- Matwork & Studio Pilates Trained
- BA (HONS) Degree Dance
- Level 3 Register of Exercise Professionals
- Kinetic Chain Relase
- Connective Tissue Release
I trained as a dancer from the age of 15 and by 19 I graduated from Edinburgh’s Telford College with a BA (HONS) Degree in Dance. It was whilst I was studying for my Degree that I first discovered Pilates and its benefits. During my training I performed extensively touring Scotland and Northern England. I performed with a variety of different choreographers and dance companies, including Scottish Dance Theatre and X factor Dance Company. Upon graduation I taught dance as a freelance teacher for Midlothian and East Lothian Councils promoting healthy living for everyone ranging from young children to the elderly.
After teaching dance for a year I felt myself being drawn back to my Pilate’s roots and decided to train as an instructor. I knew that by teaching Pilates I would gain great pleasure from helping others improve their own bodies and realised the benefits Pilates could have on people’s lives, both young and old.
I trained in both Matwork and Studio Pilates at “Total Body Approach’’ Edinburgh in 2005, with Penny Megginson; a Physiotherapist, with a broad, expansive knowledge of Pilates. Since training I have more than proved my teaching abilities, having worked with clients with a range of issues including; MS, ME, osteoporosis, cerebral palsy, as well as working with top athletes, including tri athletes and the Hearts Football Club. I have worked in various studios in Edinburgh and was Company Director of The Pilates Place LTD, a very successful pilates studio.
I have also now trained in BarreConcept, which is a fusion of Ballet, Pilates and Yoga. I love this class as it takes me back to my dancing roots. This class is excellent for building up strength throughout the body as well as stretching you out head to toe. It’s a low impact class which makes it gentle on the joints
In September 2016 I decided to train to be a Kinetic Chain Release practitioner after having felt the benefits myself. For me KCR is my missing piece, I love being able to help people by easing their pain, calming their mind and overall making them feel better within themselves. There is no better feeling than a client who leaves the room feeling better than they did when they came in. I also have an interest in KCR for children, children love having the KCR protocol done on them and really feel the benefits it brings.