Studio Owner and Pilates Instructor
I chose to train with the Pilates Foundation with Master Trainer, Rachel Rafiefer who’s knowledge of Pilates is infinite.
The Pilates Foundation have the most intensive, thorough training programme in the UK and is the only Pilates body recognised by the NHS for it’s standards of training. It covered various illnesses and medical conditions including Arthritis and other jointissues, Disk problems, Spinal conditions such as Spondylolythesis, Sciatica, MS, Hypermobility, Pregnancy, Postnatal, amongst others.
This initial training took over 18months to complete and now, with continued professional development I am qualified/trained in the following areas:
Pilates matwork (Pilates Foundation)
Pilates apparatus training (with Australian Pilates Physiotherapy Institute, inc. the Reformer, Trapeze, Ladder Barrel, Chair and Arc)
Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer
Balanced Body Apparatus 1 and 2
Pilates small equipment
Pilates for equestrians
Pre and postnatal pilates
Proprioception and the dura
Pilates for the older population
Higher Diploma in Myofascial Release
I love the fact that Pilates puts people in charge of their bodies so that when aches and pains arise they have the techniques to deal with them.