I originally discovered Pilates when I was looking for ways to reduce the pain from sciatica. Like many people, I turned to Lynne Robinson, the world’s top-selling Pilates author and founder of Body Control Pilates. Since then, I have been delighted to become a qualified Body Control Pilates teacher and be involved in one of Lynne’s books. As for my sciatica, I haven’t had any pain since.
When I first discovered Pilates, I was working in the fashion industry. I began to recommend it as an exercise regime to clients to help with their posture and wellbeing. Pilates complemented my business and helped my clients gain more confidence in the way they looked and felt.
The realisation that Pilates helps so many people feel better physically and mentally, whatever age or capability, inspired me to train and qualify as a Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates. I then undertook extensive training exclusively related to exercise referral and low back pain and qualified as a Low Back Pain Specialist.
Pilates is being recognised more and more in the UK and over the world. I am proud to be part of the Pilates World, helping and encouraging people to move and exercise their bodies and noticing the benefits in work, play and everyday life.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with scoliosis and my knowledge and practice of Pilates has helped manage its negative effects.
My clients include those that suffer from low back pain, joint pain, arthritis, diabetes, scoliosis and osteoporosis. Even my two teenage children, who don’t really listen to me, begrudgingly admit Pilates helps!
I enjoy the fact that there is always something new to learn with Pilates. I just wish I had taken it up earlier.
I was lucky enough to be involved in the book “Pilates for Life” with Lynne Robinson….a couple of photos
from the book are shown on my website.
Training & Qualifications
Qualified Reformer Teacher
Level 3 Pilates Teacher
Level 4 Low Back pain Specialist (Back 4 Good Practitioner)
Back Care Professional
Pregnancy, pre and post natal
Osteoporosis - Bone health
Breast Cancer rehabilitation
Hip Replacement rehabilitation
Pilates for Equestrians
Main photo: Pilates for Life Book by Lynne Robinson and Carmela Trappa, published by Kyle Books, photographer Dan Duchars