I am the owner and manager of the Paisley Pilates Studio in Southbourne in Bournemouth.
I started Pilates many years ago now at the recommendation of my chiropractor at the time as I was suffering from constant neck and back ache due to my appalling posture and he advised me that he could keep treating me, or I could fix the underlying issue myself and this information came like a breath of fresh air. I then knew I needed to take action to correct my posture which would eliminate my pain, he suggested Pilates so I sceptically gave it a try, and guess what he was right and I haven’t looked back. It did and does take time to eliminate bad or less than ideal movement patterns and build the ‘correct’ muscles but this was the catalyst and started my Pilates Journey.
Years later I decided that I needed a career change and my wonderful Pilates teacher at the time encouraged me to train to become a Pilates teacher. I trained for over a year under Suzanne Scott and her team at the Scott Studio in Somerset to gain my accredited Matwork Qualification in Dec 2011.
I especially love, love to work with post natal ladies as the healing properties of moving correctly continue to amaze me all the time.
My main interests and goals for clients is to increase their muscle tone and their body awareness by learning to encorporate the exercises, alignment and correct muscles and movement patterns into their everyday lives, helping to combat aches and pains from work, motherhood and travel.