Meet The Team


Hi, we are a team of instructors with skills and connections to get you where you want to go.

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Karen George, Founder, Head Instructor, Big Tree Studio


I have been a Pilates instructor for over 16 years. Never having been into exercise before I quickly became addicted to Pilates because of how great it makes you feel!

 I trained as a physiotherapist. This knowledge and experience is extremely useful with all my classes.

What matters to us?

We want you to have the same amazing results that we have. To move stronger, with greater ease,to feel younger!

We'll help you choose the best classes for you and have a range of the best treatment providers to refer you to if you have aches and pains.

Ollie Smith


I was a student at Big Tree and loved it so much I've trained as an instructor!

I have a passion for exercise and love helping others to reach their personal goals.


Claire Blynkenbyl

Fascial Fitness Instructor

Claire is our guest instructor and teaches Fascial Fitness. We are so lucky to have her! Click on the link below to find out more about what she does.

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People we love

Freshstart Physio
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