I teach in my wonderful studio at home in the garden - Farnham Surrey.
Well I feel like I learn something new every day which is very exciting, and the more injuries a client has the better and more satisfied I feel when they feel better.
I like to think of the studio as a calming place for people to come and reflect on themeselves for an hour, and to forget the crazy life that we all live.
During lockdown I transitioned straight into Zoom classes, I hadn't taught mat classes for sometime and it was great because I was doing the exercises with them I actually felt like I learnt a lot about my teaching, really thinking about visual queing for instance, becuase in the studio it's very hands on, and sometimes after so long in the studio I feel like it can get a little repetative.
Its got to be feet in the Straps on the Reformer!
As a dancer it's such a good one to feel a stretch and open up the hips, but also working on control through the pelvis and core.
I trained at the Bush Davies Ballet school from the age of 10 years old, that's all I ever wanted to do from a very early age. After being at full time ballet school I decided to go into musical theatre, as singing was a big part of my life, after graduating from drama school age 18, I worked for a few years in the Theatre, which was amazing until I wanted to buy my own flat and earn some money!
I then owned a franchise of the part time drama school Stagecoach for 10 years. Whilst doing that I did a 18 month fully comprehensive training in Pilates with Pilates Foundation - always knowing that one day I wanted my own studio. Which opened in 2005, and I gave up Stagecoach.
Since teaching pilates I have not only learned about my own body, I only wish I knew half of what I know now when I was training to be a ballet dancer, and how important it is to keep moving and to keep both body and mind active the older I get.
"Every Body is different"
Hopefully still doing Feet in the Straps on the Reformer, and still learning something new every day!!
I first tried Pilates in 2013 shortly after starting teaching barre at a Pilates studio in Texas. I became certified in 2015 in Texas and shortly after that moved to Florida. My goal is to make exercise fun and not a chore. I enjoy helping people make the best of themselves knowing they are doing something amazing for their bodies. Most of my clients are 50+ so my emphasis is keeping the body strong as we head into menopause. I am big on keeping osteoporosis away and keeping the body supple, flexible and strong.View instructor >
I have been teaching Studio Pilates for 15 years in Farnham Surrey. I got into Pilates from a dancing background, when I was at dance school you were only allowed to use the reformers as part of rehabilitation after an injury - how Pilates has changed! The best part of my job is meeting people and hearing them say how much better they feel after a session of Pilates!View instructor >