About Body In Balance Pilates

Body In Balance Pilates was initially created in 2004 as a Sports and Remedial Massage company and educational platform. As my professional focus changed in 2010 the company became Body In Balance Pilates which is still dedicated to guiding people to help themselves in their physical health and fitness.

My Experience

As a sports massage therapist, I was always looking for new remedial tools to introduce to my clients to encourage them to help themselves. In 2008, I was introduced to Pilates and I became intrigued by the profound rehabilitative effects this discipline has on many issues within the body including everything from rotator cuff injuries and debilitating back problems to post-operative breast cancer rehabilitation.

In 2009 I embarked on a rigorous Pilates teacher training programme with the Pilates Foundation. I qualified at the end of 2010 and in September 2013 I was fortunate to be accepted by Trevor Blount, the founder of the Pilates Foundation as apprentice to continue my training and completed the bridging course two years later. Originally, all Pilates teachers would have been trained in this style but modern working life seldom allows for this opportunity.

My Pilates Sessions

I love Pilates as a form of exercise as well as a remedial tool to aid recovery from illness and injury. I am passionate about helping people understand why they are doing an exercise and how it will help improve their posture and their health.

Currently I teach various levels of mat classes at The Hogarth Health Club in Chiswick and private clients at Body In Balance Pilates Studio, Cranford.

Health and Fitness Qualifications

Health and Fitness Qualifications

  • Moves Fitness 1983

  • RSA Exercise to Music 1989

  • Shape Exercise to Music 1989

  • In-House Gym Instructor Bojangles, Wexham 1989

  • Aqua Aerobic Instructor 1991

Sports Science Qualifications

Sports Science Qualifications

  • HNC Sports Science/Therapy 2000 – 2002

Teaching and Presenting Qualifications

Teaching and Presenting Qualifications

  • City & Guilds 7302 Presenting Learning To Adults 2005

  • City & Guilds 7407 Further Education Teaching 2006

Massage and Remedial Therapy Qualifications

Massage and Remedial Therapy Qualifications

  • ITEC Holistic Massage 2002

  • ITEC Sports Massage 2003

  • Thermo-Auricular Therapy 2004

  • ITEC Diploma in Stress Management & Onsite Massage 2005

  • Academy of On-Site Massage Seated Acupressure 2005

  • INTERX Interactive Neurostimulation for Pain Management 2009

  • Pregnancy Massage 2009

Pilates Qualifications

Pilates Qualifications

  • Pilates Mat work Teacher - Pilates Foundation 2009 - 2010

  • Pre/Post Natal Pilates Teacher - Pilates Foundation 2012

  • Core Fitness Roller - Darya Bronston - Mbodies 2012

  • Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist - Pink Ribbon Program 2013

  • Pilates Studio Teacher - Trevor Blount Pilates 2013 - 2015

  • FAMI Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries - Mount Sinai Hospital NY. - 2013

  • PFILATES -Pilates for Pelvic Floor - Bruce Crawford MD 2019

  • FAMI II - THE SPINE - 2019 - Kinected Centre, Chelsea NY 2019

I regularly attend continued professional development courses and workshops with globally renowned master teachers and medical professionals both here in the UK and in the USA. I am very proud to be one of the first UK teachers who completed the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) at Mount Sinai teaching hospital in New York (2013) as well as FAMI II, the next level The Spine (2019). I was also in the first group of UK teachers to learn to teach Pfilates which is Pilates for Pelvic Floor health.

Got Any Questions?

If you’re interested in my Pilates sessions, call me and find out more!