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instructor of the month

Sara Hunter

August 2018

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?

I teach In Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and the surrounding area.

Your teaching tips

Be patient with people and try to put yourself in their shoes. I deal with a lot of people who are trying to cope with back pain, and have lost confidence in their body and how it moves. Also in a class situation, be friendly and encouraging, as for some people, they have taken a massive step just to get there. Also keep learning, keep researching and network with other professionals.

Favourite Exercise and reason why?

For me personally, I love mid back series on the reformer. it makes me feel stronger, preferably doing it under the watchful eye of another pilates instructor.

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

I Started in the fitness industry about 25 years ago teaching aerobics, but stopped after about 5 years and got a job in sales. After a few years I realised it wasn't for me and qualified as a personal trainer. I started work in a large gym as fitness instructor, built up my client list, and eventually went freelance. In 2004, I became intrigued by Pilates, and decided to qualify and have never looked back. Pilates for me professionally has been the best thing Ihave ever qualified in.

Do you have a motto or mission statement?

Move more, nourish your body and believe in yourself.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

At the moment I am looking for studio space where I can teach Pilates, barre and train my PT clients, so hopefully that will be still going strong in 5  years. I intend to keep studying always as there is so much to learn in our industry.

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