Shaping Futures is Durham’s unique health, wellness and fitness studio
Shaping Futures was founded by Leila Bramwell over a decade ago. After years of being a Personal Trainer Leila decided to dedicate more time in Pilates instruction due to the positive impact she and her clients were having on their bodies.
Leila set out to start a business that gives people top quality Pilates and Yoga instruction which usually people only get in specialist studios combined however with a fully functional gym and fitness centre where top instructors look after you and where people do not feel intimidated to go to a class or the gym.
So now people do not need to join 2 types of gyms or studios as WE ARE a Pilates/ Yoga Specialist Studio and WE OFFER higher quality fitness than a regular gym.
We believe at shaping futures that Pilates / Yoga combined with Cardio Fitness and Resistance Training gives you the perfect recipe for health and fitness. Combine this in an atmosphere which is not intimidating or competitive and this is the fitness and wellbeing Shaping Futures offers today.
We offer a vast variety of classes and we can tailor memberships to suit you and your lifestyle. As well as Personal Training in Fitness, Weight loss, Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Weight Training, Rehabilitation and Sport Specific. Our team of highly qualified trainers each have their own niche and work great together to give you everything you could want and more.
Take a look at our circle of wellness which also offers Physiotherapy and Back Rehabilitation. Shaping Futures team and Physio therapists work together to get you in the shape you want to be in. Having all this care under one roof, it has never been easier to achieve your goals in health and fitness.
We are the only place that offers Reformer classes in the area and the high demand for these classes speak for itself.
Shaping Futures is good for your BODY and your MIND and SPIRIT.
Pay as you go options are available.
Join us and experience “The Shaping Futures Way” for yourself
circle of wellness
At Shaping Futures in Durham we have an approach to client wellbeing that’s significantly different to anyone else.
We call it circle of health. It’s a collaborative and integrated partnership between Shaping Futures trainers and the back clinic therapists and physiotherapists.
We professionally work together to give everyone the very best in care.
In contrast to the rest of the fitness industry our therapists and trainers work side by side. We encourage clients to integrate a mix of classes and private sessions into an overall programme along with treatment, rehabilitation and corrective exercise where necessary. We encourage our clients to work with a variety of trainers so they can benefit from specific areas of individual specialization and expertise.
This not only makes life more interesting for the client but also offers two fundamental advantages:
- We always have your long term interest in mind so we can create a integrated overall health and fitness strategy, and guide you through it in a seamless and continuous progression.
- We are able to continually monitor, evaluate and adapt your programme to maximize its effectiveness, whether that’s to help speed recovery from injury, or help you achieve your goals faster.
At Shaping Futures, we tailor our membership packages to suit your needs. So whether you plan to do numerous studio classes, mix it up with some reformer or large equipment session or just want to keep it simple we will have the package for you.
If you want to have a look round the studio do feel free to give us a call. Our team will be only too happy to help you out.
As Durham is a busy university town, we offer students a term time package.
meet the team
- Founder, Personal Trainer
- Personal Trainer
- Personal Trainer