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Meet the Team

Just a few of the people you can expect to meet if you take part in any of our activities!

Sophie Iles

Get Up and Go Project Officer

Sophie worked at the council in 2011 and is thrilled to be back to coordinate the Get up and Go programme (from November 2022). Sophie is passionate about supporting residents to lead happy, healthy lives.

Feel free to get in touch about the programme, if you need help finding local activities or to discuss working together on any new opportunities. 


Graham May

Get Up and Go Programme Ambassador

A volunteer at Staunton Country Park and originally helping with our guided walks up there, Graham quickly saw the benefits of the other activities within the programme and has participated in many since then with a preference towards yoga and Pilates. // 07444430848


Jo Standen
Jo the Yoga Teacher

Jo teaches our chair-based yoga on a Tuesday.  Jo's yoga is a workout for the mind as well as the body.  Taking time to listen to your own body, Jo will guide you through the exercises to improve balance and flexibility, strengthening your body and mind with activities to co-ordinate the left and right sides of the brain.  New participants are always welcome and are encouraged and supported to join in at their own pace.  Jo also offers a range of other classes and retreats, so check out her website below! // 07986 168072

Sarah Jaques

Mind Body Mat Pilates

Sarah has previously taught a number of Gentle Pilates classes for the programme and her passion is helping people get moving, and discover things they never knew their bodies could do! When not on the mat, Sarah loves to be by the sea or roaming the country with her dog!

Sarah is currently on maternity leave, however she is expecting to be back teaching some time next year, so keep an eye on her website for updates! // 07810 581508

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Hannah Attenburrow

Beyond the Studio Pilates


Hannah previously taught our over 55s Pilates classes at Get Up and Go. Hannah believes in making exercise fun and functional adding in Pilates fundamentals using equipment like resistance bands and mini balls. New participants are always welcome and supported. When she isn’t teaching Pilates Hannah can be found outdoors, usually mountain biking or exploring with her dog Luna, who often makes appearances on her online classes!
Hannah offers a range of activities locally so check out her website below! //

Tabitha Ndirangu
Living In Yoga

Tabitha teaches our Beginners Yoga class at Emsworth on a Monday night, and her passion is to share the practice of Yoga as a tool for deeper awareness in body and mind, to help us navigate life.  Tabitha loves to create depth in my classes by weaving Yoga philosophy, movement and stillness to allow You to find that connection to yourself.  Tabitha offers several other classes around Havant and Emsworth, so head to her website below to find out more!

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Mike Gilbert
Langstone Adventure Rowing

Mike leads the Langstone Adventure Rowing Club, based at Northney Marina on Hayling Island, and he delivers our 6-week coastal rowing courses! He is an incredibly experienced rower and an expert in coaching from beginner level all the way up to international competition level. 

In addition to the Get Up and Go courses and Academy Rowing Club (your long-term rowing option once you finish a course), Mike has a whole host of other rowing opportunities for all ages and abilities.  You can get in touch with him on the details below;

Langstone Adventure Rowing

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