My business is all about creating a positive environment where my clients feel comfortable without judgement.
I have suffered with back pain due to scoliosis all of my life. I also had major Diastasis Recti (Mum Tum) after putting on a huge amount of weight after my pregnancies which also resulted in a weak Pelvic Floor. I lacked self-confidence and had major anxiety.
Then I found Pilates. Pilates literally saved me. My posture has drastically improved. I have successfully lost my “Mummy Tummy” and have built a nice little six pack for myself. My Pelvic Floor is strong and I can actually go for a run or have a laugh without wetting myself.
I am now passionate in helping others feel good about themselves.
My classes are small and intimate and kept to a maximum of 12 clients per class. I give easier and harder options throughout classes so clients are able to work to their own ability.
I have an inclusive, chilled out environment where everyone will feel comfortable no matter what their age, level of fitness or experience.
I empower my clients to push their boundaries and challenge their mindset to realise just what they are capable of.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates targets your core or in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse" unlike any other workout. In fact, after completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, women strengthened their rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) by an average of 21% according to a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise study.
Can Ease Back Pain
A stronger core equals a better back. That's why those with chronic lower back pain who practice Pilates for just four weeks experience more relief than those who visit a physician and other specialists, says a Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy study. What's more, their pain stayed away for a full year post-Pilates. Researchers believe that by stabilizing the core's lumbar-pelvic (lower-back) region, Pilates alleviates stress on the area and increases mobility.
Pilates needs your Focus
Pilates urges you to focus on your breath & body awareness. My workouts take a lot of concentration & you experience the concept of “flow’ or loss of time. You will be so immersed in your workout the time will fly by and it will be over before you know it.
Strengthens your Pelvic Floor
When Pilates instructors say, "lift your pelvic floor," what they are really saying is "do Kegels,". In Pilates, the Pelvic Floor muscles are a natural muscular support when doing abdominal and core exercises. With a stronger abdomen, comes a stronger Pelvic Floor which helps the muscles that control your bladder. But when those Pelvic Floor muscles weaken, incontinence can occur.
Pilates makes you more Flexible & Mobile
Pilates stretches the body to increase flexibility. Pilates is known for helping people develop both strength and flexibility. The strength part of the stretch and strength equation is very important—it's what helps maintain physical integrity and alignment as one stretches a muscle or increases the range of motion in a joint.
Pilates Boosts Your Brainpower
Joseph Pilates called his workout method "the thinking man's exercise." When Chinese researchers measured changes in women's brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training, they found an increase in the brain's alpha peak power, which is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions. Researchers believe Pilates may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.