As the founder of KBC Pilates, I began my Pilates journey as a pupil, looking for relief from my lower back pain. I was so impressed with the results that I decided to train as a teacher to help other people.After initially qualifying with the Pilates Institute in London I taught matwork classes in and around Edinburgh for 6 years, building my experience and a loyal client base.Always looking to improve my knowledge and teaching skills I retrained with Body Control Pilates.
Subsequently, I have worked with some of the best teachers in Britain and Europe to qualify as a Studio teacher, putting clients through their paces on the equipment developed by Joe Pilates himself.I have particularly enjoyed training to work with clients who require specialist help, such as those with bone health issues, ante or post natal Pilates and Pilates for seniors.
My aim at the studio is to provide clients, whether in a group or private environment, with a relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy the benefits of Pilates.
My background was originally in dance. I finished a 3 year dance training course at The Theatre School of Dance and Drama in Edinburgh and went on to pursue a dance career on cruise ships and in musical theatre. As a long term Pilates enthusiast and with a keen interest in movement, I felt it was a natural progression to train as an instructor after I’d stopped performing.
I trained with Body Control Pilates during 2004 and qualified as a Level 3 matwork instructor. In that same year, I also qualified as a Sports Therapist, specialising in sports injury rehabilitation, Swedish and sports massage.
In 2017 I completed a lower back pain course with Body Control Pilates and can now add “Lower Back Pain Practitioner” to my resume. I love Pilates, I love the way it makes me feel after I’ve taken part in class and when clients tell me how good they feel after a class; invigorated yet relaxed, was how one client described it.
I’m a member of REPs and attend regular courses throughout the year with the Body Control Pilates Association to keep my profession learning and development knowledge and skills relevant, current and in line with current research.
About ten years ago I signed up for a Pilates course not knowing what to expect – I’ve been hooked ever since! I love the way it challenges both my mind and my body; how it’s improved my awareness and understanding of alignment and posture; and the way it helps me address annoying and harmful aches and pains. I became a teacher to help bring the benefits to others and trained with the best in the business - Body Control Pilates. BCP provides thorough, up-to-date, and evidence-based Pilates professional development.
I believe Pilates can help everyone. Whether you’re into running, football, dance, weight-lifting, golf or any other sport, it can improve your form, lengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility and boost your core strength and stability. If you’re rehabbing from injury, ‘prehabbing’ prior to treatment, or have a chronic condition, Pilates can safely restore or build strength, stability, and movement skills in a low-impact environment. Or if you’re just looking for an effective exercise to give you a healthy spine, supple joints, and good posture then Pilates is what you need