pilates, pregnancy & postnatal fitness for the borders
Being a Pilates instructor is fantastic, I love to see and hear how people have progressed and rehabilitated through my classes from some really distressing and debilitating conditions. Clients have commented on how they are amazed that they can perform some of the advanced and technical moves, often within months of starting the classes, when they thought that they might never even sit or walk pain free. Some clients have reported increased flexibility and received comments on their improved posture in as little as 3 weeks from attending their first class! My clients are men and women from age 17 to 70 and I really base my quality of service on the improved quality of my clients' lives. I work closely with physiotherapists and healthcare professionals to ensure that my clients get the very best in fitness care and advice. As a REPs registered Level 3 professional, I am also constantly ensuring professional development to keep my knowledge and classes, fresh, up to date and safe. Whilst I like to be professional, I also don't take myself too seriously; this keeps the classes relaxed, friendly and sociable. I have been pleased to work with over 200 clients in the past couple of years, many of whom still attend at least once a week.
After receiving conflicting and confusing advice about exercise during my own pregnancy and postnatal recovery, I added Pre and Post Natal Fitness Programming to my qualifications. Despite your growing bump, you will you be surprised at how much you can still do. I will also be able to take you through recommended guidelines for exercise type and intensity, and provide you with symptoms to look out for which indicate that you need to slow down, stop and seek medical advice. I will educate you regarding how changes to your body during pregnancy will affect your ability to exercise, to ensure that you listen to it and stay within safe limits. In addition, I can also supply a gentle exercise programme which can be started days after giving birth which will greatly assist with the recovery of that all important pelvic floor. After your 6 week check up, providing you are given the all clear, the Mums classes are then designed to progressively whip that body back into shape, in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, with your new baby safely by your side. I have PVG disclosure and have trained with the NHS as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter which enables me to better understand and meet the needs of my Mums & Mums2B.
I feel very passionate about offering a suitable service to my clients, especially for new and expectant Mums, so if you are looking for a class or service which is not currently offered, or if the locations and times are not convenient, please do not hesitate to contact me.