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.
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.
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
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
HNC Sports Science/Therapy 2000 – 2002
Teaching and Presenting Qualifications
City & Guilds 7302 Presenting Learning To Adults 2005
City & Guilds 7407 Further Education Teaching 2006
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 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.