"I have found Emma's training sessions for instructors really inspirational; and always leave charged with renewed enthusiasm, full of lots of great, new ideas for immediate use class, and with an improved knowledge and understanding of anatomy linked to Pilates. Her approach is professional, very informative and fun!
Barbara Hemingway – Pilates Teacher (level 3)
"I'm so glad I've signed up to the Pilates Union as I think your organisation is really professionally run and I've seen lots of benefits already. Your website is really user friendly and has helped me find a local course on small equipment (not easy in the South West!). Plus I'm getting more visits to my website as a result of having my contact details on your website" - Eleanor Hasler. Level 3 Pilates Teacher (Positively Pilates)
“Emma is a truly exceptional teacher, she is by far the best I’ve ever had. I find her inspirational both as a teacher and a person. As a student, I can only aspire to be as good as her some day”
Gillian Quinn – Stott Pilates Teacher
“Emma, I found it very good and a great help for my joints, especially my back”
Danny Higginbotham – Premiership footballer
"I have been coming to classes with Emma for several years now and have enjoyed these so much that I have frequently recommended the studio to friends. Emma's classes are extremely well constructed, innovative and interesting and are consequently very effective. Her teaching style is dynamic and motivating and the exercises are based on both traditional theories and current, evidence-based thinking in movement science. Every session is demanding and fun. Emma's classes offer a level of supervision, which is very high indeed. Client's are encouraged and supported to develop a personal awareness of their own level of motor control; she always identifies a number of options for each exercise to suit clients at different levels of control and clearly explains the factors which determine which level should be followed. Emma and her colleagues pay a great deal of attention toHealth and safety; exercises are clearly explained, accurately demonstrated and the supervision for each individual client is impressive. Emma encourages feedback; she listens to and acts upon clients'suggestions of areas for further business development: the studio is very much a part of the village and offers a service which has developed and continues to develop with the needs and wishes of the localpopulation. Frankly I cannot believe my luck that a studio of this calibre is in the village ..I would very happily travel a great deal further to access this level of supervision and guidance."
Gillian Bamborough MSc., BSc.(Hons), MSCP, SRP.,PCAPL Physiotherapist –Sunderland NHS
Emma has been my Pilates instructor of 7 years. I came to Emma because I had experienced several years of back pain, a slipped disc and dysfunctional joints. Her dedicated approach towards me has always focussed on my needs. Her advice has been excellent and I am able to enjoy a relatively pain free life as a result of her excellent teaching. Emma “walks the talk”. An advocate of “tough care”, she has been an inspiration to me, most recently helping me to return to fitness after undergoing surgery for breast cancer.
Ashley Wood (M.A. – Advanced Skills Teacher – Whitburn Comprehensive School