WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Thank you so much for yesterday's session. Even though I have watched you giving
my daughter 1:1 sessions and seen the impact you've had on her life, I wasn't prepared
for the emotional feeling that someone was listening, empathising and understanding my
issues, rather than rolling their eyes and quite clearly thinking "you've had three children,
so you have a mummy tummy, get over it ".
I loved my 1:1 session so much and it was such a joy to learn how to correctly position my body so that it can heal itself and to find out the parts I thought I'd lost are still there - I just need to know how to make them work.
Thank you also for the notes, a huge help as my fuzzy brain can only hold small amounts of information at a time. I will practice as mush as I can.
- Jo F
Pilates rebalances and re-educates the body, allowing it to move well. It strengthens deep, core muscles around the
tummy and waist and relieves tension by releasing tight muscles particularly around the back, neck and hips.
Whether you are a newcomer to exercise, recovering from injury, or want to enhance your current exercise regime,
Pilates is suitable for all ages and all abilities. At Horsley Pilates, we are experienced in bone health and experts in Parkinson's and scoliosis.
We are trained in the Body Control Pilates method, widely recognised as the benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality. It is Europe's largest professional pilates association.
We offer 1:1 and small group mat classes - never more than 8 in a class - as well as 1:1 reformer and cadillac sessions so
that you can truly benefit from our individual attention, hands-on expertise and experience.
Teacher and Founder
I believe that Pilates really is for ‘everyone’ and that there are simply no boundaries in your way. It can be adapted to suit anyone and everyone. Whatever your age or sporting ability from the exercise phobic to the elite sports person. Pilates will enable you to not only achieve, but enhance your wellbeing and gain a better quality
It inspires me to analyse the way people move. I am constantly amazed by everyone’s infinite movement potential. My thirst for knowledge challenges and excites me, endlessly. It fuels my passion to enable clients to reach their full movement potential , encouraging them to discover what their bodies are truly capable of achieving.
If someone asked me to find one word that sums up Pilates my answer would be “I can’t”. There are just too many. I love: it’s power, it’s strength, its discipline, it’s attention to detail , it’s mindfulness, how it works both the mental and physical in tandem, and it’s healing power.
Or as a truly inspirational international Pilates presenter - Anula Maiberg puts it more philosophically:
"We are all combating two things, all day, every day: mortality and gravity, both of these things are going in a single direction. I get paid to teach my students to fight both and as a result be less afraid".
I’ve been attending Pilates classes since I was diagnosed with hyper lordosis following my first pregnancy in 2000. (That’s quite a curve in the lower spine). Pilates was recommended by my osteopath to support my lower back issues and has significantly improved my posture and eliminated any lower back pain that I began to experience following pregnancy. This led me to train as a Level 3 Mat Pilates teacher giving me the opportunity to teach something that I love and am passionate about. In my spare time you can usually find me on a tennis court.
Anne-Marie started her Pilates journey in 2011, when she joined
a mat class and was immediately captivated. She soon realised that
at the end of each and every class
she felt not only stronger, leaner
and fitter, but also calmer and more able to cope with the demands of young family. Intrigued by the transformative lightness and clarity
of her own movement, she decided
to deepen her understanding and train as a Body Control Pilates teacher. She is passionate that
Pilates should be for everybody
and believes it will enhance anybody’s physical and mental wellbeing as it has her own.
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