REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS


our clients

"Golborne Place is more than a sanctuary..."

"Golborne Place is more than a sanctuary, more than an exercise institute - it is a heart of healing for me in London. Gyrotonics is re-educating my body to trust its own strength with grace and acupuncture sessions with Tomoko have unblocked great stagnant pools of old fears as well as streamlining my own body's natural defences. I leave Golborne Place with a smile feeling wide as the sky. It is a vital, peaceful refuge."

Lady Amanda Harlech 

"I thought age was a barrier to flexibility..."

"I thought age was a barrier to flexibility but gyrotonic disproved this. Bendy at 63+ I thought not! Now I am flexible as I was at 30 thanks to gyrotonic at Golborne Place. My lesson keeps me bouncing with energy all week. I never miss my lesson if I can"

Cecilia Wells

"As a first soloist with The Royal Ballet..."

"As a first soloist with The Royal Ballet it has been vital to complement my training with Gyrotonic, Pilates and massage. These three I have found at Golborne place. I would like to thank Monica Zamora and her very special team for their skill, knowledge and depth of care in looking after me and helping me reach optimum performance time and time again as well as very much more"

Isabelle McMeekan


the press

Olivia Falcon for Tatler Magazine, March 2009

"Tucked between Stella McCartney's atelier and the hip Portuguese bakery Lisboa on Golborne Road, Golborne Place is Notting Hill's hot new beauty address. A one-stop shop for total body overhaul, it's run by Monica Zamora - a former prima ballerina with the gamine looks of Audrey Hepburn - and her husband Miles Apthorp, a dashing doctor who specialises in anti-ageing injectables. Downstairs, Monica's exercise studio offers classes in Pilates, Gyrotonics and Gyrokinesis - the exercises that dancers do to keep their bodies lithe and supple.

Monica has hand-picked a team of experts - among them her former ballet buddies - to teach classes, which are kept to a maximum of three people so you are lavished with attention. The whole place has a super luxury feel, with heated bamboo floors to warm up muscles and special lighting that mimics twilight. It's all very discreet - great if you're tempted to nip upstairs to see Dr Apthorp, who administers everything from Botox and facial fillers to SmartLipo and Macrolane (the injectable boob job). There's also a treatment room with alternative therapies and a chillout area where you can browse racks of hand painted silk dresses."

Dance Europe (August/September 2009)

"Former BRB principal Monica Zamora has just opened a new studio, Golborne Place, which she describes as “ an urban escape”. Equipped with the latest machines, the Notting Hill studio offers classes in Pilates, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis, as well as therapeutic treatments including acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, massage and cosmetic medicine. There’s also a chill-out gallery offering hand-painted clothes, handbags and fabrics."

ES Magazine

WHY: The new arrival on the Golborne Road block (Stella McCartney is a neighbour) is Golborne Place. In her downstairs studio, former prima ballerina Monica Zamora will coax you gently into shape with the latest exercise discipline Gyrotonic, while upstairs, her husband Dr Mile Apthorp specialises in anti-aging injectables – if you need that little bit extra. Gyrotonic is a Pilates-like exercise that dancers use to stay lithe and strong. Pilates and other treatments are also available.

WHO GOES THERE: Royal Ballet dancers

INSIDER TIP: ‘Always remember your posture – try balancing on one leg while brushing your teeth.’