"You are as young as your spine is flexible" Joseph Pilates
Whether you want to improve your strength and flexibility, accelerate recovery after an injury or simply make a positive lifestyle change, Personalised Pilates has something to offer you.
ABOUT MY CLASSES
"Be in control of your body and not at its mercy" Joseph Pilates
Injury can occur from poor postural alignment - how you stand, sit at your desk, walk, drive your car, run or play sport. In my small, bespoke classes I consider your whole body and specifically target the deep postural muscles to build strength from the inside out. We work to rebalance the body by correcting postural alignment, increasing core stability and improving flexibility. All exercises are customised to your needs. Your body will become longer, leaner and more toned plus it's a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension. Pilates offers both mental and physical training, literally teaching you to be in control of your body and will play a key role with sports or injury rehabilitation.
Why I can Help
I am a qualified Level 3 Body Control Pilates teacher with specialised qualifications in:
Back Pain (Back 4 Good)
Advanced Level Pilates
Please see my Pilates Videos for an example of some of the exercises. For further information on the benefits of Body Control Pilates, please see the separate page on this site.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness" Joseph Pilates
"I had never done Pilates until I started Katy’s classes. Katy is professional, friendly, kind and an amazing teacher. I have suffered with back pain caused by an injury, however, after regular attendance of Katy’s classes I have been taught how to manage my back spasms and have much more freedom of movement in my lower back. In our classes she treats each person as an individual and has a genuine interest and concern for them. Her encouragement is so positive and always makes you feel that you can do the challenges she sets. I highly recommend her to anyone." (Liz)
"I first met Katy almost two years ago. As an ex rugby player I carried a number of pre existing injuries and I was living on pain killers. The process has taken time but Pilates has transformed my life. My flexibility is improving slowly. I’m learning to understand my body and work on my breathing. I’m enjoying the focus on core strength and Katy has been fantastic on tailoring her lessons to include elements that are specific to my requirements. She is also very flexible in adapting her classes to my limitations and she is constantly aware of everyone’s needs in the group. It’s very impressive and reassuring. I am now a Pilates convert. I see the long term benefits this form of exercise will bring to my life. I no longer need painkillers. This is all because of Katy and her infectious personality, complete professionalism and obvious love of a physical fitness system she feels passionately about." (Jonty)