Last updated Aug. 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m. UTC
Health and fitness have always been personal goals in my life, even as a busy mum bringing up two children. I tried everything from Jane Fonda to Callanetics, moving on to competition level fitness with the British Keep Fit Confederation - which was actually FUN!
London living and a stressful job led me to yoga as a form of movement meditation. Then Pilates found me 12 years ago following a couple of debilitating ligament sprains which I now understand were caused by muscles imbalances and overstretching. My Pilates training has helped me discover something quite profound: exercising from an unstable 'core' and with poorly aligned joints is a bad idea. Now that I've got the message and it makes perfect sense, I listen to my body and engage my mind. Fully! Pilates is intelligent movement.
I do believe that enjoyment is the key to staying motivated and I hope that this is something my students take from our classes. Pilates combines all the elements of what I enjoyed about my fitness and yoga practice. The benefits of Pilates, when performed properly, are unsurpassed and I get the same buzz from watching my students' progress as I do when I find something new in a familiar exercise.
I am Body Control Pilates and BASI trained in matwork and studio equipment and a Level 3 REP’s member, committed to continuing personal and professional development, attending regular courses and workshops with other Pilates professionals and Master Teachers.