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instructor of the month

Nicky Pender

February 2020

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?

I teach in my local Kirk Halls in Edinburgh and also teach 3 private clients in their homes 

Your teaching tips

Challenge yourself, but don’t struggle.  Don’t forget to breathe.  Be kind to yourself; listen to your body; every day is different - something you found relatively easy yesterday/last week may be a real challenge for you today for whatever reason.  Go with the flow, modify if you need to, but always turn up and do your best, whatever that might look like 

Favourite Exercise and reason why?

Shoulder bridge.  Great for warming everything up, getting movement through the spine.  I’d recommend doing this exercise, above all others, every day 

tell us a little bit about yourself and your experience in the industry

As a relatively recently qualified instructor I’ve valued the insight and experiences I’ve had and the friends I’ve made in colleagues in this industry.  I’ve been amazed and gratified by the generous assistance given by more experienced fellow instructors - not something you necessarily find in other professions, this willingness to help others.  It’s been hugely rewarding yet highly challenging at the same time.

Do you have a motto or mission statement?

Challenge yourself, don’t struggle 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Hopefully still teaching the clients that I already have and with a few new recruits/devotees added along the way 

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