Pilates can transform how your body looks, feels and performs. I’ve been teaching pilates around the Marple area of Cheshire for several years while continuing to work as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS.
Pilates uses slow, smooth and controlled movements to strengthen muscle without adding bulk. I ensure no part of the body is ever over-trained - making my sessions suitable for all ages and levels of ability.
By improving flexibility, pilates makes it easier for you to move correctly. I use it to help clients recover from an injury, surgery or simply to overcome niggling, persistent aches and pains.
Because pilates targets the deep, postural muscles of your torso, it re-balances the body and brings it back into correct alignment. This promotes easy, graceful movement – ballet dancers have been using pilates for years.
Alongside my certification from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, I have over twenty years’ experience working as an NHS physiotherapist. By combining pilates exercises with clinical expertise, I’m able to adapt my tuition to your needs.
My mat-based group classes are a safe, enjoyable and effective way to improve core strength, flexibility and posture. To enhance certain exercises, I’ll often introduce small pieces of equipment such as foam rollers, magic circles or spiky massage balls.
Private pilates sessions in my studio in the centre of Marple focus on a wonderful piece of equipment called the reformer. This gliding platform makes hundreds of graceful, smooth-flowing exercises possible - stretching and strengthening you from head to toe!
Your golf swing can be compromised by poor posture, limited flexibility or the desire to avoid a recurring injury. Through specific pilates exercises, I can address these issues – letting you hit the ball further and more accurately with less risk of injury and back pain.