Sadly I am not a naturally flexible, strong, balanced or graceful individual!
Add in a good dose of sporting injuries, too much desk time, limited exposure to any form of exercise that didn’t involve a ball (or a horse) and a ‘just get on with it’ attitude instilled from a very young age and I found myself in my twenties with varying degrees of back, neck and shoulder trouble twinned with some nasty headaches and migraines.
I have always loved sport, especially dressage, but felt frustrated that essentially I couldn’t get my body to perform as I wanted it to.
To address my varying challenges I sought help from the physiotherapy team at Back into Action, this, along with Cranial Osteopathy helped to ease my problems, but essentially I needed to address the underlying issues myself.
So, I started Pilates and I have not looked back.
Wind back the clock…..I have always been interested in the human body and in 2004 I completed my Physiotherapy degree at Kings College London. Sadly the constraints of the NHS did not appeal, various events took me in a different direction and I did not go into practise.
I am a strong believer that things happen for a reason - which often only becomes clear at a later date. My degree has enabled to me to train with the APPI and become a certified Pilates Mat Work Instructor. I have completed my Equipment Training on Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and am working towards certification for this also.
I am so grateful for the way Pilates has helped me to regain control over my body, alleviate my migraines and develop my seat and position for riding. I truly believe that my personal experiences are invaluable when it comes to working with clients.
This is ME!
I’ve put this website together myself and if you have any feedback (spot any mistakes!) please do let me know.