I qualified as a Body Control Pilates Teacher in 2013, after practising Pilates for 6 years and then learning the art of teaching others for almost 3 years. In my previous life, I’d spent many years working as a Town Planner, sitting at a desk for long periods of time, slouching and not worrying about my posture. I also enjoyed running long distances, 5K, 10K, half-marathons and marathons, all without a thought about my stature. As a result I had terrible posture, and significant back pain, which eventually lead to me having to have surgery in 2008. This is when my own Pilates journey began, and it has quite literally changed my life.
I was encouraged to take up Pilates by my physiotherapist, and soon began to feel the benefits. I began to have a greater understanding of my body as a whole, and its movement, I achieved better posture, reduced my back pain and regained confidence in my body and its abilities. I became so passionate about the effect this had on my life I decided to train to become a Pilates teacher, in order to help others gain the same benefits.
I am a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates Matwork teacher, as well as a Qualified Body Control Teacher of Pilates on the Reformer. I am also qualified to teach on larger pieces of Pilates equipment, such as a Wunda chair and Cadillac. 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 Equipment.