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Our Trainers 

We’re fussy about who we have working at The Barn KT9 as we want to ensure you get the best attention you deserve.


All our trainers are pre and postnatal qualified. From menstrual cycles through to menopause, pelvic floors and pregnancy, they understand how to train as a woman as this is often missed in mainstream gyms.


With personal training, the clue is in the name, so all sessions will be tailored to your needs to get you to where you want to be, and beyond.


Plus, new mums, you’re more than welcome to BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) to make it easier to find time to train.


Em Pointer

Be happier, healthier and stronger in life. Em turns exercise from something you have to do, into something you want to do through her tailored programming.


Founder of The Barn KT9, Em became a pre and postnatal specialist trainer after realising that this stage is grossly underserved. Too often trainers handle pregnancy with cotton wool and 1kg dumbbells and throw new mums straight into HIIT training after their 6 week check which shouldn’t be the case.


Plus, after recently becoming a mum herself, she understands the barriers to exercise and the keenness to “feel yourself again”.


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Tori Mayson

Tori’s approach to training bridges the gap between prehab/rehab and working towards athletic goals. As a mom to 2 young boys and a former competitive athlete herself, she understands the drive women have to get back into exercise. She has been there, made the mistakes and became determined to find a way to better support women in this journey.

With a background in Exercise & Sport Science and years of experience coaching in the rehabilitation world, she decided to transition her professional career into working solely with pregnant and postpartum women.

Navigating fitness during this time can be confusing, intimidating, even frustrating. Tori focuses on education alongside building strength so that moving forward client’s feel confident returning to activities they love!


Gemma Hallett

Gemma is a level 3 qualified personal trainer specialising in Pre and Postpartum programming and resistance training.


She utilises her knowledge to educate and motivate her clients and classes as they work together to achieve their goals.


Her passion for hockey also provides her with a strong foundation in sport specific training. Her enthusiasm is infectious! And although she may be small in stature; she’s big on impact! 


Sarah Ashe

Sarah's love for Yoga has been around for a long time, but when  she moved to Sydney 4 years ago that passion grew and set her on the path to complete her 200hr teacher training in Bondi. More recently, whilst pregnant herself, she completed her prenatal and postnatal Yoga training and moved back to the UK.


Sarah leads her classes with warmth, kindness and support. Her intention in every class is to create a sequence that includes flowing movements, relaxation, intention and the odd challenging pose to drive focus and add some fun to the flow! 



Evelyn Stevenson

Evelyn is a Level 3 Personal trainer and Mum. She brings a wealth of experience in strength training with her having been a competitive Olympic Weightlifter and two-time British Champion. However over the last 5 years she has had a true focus on fitness for women at all stages in life. From up and coming athletes, to pre and postpartum. Evelyn is passionate about educating and empowering her clients with the knowledge, understanding of the importance of strength training and how to modify for every stage of life.

She recently contributed to U.K’s leading pre/postnatal specialist Jenny Burrells book ’Strength training’ and put many theories into practice throughout her own pregnancy.

Evelyn is also a British Weightlifting and Crossfit Coach, and teaches children functional fitness ranging from play through movement for toddlers to sport and fitness specific. She  looks forward to growing the kids fitness offering at The Barn KT9


Avia Potashnik

Avia is a level 3 qualified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor and
Precision Nutrition health and nutrition coach with a scientific publishing
background. Her approach is to create an inclusive environment while making
sure you are working hard to reach your goals.

Having struggled to find somewhere to train during her pregnancy, Avia
qualified as a pre and postnatal trainer to support her fitness journey.
Other than chasing after her little girl, her passion is for indoor cycling and
paddle boarding. She looks forward to being part of The Barn KT9 team and
its ever-growing community.


Charlotte Telfer-Mason

After 12 years working in the fashion industry, Charlotte took a sabbatical in 2019 to take some time to focus on her passion in health and well-being.


She travelled to India to do her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and then went on to complete an additional 50 hours teacher training in Yin yoga.


During this time she also gained her Level 3 certificate in holistic massage so has a solid understanding of anatomy and correct form in exercise.

Charlotte has been so grateful to The Barn KT9 for being an incredible community to support her strength and wellbeing throughout her pregnancy and beyond. She’s honoured to be able to give some of this back by sharing her knowledge and expertise in class!

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Caroline Bragg

Caroline has been in the fitness industry for 12 years. She started by teaching classes in-between acting auditions and when her side hustle became more important to her than the auditions she switched to full time and has never looked back. She mainly works with Pre and Postnatal clients and is seen as an expert in the field having headed up the pre/postnatal side of Frame and is the master trainer for the pre/postnatal side of Alice Liveing's Give Me Strength app.

She believes that working towards making our body as functional as possible will allow us to move forward to achieve more specific goals. There is no point in being able to run 5k if you can't perform daily tasks like to bend over to pick up your toddler.


Function First, Frills second.

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Ali Kelly

Ali teaches yoga to connect people with their bodies, because she knows that the body is the gateway to tune inwards. She loves to weave through philosophy in her classes to support this and in a way that can be added to everyday life, so the benefits of the time on your mat are far reaching. 


She comes from a background as a neonatal intensive care nurse with 10 years of experience and has spent the last 6 years living in Sydney, nursing and teaching. She has completed over 550 hours of yoga teacher trainings in advanced vinyasa, pre and post natal and yin yoga, in Australia and Bali. 

Through these trainings she came across Chinese Medicine and after being totally inspired by her teachers, she is now studying an acupuncture degree. 

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Shikira Wehbe

Shikira has been hosting her popular Sound Baths and Full Moon Ceremonies in the hangar since 2021. She will take you on a sensory journey through her Temples to the Soul experiences through Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Holistic Healing, and through Ceremony.

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