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Sophia Ayranova

MSc Sport Medicine, Exercise & Health, BSc Sport Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

Sophia graduated from University College London in 2011. Sophia is a fully accredited and insured member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). She gained experience in the private and public sectors – across sport rehabilitation, injury prevention, sports massage, personal training, dance, Yoga and Pilates. She has further clinical experience with several sports teams such as the London Welsh RFC and AFC Wimbledon. Since 2012 Sophia has worked for the Ministry of Defence, leading musculo-skeletal educational and rehabilitation classes. Teaching has always been a passion for Sophia and recently she has started working as a Senior Lecturer on BSc and MSc degree levels.

A career highlight was winning an award for ‘Excellence in innovation in Learning and Teaching Practice’ across all disciplines, after being nominated by her students. Outside of work Sophia teaches Latin and Ballroom dancing!

I haven’t submitted a review for a while so wanted to give a big well done to Sophia who runs the 10am class on Saturday. I’ve been attending Sophia’s classes for a long time and she always manages to keep the balance right between keeping the classes interesting and varied but also challenging. She’s clearly extremely knowledgeable in Pilates and anatomy generally so is able to give good guidance when injured. I always look forward to Sophia’s class.