I am all about precision and getting my clients to understand the basics of good biomechanics so that they can take ownership of their own body and the way they move. Greater body awareness is the key to long-term postural change and injury prevention. My group classes are dynamic and physically challenging but never to the detriment of good movement technique. Instead of getting clients moving for the sake of it, I make sure that I keep everyone aware of their alignment throughout the exercises. I also adapt my classes to the needs of everyone involved so that everyone can benefit. In a 1:1 setting, my lesson plans are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. I take into account past physical issues and current movement impairments in a way that is most functional to my clients so as to help them to achieve their goals in the most efficient possible way.
I like to challenge my clients but not until I feel they understand the basics and can move safely and efficiently. I do encourage clients to take at least one private lesson with me as a lot more can be addressed in a one-to-one setting than in a group.
My teaching is based on up to date understanding of biomechanics and kinesiology. As part of my development as a Pilates teacher, I regularly attend workshops and courses to keep myself abreast of the latest research and deepen my understanding of movement. I already hold a Level 4 Back Care qualification and am currently working towards the Level 4 Advanced Exercise Instructor qualification.