Louisa Drake is a fitness expert and founder of the Louisa Drake Method offering 1-2-1 training and holistic health coaching via a range of transformative disciplines.
She aims to empower her clients and community using the most accessible, effective and suitable training techniques for their needs and goals. Fusing elements of pilates, barre, functional movement, dance to yoga with health and lifestyle guidance for a 360 degree approach.
Specialisms include Pre & Postnatal, Pilates, Reformer Pilates, yoga, corrective movement, body transformation, women's fitness, nutritional and lifestyle coaching.
Her background as a professional dancer, choreographer and movement coach has been instrumental in helping our work progress in the creative sector.
Louisa supports actors, dancers and singers prepare for specific roles and projects. Having worked on several film projects and training a range of talent from Gwyneth Paltrow, Felicity Jones, Rooney Mara, Natalie Imbruglia, Catherine Steadman, Victoria Beckham and Rowan Atkinson to name a few.
LDM is known as a shape-changer that generates a leaner, strengthened and balanced body however the biggest takeaway is body positivity and confidence.
Alongside our clients fitness goals, all areas of their health and well-being will be supported and addressed.
"When the pandemic came, I was a bit sceptical about moving my workouts into the online space, however, LDM exceeded my expectations even in this, as the instructors took immense care in correcting my posture, adjusting the exercises for people with injuries, repetitively demonstrating what to do and it was almost as if we were in the studio together."
- LDM CLIENT
Emily leads on our fitness programme content for group classes and privates, whilst also assisting Louisa with all in-house training.
Her passion for dance & movement led her to fitness following a successful career in professional dance. Emily trained at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) graduating with a degree in dance, before performing overseas on cruise lines, and in the UK's theatrical and commercial sectors.
As a Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 Personal Trainer, qualified in Pre & Postnatal fitness and Reformer Pilates, Emily now loves to combine her knowledge of classical dance techniques with traditional fitness methodology and elements of Pilates. Specialising in women's fitness, it was LDM's holistic and varied approach which drew Emily to the Method. She strives to empower clients to feel stronger and more confident.
Sheriya brings positivity, passion and precision to her LDM sessions. Originally from a dance background, she still performs with BOP jazz dance company alongside her fitness career.
Sheriya has trained in-house with Louisa and the team in preparation to lead LDM sessions. With qualifications in Pilates, Mat and Reformer, Barre Fitness, ETM, TRX and is a Level 3 Personal Trainer. All these skills make her a natural fit to lead our signature workouts, 1-2-1 training and inspire you all to move with purpose.
Carly is originally from the USA. She initially worked in fundraising and event planning, but fitness stole her heart and after retraining she was an instructor in NYC before relocating to London.
Carly completed 250 hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica with Caribe Yoga and loves to incorporate yoga principles into the other styles that she teaches. She also honed her craft working at Solidcore Pilates Studio in NYC and went on to certify in Mat Pilates with Equinox. Carly is a Level 3 Personal Trainer who is qualified in Pre & Postnatal fitness. These skills alongside being a new mum makes her an asset to lead the LDM Pregnancy Project sessions. Carly trained in-house training with Louisa and the team in preparation to teach LDM. Carly's motivating classes deliver the burn with a smile and lots of motivation to help you reach your maximum potential via 1-2-1 training and our signature workouts.
Lydia is a professionally trained dancer and experienced teacher and performer. After studying dance and performance at the Central School of Ballet she has enjoyed a diverse performing and teaching career. Lydia has completed her Louisa Drake Method in-house training with Louisa and the team and is excited to lead classes at the LDM Studio.
She has four years experience teaching Dance and Barre Fitness across London’s hotspot’s, studios and schools to a range of ages and abilities. Her background in dance helps her to share her love for fitness and movement with others. Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates qualified with HFE, her teaching style includes both strength and softness offering a welcoming, creative and challenging workout and supportive 1-2-1 sessions.
Amelia trained at The Royal Ballet School, and upon graduating spent a year and a half with The Royal Ballet performing in a range of productions in Covent Garden. Alongside her ballet career, Amelia studied Barre Fitness Teacher Training at Barreworks in 2019 then joined the LDM team after completing her in-house training.
This professional experience gives her invaluable knowledge about what it takes to sustain a healthy and strong body, whilst performing and touring with a company. Pilates, strength and conditioning training became a key part of her daily routine alongside her dance training. Her passion for both ballet and fitness led her to discover the Louisa Drake Method. Since joining the team Amelia has completed Level 3 Mat Pilates Diploma with The London Pilates Academy and YMCA. Amelia also holds a Functional Reformer Pilates Certification. Expect precise and motivating sessions to leave you feeling empowered.
Yes, we welcome pregnancy clients to join our online workouts. We simply ask that you have clearance from your doctor and you do not have any contraindications to exercise while pregnant. Our signature workouts are especially ideal for those new mum's to be in their first trimester. However when you transition into your second and third trimester your exercise needs to be adapted for comfort and safety.
The LDM Pregnancy Project offers women specific exercise solutions during pregnancy and beyond. Learn to move with confidence, stay physically fit and prepared for birth via live-streamed workouts and the on demand platform.
LDM is designed for all fitness levels, from beginners through to those at an advanced level. Our expert trainers offer a tailored approach in our live-streamed classes and our on demand workouts are carefully curated to offer a range of modifications and adaptations. We recommend you listen to your body and take each workout at your own pace.
Our goal is to empower you with efficient and effective movement that celebrates every milestone. Byusing our results-driven workouts you reap the rewards whilst honouring the mind and body at the same time.
To get the most out of your workouts, we suggest having a range of equipment to support and challenge you. Select from the LDM Total Home Workout Kit or mix and match our products with free weights, ankle weights and yoga blocks.
We suggest selecting 'Open Goal' or 'Functional Training' for LDM Sculpt, Sculpt & Stretch, Refine and Barre workouts. For LDM Shape Changer or LDM Cardio the 'High-Intensity Interval Training' workout option is best.