Until my mid-thirties I lived and worked in London with Yoga as my go to exercise. Ten years ago, I moved to Pangbourne, discovered Pilates and have never looked back!
Having practised Pilates for 10 years and been teaching for the last two years, I know first-hand the benefits Pilates can give, from its rehabilitating effects on individuals with sports injuries, to improving the general well-being of people of all ages. Once I decided to take the plunge and become a Pilates instructor, I found it an all-consuming passion! I am a level 3 mat Pilates teacher, and am also qualified in Reformer/Bench and Wunda Chair. I have completed workshops in Buff Bones (an entire system for bone and joint health) and PureStretch. I currently (Covid permitting) run community Pilates classes locally and I am a Pilates instructor at the Bradfield Sports complex.
I practice contemporary Pilates, respecting the principles of the classic method whilst introducing variations to keep it interesting! I am a firm believer that Pilates should be a full body workout but that within that brief, clients may want to address specific areas of the body eg. shoulder mobility, hip opening, knee pain or other areas of stiffness or chronic pain.
I have experience in teaching people of all ages and levels of ability, either on a one to one basis or in group classes. My first client was a lady with severe osteoporosis who volunteered to be my case study during my training and who is still my client today! I have since worked with a wide range of people with injuries as well as regular fitness clients, in single, small and large classes. My philosophy is to re-balance, strengthen, stretch and tone muscles, mobilise joints, strengthen the core and those deep stabilising muscles we tend to ignore, in order to re-build the strength that supports our bodies.