A bit about your teacher
Teaching Pilates gives me great satisfaction. This can come from helping someone recover from injury and regain mobility to showing clients how they can improve their flexibility and core strength. I'm very proud that I have clients from the age of 16 to 80. Some simply want to be free of back pain so that they can do the things they love like gardening, playing with grandchildren or travel more. Others see Pilates as an essential part of their conditioning program for sports performance. Pilates can help everyone get more out of life.
I'm qualified to teach level 3 Pilates with Body Control Pilates, who are widely seen as the benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality, with teachers working in more than 40 countries. Its Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation with over 1,400 teaching members. I regularly attend continuous professional development (CPD) with Body Control Pilates and other organisations. I am also fully insured to teach Pilates and hold an AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certificate from St John's Ambulance.
I started practising Pilates myself in 2007. Years of taking part in various sports had left me with a number of injuries that were stopping me from doing the things that I loved. In addition, my work at the time as a Procurement Director involved lots of travel and long hours sitting at a desk. This contributed to my inflexibility, stiffness, weak core and at times gave me a bad back. I hoped Pilates could help.
Pilates far exceeded my expectations. The new found body awareness I gained helped me with my posture in every day life, but the way that the exercises challenged me also enabled me to keep in great shape. It has allowed me to not only continue doing sport, but also to do things that I didn't think I'd ever do again. I now swim, run and ski. These are all sports that I'd previously given up due to injury.
In 2014, I came to a point in my life where I needed a new challenge and change in career. Becoming a Pilates teacher was the obvious choice.
I genuinely believe that Pilates is for absolutely everyone. It would be my pleasure to show you it's many benefits and help you achieve your individual goals.