Pilates for Pregnancy Course
How are you using your Pilates training?
I currently teach group Reformer and mat classes in a beautiful Pilates studio and also in a physiotherapy setting as I am studying physiotherapy at university.
What has been your greatest challenge as a Pilates instructor?
I had done plenty of Pilates classes but never taught fitness before. Having the confidence to stand up and speak in front of large groups was originally my biggest challenge but now it is like second nature!
What is the one fitness or health related item you can't live without right now?
I can't live without my Lululemon gym bag- so many pockets to separate my drink bottle, shoes, clothes and wallet. Nothing ever gets lost!
What is your personal Pilates/exercise philosophy?
I love to get creative with the flow of exercises and keep the body moving while maintaining perfect form.
What song or playlist is keeping you and your clients motivated in class right now?
Pop Workout on Spotify- nothing like some new Katy Perry and a little Ariana Grande to get you moving in the morning!
What is your favourite exercise to instruct right now and why?
At the moment I love layering exercises such as Plank - Long Stretch, Pikes, Knee Stretches etc.
How do you prioritise or find time for your own Pilates practice?
I make sure that I attend Pilates classes at least five times per week. It is highly encouraged at the studio where I work and my partner and I always try to set aside an hour per day for fitness.
What is the greatest tip you could give another Pilates instructor?
Have confidence! It gives the clients confidence in you, they develop a sense of trust and will work harder for you.
What does 2017 hold in store for you?
I'm undertaking the Full Studio certification to compliment my Matwork and Reformer qualifications. As I progress through my physiotherapy degree, a rehabilitation focus is becoming extremely important.