Ro qualified in 2000 with Body Control Pilates and is now qualified to advanced level on mat and all the machines and as a Level 4 Back Care Specialist. “I got into Pilates after years of driving for my job, lots of gym work, teaching in the gym as a personal trainer and taking exercise to music classes. My lower back was suffering and guess what – when I trained as a Pilates Instructor my back pain disappeared as I strengthened my core muscles”.
“I started Pilates in 2003 following an ongoing back injury. Having been a professional ballet dancer my back took more than its fair share of punishment. Eventually the pain became such a disabling part of my life it became obvious that I had to take an active role in managing the injury. A friend, who was also one of the leading Instructor Trainers in the country, suggested I try the benefits of Pilates and before long I was convinced. I trained as a STOTT Pilates Instructor shortly afterwards. Having experienced the relief Pilates has brought me I have never looked back. I have been teaching Pilates since 2003.”
I found pilates after giving birth to my second child which was an incredibly difficult pregnancy and an even worse labour. It left me with continued issues post-natal and it is fair to say that my body felt broken.
I worked with a personal trainer for a year and she suggested that pilates could possibly help to re-align me and improve my posture and flexibility.
I took her advice and I have never looked back. The difference Pilates made to my body was life changing and made me feel “normal” again. I could see and more importantly feel the benefits both physically and mentally.
I was quickly hooked and decided Pilates was something that had to be part of my life forever and so I embarked on a training programme with Body Control Pilates and am now a level 3 Pilates teacher.
My name is Vanessa and I am a Body Control Pilates trained teacher. I’ve been doing Pilates myself for 18 years now after suffering with constant disc issues in my lower back and neck Pilates changed my life. I am passionate about it and believe everybody can benefit from it! I aim to create a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere in my classes.
I am a Body Control Pilates teacher (Level 3 Reps). I discovered Pilates myself after reaslising that I needed to bring some balance to my exercising, which was mainly high impact and aerobic. My knees were suffering and after trying various things I did wonder if I would have to stop running completely. A friend recommended Pilates to me and I quickly realised that I’d found something which was helping my knees and left me feeling strong, flexible and beautifully exercised as well. I’d found balance. So for me, Pilates is simply a kind and correct way to exercise the body, and this is what I’d like to share with others.
For the last 17 years Jon has been a professional footballer, playing in every league of English football including the Premier League. Over his years of being involved in elite sport and now teaching Pilates, Jon is passionate about improving other’s level of performance in their chosen sport, experiencing firsthand the benefits Pilates can bring.
Jon first started practicing Pilates following a hip injury in 2008/09. After surgery and weekly 1:1 sessions with a Body Control Pilates teacher he returned to full fitness quicker, stronger and was more confident than before. Jon hasn’t looked back since and now wants to help others in achieving the same, whatever their goals and walk of life.
Jon’s specialist areas of formance related clients: injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
After having my children I attended regular Pilates classes and found the benefits of the deep muscle exercises and general feeling of wellness after a class so great that I decided to train as a Body Control Pilates teacher. Since qualifying I continue to develop my knowledge by taking regular courses in Bone Health and Special Populations in order to bring the best I can to my clients. I really enjoy helping people of all ages and abilities feel better in their bodies and enable them to take the positive Pilates movement patterns into their everyday lives.
After qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1980 I specialised in Muscular -Skeleto treatments for joint, muscle and postural problems presented by patients of all ages. During a career break to raise my family I started attending Pilates classes which reaffirmed to me the importance of regular exercise, good posture and strong and effective core muscles. I was inspired to train as a Body Control Pilates teacher a program successfully completed in 2018.
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Perfect Fit Pilates
Great Hadham Golf & Country Club
Great Hadham Road
Near Bishops Stortford
Herts SG10 6JE
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