I've always believed in keeping myself fit and healthy. Over the years I've taken part in most gym based studio classes and new crazes that have been thrown at the general public, these include completing my black belt in kick boxing and taking part in various long distance running events. This combined with working full time in publishing and spending long hours sat at a desk created a whole new meaning to aches and pains, I just couldn't understand why! I thought keeping fit was supposed to be good for you!
Around 2007 I was introduced to Pilates, which totally changed my approach to my work and home life. For years I had received physiotherapy on my upper back and right shoulder that was the result of work stress combined with sitting at my desk using the computer for long periods of time. Although the pain would temporarily go after my Physiotherapy sessions, it wasn't until I started practicing Pilates and understanding the correct position of my shoulder girdle and how it should move that I could see and correct what I was doing wrong. Over time and through regular practice I corrected the imbalance in my body and am now pain free.
'My ambition is to help others feel the benefits of Pilates and progress them at a pace that is safe and comfortable for their body'
I truly believe that Pilates can complement your life and any sporting activity that you practice. I have completed my Level 3 Pilates Mat Work training, Body Control Pilates conversion course, Pregnancy pre/post natal training and Pilates for bone health which focuses more in depth on conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia. I am also a certified back4good practitioner which means I have undergone extensive training exclusively related to low back pain. This training has been externally accredited by Skills Active and REPS.
The seventeen years I worked in publishing were really enjoyable, but after having my second son I was more than happy to wave the long hours and stress goodbye. I now love the social side that comes with being a pilates instructor. My ambition is to help others feel the benefits of Pilates and progress them at a pace that is safe and comfortable for their body.