My name is Chloe and I have been passionate about fitness for a large part of my life, enjoying all kinds of sport from long distance running to lacrosse and tennis.
Having previously thought Pilates a little static and limited, I was encouraged to try a class to build my core strength after injuring my back in an accident and miraculously I no longer have a problem. This convinced me of the benefits of Pilates and I have been a dedicated devotee of all types of Pilates ever since.
What is Pilates?
Pilates exercises were created in the 1920's by Joseph Pilates. It consists of low-impact flexibility as well as muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates is great to help postural alignment, muscle balance and core strength.
I took my Pilates to the next level and began teaching as I felt that I wanted to offer the benefits of what I’ve learnt to others whilst also enhancing my own understanding and technique. Pilates has certainly enriched my life and I’m sure that there are lots of people out there who will soon be saying the same!
STOTT Pilates training
I trained with STOTT PILATES which incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. The STOTT Pilates exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints.
I've developed my practice to be a mixture of classical STOTT Pilates and dynamic Pilates. Dynamic Pilates focuses on the above, however the intensity is increased by use of repetition, small equipment and various newly developed exercises.
Why Pilates is good for you
In today’s world our bodies spend far too much time in environments that do not promote general well-being. Life can be very static and we often find ourselves spending long hours hunched over the computer or slumped in front of the TV. This lifestyle can lead to a host of postural problems.
Here a just a few things Pilates can assist you with:Improving Posture
Coordination and balance
Correct Body Alignment
Increased Core Strength