skillsets in both applied, clinical and exercise physiology, completing the course with a dissertation on ‘physiological responses of a breast cancer survivor to an exercise intervention after cancer therapies’.

Mari-Anne is one of the team of practitioners at your service as part of this inspiring preventative healthcare initiative.


MSc Applied exercise Physiology
BA Kinesiology
Level 4 Exercising with Cancer
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management
Mat Pilates Instructor & Back Care
ISSA Personal Trainer
YMCA Ante/Post Natal instructor
YMCA Core, strike and circuits instructor
GP referrals
Nutritional Advice for Common Clinical Conditions
Remedial Massage & Myofascial release practitioner

In addition to leading our Pilates, Musculo-skeletal and Pre-& Post-Op courses Mari-Anne also coaches on Younger & Stronger and Health Improvers.