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Pilates Health is something that I am really passionate about and have wanted to do for a very long time.
I want to bring Pilates to as many women as possible. Real women who want to keep fit and active as they get older. Women who look at some of the exercise videos out there and say “ I could never do that”
I am here to tell you, YOU CAN and I am here to help!
It is all about starting at a level that is right for you and taking small steps towards your goal.
I always image a goal as a flight of stairs. The ultimate goal is at the top but each step is a smaller goal on our journey to where we want to be.
Sometimes we look at the stairs and try to leap to the 4th step from the bottom and then try to climb up 4 steps at a time! It isn’t always as easy as it looks and we usually give up, totally shattered and frustrated with ourselves.
It doesn’t mean we can’t get to the top, it just means going about it in the wrong way.
We need to start from the first step. Ask yourself “Where am I right now?” Let us guide you from there.
Remember it doesn’t matter where you start, it just matters that you do.
It is about taking one step at a time and before you know it you are at the top of those stairs. You know the ones you thought it was impossible to climb.
It’s all about having a plan, a goal and knowing what to do.
That is what I am here for you to help you climb those stairs, towards whatever the goal is you want to reach.
Pilates Health is all about putting YOU in CONTROL. It’s about keeping fit, healthy and active. Helping YOU to feel more relaxed, confident and ready to face the world.
Where it all began
I started out back in 2000 as a Physiotherapist working for the NHS. I soon found my passion was in helping people who were struggling to exercise due to injuries or pain.
This is when I found Pilates! I saw how it could help so many people build their confidence in their bodies. It gave them the ability to work towards goals that were important to them and at their own pace.
I went on to open my own Pilates Clinic in Solihull back in 2013 and since then I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of women aged from 30 right up to 82! Helping them to achieve their goals.
Many of them came to my very first classes and I am honoured to still work with them today!
So what is it like to work with me?
Good question! I don’t profess to be the fittest, most super toned Plates instructor out there, that’s just not me. I am not about workouts as a quick fix, I am more your tortoise than the hare.
For me, It’s all about keeping fit and healthy with strong muscles, flexible joints and a healthy mind.
I think how you exercise is sooo important. It is better to work at a level that is right for you, activating the right muscles at the right time and building up
If we work at a higher level too soon then we risk injury by getting the wrong muscles to do the job or over using certain joints. You may feel like ‘everything’ has worked but unless it’s the right muscles, in the right way, what’s the point?
Keeping active should be fun – if you don’t enjoy it you won’t do it. So I try to always bring a bit of humour to my classes, I don’t edit out the classes to make them perfect and I definitely have days when my body goes on strike!
What about the real me?
I am a busy Mom to 2 wonderful boys, William and Zac and a self-confessed Chocoholic.
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am slightly crazy (in a good way) and I think life is way too short and it is important to have a laugh and enjoy yourself.
Just to explain, that is not how I normally exercise! It was a class I did to raise money for Sport Relief. Someone suggested I should do it in 80’s wear, so I thought, why not.
Don’t get me wrong I have plenty of days where I over think things and get stuck in my own head but I have found Pilates to be a great way to chill out and relax.
I love teaching! I think it is fantastic and I find it so rewarding to see how Pilates makes such a difference in people’s lives. It’s why I do what I do and why I wanted to create Pilates Health, to reach more people. I want to make a difference and have fun along the way.
I would love you to join our community so we can support YOU on YOUR journey.