I am passionate about Pilates and know from my own experience – and from those I have taught – what an incredibly positive effect it can have on both the mind and body.
I have always been active – growing up on a farm, riding horses competitively and running an equestrian centre in my 20s, meant that I had strength, mobility and enjoyed being fit.
Pregnancy and childbirth changed my body drastically, and my relationship with Pilates began after my first caesarean section, when I signed up to a class to rebuild my core strength. I had gained a lot of weight during pregnancy and was feeling deeply unhappy with my body. Those Pilates classes had a profound effect on me – and alongside some running – helped me to not only regain my figure, but make my body stronger, leaner and more flexible than before.
I loved the way Pilates developed strong core muscles without putting strain on any part of the body, and I was so inspired by the effectiveness of the routines, that I decided to train to become an instructor. Six years later I am now a certified level 3 Pilates instructor, based in Cambridge. I offer private tuition within a 10 mile radius, and classes for all abilities online via the bodysculptpilates website.
I am in my 40s, have two young boys, and with my partner Miles, have a busy family life – and teaching Pilates and helping others to develop strength and flexibility is still one of my passions.
Weight management after pregnancy, or injury is something that many of my students struggle with, and as a qualified nutrition and weight management advisor, I also offer courses and support services to help balance nutrition needs, and help you regain control of your weight. My sessions are positive and constructive, and the success rate speaks for itself.
When I have time, I love to run, and take part in a range of races whenever I can – from muddy cross country 5ks to half marathons, and running a full marathon is still one of my ultimate goals.
Certified Level 3 Pilates instructor
Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
Pilates with Small Equipment
Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management
Post and Prenatal Nutrition
Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
Future Fit Training Access Mat Pilates Fundamentals
Future Fit Training Pilates Improver Mat work
Future Fit Training Pilates Advanced Mat work
Future Fit Pilates With Small Equipment Course