'Every moment of our lives can be the beginning of great things'
I am a qualified APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Rehabilitation Equipment Pilates instructor and a Body Control Pilates Matwork instructor and Back4Good Practitioner. Pilates was first introduced to me by a wonderful teacher, Conchita, this was whilst I was studying for my Hons Degree in Theatre Dance. I found pilates to be very beneficial in keeping my body healthy, strong and less prone to injuries. For this very reason my dance background helps amplify the way I teach; dynamic, and precise with a continuous flow, whilst adapting exercises for those who need.
I have experience teaching a variety of clients (ages ranging from 13 - 80 years old) with array of injuries i.e upper and lower back injuries, hip injuries as well as working with Physiotherapists in helping clients with hypermobility. In addition to this I have experience in training athletes such as runners, cyclists and dancers to better improve their performance capability. I was also part of the teaching core at London Studio Centre where I taught Anatomy with relation to Pilates and Movement. I combine strength and stretch exercises to my classes, always keeping my classes interesting and different as to keep the attention of the clients and in so doing creating the Mind and Body connection.
'Pilates is a complete coordination of mind, body and spirit'
What I believe Pilates is & does
Joseph Pilates once said 'Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only attain it but to maintain it' I believe that movement is an essential key to improving your life physically and mentally and Pilates puts emphasis on mobility of the joints of our bodies with importance on core and postural alignment. Practitioners say by practicing regular Pilates, you can help improve your posture, balance, control and overall strength. Pilates aims to help speed up recovery from injuries, help provide more freedom within your joints. Pilates aims to correct muscle imbalances to improve the functional activity of your body and therefore enhancing your performance within an activity. All of this starts with a specific focus on core stability and strength as this is where all effective movement originates from. Most of us spend too long in stationary positions and our bodies crave movement, thats what they are designed to do. I find Pilates is an important way of exercising, allowing you to gain overall mobility, strength, fitness, and muscle endurance and therefore aiding in a better lifestyle.
I have done further training in the following areas:
Pilates for Osteoporosis
Pilates exercise for Children age 5 - adolesence
Pregnancy and Post natal Pilates
Pilates for dancers, runners and cyclists
Pilates for Hypermobility
Pilates for Scoliosis
Back, neck and shoulders
Using of small equipment within a class, such as, triad ball, foam roller, spiky balls, bands and the large pilates ball