Rachel says, I first discovered Pilates in 2001 when I took a local evening class in Pilates shortly after the birth of my third child and found that by practicing Pilates regularly I was able to prevent the back pain I had suffered when lifting our other children.
This encouraged me to continue practicing Pilates and by regularly attending 2 classes a week I found I could be pain free, keep fit and also discover the joys of new sports such as running. Although I will never be very fast (swimming was my sport of preference at school), Pilates gave me an awareness of body alignment and the position of my joints in space which allowed me to complete a few slow 10k runs and more recently a couple of half marathons events avoiding any injury. I later went on to train to become a Pilates and teacher and really enjoy instructing clients of all backgrounds and ages.
I have a particular interest in teaching people who haven’t considered Pilates before.
I am qualified to teach those suffering with osteoporosis and Older Clients, holding the Active IQ Level 3 Award in Understanding Physical Activity (Pilates) and its Impact on Bone Health and Active IQ Level 3 Award in Physical Activity (Pilates) and Health Considerations for the Older Adult.
My goal in teaching Pilates is enable you to reach your physical goals by using your body better whatever your fitness level.
It may take several sessions until you begin to notice any improvement….
but when you do, you realise the value of PILATES.