I was introduced to Pilates by Angie, when she first started teaching at St Mark’s Hall, which must be around 20 years ago. I had three young children and thought Pilates meant relaxing on a mat for an hour. How wrong I was! But for the first time in many years, I became more supple, lean and flexible.
Feeling fitter and stronger increased my self-confidence and encouraged me to return to some of the sports I had enjoyed as a teenager.
I began my Pilates training in 2010 and qualified as a Level 3 Teacher in January 2011 with CYQ. Since then, I have completed numerous courses to improve my knowledge, skills, and experience.
I teach my own classes at Little Light Studio and at several physio centres around Leamington, helping people from all walks of life achieve their potential.
My classes are mostly mixed level and I try to layer exercises to enable clients to work at a level which is suitable for them that day. When Zoom classes were introduced, I began using light weights in more of my classes as it was a piece of kit we all had at home. I noticed the benefit almost immediately and have continued including more upper body work in all of my sessions.
Outside of work I love to be active – walking our three dogs, swimming, spinning, cycling and gardening… with a little yoga when the mood takes me. I am always inspired by my active family. My eldest son Nick is a P.E. teacher, Alex is a Tree Surgeon and my youngest, Jess is a trainee P.E. and Dance teacher. My husband James has a desk-bound job but gets out on his bike whenever possible.