I qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher in 2013. Prior to this I had worked as a Town Planner, spending long periods of time sitting at a desk, and in my spare time running long distances. As a result I had terrible posture and lots of back pain. In 2008 I had surgery on my spine and as a result was encouraged to take up Pilates by my physiotherapist. This enabled me to have a greater understanding of my body as a whole, achieve better posture, and significantly reduce my back pain, as well as regaining confidence in my body and its abilities.
I am so passionate about the effect this had on my life I decided to train to become a teacher myself. I am now able to ride my bike, bend, lift and do everyday things without back pain. Without Pilates my back would not have allowed me to do this.
I am a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates teacher, as well as a Qualified Body Control Teacher of Pilates on the Reformer. I am currently working towards being a Level 4 Advanced Exercise Instructor. I continually update my skills and education by participating in a programme of Continued Professional Development, specifically on clinical, rehabilitation Pilates, matwork and Reformer.