Rhian is the owner of Essence Studio, and teaches Pilates and Barre. Rhian first started practicing Pilates in 2008 after the birth of her first child. Rhian has scoliosis and has spinal fusion and found that the lack of core muscles after having her daughter made her back pain 100 times worse. As well as having hydroquartisone injections in her vertebra to help with the pain, Rhian started practicing Pilates. After 6 months she no longer needed the injections and found she was managing her pain purely with regular Pilates. Then in 2010 when life throw a curve ball and Rhian found her self redundant from her office based job, she decided to retrain in Pilates and hasn't looked back.