YOUR PILATES TEAM
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2000 I have always had a keen interest in muscle imbalance and dysfunction. I now work at RNOH Stanmore leading rehabilitation for one of 5 specialist centres in the country supporting people diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. I am enthusiastic about working collaboratively with clients to restore their movement and achieve their goals. This led me to study with APPI and qualify to teach Pilates. I feel passionately about learning and teaching to enable people to feel their best and maintain a healthy body and mind.
It was through her training as a professional dancer that Hannah discovered her love for pilates.
"My passion for teaching blossomed when I realised just how important pilates is and how much it can really benefit absolutely anyone. Since then, it has become my passion to try and spread and teach these benefits, delivering lessons to clients who have ranged from the ages of 18-80."
Andie's background began in dance when she started ballet at the age of three at the Armstrong Stage School in Derby and has danced ever since! Andie has trained as a teacher with Body Control Pilates and continues to increase her skills with workshops, courses and development weekends.
Lucy has always enjoyed doing Pilates as part of her own exercise routine and embarked on a career change to become a teacher.
"Pilates is an exercise system that teaches good posture and body awareness through flowing but precise movements. It improves flexibility, mobility and core stability as well as promoting concentration and relaxation. More importantly, it teaches us to move."
I have always had an interest and enjoyment in movement. Prior to teaching Pilates I got a degree in Psychology and then went on to train to be an Occupational Therapist. Working for 7 years in the NHS.
I discovered Pilates after having children, it helped me to regain physical strength and fitness, and gave me confidence in what I could achieve physically. I am passionate about the benefits that can be gained from Pilates for everybody, whether for rehabilitation, progression of physical fitness or simply for enjoyment of learning Pilates! I trained as a Pilates instructor in 2017 with Body Control Pilates and have loved teaching in Pilates Studios across, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Knebworth.
I started my career as a professional dancer after attending Bird College of Performing Arts, also gaining ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet and Modern. A few years later followed a complete career change to the LIFFE trading floor in the city and onto the launching of a new business.
After taking the time out to care for my young family I have returned to my love of movement, training and qualifying with the renowned Body Control Pilates in 2020, gaining a level 3 matwork qualification.
Pilates is for everyone, whether you are recovering from injury, exercise regularly, or are a beginner. Classes are small and tailored to the specific needs of clients with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
I look forward to seeing you in class.