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I am a qualified BASI Pilates® (Body Arts and Science International) mat Pilates teacher.

I started practicing Pilates 10 years ago as part of my fitness routine, and immediately felt the benefits. My core was stronger, my stomach flatter, I toned up all over and my posture was much improved. Having a desk-based job, Pilates became a crucial part of my routine to keep my lower back pain away. My Pilates practice also proved to aid my recovery from later sports injuries and generally gave me a sense of good health and wellbeing.

My passion and enthusiasm for the benefits of Pilates brought me to finally following my dream of becoming an instructor myself and training with BASI Pilates® in 2013.

I teach regularly in the Clapham and Battersea area and am a passionate advocate of the benefits of Pilates for everyone. I find teaching hugely rewarding and love seeing clients progress through their Pilates journey and transform their bodies, whether they are trying Pilates for the first time, are looking to prepare for birth or recover afterwards, or are seasoned athletes looking to enhance their training.

Certificates/Advanced Education:

  • BASI Pilates® MTTC (mat)
  • BASI Pilates® Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies
  • BASI Pilates® Introduction to the Powerhouse of the Upper Girdle
  • The Center for Women’s Fitness by Carolyne Anthony Pre and Post-Natal Pilates Specialist Program (mat)

What is Pilates?

The Pilates system was originally developed by Joseph Pilates to overcome his own numerous physical ailments as a child, and later as full repertoire from his studio in New York in the 1920s with his wife Clara.

His guiding philosophy was that the ‘whole’ must be exercised to achieve good health.

“In 10 sessions you will feel better, in 20 sessions you will look better, and in 30 sessions you will have a completely new body.” ~ Joseph Pilates

Whatever your goal, whether to improve your posture, increase your core strength, injury rehabilitation or to create a more balanced body, Pilates will bring you:

• Better posture and alignment
• Better movement
• Longer, leaner muscles
• A stronger back less prone to pain and injury
• A flatter tummy
• A toned body
• Increased body awareness and confidence
• A feeling of centredness and wellbeing

There are no pre-requisites to practicing Pilates, it is suitable for any age and fitness level.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” ~ Joseph Pilates