Following surgery in 2003, I started practicing pilates to rehabilitate from a frozen shoulder. At that time, Pilates gave me back my mobility and strength. Since then I have been a keen promoter of the benefits of pilates, both for the physically active and the desk bound.
Having spent my career in the corporate world, I decided to train as a pilates instructor to help others keep strong and mobile.
Having completed my Level 3 Diploma in Modern Pilates in 2018, I started Macc Forest Pilates in Feb 2019. I chose to train with Modern Pilates as they are a highly respected and reputable training organisation, trusted within the industry. The Modern Pilates clinical approach has been devised and taught by physiotherapists.
I love understanding how postural & muscle imbalances impact our bodies, how different exercises can correct these and keep us strong and active.
Having participated in many sports over the years I understand how important it is maintaining balance & flexibility to minimise injuries.
Functional mobility and strength is also so important in keeping us active as we age.
I also appreciate the feeling pilates gives – I challenge anyone not to leave a pilates class feeling taller, more flexible and completely relaxed.
You’ll feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a completely new body in 30 sessions – Joseph Pilates
Additional courses attended:
Modern Pilates - Spinal Conditions
Modern Pilates - Shoulder Conditions
Modern Pilates - Progressive Matwork
Modern Pilates - Knee and Hip Conditions
Cherry Baker Pelvic Floor seminar
Cherry Baker Teacher training - foam rollers and chair based classes
APPI - Pilates for Scoliosis
APPI - Pilates for Hypermobility
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
About Modern Pilates
Modern Pilates is a unique, clinical approach based on the original exercises of Joseph Pilates. It was developed by physiotherapists and some of the best Pilates practitioners in the UK, bringing the methods of Joseph Pilates into the 21st Century.
The exercises work on the deep structures of your muscles and through a sequence of movements which help to strengthen your body from within to improve your posture, increases mobility and flexibility.
The Modern Pilates method of exercise promotes uniform development of all the muscles in the body working on precision and flow.
Modern Pilates is recommended by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and is considered safe for people with back, knee, hip and shoulder problems. Pilates can assist rehabilitation following an injury or surgery, helping those recovering from back, shoulder and pelvic problems, weak abdominals (core stability) and pregnancy.
The Pilates method of exercise is championed by people from all ages and fitness levels. Professional sportsmen & women regularly practice Pilates to improve their performance giving them the edge on the competition. Whilst pilates classes are excellent at maintaining functional stability in the elderly.
Modern Pilates classes are taught in small groups to ensure you receive the best possible individual attention and quality level of service.
Pilates Classes are ideally taught in blocks of around 6 weeks to ensure that you achieve progression and get the most from your sessions. You will be taught in a group of people of similar ability where your individual needs can be managed effectively.