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Tam doing the Up Stretch on the Pilates Reformer


Helping You Move Forward

Built on the foundation that everybody is somebody, we encourage body positivity and aim to bring you the tools to deal with whatever cards you are dealt. We provide you with a supportive network to make a difference in your health & well-being, to help you develop week after week and see the growth you are capable of.

We are Dave and Tam (more about us later) the founders of Holistic Movement. Like many good stories, there is an element of chance in how we met. Tam attended a Pilates retreat at the Olive Branch in El Chorro, where Dave happened to be living & working at the time... and the rest, as they say, is history!




I’m Tamara. A Spanglish dreamer and trained and certified Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and trainer, and healthy foodie. I am a lover of learning, a share of knowledge, and a seeker of adventures.


I love embracing life. I love seeking out new adventures and being in nature with those close to me. I love to challenge myself and expand my horizons. I love being inspired by places and faces and being the source of inspiration to those who need it. If I can pursue everything I’m passionate about, as well as helping myself and others around me grow, then I’m truly happy.


I have been practicing Pilates & Yoga since 2004.

It took times of pausing, to see how far I have come and embraced the beauty that surrounded me when I was too busy zipping through ambitions, goals, and to-do lists. One of the things that helped me the most with this is movement; when life got me into a spin, movement centred me. It also took some amazing souls who inspired me and picked me up when I needed it the most… and it’s taking a lot of self-love, self-worth, and intuition. Always a work-in-progress.


  • Level 3 Pilates Matwork - The Thoughtful Body (Derby + London) 2015

  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise (Derbyshire) 2016


  • Pilates Reformer trained - Balanced Body (LA, California) 2017


  • Reiki Master + Trainer - Usui Lineage (Derbyshire) 2016-2019


  • 200HR Yoga Certification (Andalusia) March 2020

  • 60HR Santa Monica Power Yoga & Meditation March 2021

  • Level 3 PTLLS qualification - July 2021


  • First aid trained - Last updated 2019

  • Cadillac Trained - Balanced Body (Dublin) December 2021

  • Ladder Barrel and Chair Training - Balanced Body (Dublin) Jan 2022

  • Level 2 Mental health award - May 2022 - Active IQ

  • Pilates Comprehensive Teacher - Balanced Body - Tested out July 2022

  • Quiromasaje & masaje deportivo  Diploma - February 2023

  • 70 Hour Yoga for Healing Trauma Informed course - March 2023 - Marisol Mallorca

  • Chi Nei Tsang - October 2023 - Kris deva North - London

  • 300 Hour Yoga TT - December 2023 - Bend it like Buddha - Portugal

  • Peter Hess Sound massage Intensive course (Levels 1-4) - January 2024 - Andalusia


Dave after teaching Pilates


I’m Dave. A proud scouser that loves all forms of movement and exercise. I have over 20 years experience in many fields of movement including professional athletics, different forms of martial arts, rock climbing and bouldering.


When I'm not enjoying time with my family, teaching or training you'll likely find me engrossed in a book or educational video of some description. I love the field I work in and treat is a pursuit that I will be involved in for the rest of my life.


Long story cut short, I broke three bones in my lower back and it took a number of years to get right. I was offered serious surgery and told I could be using a cane for the rest of my life.  It was a Personal Trainer that really helped get me moving again; and it was him that motivated me to become a Personal Trainer myself. 



Giving context. It sounds simple, right? Well it is and it's a philosophy I believe deeply in. Once we've explained to people why we are doing certain things we give them the assurance that what we are asking them to do has a purpose. When this happens and people connect with what we're doing they are likely to stick with it and that is when progress happens.



  • Level 3 Personal Trainer - YMCA - Nottingham 2018 ​


  • Level 3 Diet & Nutrition to support exercise - YMCA - Nottingham 2018


  • Indoor Cycling Instructor - London 2019


  • Kettlebell Trainer - London 2019


  • Boxercise Teacher - London 2019


  • Suspension System Trainer -London 2019

  • Emergency First Aid - Nottingham 2019

  • Level 3 Pilates instructor - HFE - East Midlands 2020

  • Level 3 PTLLS qualification - July 2021

  • Level QCF Assessing - November 2022

  • Level 3 Sports Massage - December 2022

  • Diploma in Cupping & Scraping

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