Catherine White
Pilates

Why Pilates

Pilates is a gentle controlled exercise that will improve posture, strength, flexibility and body tone and help prevent injury by rebalancing and realigning the body and building core strength.  It’s also great for relaxation, relieving stress and tension and body awareness.

Many of our lifestyles consist of long periods of sitting, leaning over computers or smart phones, driving and other repetitive activities causing bad posture, muscle imbalance and ultimately back pain, or other related injuries.

Pilates can help by rebalancing the body and restoring natural alignment of the spine and the rest of the body, thereby reducing the associated problems.  It will also strengthen core and postural muscles and encourage body awareness and improve the way we move and can apply to all aspects of day to day life.

The degree of difficulty of exercises can vary, and therefore can be adapted to suit all levels of fitness and so being enjoyable and beneficial to all.

Body Control

The Body Control Pilates method breaks down the “classical” exercises (developed by Joseph Pilates) making it an effective and safe method of teaching Pilates.  I am an accredited Body Control teacher and member of the Body Control Pilates Association the organisation that sets and governs teaching standards of Pilates matwork.

The Body Control method is a progressive approach, building up beginners to advanced, step by step.

The method focuses on the importance of good alignment to achieve best results. Classes are a maximum group of 12 so they can be closely observed and overseen by the teacher.

About Me

Having experienced all the benefits of Pilates myself I am focused on teaching and passing on the benefits to others, whether it be through their rehabilitation, part of a regular exercise programme or to challenge skill and stamina.

I began practising Pilates around 6 years ago. At this time I had a 9 – 5 desk job, bad sitting posture which along with a lot of running in my leisure time was causing back pain along with knee injuries. I was recommended to Pilates by a physiotherapist and experienced the benefits almost immediately. After only a few sessions my back pain reduced and over time alignment of my spine and body and posture improved, I “toned up” and have experienced fewer injuries since. I continue to practise Pilates as to me it is essential in maintaining fitness and remaining injury free.

I am an accredited Body Control teacher and member of the Body Control Pilates Association the organisation that sets and governs teaching standards of Pilates matwork.

Classes and Sessions

I am not currently running any classes due to study leave whilst I complete my degree in BSc Physiotherapy.  I do however have some limited availability to teach private sessions on 1 to 1 basis or for small groups.  If you would be interested in private tuition or would like to register your interest for future classes, please do CONTACT me.