Axis Pilates, established in the heart of Leatherhead, Surrey, since February 2014. Axis is a dedicated Pilates Studio offering over 50 small, intimate classes a week in Matwork, Reformer and Studio Pilates for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Classes run Monday – Saturday from 8am to 9pm and all taught by a small team of qualified and highly-experienced instructors.

The Team


Angelica Robinson

Angelica Robinson is the founder and owner of Axis Pilates Studio.

Angelica is a Pilates Teacher fully qualified by the PILATES Foundation UK and YMCA in a range of Matwork Pilates with further studies in Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates. She is certified in teaching Studio Equipment and Rehabilitative Breast Cancer.

She did her teaching training course with the well recognised organization ‘Pilates Foundation UK’, and ever since, she has been updating her knowledge, undertaking continuous studies with emphasis in groups with specific needs. One year Studies in Structural, Functional, and Experimental Anatomy for Movement with Gary Carter.

Angelica’s experience working as a Pilates Teacher through the years in a diversity of Pilates Studios and with Private Clients in the heart of London and South West area has strengthened and reinforced the theory behind the Pilates technique and built an incredible passion for working with people contributing to improving their quality of life.

“Pilates is a beautiful and gratifying career that has brought only good thing to my life”. Her broad knowledge and speciality in the use of small props and apparatus make of her classes something special. Working with different pieces of Pilates equipment through both, matwork and reformer classes, Angelica makes of every session a very dynamic and enjoyable experience, encouraging and something to look forward to every week.

“I Love working with people and there is nothing that makes me feel happier that seeing my clients improving every session…” Angelica believes that Pilates is for everybody, no matter the age or level of fitness, everybody has the right to look good and feel good within their own bodies.

Opening ‘Axis Pilates Studio’ in the heart of Leatherhead, is a project and a dream that Angelica has been building along the years with hard work, commitment, research and preparation.


Rex Robinson

Rex Robinson is a co-founder of Axis Pilates Studio and is a fully qualified Pilates Matwork and Studio equipment teacher. Fully qualified by the Independent Pilates Teacher Association (IPTA).

Right from the start of doing Pilates with Angelica I loved the technique and it has inspired me to change my career. I am passionate about Pilates, and believe it is an ideal way for anyone to keep fit, supple, strong and prevent injury”.


Qualified in High Intensity Power Pilates (HIP Pilates™)

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (QCF)

Pilates Reformer Instructor Training with The Thoughtful Body

Further training with Gary Carter (Natural Bodies) in Anatomy

Pilates Barrels Instructor Training with Tranquility Pilates

Pilates Chair Instructor Training with Tranquility Pilates

Trapeze Table/ Cadillac/ Tower Instructor Training with Tranquility Pilates

Hypermobility - Keeping it in the box training with Pilates Method Alliance

Hip, Knee & Shoulder Replacements with Pilates Foundation

Stretch by Stealth for effective structural mobilisation with Pilates Foundation

Pre and Postnatal Certification with The Thoughtful Body


Helen Shepherd

Helen worked for many years as a Property Surveyor/Project Manager and practiced Pilates in her spare time for 12 years.

She loves the way Pilates makes her feel – stronger, longer and empowered. After using Pilates to improve a chronic Asthma condition she decided to dedicate more time to the methodology. She trained with the YMCA, gaining a Level 3 Pilates Matwork qualification.

Helen has found her Pilates journey immensely interesting and rewarding. She takes pleasure in helping a client understand and transform their body whether to rehabilitate or to improve sporting prowess. She still can’t believe how amazing the human body is, and relishes the infinite Pilates related learning experience.


Susan Faure

After years of suffering with back pain Susan turned to Pilates as a last resort in 2010. “I started attending weekly studio classes in London and finally found a way to reduce the pain, build strength and mobility. During this time I started to research the Pilates exercises, and this led to my interest in teaching”.

“In 2016 I started my training with Allison Swan and qualified as a YMCA L3 Pilates Matwork Instructor. The course has opened up my interest in using Pilates and other movement concepts for rehabilitation and general exercise. I like the fact that Pilates is adaptable and accessible to all. I also enjoy discovering new ways to keep not only myself, but also those I teach motivated very rewarding. Learning does not stop once qualified and this makes it an exciting career”.



Our Pilates Pooch

You may have met Leo at the studio already, he is normally behind the desk, however we wanted to let you know a little bit more about him.
Leo is a Bishon Frise, he is hypoallergenic and therefore does not shed and should not trigger any allergies. Leo is a little dog with a big personality and a bit moody at times. He likes mostly to sleep behind the reception desk. We are happy for you to approach him to say ‘hello’, he may also welcome you with a woof.