I am a Body Control Pilates instructor qualified since 2002. I continue to develop my knowledge of Pilates by attending regular teacher development courses, which advances my techniques and keeps my classes interesting and dynamic.
Body Control Pilates offers a comprehensive programme of exercises that are adapted from the ‘classical’ exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. Many of these classical exercises are often not suitable for the average person and the average body. In order for someone to work safely and effectively and to gain the full benefits of Pilates, these classical exercises should be broken down to establish good movement skills thus building the best possible foundation upon which to progress towards the classical, more advanced work. This is the essence of the Body Control Pilates Method.
Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective – and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation.
I started learning about Pilates as after years of attending regular gym sessions I was finding that I was increasingly picking up small annoying injuries. I wanted to focus on a fitness regime that combined a mind and body discipline that would allow me to stay injury free.
I aim to keep my classes challenging and lively, but most of all I want my students to have fun. I want them to recognise that they are in a supportive and happy environment, but most of all find in Pilates what i have done and that is an exercise technique that nourishes my body and soul and one that will stay with me for years to come.