My own Pilates journey really began after having my first child and struggling to find a fitness professional with Pre & Post Natal knowledge and experience to help me recover fully. After having my second child my Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Muscle Separation) became worse and it was at this point I realised that there was a lack of help and knowledge out there not only for Mums trying to recover Postnatally but also knowing which exercises are safe to do Prenatally. I also saw more and more people suffering from bad backs and neck tension often as a result of the technological world we now live in, often sitting for long periods of time, whether driving, or at a desk in front of a computer. Qualified as a STOTT PILATES® Matwork instructor, I offer Beginners and Intermediate Matwork classes to help clients achieve a balanced, healthy and sustainable exercise routine which helps them be the best possible and pain free version of themselves, whilst working out in a calm, supportive, encouraging and fun environment. I also offer 1-2-1/2-2-1s and although i don’t currently run specific Prenatal & Postnatal group classes, I can offer these as 1-2-1 sessions, an area of personal interest and each session is focused totally on your needs whatever part of the amazing journey you are on!
Each year I take Continuing Professional Development training (CPD's) to retain my certification and these workshops help to ensure the classes remain interesting and exciting, constantly bringing new research and ideas into class. Some of these include Flexion Free, Foam Roller, pilates with props and Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates on the Mat. I also attend other Pilates workshops which are often run by STOTT Pilates Lead Instructor trainers and these have included common lower back conditions, shoulder stability, Anatomy, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Post-rehab knee strength: Stabilising the most vulnerable joint and The role of the hip: Post-rehab strength and stability workshops. Get in touch to begin your Pilates journey with me.